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Old Aug 4th 2009, 7:06 pm
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Old Aug 4th 2009, 7:10 pm
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Old Aug 4th 2009, 7:53 pm
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got it use cash from now on
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Old Aug 4th 2009, 9:39 pm
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And my (I hope) final word on the subject?
Dateline this evening: Ikea asks which currency you'd like to be billed in at the cafe, but not at the 'Expres' checkout......which is anything but expres, given that even having used your numero secreto you STILL have to wait for an assistant to reel out your till receipt and get you to sign - which signature, if pressed, they'll admit isn't obligatorio!!!!!
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I must be really dumb as i was lost on post one
You and me both and I run a business here in Spain where my customers can pay by credit card.
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Old Aug 5th 2009, 11:45 am
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And my (I hope) final word on the subject?
Dateline this evening: Ikea asks which currency you'd like to be billed in at the cafe, but not at the 'Expres' checkout......which is anything but expres, given that even having used your numero secreto you STILL have to wait for an assistant to reel out your till receipt and get you to sign - which signature, if pressed, they'll admit isn't obligatorio!!!!!
In UK, IKEA actually make a charge for accepting a credit card payment, with anything but their own credit card. This is clearly stated when you elect to pay by card ... but I was surprised when I bought items in Sevilla with a UK credit card, that the only question I was asked was 'pounds or euros' (I said 'euros') Do IKEA not charge a surcharge (I believe it is 75p in UK) for paying with a credit card in their spanish stores?
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Old Aug 5th 2009, 1:34 pm
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What would you say if you bought a 1000€`s dress in a shop and they said "Oh card madam that will be 1025€`s then, thank you."
The way to handle that with big ticket items is to pay with credit card anyway so you still have protections offered by the credit card (if there are any), and accept the surcharge. Then when you get home, call the credit card company and dispute the surcharge that you originally agreed to. Because the surcharge violates the merchant agreement, the credit card company rules in the consumer's favor in that case. Then you get the dress for 1000 euros, and also get the free extended warranty protection if the dress falls apart one day after the OEM warranty.

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Old Aug 5th 2009, 1:36 pm
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The way to handle that with big ticket items is to pay with credit card anyway so you still have protections offered by the credit card (if there are any), and accept the surcharge. Then when you get home, call the credit card company and dispute the surcharge that you originally agreed to. Because the surcharge violates the merchant agreement, the credit card company rules in the consumer's favor in that case. Then you get the for 1000 euros, and also get the free extended warranty protection if the dress falls apart one day after the OEM warranty.
so have you contacted visa about your little problem, then?
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