[kwlug-disc] Cash becoming illegal?

Darryl O'Neill ldoneill at golden.net
Sat Nov 6 00:42:40 EDT 2010


I am pretty sure that Canada Computers has discounts for Cash.

Darryl

Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 2:13 PM, Eric Gerlach <eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca 
> <mailto:eric%2Bkwlug at gerlach.ca>> wrote:
>
>     On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 2:08 PM, Phil Longstaff
>     <plongstaff at rogers.com <mailto:plongstaff at rogers.com>> wrote:
>     > Conversely if you were told you would be charged that same 2% to
>     > 4% more because you're using a credit card would you still use it?
>
>     Worst part is, as a vendor we're not allowed to charge different
>     prices for credit cards.  Part of the agreement.
>
>
> That is here, and now.
>
> Many years ago, I used to get discounts for buying cash from electronic
> vendors in places like Saudi Arabia and Dubai. They know they will lose
> 2% to the card issuer, and hence would give that back to you if you pay
> by cash.
>  
> It is just common business sense.
>
> If the agreement said you can't do that, then it is an artificial 
> barrier to
> these vendors.
>
> Don't think it changed much over there, although I can't be sure ...
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