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Old 01-30-2013, 05:05 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by Waltzingmouse View Post
We will not be charging this surcharge - but I have noticed in the past that certain credit card companies have charged an extra fee on international orders and blamed it on the merchant, which was us. This was unfair of them as we do not ever add surcharges, and we had to point it out to several credit card companies. Now we make a point of informing folks that some CC companies do this, both on our site and in communication with the purchaser. It's a good idea to look around and compare credit card companies folks, to be sure you are with someone who treats you fair and square and tells you the truth.
Actually it is a federal regulation and is not just for credit cards. You will pay international fees for debit card transactions and ATM withdrawals made in other countries. So if they want to blame anyone they can blame the government. It is not a matter of the card company treating you fair. If they don't pass those fees onto you (because they are paying them to the processor) they will get the money back in some other way. Higher rates or other fees. We charge the fees where I work because we have to pay them.
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