We don’t take plastic. We also don’t use plastic (in our case, debit) unless we absolutely have to. The last hotel that I worked at had a 3 month backlog of batch files. If the batch files don’t go thru for what ever reason, you don’t get your money. The hotel manager keeps calling the “help” desk who’s no help. Finally calls the bank who is supposed to be handling the account (the one that bills them every month). Guess what, the hotel “wasn’t a customer”. Needless to say, things were getting nasty when I left there. And this wasn’t a small Mom & Pop outfit. Some of you may have even heard of the chain… Red Roof Inns. So if an outfit that large gets the run around from the banks, what do you think you’ll get if you have problems with your transactions going thru.
BTW, yes, we do want to stay small. We operate a cash business. We pay for our supplies with cash unless I buy online. I pay for my taxes with an electronic check. My only problem with having to use the debit card was our gas consumption. We buy at Sam’s Clubs when possible and they only take plastic. But I have discovered that they will take the “gift cards” that you buy inside the Club. So now we can fill that 90 gallon diesel tank on the skoolie without the bank shutting down my debit card for potential fraud… seems buying fuel in 3 states in one day is enough to trip off the fraud alerts. And they put a hold on my daughters card after she filled up 3 vehicles in GA (it was only 150 gallons of fuel). Didn’t find out about it until we hit TX. I just don’t want the tax idiots to know how much $$ we do or don’t go thru.