I’m on my way to a local business this morning to pick up some film, and thought this was as perfect time as any to talk about credit cards.
Here’s the deal: In order to allow a customer to charge with their MasterCard, Visa, or Discover (etc.) account, the small business must pay those companies for that privilege. That’s why many small businesses add small fees for purchases under $10–small charges add up and increase their expenses quickly. So, when you go to a small, locally owned business you can do them a favor (and you, by keeping prices low) and pay with cash.
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