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N.J. Retailers May Start Adding ‘Checkout Fees’ For Credit Card Purchases

Credit cards. (credit: CBS 2)

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PARAMUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Starting Sunday, retailers all around New Jersey can start adding a checkout fee of up to 4 percent on your purchases if you use a credit card.

As 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported, many consumers were not happy to hear the news.

Dina from Hackensack was unaware that the new charge was coming.

“I think it’s outrageous,” she said. “Besides the fact that we pay a high percentage for credit cards, to pay an extra 4 percent, I think it’s totally outrageous.”

Tammy from Waldwick calls it cruel.

“And unfortunately, they’re taking advantage of people who don’t have the money, and they’re putting it on their charge cards,” she said. “Especially with all that just happened – Sandy – people don’t have the money, and people are struggling.”

The checkout fee is no longer banned in 40 states, but it is still illegal in New York and Connecticut.

What do you think about the possible new fee? Please leave your comments below…