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Post by Johnnylee_hang » Sat Jul 09, 2005 2:12 pm

Does this mean I pay 40.96 US to the seller in Hong Kong which will convert to 23 dollar in his country.... Cause if this is the case, it's a rip off......


original Transaction

date type status Details Amount
J-9 payment to xxxx completed ... -?23.00 GBP


Related Transactions

Jul. 9, 2005 Transfer From Credit Card Completed Details $40.96 USD
Jul. 9, 2005 Currency Conversion (debit) From U.S. Dollar To Pound Sterling Completed Details -$40.96 USD
Jul. 9, 2005 Currency Conversion (credit) To Pound Sterling From U.S. Dollar Completed Details ?23.00 GBP
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Post by |darc| » Sat Jul 09, 2005 2:32 pm

Umm, you chose to pay ?23.00 pounds, which is $40.96 dollars. If you didn't want to pay that much, you should not have agreed to pay it.
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Post by Johnnylee_hang » Sat Jul 09, 2005 2:34 pm

I didn't know until I finished paid......... this statement didn't show up when I first pay to that guy.....
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Post by |darc| » Sat Jul 09, 2005 2:36 pm

Where's the auction link?
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Post by Wagh » Sat Jul 09, 2005 2:49 pm

|darc| wrote:Where's the auction link?
It probably said 23.00 and he assumed it was 23 bucks.

Learn to read the auction before you purchase dumbass.
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Post by |darc| » Sat Jul 09, 2005 2:53 pm

Wagh wrote:
|darc| wrote:Where's the auction link?
It probably said 23.00 and he assumed it was 23 bucks.

Learn to read the auction before you purchase dumbass.
Yeah, I know, I figured I'd point it out specifically though. eBay always says GBP.
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Post by JuddWack » Sat Jul 09, 2005 3:25 pm

Another sad ebay story. what did you buy exactly?
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Post by navi » Sat Jul 09, 2005 8:31 pm

If it's not in USD's it's best to avoid it unless you know what your getting into
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Post by Sir Savant » Sat Jul 09, 2005 8:54 pm

Or change it in the prefs next to the sorting thing when you search ebay. So everything converts to USD.
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Post by Prophet][ » Sat Jul 09, 2005 9:01 pm

navi wrote:If it's not in USD's it's best to avoid it unless you know what your getting into
Once again, people are assuming everyone on this board is american. :roll:
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Post by Sir Savant » Sat Jul 09, 2005 9:03 pm

Everyone sane is. :P

Really though, if you are paying in USD, buy USD. If in GBP, then buy in GBP. Common sense.
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Post by Specially Cork » Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:27 am

Actually, if youre in GBP, pay in USD as well.
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Post by Caboose » Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:41 am

If you're paying for something with Canadian dollars, you lose either way. The dollar isn't as bad as it used to be.
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Post by Matisfaction » Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:48 am

If you're unsure about something in an auction, You CAN contact the seller and ask about it.
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Post by Johnnylee_hang » Mon Jul 18, 2005 5:02 pm

yeah I contact the seller, but he doesn't know what I'm saying and perhaps, he already shipped my item. I didn't notice until my bill comes. It says something about money converting. 50cent US = 1 dollar in their country (with a funny symbol)..... I ordered a ps2 memory card.........
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Post by Johnnylee_hang » Mon Jul 18, 2005 5:06 pm

what's the different between the funny symbol " ? " to the symbol we always use which is " $ "?

So I thought it would be $23 ................... I didn't know ?23.00 GBP would be $40 USD....
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Post by Phantom » Mon Jul 18, 2005 5:10 pm

GBP (?) means Great Britain Pound. It's the currency of the United Kingdom. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pound_sterling.
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Post by The Kron » Tue Jul 19, 2005 3:24 am

I would have thought in 2005 people would be a little more aware.
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Post by zero » Tue Jul 19, 2005 7:20 am

Wow, thats all i can say is WOW :lol: :lol: .
Man how could you of not knowing it wasn't in USD ROTFL.

I'm sorry m8, but i have to say i don't feel sorry for you, i mean you should of really knowing, and if you wasn't sure you should of asked before you bidded :roll: .

Just like Kron said
I would have thought in 2005 people would be a little more aware.
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Post by DCFan2004 » Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:08 am

Johnnylee_hang wrote:what's the different between the funny symbol " ? " to the symbol we always use which is " $ "?

So I thought it would be $23 ................... I didn't know ?23.00 GBP would be $40 USD....
Conversion rates man. The US dollar isn't eqaul to one dollar of other countries currencies. The reason why its so high is that it takes more US dollars to purchase one Great British Pound.
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