is the credit card surcharge negotiable?

Jan 7th, 2008, 07:25 AM
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is the credit card surcharge negotiable?

Hi Everyone, We are shopping outfitters. Naipendi is charging a 3.5% surcharge for using credit. Does anyone know if this is negotiable?
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Jan 7th, 2008, 08:58 AM
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I cant really say if it's negotiable, but that amount is fairly normal. The outfitter isnt trying to profit off you using the credit card, but there are charges for them from the credit card company when they let you charge your safari. Howevery, it cant hurt to ask. I would offer to pay for the entire safari upfront with credit, not just the deposits, and see what they say. That would probably be your best bet. Good luck, im curious to see how that turns out.
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Jan 7th, 2008, 09:11 AM
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Its normal if using your card for international charges especially AMEX
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Jan 7th, 2008, 10:07 AM
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The reason I ask is that a different outfitter said their surcharge was only 3%
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Jan 7th, 2008, 10:46 AM
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And many more can charge 5% or higher.
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Jan 7th, 2008, 10:58 AM
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If you don't ask, its not -- if you ask, the answer is maybe. So, why not ask?
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Jan 7th, 2008, 11:17 AM
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Ah Naipenda ... the guys who can't tell a leopard from a cheetah ...
http://www.naipendasafaris.com/Pages...m=869319789098
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Jan 7th, 2008, 02:02 PM
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Well THAT'S troubling...........
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