The rules the C/C companies use are bent very easily.
There are to be no extra charges for the use of any charge card....
Ticket Master has charged a premium fee for using a C/C,
The IRS also does when your pay your taxes with a C/C,
I have to when a person what's to buy a bullion item with a charge card, the
company called me on this once.
I asked them do you allow ***s to surcharge for cash, the answer was
I said fine, "do you realize what I sell has a cash value", got back a weak
yes....and was told I still cannot provide this service....
So I said "O.K., I want the same deal ***s get, I'll do the cash advance
service, charge the premium then the customer can spend his cash with
me....same difference no....
It got very quite
I explained... your company in it's merchant fee can not exceed my profit
margin. It's the customers decision to spend cash or accept the service
charge. This is made clear up front in the transaction. Once this is a
consumers decision your no longer play a part in the process.
I was told this would be under review.... that was over 2 years ago.....
As for shipping dates, our business tries to maintain a ship same day
policy, in order to prepare items for shipping the next day we will charge
the previous night. Only accident, injury or a overloaded shipping
department changes this end result.
The U.S. Mint has layers of processing, they probably get this charge
process ASAP only so this process does get completed. If they ship something
out and it does not get charged the consumer never remember the purchase and
balks to the C/C company and the charge gets reversed...."been there done
that on the merchant side of this problem".
One foot on the soap box,
>Does that constitute credit-card fraud? Does anyone happen to know what
>the "rules" are regarding the timeliness with charging and sending?