Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 50504
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2018/10/17 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2008/7/9-11 [Finance/CC] UID:50504 Activity:nil
7/9     "Gas stations' sneaky trick"
        I'd think it's illegal unless they display both prices.
        \_ This is a violation of their CC agreement.  They're not supposed to
           charge different prices if you use a CC.
           \- while i believe that is normally true, i think there must be
              some loopholes ... possibly with some "powerful clients" ...
              like ARCOs have officially and openly had cash != credit
              prices for a long time and VISA etc are clearly aware of that.
              it's not like a random cafe having a verbotten "$5 min" clause.
              [BTW, in some "remote" where credit cards are not de rigeur
              but accepted from say tourists, it is totally standard to
              markup by credit card fee ... like say you want to bill a
              tour in nepal to your CC ... in fact, if they dont charge you
              a CC surcharge, you can be real sure you are massively over
2018/10/17 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

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