K-Net and Visa Fees

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K-Net and Visa

I am sure at one time or another you tried purchasing an item using your K-Net or Visa card and the merchant asked from you an extra fee because you are using one of these cards. They would give you the excuse that Visa or K-Net charge them a certain amount for every transaction using these cards and that you need to pay it. Well here is what you the consumer needs to know.

First lets start with K-Net. K-Net is owned by the local banks in Kuwait. They do NOT charge the merchant any transaction fee. So if an item costs KD10 and you pay using your K-Net card, the merchant will get KD10. They will not be charged a single fils by K-Net. This is a fact and you can contact 2431280 if you need any further information on this. If a store tells you that they will have to charge you extra because you are paying with K-Net then you need to report that store to K-Net using the number above.

Now Visa is a different story. Visa DOES charge the merchant 4% for every transaction. This means if you buy an item for KD10, the merchant receives KD9.600. Although the merchant pays 4% for every transaction they do NOT have the right to pass on that 4% to you. According to Visa the merchant should not charge the customer for a Visa transaction and neither are they allowed to set a minimum amount in which you could use your Visa card with. So even if the item you are buying costs 100fils, you can pay with you Visa card. In case a store does try to make you pay the 4% transaction fee, report them to your local bank and they will take care of it. If you would like more information regarding Visa, you will also need to contact your local bank.

Hope this information was helpful.


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Stuff for Sale

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I just opened up a new section in the forum called “What People are Selling”. If you have something you want to sell you can post it in there. [Link]

Also if there is something you want and you can’t seem to find. You can now post your request in the “What People Want” section. [Link]


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Sony Ericsson Z610i

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z610i

Nat has had her eye on this phone for a while now and it just got released. Barrak the local dealer dont have it yet but Xpress Cell do and are selling it for KD145. The price is bound to go down soon though once it becomes more available. I am going to pass by and check it out tonight. If you want to call Xpress Cell their number is 808880. [Link]


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iPod Nano Prices in Kuwait

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new nanos

zMacShop (Hawally)
4GB: KD77
8GB : KD88

Mac & More (Marina Mall)
2GB: KD63
4GB: KD80
8GB: KD95

Mac City
(Virgin Megastore)
8GB: KD114


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New iPods now available at zMacShop

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New iPods

The new 80GB iPod and the new 4GB and 8GB nanos are now available at zMacShop. The 80GB iPod is selling for KD120 while the 4GB nano is selling for KD77 and the 8GB for KD88. These prices are CHEAP compared to the older ipods currently selling in the local market. Also as of this post no other Apple store in Kuwait has the new iPods.

Anyway check out their newspaper ad. [Advert]
And here is a link to their website. [Link]


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PreOrder your iPod

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Apple iPods

Amazon just put up a page with all the new iPods that were released yesterday. You can now preorder one of the new iPods and they will ship it to you once they have it in stock. [Link]


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Lacoste Sale

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Lacoste has a 40% sale starting from today up till the 29th of September.


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Click-n-Buy Review

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k.thekuwiti just posted a Click-n-Buy review and in short, he didn’t have a positive experience. [Link]


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Tron

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Tron Sneakers

I found these Tron Adidas sneakers at Atheletes Foot in Marina Mall.


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Crumpler Bags

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crumpler bags

The Apple Store, Mac & More located at Marina Mall just got a new supply of Crumpler bags.


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