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<<Does anyone out there know if it is or it isn't legal for a company to do that? I was perturbed by the
surcharge to begin with, but FIVE PERCENT? Don't the CC companies charge between 1-2 % to
the vendor?>>

I believe that it is illegal to charge for using a cc; and I believe that if someone is charging you - you can call the cc company and tell them and the cc co. will punish them in some way. The way I have seen retail outlets get around that is to tack on a %age to all items and then rebate that percentage for those who pay cash.


ps this may have been a local thing (Washington state).
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