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- Joined: Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:03 am
- Location: China
More importantly, Discover is treated as a domestically-issued card in China. If a store tells you they don't take foreign cards, make them try. This is because they have to pay extra interchange fees to accept Visa/MC/AmEx/JCB/etc (labeled as "foreign cards") while Discover runs through the local debit/credit card network and has very low interchange fees (less than Discover charges merchants in America, which, I assume, is part of the reason they charge you that 2%). Most stores will accept cards for purchases large and small. And on the off-chance you need a cash advance (not the brightest idea, but sometimes you get backed into a corner) any ATM will work.
(depending on where you're going, feel free to ask- I live here)