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Updated on Friday, August 28

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OMG: I had to pay 3% watcard surcharge at bomber for using my flex dollars. The server told me the university charges the bomber 8% and they cover off 5%.Why does the university tax the students for eating on campus?

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  1. The University cares more about making money off students than the students themselves or they just don't like competition from bomber.

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  2. It's not just Bomber, it's all FEDs businesses that are charged 8% for WatCard payments by the University.

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  3. This is why places like the Math C&D, who like to keep their prices low, don't take watcard. It just isn't affordable.

    This surcharge is true of all the businesses off-campus that take Flex Dollars too, btw. It's simply ridiculous.

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  4. It's all about that $$$$$$$$. That's all UW is about. You talk to anyone and it's not about the education or experience, it's about the money they think they'll make after they graduate. The university loves to cut corners on everything while taking credit for any little event by a student. It's the Conservative way.

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  5. I thought the university would want to encourage us to use the watcard to pay for stuff.

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  6. just to be clear, it's not the university necessarily- it's Retail Services who oversees WatCard and decided on this. So if anything, take it up with their director.

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    1. Here is her e-mail: myan@uwaterloo.ca

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  7. WatCard charges any non-university run business that accepts it, sort of like debit. The Bomber is owned by Feds, so they get charged 8% of every sale with watcard to have it as a payment option. This is the same with every other Feds location (including Turnkey, which actually charges the full 8%). It's not a "tax on students eating on campus", it's a service charge.

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  8. I'm assuming running watcard and the equipment required isn't cheap, same with credit card (pos) machines.

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    1. Credit cards cost 1 or 2%, not 8%

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  9. "Why does the university tax the students for eating on campus?"

    Didn't you know that University is a business, bro?

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