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May 15, 2021

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Tony Duffy, Byron Bay

How on earth can the Beach Hotel kitchen justify a 10 per cent surcharge on credit card payments? The coffee wasn’t that good!


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2 COMMENTS

  1. It is my understanding that for bank issued credit cards (such as Visa or MasterCard) any surcharge should be reflective of the actual cost to the merchant the accepting the card (i.e. the fees merchant is charged by the bank) anything more than this is illegal.

    However I understand that there is no limit on the surcharge for non-bank issued cards such as American Express or Diner’s Card so the merchant is free to gouge.

    Personally where a merchant (i.e. shop, restaurant etc.) has a credit card surcharge I pay in cash. I only use my credit card in places that do not charge a surcharge.

  2. Thanks John. I only dine in establishments that have taste and style and don’t, for example, play commercial radio or promote gambling or commercial sport or advertise tobacco.

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