Re: [72attendees] Credit card charges at CityWest

Vint Cerf <vint@google.com> Tue, 05 August 2008 01:45 UTC

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Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 21:43:46 -0400
To: Eric Burger <eburger@alum.mit.edu>
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Subject: Re: [72attendees] Credit card charges at CityWest
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my fees were in euros

390 euros came out to be USD 633

v

On Aug 4, 2008, at 9:42 PM, Eric Burger 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.
>
>
> ----- 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
>
> 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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