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NM said:
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That is a good point really! I think next time I make a big outlay at a travel agent and they give me the "oh, you want to pay by credit card? that's an additional 1.5%", I will resist the urge to buy those points and go to the nearest bank branch and withdraw several grand in $5 notes. So for five grand I will hand them a thousand five dollar bills - that's got to be at least a bit messy doesn't it?

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$2 coins make a nice clink as they hit together when being counted :p .

They would, but they could get out of accpeting coins as there are silly provisions in the law about legal tender and limitations with coins.
 

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NM said:
$2 coins make a nice clink as they hit together when being counted :p .

Actually, given that one dollar coins are considered legal tender for any amount that has to be paid, and that the agent cannot refuse to accept it for payment, this could be fun - several thousand coins to pay instead of paying by card!

I'd love to see the look on their faces!

Unfortunately you can't go lower than that - silver coins are only legal tender up to $20, and the agent wouldn't have to accept any more silver beyond that.
 
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beardoc said:
NM said:
$2 coins make a nice clink as they hit together when being counted :p .

Actually, given that one dollar coins are considered legal tender for any amount that has to be paid, and that the agent cannot refuse to accept it for payment, this could be fun - several thousand coins to pay instead of paying by card!


Bzzzt. One dollar coins are legal tender for a payment up to $10.

CURRENCY ACT 1965
- SECT 16
Legal tender




(1)
A tender of payment of money is a legal tender if it is made in coins that are made and issued under this Act and are of current weight:

(a)
in the case of coins of the denomination of Five cents, Ten cents, Twenty cents or Fifty cents or coins of 2 or more of those denominations—for payment of an amount not exceeding $5 but for no greater amount;
(b)
in the case of coins of the denomination of One cent or Two cents or coins of both of those denominations—for payment of an amount not exceeding 20 cents but for no greater amount;
(c)
in the case of coins of a denomination greater than Fifty cents but less than Ten dollars—for payment of an amount not exceeding 10 times the face value of a coin of the denomination concerned but for no greater amount;
(d)
in the case of coins of the denomination of Ten dollars—for payment of an amount not exceeding $100 but for no greater amount; and
(e)
in the case of coins of another denomination—for payment of any amount.
(2)
For the purposes of subsection (1), a coin shall be deemed to be not of current weight if it has become diminished in weight by wear or otherwise so as to be of less weight than the weight prescribed as the least current weight of that coin.
 
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What about just flat out refusing to pay any credit card surcharges?

I've done this a couple of times with smaller businesses ...sometimes you need to walk out on the transaction but it's worked about 50% of the time.

Just remember... it's a lot easier and cheaper for you to find another agent than it is for them to find another customer
 
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