H and M landing - Processing fee

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  1. fishstomp

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    I just noticed H & M has started charging a processing fee of 3.5% on all new reservations. I called and they confirmed that the new fee started June 10th. Add this in when deciding which boat/landing to book with.

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  2. plj46

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    WTF ? is this for credit card purchases ? I hate the word "fee" Just raise the price and leave a word like that out of it.
     
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    Doesn't matter how you pay. I've already booked a bunch of trips for this season. But I'm going to rethink who I book with for future trips.
     
  4. soopaflyjm1

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    its such bullshit, then let people pay with a check.....
     
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  5. kevina

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    I believe the Royal Star does the same thing. It's cheaper if you call their office, Instead of doing it on the internet.
     
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    "Processing fee" what next??? Glad there are other options!
     
  7. MikeC.

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    the great thing is if they have a decent merchant account (they do if they have anyone who cares) they dont pay 3.5% in fees.

    maybe 2% in fees...
     
  8. DennisV

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    It's a credit card fee. Fishermans Landing is doing the same thing. No fee if you pay cash. I just booked at 50% with the card and will pay the rest in cash at the dock.
     
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    Why pick on H&M? Fisherman’s Landing has the same notice on their website.
     
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  10. double_entendre

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    Any difference in fee between AMEX and MC/Visa? I believe AMEX charges vendors a higher fee.

    I guess the alternative way of looking at it would be to charge, say, $200, but if you pay cash it’s only $193.

    3.5% isn’t much, really. $3.50 on every hundred dollars. But it is another nickel and dime thing that gets old.
     
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    No offense, but I just don't understand this kind of thinking. Part of the reason our sales and gas taxes are so darn high. But then I work hard for every penny I make. Maybe if I had a trust fund, or was an entertainer or something.
     
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  12. double_entendre

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    Well, look at it this way. If you use a credit card, they pay a fee. If you pay cash, they don’t pay a fee.

    You have the choice of form of payment. Why should they pay the fee if you choose to use a credit card?

    I work hard for my money, also. Pretty much all of us do.

    No trust fund in my future, though I’ve certainly opined on that to my mom and dad. :D
     
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    Hismosa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Did you miss the part where he said it doesn't matter how you pay? The 3.5% still applies
     
  14. scott v

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    Point Loma is not charging 3.5% at this time. When I fished earlier this week they said hopefully they never will.
     
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    what gets old is being nickel and dimed

    whats next all businesses charge us a 3.5% fee so they can accept credit cards for free and make some extra money on top of the sale since we used a card.
     
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  16. double_entendre

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    @DennisV said it was credit card only. Wasn’t sure which was correct, so I dug a bit:

    Fisherman's Landing: "Please Note: There is a service charge of 3.50% required for all reservations."

    H&M: "Please note, a 3.5% processing fee applies to all orders."

    Point Loma, all I can find is: “Due to the possibility of a federal excise tax being imposed on trips of 24 hours or more, we may be required to pass along a $3.00 tax to each passenger.”

    Seaforth: Couldn’t find anything about extra fees.

    So yeah, it’s a dick move.

    The question is, what are people gonna do about it? Bitching about it here does fuck all. Bitching about it to the landing and then paying the fee does fuck all. Unless you call them and write letters to the owners saying, “I was going to go fish with you, but your ‘processing fee’ is bullshit, so I went elsewhere,” nothing will change.

    All businesses respond to lost business. But unless people vote with their feet and dollars and let the business they didn’t go with know what they did and why they did it, nothing will change.

    Question: If they didn’t add the fee and just raised prices 3.5% across the board, would anyone really care? Is it the additional cost that has folks up in arms or is it the terminology?
     
  17. ahidog

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    I cannot believe that the premier landing in Don Lopreste’s holdings is charging a fee and his others won’t follow suit.
     
  18. dctalk523

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    Extra charges is lame
     
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    I hope ALL Landings do not follow this route! Fish with the landings that DO NOT charge a fee should send a message
     
  20. Deepsea Warrant

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    Tax tax and tax some more. When people complain just call it a "fee". Yep, keep voting liberal as all these social programs are "free" or is it FEE!
     

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