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Old 08-29-2018, 09:34 PM
 
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Normally I send a check in but I decided to renew on-line. The web site said the amount quoted didn't include the service fee. I thought ok, they will tell me what it is before processing. I went through the entire process and never saw a fee. Until they sent the receipt. It cost $6.17 to renew on-line vs sending in a check and paying for a stamp. This was through https://mydmv.colorado.gov

Apparently it is $.75 plus 2.25% of the registration fee. I wonder if I can cancel this and renew through the mail.

I sent them an email asking to cancel so will see what they say.
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Yeah the processing fee they charge for credit and ach transactions is a racket. I renew at the kiosks with cash whenever possible.
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Old 08-30-2018, 06:21 AM
 
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Yeah, their "convenience fee" isn't very convenient. I send a check, too.
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Old 08-30-2018, 08:27 AM
 
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I go there in person, its only once a year and the county run offices are friendly safe.

but

the state run offices for auto license & ID cards are another matter, border on un-safe
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Old 08-30-2018, 08:31 AM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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Normally I send a check in but I decided to renew on-line. The web site said the amount quoted didn't include the service fee. I thought ok, they will tell me what it is before processing. I went through the entire process and never saw a fee. Until they sent the receipt. It cost $6.17 to renew on-line vs sending in a check and paying for a stamp. This was through https://mydmv.colorado.gov

Apparently it is $.75 plus 2.25% of the registration fee. I wonder if I can cancel this and renew through the mail.

I sent them an email asking to cancel so will see what they say.
That is the very reason I walk my renewal check into the registration office. Luckily it is just around the corner from where I live.

Xcel energy is the same way. They want a service charge for using a credit card so I still send them an electronic payment from my checking account.
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Old 08-30-2018, 10:26 AM
 
Location: western Centennial, CO
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For online renewal, it quotes the service fee for paying with a credit card, but if you select pay by ACH/E-Check at the end, the fee is quite a bit lower - maybe around $1. Last time I renewed it still showed the very high credit card fee until the very last step.

Xcel energy's fee for paying by credit card is a pain too, but at least it is a flat fee. And with a credit card that gives 5% back on utilities, I come out ahead. Actually, if you are late a month there is only a 1% late fee on the first month and the credit card fee is the same as for one month, so it is actually cheaper to pay only once every 2 months and just pay the 1% late fee.
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Old 08-30-2018, 10:29 AM
 
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I renew online and pay the fee. Its worth it to me.
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Old 08-30-2018, 10:59 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Xcel energy's fee for paying by credit card is a pain too, but at least it is a flat fee.
I pay Xcel $1000 at a time. Then the $3.50 fee is meaningless as I get my points.
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Old 08-30-2018, 11:06 AM
 
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I pay Xcel $1000 at a time. Then the $3.50 fee is meaningless as I get my points.
Bing! That's a great idea.
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Old 08-30-2018, 11:37 AM
 
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Just renewed my registration and I did it online. I always pay with a check and it's only $1. It's worth it to me to have an online receipt instead of mailing it or having to walk it into the motor vehicle office.

They've been advertising the kiosks in King Soopers where you can immediately register your car and get the sticker. But in addition to the credit card fees there is also a $3 additional processing fee. It might be worth it if someone is going to be late with registering.
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