Re: [72attendees] Credit card charges at CityWest

Ole Jacobsen <ole@cisco.com> Tue, 05 August 2008 01:43 UTC

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From: Ole Jacobsen <ole@cisco.com>
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Subject: Re: [72attendees] Credit card charges at CityWest
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They asked me what currency I wanted to be charged in. When this 
happens I *always* pick the local one (Euros in this case) to avoid 
exactly the issue you describe.

Ole


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On Mon, 4 Aug 2008, Vijay Devarapalli wrote:

> I was looking at my receipts today and noticed that the CityWest hotel
> charged me in US dollars for the accommodation. They did not charge me
> in Euros. For the exchange rate, they conveniently picked 1.6171. The
> actual conversion rate on Friday was 1.57.
> 
> I am not really sure why they didn't charge me in Euros. The
> corresponding US dollar amount would have shown up on my credit card
> statement anyway. For four nights of stay that came to $26 more.
> 
> Did anyone else experience this?
> 
> Vijay
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