The Old Swipe Swindle

Do you like to raise hell against retail stupidity and injustice? Good. Here’s one for you. According to Consumerist, stores that ask for a minimum purchase to swipe your credit card, are most likely violating their merchant agreement.
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About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.

Comments

  1. That’s funny, it’s so widely accepted that there may be a minimum purchase when using a credit card. I don’t think anyone even suspected that there was something wrong with that. Is it just Visa, or others as well?

  2. All credit cards.