Surcharging isn’t allowed everywhere. Currently, there are laws limiting surcharging in: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Oklahoma and Texas
Correct, and if the merchant accepts American Express, they cannot surcharge Visa and MC if they accept them also.
So, for all practical matters, it is gonna be very hard to be able to legally surcharge VISA/MC transactions, either due to the State you live in having a law prohibiting surcharging, and/or because the merchant also accepts AMEX, and/or because the merchant does not want to scare off consumers. etc.
I'm in NY but don't use Visa as a credit card anyways. Thanks for the heads up OP.
CA is a joke of a state
Since I started playing stacraft 2 I got a new:
Gaming Keyboard, with macro buttons
Gaming mouseon the fly
High speed gaming mouse pad
An uber chair,
A gaming headset,
And a glove to wear on my mouse hand.
I STILL SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Starting Jan 27th merchants in the US and US territories, may add a surcharge to certain credit card transactions. This surcharge is going to be know as a checkout fee. It is a fee that seems to be aroudn 2% but is capped at a max of 4%. Read the links below and see for yourself--- these are fees that merchants will add to your bill if you use a credit card at checkout.
Slickdeals is able to share the best deals because of the contributions of users like you! If you found a great deal,
please share it with others by posting in our forums.
Welcome to Slickdeals!
Save money here by finding the lowest and cheapest price, best deals and bargains, and hot coupons. We're all about
community driven bargain hunting with thousands of free discounts, promo codes, reviews and price comparisons.
Don't worry, we'll help you find your way. If you haven't already, check out this
that explains the features of our site.