[SATLUG] Altex website

Travis Runty trunty at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 07:32:49 CST 2008


Alan:

I believe you are correct that in Texas you cannot charge a CC surcharge by
definition, however, the company can still tack on a "convenience" fee or
whatever they want to call it for using a CC.  Kinda lame but its all what
you call it I suppose...

-Travis

On Jan 30, 2008 10:17 PM, Alan Lesmerises <alesmerises at satx.rr.com> wrote:

> Just keep in mind that in Texas, it is illegal to charge someone a
> higher price for credit card purchases (vs cash), even if they call it a
> discount if you don't use a credit card.  That has been ACS's practice
> for years, and when I challenged them about it years ago, they pretty
> much said they'll continue to do so as long as they get away with it.
> If that's their attitude towards their customers, I'll never shop there
> again ...
>
> Justin Burdette wrote:
> > I get most of my hardware from ACS (www.askacs.com) or AAI (
> > www.aaicomputers.com) if I need stuff in a pinch. Otherwise, I'll
> generally
> > stick with Newegg.
> >
> > AVOID PC Outlet at all costs! They may have good prices, but they will
> try
> > to screw you.
> >
> > Justin
> >
> > On Jan 30, 2008 9:11 PM, Brian Lewis <astro at astr0.org> wrote:
> >
> >
> >> Out of curiosity, why show at altex? Everything is marked way up and
> >> their customer service is horrible.
> >>
> >> Anyone have any good local alternatives to altex?
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Brian
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
> >> On Jan 30, 2008, at 15:51, "Jeremy Mann" <jeremymann at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>> I've tried it on multiple computers and Flash is a definite
> >>> requirement. Its sad because I hate it when companies lock you into
> >>> use a proprietary format. Argh.... I'll still shop there, but I did
> >>> send an email to the maintainer about the nonflash problem.
> >>>
> >>> On Jan 30, 2008 3:32 PM, Matt Luettgen <mattluettgen at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> I hit the nonflash page, and where did it lead me?
> >>>> http://www.altex.com/indexflash.php *sigh*
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> On Jan 30, 2008 2:21 PM, Jeremy Mann <jeremymann at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> Hey, can anybody get to the Altex website WITHOUT Flash? I do not
> >>>>> use
> >>>>> the Flash plugin and was wanting to quote some of their prices. Even
> >>>>> on the nonflash page all it does it refresh every 30 seconds or so
> >>>>> to
> >>>>> a blank page. Oh well, they just lost my business...
> >>>>>
> >>>>> --
> >>>>> Jeremy Mann
> >>>>> jeremy at biochem.uthscsa.edu
> >>>>>
> >>>>> University of Texas Health Science Center
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> >>>>> Phone: (210) 567-2672
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