Paypal EURO-currency

Discussion in 'Online Stores and Purchases' started by ciro17, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. ciro17
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    ciro17 Newbie

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    Hi guys!
    Sorry for my English!I'm Italian
    I'm going to buy three supercards two with shoptemp.
    The problem is this: the final price is 108,89 EUROs. BUT when I choose paypal as mean of payment,
    paypal site says the price is 138,85 DOLLARS, and according to paypal currency I should pay 115,69 EUROS [​IMG]

    what????????why????? [​IMG]
     
  2. Elritha

    Elritha GBAtemp Addict

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    Probably something to do with currency conversions. I imagine ShopTemp uses slightly different rates than paypal to convert euro to dollars.
     
  3. tk_saturn

    tk_saturn GBAtemp Psycho!

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    It's because PayPal rip you off on the exchange rates, they've do so for years. It's exactly the same on eBay, eBay will display one exchange rate while PayPal will charge a much less favourable exhange rate. That's even though they are the same company.

    I'd Mail ShopTemp and ask if you can make a payment in €'s.
     
  4. ciro17
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    ciro17 Newbie

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    mmm...problably you're right.
    In the paypal page I can choose two different kind of currency.
    The first one, is the paypal currency.
    The secon one says: "pay according to the currency of your seller"

    Should I choose the second option??
     
  5. tk_saturn

    tk_saturn GBAtemp Psycho!

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    It's worth a shot, i'd choose the second option.

    PayPal are real gits over currency conversion. Not only do they give you the worst currency exchane rate around, but they also charge the seller for receiving funds in another currency.