Money card wrote:When you people went shopping from Nov 24 through December 23rd, including restaurants wherever you went, was there a particular place that didn't take American express? was it a store? was it a local restaurant? was it a store in a Mall?
of all the places Ive been with my parents over the years I can't even name a place other than bagel boys (this is a place that most people pay cash) that doesn't take American express.
there are places that don't take Discover but not American express, as far as Ive seen. I used my card on gift cards I didn't come across any stores or restaurants that didn't take the card.
Money card wrote:CC just for the holidays , I meant to write from the day after thanksgiving to Dec 23rd. through the course of the year people shop for themselves, sometimes an occasional birthday gift.
but the end of November through December people go to different stores because they are buying gifts for other family members that they normally don't buy that's why I came up with those days.
fantasy86dj wrote:Loads of places in Australia still don't go near American Express. Places like The Reject Shop and Aldi do not take AE. My local medical centre, Melbourne Metro, restaurants in my area don't take AE either. A lot of places that I shop at (David Jones, Coles, Woolworths) do take AE.
tntexan72 wrote:I always have a backup to Amex but any establishments who don't except Amex kinda irks me and I generally take my business somewhere else in the future. Merchants gripe about the fees but just imagine the loss business of not excepting Amex. I am a small business owner in retail so YES I don't understand . If you can pay me,,,,I take all of it.
fantasy86dj wrote:My thoughts exactly! I avoid businesses that do not accept AE. I pay so much a year for an annual fee, I want my American Express accepted. Although I do also have a Visa and a Mastercard the points earn with AE is a lot better.