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applications available in other currencies....

Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by zero7404, Feb 13, 2010.

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    so i thought i'd buy an app i found useful. it was listed as .99 euro....
    i didn't think that the conversion fees for buying something in euros would be that drastic, but they are: a 1 euro app wound up costing me $ 18 !!

    it's past 24 hrs, can i still return it and get the charges reversed ?
    apparently it's google that is charging the conversion fee....
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    1.00 EUR=1.36171 USD

    What did you buy?

    Never seen a conversion fee.

    If's it's over 24 hours AFAIK you cannot get a refund.

    Edit: just checked and the 5 or 6 that I bought from overseas has no conversion fee.
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    it was probably my credit card that added the fee then....

    i bought anyRRS reader. so, guess i won't be buying any more apps in currencies other than USD.....
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    I guess the fees vary significantly depending on your bank or card issuer. I bought a €1.99 app back in January. With the exchange rate at the time, I actually paid $2.86, plus a separate International fee of 50 cents charged by my bank. Maybe you can find a prepaid card that has lower international fees than your current card.
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    When you buy a app in euros is shows you the US value before you hit checkout.
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    no, there was no USD amount listed. it was shown as .99 euro only....

    anyway, my cc will be hearing about this because i always pay off my charges in full every month, so if they can't remove that rediculous $ 17+ fee, they will have to find another customer....
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