sputNick wrote:The morning after the election I bought two newspapers at a newstand and they tried charging me a surcharge of 75 cents...from what I've read on here those aren't allowed right? I had to argue eventually with the owner for him to waive it.
I was thinking from now on instead of arguing I would follow thru with the purchase and then call up my card customer service and report it as fraud because they charged me a surcharge....Would this fly?
It is totally legal. It is up to you to pay cash or not. It is nothing new that especially smaller businesses require a certain amount (most cases $10-$20) or they'll charge you an additional service fee. As long as they pay taxes on it it is legal
In many Asian countries they add the entire charge fee on the bill no matter how much it is. If you tip them with the card you'll pay also the fee for the tip charge. Just to give you an idea of how lucky we are in the USA.
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