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does costco accept Master card/visa card in store?

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does costco accept Master card/visa card in store?

I have a question, does costco accept Master card/visa card in their stores? thanks.
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imbane wrote:
Nov 15th, 2007 8:43 pm
I have a question, does costco accept Master card/visa card in their stores? thanks.
No. AMEX only.
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cadave wrote:
Nov 15th, 2007 8:44 pm
No. AMEX only.
I have a regular AMEX, but it's the costco AMEX, is it ok?
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Costco accepts all AMEX cards.
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mystery wrote:
Nov 15th, 2007 8:54 pm
Costco accepts all AMEX cards.
thank you!
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why wouldnt they accept visa/MC??...thats strange if they dont
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Red_Army wrote:
Nov 15th, 2007 9:11 pm
why wouldnt they accept visa/MC??...thats strange if they dont
cuz they got deals with amex to make it the exclusive card there

but if you hate amex you could conceivably buy costco cash cards online with MC/Visa and just that for your shopping.
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No, tried paying Visa when I went to register for the card and they told me they only take AmEx. Tried paying for purchases with another card, they said nope, only take AmEx.
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Red_Army wrote:
Nov 15th, 2007 9:11 pm
why wouldnt they accept visa/MC??...thats strange if they dont
Exclusive contract with AMEX, AMEX gives them special rates and possibly some subsidy to lock out Visa/AMEX.

Kind of like what VISA does with the olympics and Mastercard has with FIFA World Cup (until this year).
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tkyoshi wrote:
Nov 15th, 2007 9:15 pm
Exclusive contract with AMEX, AMEX gives them special rates and possibly some subsidy to lock out Visa/AMEX.

Kind of like what VISA does with the olympics and Mastercard has with FIFA World Cup (until this year).
thanks for the info

but visa and MC are just sponsors of those events
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Red_Army wrote:
Nov 15th, 2007 9:16 pm
thanks for the info

but visa and MC are just sponsors of those events
Thats not true - you can't buy anything in the Olympic Village with any charge card but Visa. Same for tickets to all events.
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I go to costco.ca (where VISA and MC are accepted) and buy their cash cards. (Free shipping of course.) Then I spend the cash cards at the physical store.

That how I indirectly use MC at Costco stores.
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Hate to bring back an old thread, but does Costco take personal cheques?

I could be mistaken, but the other day when I was standing in line waiting to pay for my items, I thought the lady ahead of me was giving them a cheque. I forgot to ask them before I left myself.

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"Does Costco take personal cheques?"
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Yes, they take personal cheques as long as the name on the check is the same as on the card.

Also, depending on the cashier they can be strict so as to further check that the address on the check is the same as your government issued ID/Driver's License.

Had seen problems such as a person using a generic Costco Membership Company Card (a membership by a company that allows their employees to use the card versus the regular membership that is NON-TRANSFERABLE) and then issuing a personal cheque for the purchase. This is a no-no because there is no accountability for the purchase. Because that specific company card membership is not tied to one person and has no picture at the back, then anyone could be using it that day or even stolen it and then use their own cheque with no funds.
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