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Real-world Credit Card Terminal Pricing from BuyerZone Buyers

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We regularly survey BuyerZone users to ask how their purchases went. We've used their responses to provide a sampling of actual prices paid for credit card terminals.

Credit card terminals are not terribly pricey: the most common prices are around $200 to $300. Many outlets offer refurbished terminals that are even less expensive - if you go this route, make sure you have a spare terminal, just in case.

The only real jump in prices is for wireless terminals. Wireless credit card terminals go for $500 to $800 or more - but the ability to take a terminal on the road is worth it for some businesses. Some models can store dozens of transactions and batch-process them when an Internet connection is available.

Keep in mind that you don't always have to pay for credit card terminals. If you're signing up for a new merchant account, many providers will offer you at least a basic terminal at no charge. However, if you anticipate significant credit card volume, make sure you get a terminal that can handle the job, even if you have to pay a little extra.

Wired credit card terminals pricing

"2 credit card machines - each unit was $268 - flat out purchase with no additional products or services."

-- Marine tourism firm, Ketchikan, Alaska

"$175 for the terminal, and it includes all supplies; free loaner if it needs repair."

-- Medical practice, McKinney, Texas

"$385 - Terminal, debit keypad, encryption, shipping, and startup supplies."

-- Salon, Norman, Oklahoma

"Hypercom T7 Plus $245, pin pad $119, and extended warranty $59.95."

-- Health and beauty retailer, Springfield, Illinois

"1 machine and all programming, with supplies and setting up of Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Cost with shipping & handling $260."

-- Hobby equipment retailer, Clarklake, Michigan

"I received the terminal and all supplies for $187. They communicated very well and shipment was very quick. Would recommend them to other companies."

-- Motel, Franklin, Indiana

"Hypercom T7 Plus terminal and printer combo = $259."

-- Insurance firm, Houston, Texas

"Omni 3750 - $449 plus tax and shipping."

-- Shipping services provider, Santa Monica, California

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Wireless credit card terminals pricing

"Wireless Nurit 8000 - $790 terminal, extra battery, paper, equipment, download."

-- Entertainment planner, New Ulm, Minnesota

"$849 for wireless terminal."

-- Video retailer, Philadelphia, PA

"Wireless credit card terminal for $495 which included the printer. We also purchased transaction services."

-- Retailer, Nokomis, Florida

"Nurit 8000 for $641.

-- Jeweler, San Mateo, California

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Want more information on choosing a Credit Card Terminal? Read our Credit Card Terminals Buyer's Guide..

Information was provided by BuyerZone users. Quotes have been edited for clarity only.

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