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cd-wow stop cheap hk pulldown!!

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by ebury, May 27, 2003.

  1. ebury

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    just tried ordering the Terminator extreme ed',but you dont get the currency pulldown menu anymore!!!!Just wondering if i paid using hk dollars ,will it still be cheaper than the english price even with the £1 off voucher?
    hopefuly this will only be a temporary block on the hk site(still doesnt work on the .net site either!)
     
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    Use http://www.xe.net/ucc/ to convert to sterling remembering to add around 2.5% for the credit card foreign transaction fee ;)
     
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    I thought i was going mad!!! I just oredered X-men 1.5 by accident looking for the Pull down!!!!!!
    Last time i checked exchanged rate was 12.5HKD-£ so i am hoping it was no more expensive£9.75 at 121.95HKD but their is a CC charge of a few % i think oh well never mind serves me right! thing is i didn't really want it! I could try to cancel it but I'll wait and see.
     
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    according to XE.com even with the 2.5% its £9.76 Guess I'll wait till i get the bill and see pity it is a DVD i don't really want:(
     
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    Oh well, in any case the exchange rate will be fixed at the exact transaction point so it's hard to predict... luckily though with CC purchases it isn't too bad as the banks use interbank rates + x% which is nearly always better than tourist rates :)
     
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    i couldn't get the £1 off voucher to work. the link doesn't link!
     
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    ps i'm referring to the email that cd-wow sent out to customers not the cahoot or any otyher voucher.
     
  8. Squirrel God

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    dave,

    close all browers, then click the link from the email
     
  9. Simon6776

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    I've ordered a couple of things from wow HK, and the drop down currency converter was present then. Tried tonight, and it had gone.

    So, when it was there, were you not charged by your CC if you ordered in UK£s? Haven't had my statement yet, but will be interesting to see. Even so, I still think it would be cheaper than the UK site.
     
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    No, if you chose GBP, that's what what you were charged in (no foreign exchange carried out by CC company). That's why it was so good.

    Still, good while it lasted ;)
     
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!:rolleyes:

    edit: at least i managed to get my copy of the animatrix R2 in.
     
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    Hold up folks, all is not lost. I e-mailed cd-wow about the missing drop down currency converter, and this is their reply:

    So it seems like it's a temporary glitch! :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
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    that's interesting coz it's not cd-wow's part of the site it's worldpay that deal with the transactions
     
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    Yes, but it's still on cd-wow's site isn't it? They would have no reason to have given a false statement - if it was WorldPay's fault, they would surely have said so.

    Anyway, I don't really care who's problem it is, so long as it's fixed quick. :D
     
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    Yippee!
    If i sedn X-men back will iget nobbled on the currency conversion/charges???
     
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    Save yourself the hassle and the humiliation of explaining you ordered it by accident and sell it me for a fiver :smashin:
     
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    LOL
    I think I'll keep it and maybe trade it for something i want, rather than sell it to you for £5
     
  18. Simon6776

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    Good point. Suggest you e-mail them and ask before returning the item. I don't know your reason for return, but they usually send a pre paid bubble pack envelope if it's their mistake. If you're returning it for reasons of your own, then I wouldn't think you could expect them to swallow any extra charges for you.
     
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    I've not seen the .net version of cd-wow. Are they Canadian or US dollar prices?
     
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    I've not seen the .net version either. Until now. Didn't know there were so many different versions! I would imagine they are US Dollars, as it would be too good to be true if they were Canadian prices. :D
     
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    If you pay for foreign currancy transactions using either a Nationwide or Liverpool Victoria credit card then there are no conversation charges or loadings!!!!!!!
    Regards Ivor.
     
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    Didn't realise there were banks that charged for that :p :rotfl:

    Thanks for the tip btw. are the exchange rates as good though?
     
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    They are both mutual societies, and as such do not have share holders to worry about.
    I have always found their exchange rates to be slightly better than the big banks.
     
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    us dollar:smashin:
     
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    When did they send this voucher out? i cant remember getting one and i use them quite a lot.
     
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    i got it last week, but i'm using the mail application in os x and can't seem to get the link to work. i wasn't that bothered as it was still cheaper at the HK site but now that the currency selector has gone it's a bit annoying
     
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    dave_b9000,
    If your using mac mail,go to the mail bar at the top,then choose message.then go to show,which will show various options.Choose plain text alternative.you can now use the £1 off link sent by cd-wow.
    I dont think you can link any message from cd-wow unless you use this method !!!!!!!Hope this helps:hiya: :hiya:
     
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    Your a hard man to do business with hornydragon. Ok I'll give you £6. :smashin:
     
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    cheers ebury
     
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    Just to let everyone know,:just bought 'FRIDA' (with selma hiyak) from the hk site.
    paid $177.95hk,which equals £14.31 on my barclaycard
    The price on the .com site is £15.99,so it still saves you money even without the currency pulldown option that has been disabled!!

    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
     

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