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  #517891 7-Sep-2011 07:39
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1gkar: I was all set to purchase the Kindle 3 Wifi @ US$139 just now.

Went through the checkout process. At the last page, I found the NZD conversion equated to $174.??. With shipping on top of, the total came out at NZ$200.??. I thought the dollar must have dropped, so I did an exchange using www.xe.com only to find US$139 = NZ$167.352. What's going on?

Sorry Amazon, I don't appreciate being ripped off. I will wait until Monday, & purchase it for $209 from Dick Smith with local support.

Bugger, Mauricio, I was using your Kindle link page as well. Might want to enquire with Amazon why the $ discepancy.


I always pay in the foreign currency---never take the option to bill in kiwi dollars, the credit card exchange rate is always better than the foreign retailers fx rate.  

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  #517941 7-Sep-2011 09:33
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wreck90: I always pay in the foreign currency---never take the option to bill in kiwi dollars, the credit card exchange rate is always better than the foreign retailers fx rate.  


This goes doubly if PayPal is performing the conversion.  They are the absolute worst at lagging their Fx rate when it will result in them creaming more off the exchange. 

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