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Dear Pallas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Credit_card_terminal‎
http://www.ebay.com/bhp/wireless-credit-card-machine

Do you feel Wired / Wireless Credit / Debit Card Machine should always be available at all fuel filling stations for the customer as a choice of payment other than cash to fill fuel in their vehicles ?.

The availability of these facility may be available in fuel stations located in Urban metropolitan cities rather than rural areas in all countries ?.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

Answer
Thank you for your query.  This is a decision for the owner of the gas station. Having these machines is not just the machine, is having accounts with the different credit card services and ir has a cost.  The cost of buying or leasing the terminal, the cost of the account, and the transaction cost. So is really up to the owner of the shop to decide if it is to his/her advantage to honor credit cards.  Good luck.

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