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Old 09-24-2020, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Stony Brook
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So this talk about surcharges/fees for using credit card. Well alot of places wont take cash because of the "pandemic". I went to pay for something the other day, merchant told me no cash because of covid. Then i see a surcharge for using my credit card. I walked out, and will never step foot in that business. Unreal.
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Old 09-24-2020, 05:43 AM
 
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So this talk about surcharges/fees for using credit card. Well alot of places wont take cash because of the "pandemic". I went to pay for something the other day, merchant told me no cash because of covid. Then i see a surcharge for using my credit card. I walked out, and will never step foot in that business. Unreal.
I’ve never seen places that won’t take cash at all during COVID. They may not want it but if the alternative is no business they’ll take it. But I agree that to say no cash and then charge a CC fee is low right now.

BTW if you ate dinner at a restaurant and then they told you they didn’t accept cash you could walk out. Our currency specifically says it’s valid for all debts, public and private.
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Old 09-24-2020, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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I’ve never seen places that won’t take cash at all during COVID. They may not want it but if the alternative is no business they’ll take it. But I agree that to say no cash and then charge a CC fee is low right now.

BTW if you ate dinner at a restaurant and then they told you they didn’t accept cash you could walk out. Our currency specifically says it’s valid for all debts, public and private.
Here in De. there are huge signs up on the doors of some stores that to prevent exposing their employees and customers to potential germs they are going cash free until further notice. I live in a retiree dense area so the decision may have something to do with my population.
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Old 09-24-2020, 07:53 AM
 
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Here in De. there are huge signs up on the doors of some stores that to prevent exposing their employees and customers to potential germs they are going cash free until further notice. I live in a retiree dense area so the decision may have something to do with my population.
Yet there seems to be no proof of virus transmission through currency. I can understand how companies want to limit risk though.
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Old 09-24-2020, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Yet there seems to be no proof of virus transmission through currency. I can understand how companies want to limit risk though.
I am not even sure it is that as much as the threat of a lawsuit. We are in a private community, an HOA. We have a pool outdoors and an indoor pool, clubhouse and gym. Since we are private one would think we could do as we see fit relative to this virus situation. Here is the rub. If we don't follow the "guidelines" of the state and CDC in this matter, and we were sued, we "might" be held liable. The attorney said the best advice is to keep the indoor facility shut down. We had the option to pay $19.50 per hour to a cleaning person who would be responsible for sanitizing after each person left. We would be broke fast, so things are shuttered.

The outdoor pool was open but with number limits and we all signed indemnification waivers and agreed to wipe down all surfaces that were touched. In addition, you had to sign in and out of the pool and verify that you wiped all down, and there was no community furniture at all at poolside. You had to bring your own chair. Several communities elected to not open the outdoor pool at all. Under the advice of our attorney, we opened following the guidelines. He actually said that it is yet to be tested, so we may not know the right answer, but the sign-in/wipe down sheets would allow for contact tracing and it was his opinion, that the combination of indemnification and the sign in/wipe down would be enough.
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Old 09-24-2020, 12:16 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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So this talk about surcharges/fees for using credit card. Well alot of places wont take cash because of the "pandemic". I went to pay for something the other day, merchant told me no cash because of covid. Then i see a surcharge for using my credit card. I walked out, and will never step foot in that business. Unreal.
There are at least two stores at the Deer Park Outlets that have a sign in front : "No Cash"
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Old 09-24-2020, 01:55 PM
 
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What a drama queen. Turn off Fox News.
Drama? Here, from a Snow Flake news media:
https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/loca...-nypd/2598176/
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Old 09-28-2020, 06:21 PM
 
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So this talk about surcharges/fees for using credit card. Well alot of places wont take cash because of the "pandemic". I went to pay for something the other day, merchant told me no cash because of covid. Then i see a surcharge for using my credit card. I walked out, and will never step foot in that business. Unreal.
If a business told me no cash "bc of covid" i would legitimately laugh in their face and walk out.

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Drama? Here, from a Snow Flake news media:
https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/loca...-nypd/2598176/
While there is definitely a crime problem in NYC right now, I'm pretty sure the poster was alluding to the fact that in the grand scheme of things you probably have a 99.9999% chance of NOT getting shot if you're going out to eat in NYC.
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Old 09-28-2020, 06:47 PM
 
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Thrilled not to use cash. Cash just makes people crave hand sanitizer, cause it's disgusting.
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Old 09-28-2020, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Stony Brook
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Thrilled not to use cash. Cash just makes people crave hand sanitizer, cause it's disgusting.
What about the credit card. Tons of germs, and the pen? Even worse. Germs are everywhere, get used to it.
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