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Postby Robrus1 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:38 pm

Pretty much everywhere seems to take Visa/MC. Some of the really small businesses only take Visa/MC, others will take Visa/MC and either Discover or AmEx. It seems to me about 50/50 shot that if they take a third card it'll be either AmEx or a Discover, I don't really see one more than the other. Most places take all four though.There's only one successful restaurant here that takes absolutely no credit cards, just cash or check. That just blows my mind.
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Postby Reclusive46 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:49 pm

Interesting. I must admit when I've been travelling for work or been on holiday in the US, I've never come across anywhere that didn't take Amex. Although I did come across a restaurant in NYC that only took Amex.

The only place in the UK that do that are Costco.

And for the the poster above, a restaurant that only took cash would soon go out of business here. Us Brits are useless at remembering cash haha (Apart from some oldies who seem to carry £200 in cash and like paying for small items with large value notes /sigh :P). I honestly can't remember the last time I used cash. So much quicker to use my card for even small purchases with American Express Express Pay (Contactless).

We don't have much excuse though as the UK only has one ATM network (Link) thats takes all UK cards (Apart from some Visa only ones left over from the Olympics in London) and normally charge no fee. So there is an ATM that I could use every 100 yards.

Edit: Looking in my wallet I don't actually have any British Sterling, only $20 :P
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