ED Magedson – Founder
gunbroker.com, Georgia United States of America
A Texas seller's ad states an additional 3% will be added to selling price if buyer uses a credit card. This violates Visa's policy AND Texas state law. "TEXAS POSSESSES A "NO SURCHARGE RULE" FOR CONSUMER PURCHASES "[A] seller may not impose a surcharge on a buyer who uses a credit card for an extension of credit instead of cash, a check or a similar means of payment." Statute: Tex. Fin. Code Ann. 339.001(a) (Vernon) Statute covers: Credit cards only Statute: Tex. Fin. Code Ann. 301.002(a)(2),(9)"
Since we do not take part in the financial transaction, you will need to address that with the seller. Further, as we are not party to the agreement between the Seller and Visa we cannot speak to its Terms and Conditions.
So if a seller posts a policy that is an obvious violation of the law, you don't care? Fine, I'll notify the Texas and Georgia authorities myself. As far as Visa's policy, that is a constant with every merchant. If you accept visa, thats the policy. There is no bargaining....
Knock yourself out. Do you think you are the first one to point this out? We've been here more than ten years and sold well over a billion dollars worth of merchandise. Our position is firmly grounded in case law.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/03/2010 09:32 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/gunbrokercom/-georgia-/gunbrokercom-allows-sellers-to-use-tactics-that-violate-state-law-as-well-as-policies-of-589354. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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