tangor - 7:15 pm on Jan 20, 2012 (gmt 0)
I guess this is going nowhere. The transaction fees are fixed, with a sliding scale based on size (ie, fixed at each level) but are NOT taxes, they are a cost of doing business through a third party which accepts amounts from one party to transfer to a second party... and gets paid for the service and both first and second parties are able to conclude a transaction (sale). The way around this is to NOT use credit cards, paypal, or any other third party, ie. accept only direct payment from the customer in cash or check (and pay ordinary banking charges for the processing of same.
There is nothing "burdensome" in the world of financial transactions. If you don't like the fee charged, FIND A DIFFERENT PROCESSOR (that's capitalism).
This is beginning to sound like Occupy Wallstreet.