Paying more for plastic?
A possible new expense for Bureau County shoppers seems to not be materializing.
On Jan. 27, retailers in Illinois and 39 other states were given the option of imposing a surcharge of customers who paid with a credit card.
The surcharge was part of a $7.2 billion settlement reached last summer between merchants and credit card companies. The surcharge could be anywhere between 1.5 percent and 4 percent of the purchase price.
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