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Leonard Hatred 3:26 Tue Dec 17
Why do lots of gaffs not accept Amex?
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Swiss. 2:47 Tue Dec 17
Re: Why do lots of gaffs not accept Amex?
I've worked for a few American based consultancies and they issued me with Corporate Amex cards. Shit useless on the continent. France the worst that any. If they advertised they accepted them their machines would unfortunately malfunction.

On The Ball 2:33 Tue Dec 17
Re: Why do lots of gaffs not accept Amex?
Sorry, only the first bit was in reply to you. It's illegal to charge for use of a particular card, I think.

BRANDED 2:29 Tue Dec 17
Re: Why do lots of gaffs not accept Amex?
What is illegal? Charging extra or getting rewards?
You don’t have to take any form of payment. Plenty of no cash bars now.
Re charging more. The price is what the outlet charges you. You can negotiate down and they can charge more. You chose to offer your custom or not so long as it’s clear what price you’ve agreed.

On The Ball 2:25 Tue Dec 17
Re: Why do lots of gaffs not accept Amex?
BRANDED 11:25 Tue Dec 17

That's illegal now, I believe.

You'd be surprised how many places take it. The vast majority do - I use Amex way more than I use Visa/Mastercard.

Benefits - rewards. Avios (mainly), for me.

Sxboy_66 1:47 Tue Dec 17
Re: Why do lots of gaffs not accept Amex?
They charge ridiculous fees to the retailer.

It seems that they arrogantly thing that accepting their card makes a retailer more credible and their marketing will increase a retailers revenue. As a retailer of high ticket items it would make no sense to accept the AMEX card as the profit would be seriously diminished.

I've never lost a sale because I have refused to take an AMEX payment.

Tomsdad 1:39 Tue Dec 17
Re: Why do lots of gaffs not accept Amex?
Isn't the Black Amex card, the most exclusive card you can get? Invitation only.

eusebiovic 12:51 Tue Dec 17
Re: Why do lots of gaffs not accept Amex?
Brighton fans owe them a favour and it's not just for the shirt sponsorship...

Westside 12:43 Tue Dec 17
Re: Why do lots of gaffs not accept Amex?
Anyone remember "Don't leave home without it".

Remember this as well?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF-U9nL9Ios

Russ of the BML 12:42 Tue Dec 17
Re: Why do lots of gaffs not accept Amex?
So what are the benefits of having an Amex card?

Anyone remember "Don't leave home without it".

Bishopsfinger 11:33 Tue Dec 17
Re: Why do lots of gaffs not accept Amex?
Also if a customer says the transaction wasn’t there’s AmEX refund the amount straight away and the retailer has a long process to prove it wasn’t etc

BRANDED 11:25 Tue Dec 17
Re: Why do lots of gaffs not accept Amex?
Amex charges outlets more but gives big rewards to users. Don’t know why outlets don’t just add a charge for Amex users. But as someone said, most people have another card anyway.

eusebiovic 11:11 Tue Dec 17
Re: Why do lots of gaffs not accept Amex?
Diners Club were worse - did they get taken over by Amex?

charleyfarley 7:53 Tue Dec 17
Re: Why do lots of gaffs not accept Amex?
As Irish Hammer says expensive, a couple of places I tried using it retailers described Amex charges as extortionate

joe royal 7:34 Tue Dec 17
Re: Why do lots of gaffs not accept Amex?
Chim , you have got race and nationally mixed up.

chim chim cha boo 5:09 Tue Dec 17
Re: Why do lots of gaffs not accept Amex?
Because they are a rapacious race, Americans.

If you are not American you are a subspecies who deserve having your pants pulled down.

Irish Hammer 4:50 Tue Dec 17
Re: Why do lots of gaffs not accept Amex?
Regular cards cost the retailer about .25% to process the transaction, more business you out thru them the less fees you can negotiate

Amex are up to 3% of the transaction fees in some cases to accept

So no one wants them. Only really an issue wth the Yanks, everyone else will have a visa/mastercard as well.

Alex G 3:37 Tue Dec 17
Re: Why do lots of gaffs not accept Amex?
Because it charges the shop a fee for each purchase.





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