Have you used Square reader?

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  1. tecboy

    tecboy No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The company charges me fee to use costumer's credit card each time. They says, "No Hidden Fee." That sucks!!!:icon_pissedoff:


     
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    Use it all the time. There are no hidden fees. It's clearly disclosed up front. You expect them to do it free?
     
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    tecboy No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    When I opened the package, no fee showing anywhere in the package.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ummm....

    (1) Did you read any of the paperwork that you had to fill in to create your account; and

    (2) What did you expect?
     
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    table1349 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    How do you think they make their money? Of course they charge a fee, so does Visa, Mastercard, Discover Card etc. From the home page on their site right under signup link.

    "Get your free Square Reader at sign-up or pick one up at a store near you. Pay 2.75% per swipe for Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Swipe $100, see $97.25 in your bank account in one to two business days. No monthly fees, no commitments, no surprises."

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    Most of the banking agencies charge 5% so your getting off pretty good. You got the hardware for free. Most retail stores have to pay for their card reader hardware.
     
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    I purchased it about $50. I thought it is one time fee.
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    square.jpg


    you probably only read this ...
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    Try setting up a Merchant Account with any major credit card company. You'll learn real quick how inexpensive the Square system is.

    I love Square because I pay per transaction.... NOT per month plus per swipe like a merchant account. This way, if I never use it, I don't have to pay that ungodly monthly fee.
     
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    Return it then. I'm sure if you purchased it from a major retailer, they'll take it back.

    There's a reason a lot of people use it...I'd be surprised if you find something better.
     
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    table1349 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    You sound like you got it at a store. At the store it is a one time fee, to buy the square reader hardware from the store. That's their incentive to carry it.

    If you get your reader from the Square Reader site the hardware if free when you sign up.
     
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    It is okay. It's just surprised me. If other members said it's worth it, then it's all good.
     

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