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    Buying android apps - Bank extra charge

    I purchased 3 apps recently that were .95Euro each.

    On my bank statement it says at the side of each that there is a £1.25 charge on top. (so in total each app was £2.10)

    Looks like Natwest are adding a charge because the payment was in Euro.

    So what's the best card to use that will avoid these charges.

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    Someone elses

    Dont buy apps?

    I have not bought any apps and other people I know with android phones havent either, plenty of good free ones in market place

    kelly_o_fanatic

    Dont buy apps?I have not bought any apps and other people I know with … Dont buy apps?I have not bought any apps and other people I know with android phones havent either, plenty of good free ones in market place



    Unfortunately not all of the free apps do the job for everybody - I know a couple of people who have spent over £30.00p on purchasing multiple apps required for they're respective jobs.

    Yeah same here, think the app was 42p.

    if you can be bothered just get a fairfx card in usd or euros,

    Original Poster

    Yes, I used the wifes card a few times lol.

    I have only bought a few apps that cant be found free.

    HSBC dont charge a currency conversion fee

    Original Poster

    I guess I just wont buy any more. Its too must hassle opening a new current account just for that purpose. I would have thought Google checkout could have made it so they do the converting in to GBP.

    Now to tell you what I bought.

    Talking Tomcat, Hippo and Larry and a few weeks ago PrinterShare Premium.

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