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Charging for credit cards?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by grassmasterswilson, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Posts: 4,548

    Is it ok to charge for credit cards now? I'm in North Carolina and I'm seeing a ton of gas stations changing their signs to show a cash and credit price.
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  2. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Posts: 2,574

    I *think* it's actually illegal to charge more depending on type of payment, however you can give a "cash" discount.
  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    I give them an option of a cash/check price or pay by credit card w/ 3% charge on top.
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  4. Visa and Master Card, per their contracts do no allow you to charge a different fee(surcharge) if you accept their credit cards. However, they can't stop the merchant for giving a discount for using cash. This is how gas stations ect.. get around this clause when you accept c c.
  5. grass-scapes

    grass-scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,552

    That rule was recently changed. you CAN add a charge for the use of a credit card now.
  6. zacher

    zacher LawnSite Member
    Posts: 67

    Same here. Except when you add 3% they charge more away from your card...If you catch what I am saying but not more where it would make a difference.
  7. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
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