NV Las Vegas Sun Reports: $3 Taxi Fare Increase

Taxis want to cement $3 credit card fee for fares
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My comments:
Anyone that gets in a taxi has the option of paying with cash. That is true. However today, most people don’t carry that much cash, thanks to multiple factors, one being the ease and security that a credit or debit card provides.

Having said that, Charging $3 to use a credit card is an outrageous ripoff. $3.00 on a $10 dollar fair is 30%. What other industry adds a 30% charge to their price? I can understand adding in the extra cost of the % that the credit card companies charge in to the price on the meter so that it works out, so the taxi doesn’t lose money, but at most that would only add 3 cents max (The fare would have to be $300 for the charge to be $3.)

Can you imagine going into a Starbucks and buying a coffee for $5.00 and the cashier tells you that will be $8.00?

The problem here is that when one gets in a cab, they need a cab. I know that money is tight, but how can anyone justify such a blatant surcharge? (I thought I read somewhere that Las Vegas taxi fares are the highest in the US already.)

Just another example of how dysfunctional and out of touch with its people our government has become.

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