What currency do you choose???

JSW

Well-known Member
Just wondering what currency you choose when you order from dvd boxoffice as it gives a choice of either US$ or Canadian $ and does it make any difference ?
 

buns

Banned
I used to use them and always went or canadian....it saved a little bit, but maybe only 20-50p. Now, the exchange rates have changed a bit so i think the 2 are really very similar

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groundy

Standard Member
I also selected Canadian $ because of the small saving, however I haven't used DVDBoxOffice in a long time now.
 

JSW

Well-known Member
They are the cheapest for some titles which is why I end up there now an then. The Haunting DTS £11
 

encaser

Member
i noticed of late that if you use the multi search price thingy it says that dvdboxoffice are one price but go to their site and it's 50p+ out in the less favourable direction for Canadian:(

Always use http://www.xe.com/ucc/
for conversions.
 

buns

Banned
I have to say that my foreign purchases are not charged at the rates which such calculators say. My credit card company applies the banks tourist rate (or quite close) and i have found the calculators to mislead me before. Personally, i dont think there is any better way than a personal calculator and the newspaper!

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S

Squirrel God

Guest
Originally posted by buns
I have to say that my foreign purchases are not charged at the rates which such calculators say. My credit card company applies the banks tourist rate (or quite close) and i have found the calculators to mislead me before. Personally, i dont think there is any better way than a personal calculator and the newspaper!
The rates quoted on Yahoo are very close. You just need to add an extra 0.1 onto the conversion to get the rate I get charged. Don't forget that c/card companies calculate the exchange rate on the day the transaction comes through - so newspapers are out of date when you buy them anyway!
 

Matt Horne

Well-known Member
I don't think you have a option on what u get charged in on dvdboxoffice anyhow... you can choose how you view the prices on the website (Can $ or US $ etc etc ) but when they bill your card its always in Candian Dollars..( I think this is in there small print somewhere - but its not surprising as they are a Candian comapany) The prices on the website are just converted to make it easier for the customer.


Matt
 

buns

Banned
I had initially assumed that the canadian and american rates were there only for convenience, but i think they actually do make a difference, i have been billed in both american and canadian.

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Reiner

Active Member
Yes, you can choose what currency the bill in, not only what's displayed.

Their online currency converter isn't much worth, try this one here instead:

http://www.xe.net/ucc/

However note that you are billed on the date of shipping only, so the price still may differ a bit.
 

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