Am I a horrible person for reporting my local pizzaria for charging an extra credit card fee?
January 2, 2009 2:40 PM Subscribe
I just reported a local small business for adding a fee to my credit card for its usage. Am I a horrible person?
posted by UMDirector to work & money (74 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
A local pizza place just started a fifty cent fee for using a credit card. This is in clear violation of their agreement with MasterCard so I reported it on the MC violation page but now I feel rather tool-like.
I want to support the small guy but:
1) They already charge a $1.50 delivery fee, which I am okay with
2) They will lose probably $30 a week from me if I stop going there since I won't use my card and don't carry cash.
3) That being said if they get smacked for it I may save them other lost customers who would get annoyed by the fee.
4) They have the option to just stop taking cards (for example they do not take Amex)
I feel like my actions may be justified but am having issues pitting the massive corporation against small mom-and-pop over my convenience. I am just sick of places making me buy more to hit a "minimum charge" or charging a fee. The way I bank pretty much means I rarely have cash (outside of emergency cash) so this hits me often.
So am I horrible or have I done them or society a favor?