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Topic # 239955 13-Aug-2018 08:42
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Looking at G Suite for Business for various reasons and have noticed that even on the en_nz page, it still goes to USD as the default pricing mechanism.  This is a concern as it means that the billing amount is not static and can vary due to exchange rate fluctuations... Is this the case, or does google actually apply a static rate to the conversion?

 

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  Reply # 2072395 13-Aug-2018 08:44
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Nope. Billed in USD so actual cost varies each month based on the dollar, as you note. 





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  Reply # 2072397 13-Aug-2018 08:48
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Well that's just dumb.  How are you supposed to actually budget appropriately if the cost could change, e.g. our exchange rate has dropped against the US over the past week meaning that your costs could be different to what you expected!


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  Reply # 2072400 13-Aug-2018 08:52
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Buy prepaid USD on your Credit Card for the year and use that?






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  Reply # 2072401 13-Aug-2018 08:55
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I budgeted to the worst (expected) cost, and prior to the current plunge I've been 'pocketing' enough to hopefully offset against any change for a few months, but I'll still need to monitor and modify if required. I while ago the actual cost was a few cents higher than I'd budgeted for, but I don't recall by how much. 





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  Reply # 2089229 12-Sep-2018 12:46
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One thing I have done with Gsuite is fill up the account extra (typically with enough for a year of service) when the exchange rate of the dollar has been good.

 

Not sure I would do it now with NZD/USD being what it is, but if you want to make accounting easier and know exactly what you pay for a year, it might still be an option?





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  Reply # 2090935 15-Sep-2018 03:14
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Benoire:

 

Well that's just dumb.  How are you supposed to actually budget appropriately if the cost could change, e.g. our exchange rate has dropped against the US over the past week meaning that your costs could be different to what you expected!

 

 

The same way that any business does when buying services from overseas. Better USD than what adobe do and charge AUD based on some rate they make up.





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  Reply # 2090975 15-Sep-2018 09:57
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Benoire: ..., it still goes to USD as the default pricing mechanism.  This is a concern as it means that the billing amount is not static and can vary due to exchange rate fluctuations... 

 

Or you can try to find a local reseller / partner that bills you in NZD?


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  Reply # 2090998 15-Sep-2018 10:48
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What am I missing here ?

GSuite costs so little any exchange rate fluctuations can be considered as minimal surely. If you're using it for your business I'd expect you to have much more to worry about with a budget than a couple of dollars a month as the rate changes.

 

So what is the reason for needing the same amount each month ?


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