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Comments on: Shops Not Accepting Credit Cards http://clintonhill.us/shops-not-accepting-credit-cards/ Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, New York Tue, 20 Mar 2007 04:18:03 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 By: Kai B http://clintonhill.us/shops-not-accepting-credit-cards/comment-page-1/#comment-6681 Tue, 20 Mar 2007 04:18:03 +0000 http://clintonhill.us/shops-not-accepting-credit-cards/#comment-6681 You’re absolutely right, they’re behind the times… But not by that much.

It has only been three years or so since places like McDonald’s started taking credit cards. These small places will eventually too.

Basically a business will still love you if you use a credit card for a $10 purchase. But it’s a real consideration for them to start accepting it for a $3 purchase, due to the fees. For Starbucks it’s a joke, but not for small places!

By: KT http://clintonhill.us/shops-not-accepting-credit-cards/comment-page-1/#comment-5935 Tue, 13 Mar 2007 00:37:11 +0000 http://clintonhill.us/shops-not-accepting-credit-cards/#comment-5935 I understand the rationale of no credit cards, but it still sucks. Cafe Martino on Myrtle between Classon and Emerson DOES accept credit cards. I found it to be a great alternative to Connecticut Muffin when I needed to find somewhere to study on a regular basis, for that and other reasons. That said, I do now try to pay them with cash, knowing that they are a struggling local business (unlike Connecticut Muffin- a chain, no?) and would benefit from keeping more of the profit.

By: Kevin http://clintonhill.us/shops-not-accepting-credit-cards/comment-page-1/#comment-4997 Mon, 05 Mar 2007 02:56:51 +0000 http://clintonhill.us/shops-not-accepting-credit-cards/#comment-4997 For the businesses, its a choice of making money or paying money on the transaction.

If the business accepts credit / debit cards then the business pays mastercard or whoever $.25 a transaction fee. If the business forces the customer to use the on premises ATM machine, then the business gains a cut of the ATM fee. Then, in addition you the customer gets hit again from your bank for using an out-of-network ATM. So as you can see, the deli ATM is in everone’s best interest but yours.

By: arZan http://clintonhill.us/shops-not-accepting-credit-cards/comment-page-1/#comment-2596 Wed, 31 Jan 2007 23:28:10 +0000 http://clintonhill.us/shops-not-accepting-credit-cards/#comment-2596 mochanet….any luck with your survey.

The kum kau no acceptance after 10 pm also sucks big time. I just go to Sapolo and order. Same food, all plastic welcome

By: mochanet http://clintonhill.us/shops-not-accepting-credit-cards/comment-page-1/#comment-2021 Thu, 25 Jan 2007 01:00:16 +0000 http://clintonhill.us/shops-not-accepting-credit-cards/#comment-2021 That sucks! I never knew that. I also pay by debit card. I don’t like carrying cash around. They all better get with the program. It is a new day in Clinton Hill. What’s with Kum Kaw not accepting cards after 10PM? What weirdness is that? If I am coming out for a late night snack I am definitely not carrying cash.
I wonder how many other businesses don’t accept cards. Maybe I will do a survey one Sat.