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No I never feel bad about it. If they don't want to accept my payment and get my business that's their choice I guess, but someone else will and I'll go there.
I see no reason to feel bad about paying with a card. Why should I carry about cash which can get lost or stolen, and have to deal with change, when I can pull out my card and just pay the amount of the sale and be done?
They need to factor that into the cost so they can make a profit and stay in business. Big business has no problem with the margin, as you mentioned it would more likely be the smaller mom and pop places. And I will tell you the reason they take credit cards is because it generates business. They know they will sell more if they accept that form of payment. So yes it costs money but as you know, you have to spend money to make money. Cost of doing business.
If they can't be profitable doing it, well I guess they won't do it and some legitimately are in that state, and I understand, but I will go to the place that will take my card as opposed to cash. Especially at the gas pump - who wants to walk in plunk down 100 or 200 dollars, go back out, pump your gas then come back in and deal with the change? What a PITA not to mention it's a risk doing that.