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Paying by Visa in $

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by F G Evans, May 26, 2004.

  1. F G Evans

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    If i pay by using my Barclays Debit card will i have to pay any commsion if i chose to pay in a different currency ie dollars.
    I also have a Tesco credit card - would any commision be payable if i used that card.
     
  2. lentini

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    I never pay comission when I pay with my Lloyds TSB debit card.
     
  3. Gorshin

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    Are we talking cdwow? (I presume we are, where else :smashin: ). From my own experience of using a debit card you just pay the money and I usually see from my internet bank account statement that exchange rates are pretty accurately adhered to. Eg. if you paid in us$s at an exchange rate of $1.80:£1 then that is what you will be charged. There is no conversion charge (at Nationwide at least: the best building society going).

    Tip: always pay in euros or dollars from cdwow. Always cheaper :lesson:

    use this as your exchange rate guide:

    http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/fds/hi/business/market_data/overview/default.stm

    Flame on :smoke:
     
  4. Warmonkey

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    Why would paying in a different currency be cheaper? Surely, it just gets converted appropriately so you end up paying the same? :confused:
     
  5. dolph

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    Cd-wow's orginal prices in USD are never converted up at the proper rate, so at the conversion back to GBP you work out better off.
     
  6. Warmonkey

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    Even with CC charges made by your card issuer for the currency exchange? :rolleyes:
     
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    Normally, can't say I've looked for a while. My CC doesn't have a charge for foreign currency transactions, but items normally go through at around RoE + 4%.
     
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    Cheers for the info :beer:
     
  9. ChrisNic

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    From my numerous foreign purchases recently I have found thay Abbey atleast charge a reasonable rate. Doing a calculation on a currency converter will generally use Dealer rates, the rates we get are a touch worse and it seems that Abbey dont charge anything silly.
     

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