Re: [Z_Scale] Micron Art Good Deals for a While
I have read every word of your recent postings and found them very informative. Thanks for posting this info. My small company is in the same situation as yours, and I have found your experiences familiar and your analysis very useful.
One thing is for sure -- if people have been paying attention, they hopefully have more insight on why small companies like yours and mine don't accept credit cards.
One thing I think you didn't cover is the incredible hassle of setting up to take credit cards at locations remote from the office, like at train shows. That alone would make a small company decide to avoid credit card sales.
I love that "ask to see a contract" strategy, and will save that for future reference.
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Cc: Don Avila
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2005 8:26 PM
Subject: RE: [Z_Scale] Micron Art Good Deals for a While
When I had my own business, a professional consulting business that delt
only with Insurance companies and Attorneys, I was constantly called by
card companies trying to "sign me up" [as the business name looked as if
it MIGHT deal with the regular walk-in customer.] The card guys "were
in the area" and could come right out. I found the easiest way to tell
them to "buzz off" was to ask for a specimen contract they wanted you to
sign. In 30 years I NEVER received a specimen contract -- as they
didn't want you to really see and study what they were asking you to
Another one, is the pitch on getting a BUSINESS credit card. Read the
fine print and you will discover you as an officer personally assume
100% of all exposure for any charge that any part of the company makes
or any employee makes <<OR>> any charges made on lost or stolen cards
etc. Obviously that can add up to BIG BUCKS and FAST !! When I asked
my own bank about this, the credit card head honcho reply was "who in
blazes do you think you are??"
....still don't have a business card...
...no more on this subject from me as the Off Topic complainers will
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