AMEX

Discussion in 'Screwfix' started by FlyByNight, May 25, 2021.

  1. FlyByNight

    FlyByNight Well-Known Member

    When will ScrewFix accept American Express?

    B&Q have recently changed and now accept Amex, so why not SF?
     
  2. robgul

    robgul Active Member

    'cos they have to pay a much larger % to AMEX - the bigger margins on much of the B&Q stuff probably helps .... and the B&Q punter with AMEX probably spends more on high price/high margin lifestyle stuff.

    [When I managed a bike shop - until late 2019 - IIRC the AMEX % was about 50% higher than the VISA/Mastercard rate]
     
  3. FlyByNight

    FlyByNight Well-Known Member

    Not always, it is down to the retailer to negotiate. Sainsburys, Waitrose, Aldi, Lidl, Morrisons &c all work on very tight, small margins and they accept it. My local butcher accepts it and SF did at one time. A few years back, my billing manager, negotiated a rate with Amex that was lower than the MC & Visa rates.
     
  4. FlyByNight

    FlyByNight Well-Known Member


    The incoming piece of excrement has arrived again.

    Get a life and stop being such a ****ing t***er
     
  5. Bazza-spark

    Bazza-spark Screwfix Select

    It really is laughable.

    I have reported goodness knows how many posts recently, and messaged the few admin left. Then I said a naughty word last night and got a warning for bad language.

    Posting an avatar of face sitting can stand for 24 hours, yet I say pee off and get warned.

    I think the admin team have really lost the plot.
     
  6. robgul

    robgul Active Member

    Agreed - I'm going to vote with my feet for a while and just follow another forum - in fairness ref your naughty word, the warning was probably auto-generated by the forum s/w rather than a real-live person. [I run a forum in a different interest area and that has a dictionary of words and expressions that are suppressed automatically)

    AND - I would again suggest the moderation of new registrants to weed out those "with a sense of humour" at birth.
     
  7. Bazza-spark

    Bazza-spark Screwfix Select

    No mate, it isn't autogenerated. It is an email from Peter.
     
  8. Bazza-spark

    Bazza-spark Screwfix Select

    So what is this fetish you have with somebody called Gordon?
     
  9. Tony Goddard

    Tony Goddard Screwfix Select

    He/she keeps on about Gordon Peters from Bournemouth, did a google, no such person, least not of note, in Bournemouth, but there was an actor called Gordon Peters who was mainly a bit player in sitcoms such as Are you being served, so the troll maybe a fan of 70's TV??!!, where Mr Peters lives now, who knows, he's still with us at 94, maybe Bournemouth
     
  10. markus11

    markus11 Member

    Back on topic, it would be great if SF accepted Amex like most other stores and Toolstation.
     

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