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Debit Card Con by Plus net

thisoldman
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Debit Card Con by Plus net

I am outraged that Plusnet are going to charge 1.50 each month to process my billing.
Shops do not charge me , vets do not charge me,garages do not charge me  , so why should i let Plusnet charge me.
Well im not going to allow this con, so plusnet, you either drop the charge or lose my custom.
the processing fee is simply a slimy backdoor means of increasing costs to us.
So if plusnet insist then im off elsewhere.  Take it or leave it Plusnet.
I know i could avoid charges by setting up a dd but my argument is why should I allow people to dictate to me thru balckmail methods.
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charltjr
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Shops do not charge me , vets do not charge me,garages do not charge me  , so why should i let Plusnet charge me.

Actually shops, vets and garages do charge you to use your debit card it's just they bundle the fees into the price of everything you buy so you don't notice it.
Personally I don't see a problem with PN passing on this cost to those who incurr it, I'd rather that than have everyone's fees rise to subsidise those who pay by debit card. Nothing personal, just my opinion, you and everyone else paying by debit card cost PN more than those who pay by DD so you have to pay more for it. Seems fair enough.
Just switch to direct debit to pay PN, or as you say you can always leave for another ISP.
Cheers,
John
thisoldman
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Quote from: thisoldman
Shops do not charge me , vets do not charge me,garages do not charge me  , so why should i let Plusnet charge me.

Actually shops, vets and garages do charge you to use your debit card it's just they bundle the fees into the price of everything you buy so you don't notice it.

Cheers,
John

thats rubbish.if i buy 20£ of petrol i pay 20£ even if i use my dc
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thisoldman
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Having spoken to my bank and 3 major high street stores, I am reliably informed that plusnets decision to charge an extra 1.50 for debit card users is wrong. The charge should only apply to minimum subscription accounts  ie  low cost area people who pay 5.99 for value.
Since im in a high cost area  why should i pay the 1,50?
Yesterday i used my dc to pay a hight street store 4£ an dthere was no extra charge.
IV bought the plusnet dubious story about low/high cost areas yet in thuis high cost area where i live no other isp charges their customers extra so why does plus net. Im also told by an accountant that the extra charge levied by plus net on high cost area clients is excessive,inrelation to what bt charge plus net.
So im damned if im going to pay an extra 1.50.
pierre_pierre
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Re: Debit Card Con by Plus net

it has nothing to do with what phone area you live in, what the people you asked meant was that if it is less than £10, they can surcharge you.
I also have an Amex card, they charge the retailers so much that few will use it, BUT, I find that the larger chains will happily take payments for less than £1
DVLA charge you extra for Credit cards but are free for Debit cards.
You take your choice and pay by the cheapest method, I shouldn't have to tell a person who used to be in Glasgow that
Toolbox
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Re: Debit Card Con by Plus net

Dont get mad get even.
But not sure how you can do that in this case but when they did that to me for paying my phone bill on time they lost £40 a month from me and I still never paid their charge and still don't.
If you tick the direct debit box and pay using online banking you wont get the charge even though they are not using the direct debit so long as you make sure the bill is paid before the direct debit call.
i.e. If there is no bill there is no direct debit to take.
Or leave Plusnet.
thisoldman
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I am already paying 11.99 so thats above the minimum charge.
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Re: Debit Card Con by Plus net

After much thought I have come to the conclusion that those that pay by card should not pay £1.50 extra, but those paying by DD should pay £1.50 less per month. I accept this is going to eat into Plusnet's profits so would expects to see a £1.50 price rise across the board to compensate. It is only fair that everyone gets charged the same irrespective of what the costs are to Plusnet.... Wink hmm now where does that leave us with the different market exchanges?
john50
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Try buying a concert ticket or sporting event ticket and see what surcharge/processing charge is applied  Wink
I think you will find all retailers are charged for credit card transactions but invariably its hidden in the price you see on the sticker, so even if you pay cash you still end up paying it.
Debit cards I believe are still charged but at a lower rate
charltjr
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Re: Debit Card Con by Plus net

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Shops do not charge me , vets do not charge me,garages do not charge me  , so why should i let Plusnet charge me.

Actually shops, vets and garages do charge you to use your debit card it's just they bundle the fees into the price of everything you buy so you don't notice it.

thats rubbish.if i buy 20£ of petrol i pay 20£ even if i use my dc

You're not actually thinking about what I said, It's not rubbish it's totally factual. Where did I said they make a separate charge which you can see on your reciept when you use debit card? What I said was that everything costs a little bit more to cover the cost of the transaction. The fact is that EVERY card transaction you make incurrs a charge to the retailer from the company which processes the transaction on behalf of the retailer, that money has to come from somewhere and it's hidden in the price of everything we buy.
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Re: Debit Card Con by Plus net

I Still do not see the answer to the question.......Why do you not pay by Direct Debit ?
thisoldman
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because  its a plus net con charging people who use a d card, and i wont be dictated to on how i pay
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Strikes me you're between a rock and a hard place  Roll eyes
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I'm sure Talk Talk will be happy to solve your dilemma...if you can stand them.

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A lot of people must be able to stand them. Look how fast TT and Sky are growing compared to PlusNet