1996-12-24 - Re: Legality of requiring credit cards?

Header Data

From: azur@netcom.com (Steve Schear)
To: Michael Gurski <mgursk1@umbc.edu>
Message Hash: 4d52d671c6a86249763060d00176ffe133c9efeba524d02baed7b85b5fb6e4da
Message ID: <v02140b00aee4c78e10b1@[]>
Reply To: N/A
UTC Datetime: 1996-12-24 00:59:35 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 23 Dec 1996 16:59:35 -0800 (PST)

Raw message

From: azur@netcom.com (Steve Schear)
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 1996 16:59:35 -0800 (PST)
To: Michael Gurski <mgursk1@umbc.edu>
Subject: Re: Legality of requiring credit cards?
Message-ID: <v02140b00aee4c78e10b1@[]>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain

Merchants are free to adopt most any non-descrimatory policy insofar as
transactions are concerned.  If you want hassle-free shopping use legal
tender (except for rentals, where a CC is most welcome).


>It's that wonderful season again, when all the assholes are out in
>force, and people feel obligated to purchase merchandise to give to
>each other.  For various reasons, I don't believe in credit cards, and
>yet, trying to pay for something by personal check at the local
>Hecht's, they either *require* a credit card, or go through the Nazi
>check-warranty company Equifax.  However, it doesn't stop there...only
>SOME departments seem to have this requirement (Electronics/Luggage
>not requiring).  Is it legal to require credit cards?
>|\/|ike Gurski  mgursk1@umbc.edu  http://www.gl.umbc.edu/~mgursk1/
>finger/mail subject "send pgpkey"|"send index"  Hail Eris! -><-  O- |Member,
>1024/39B5BADD PGP Keyprint=3493 A994 B159 48B7 1757 1E4E 6256 4570  |   Team
>My opinions are mine alone, even if you should be sharing them.     |   OS/2
>            Senate Finance Committee Chair, SGA 1996-1997
>Version: 2.6.2
>Comment: I am not a number, I am a free man!