Re: [72attendees] Credit card charges at CityWest

"GOLDMAN, STUART O \(STUART\)" <sgoldman@alcatel-lucent.com> Tue, 05 August 2008 20:01 UTC

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Folks,

When I checked out Saturday morning the clerk asked me which currency I would like on the credit card. It seemed like a strange question, but I answered Euros. I was charged the correct amount that I had calculated before coming downstairs.

Stuart Goldman
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-----Original Message-----
From: 72attendees-bounces@ietf.org [mailto:72attendees-bounces@ietf.org] On Behalf Of Vijay Devarapalli
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2008 7:21 PM
To: Eric Burger
Cc: 72attendees@ietf.org
Subject: Re: [72attendees] Credit card charges at CityWest

They did charge an additional 3% on top of an higher exchange rate.
But the credit card I have does not charge any conversion fee. Just
the 1% that goes to Visa.

Vijay

On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 6:42 PM, Eric Burger <ewburger@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Did they charge you an additional currency conversion fee?  1.6171 is 3% over of 1.57. If they did not charge an additional 3%, you are paying what you should be paying.
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> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Vijay Devarapalli <dvijay@gmail.com>
> To: "72attendees@ietf.org" <72attendees@ietf.org>
> Sent: Monday, August 4, 2008 9:00:42 PM
> Subject: [72attendees] Credit card charges at CityWest
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> 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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