Additional Credit Card Fee Begins in New Jersey

Consumers who use credit cards to pay for purchases may be subject to an additional 4 percent retailer fee under new plan.

New Jersey residents using credit cards to pay for purchases may be digging a bit deeper into their wallets beginning Sunday, according to a report on CBSlocal.com.

The report says retailers may start adding an additional fee of up to 4 percent if a credit card is used to pay for a purchase.

WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported reaction to the new fee was swift and angry. 

What's your opinion? Let us know your thoughts in our comment stream.

Dana January 29, 2013 at 12:44 PM
I have a small NJ Business that accepts credit cards. It's an expense...we write it off...I don't see why this has to be passed onto the consumer.
raymond Weis January 29, 2013 at 05:44 PM
I for one would take my business elsewhere. It is already too expensive to live in NJ without adding these undercover cost increases. Face it if people had to pay cash for everything sales would drop dramatically.
David Stump January 30, 2013 at 02:53 AM
"Almost everything..has doubled in price within the past 5 years, except salary." Please tell that to the Governor who just vetoed an increase in the minimum wage.
Unhappy January 30, 2013 at 06:41 PM
I believe people have the power and we should just boycott the stores that are charging an additional fee to patronize their business. Pretty soon they won't have to complain about less money..... they won't be getting any money. I am so fed up with all the greed in this country and the politicians in this great state called New Jersey.
Joanne February 03, 2013 at 02:34 PM
The cost of using credit cards has already been incorporated into the price structure, much as the cost of rent has been incorporated. Just appending a fee onto existing prices, is simply raising prices. I am, however, greatly in favor of prices being re-set so that there may be a lower cash price. Then, consumers may have the option of paying cash to avoid what are now outrageous credit card fees being charged to merchants, or paying credit for their own convenience and absorbing the fees. If credit card processing companies start losing market share, then they may start lowering their fees to the merchants, and we can all benefit!


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