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Old 09-28-2020, 08:42 PM
 
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If a business told me no cash "bc of covid" i would legitimately laugh in their face and walk out.



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.
Less of a chance of getting COVID too, lol.
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Old 10-03-2020, 07:02 AM
 
Location: NY
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What about the credit card. Tons of germs, and the pen? Even worse. Germs are everywhere, get used to it.
Signing with pen can be waived since COVID.
Many CC e.g. Costco Citi Visa are 3% cash back for dining, so basically a wash. I prefer to use CC for restaurants.
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Old 10-03-2020, 07:06 AM
 
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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.

Houstons is a steakhouse chain owned by the Hillstone group. They have gone to "no cash" but they don't charge credit card fees. They tell you when you sit down they do not accept cash.
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Old 10-03-2020, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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When credit cards first came into widespread use, it was illegal to charge a fee to use a credit card. Merchants could lose their ability to accept them, for doing so.

I have seen it being done in recent years, but I’m not sure how or when the rules changed.
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Old 10-03-2020, 07:31 AM
 
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When credit cards first came into widespread use, it was illegal to charge a fee to use a credit card. Merchants could lose their ability to accept them, for doing so.

I have seen it being done in recent years, but I’m not sure how or when the rules changed.

" following a prolonged legal battle between merchants and the card associations, a settlement was reached in 2013 that allowed merchants to charge their customers surcharges in the United States.

but it depends on the state .

some states do not allow surcharges for credit card use but they do allow convenience fees .Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Oklahoma, and Texas are examples of states that don't allow surcharges for credit card use but they do allow convenience fees .

Credit card convenience fees can only be charged when a merchant is offering an alternative method of payment, one that's different from how it normally conducts business.

This distinction exists because the fee is applied towards the way the transaction is handled, instead of the actual payment method.

To clarify: a museum in New York may not impose a convenience fee at the register, if that is how most people buy their tickets. However, if they launch a program which allows individuals to purchase tickets online by inserting their credit card details, a convenience fee may be added. The convenience fee is paid because of the payment by online, and not specifically because the customer used a credit card."

https://www.valuepenguin.com/credit-...20cards%20only.

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