Spotted at an eatery in Lakewood

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22 COMMENTS

  1. First of all, if your paying 3.5 your on a bad deal, but as a buisness owner I think this is a bad idea, you need to price things as if they are paying with credit card, if they pay cash its your gain, most ppl use credit cards these days for everything

  2. Anyone wealthy enough to purchase readymade food when you could make it yourself for a fraction of the price, won’t mind paying the fee. I just hope that the grocery stores don’t follow suit because that would affect the poor guys too.

  3. I’m sure the stores include that in their prices. Seems to me that they are just being greedy and taking advantage. Hey, why not. Let’s make an extra 3.5 percent on almost every purchase… very not nice especially at a time when most people are struggling!

  4. It is not illegal in the state of New Jersey as long as the establishment posts that if you use a credit card, you will be charged a percentage over and above the cost of your meal

  5. i wouldnt buy by this sotre. theyre looking to make extra money on any customer…and besides-3.5% is very high-get a better company to deal with…and Lord help u if grocery stores follow u….its seriosuly gonna hurt people!!

  6. Vote with your feet and walk out! This was tried in other places if people don’t make noise about it, it will spread to every industry(recently the pos systems were pushing to do it to their clients) VOTE NO!so this doesn’t become the new thing

  7. This is a growing trend as businesses are struggling to stay open and make a profit. You can always pay with cash, check, or debit card for free. The fee is to cover the cost of the credit card processing and everyone’s “Free” miles/cash back. Nothing is really for free and these businesses are being transparent about the real cost of using a credit card. If the businesses just increase their prices by 3.5% then everyone, no matter how they pay, will pay more.

  8. I no longer live in NJ but west of the Mississippi this is a practice of non profits, like thrift stores for many years. I’ve yet to see a for profit business do this. The consumer gets to pay the CC fee and the business owner still gets to write it off.

  9. passing on credit card fees are illegal in most states, the workaround is called cash discount in which they give customers a discount if they pay for cash… regardless I think it’s a terrible business decision as lots of people don’t wanna pay an additional 3.5 percent on top of already overinflated prices.

  10. This is good because I went to an eatery and there is no sign hanging saying there is a charge for a credit card. I bought something with a flat price and no cents. When I checked my cc statement the price was deff more! That is called stealing.

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