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    I was looking at some things on Deal Extreme earlier, and was wondering if using a debit card to purchase items off their website will incur charges (seeing as it's in dollars).

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    you can pay through paypal so you don't need to give deal extreme your card details & no fees :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    cheerleader;4640789

    you can pay through paypal so you don't need to give deal extreme your … you can pay through paypal so you don't need to give deal extreme your card details & no fees :thumbsup:



    So Paypal lets you convert to other currencies f.o.c?

    paypal usually have a bad exchange rate so thats really the only cost you get

    Original Poster

    Ok, great, thanks guys

    Oh and no-one else has said, dealextereme is not American, its Chinese, good reliable (so far in my experience) site though delievry is usually a week to ten days or so.

    vinylandtrinkets;4641329

    we used to use deal until we started having problems with faulty goods, … we used to use deal until we started having problems with faulty goods, them not sending replacement or refunds so stopped using them. now we use [url]www.focalprice.com[/url] exact same items exact same price, but 1000s better customer service, again you can use paypal which at the moment is a damn good exchange rate when i bought stuff this morning the rate paypal gave was £1.41 to the $1.00 better then most travel agents and banks.focal price are also in Hong Kong delivery 7 to 10 days



    Strange that! I have had 20 to 30 orders from Dealextreme - every one turned up on time - returned a few bits and always been replaced. One order from focalprice - it never turned up and they ignored e-mail! I know who I'll be using infuture. :thumbsup:

    vinylandtrinkets;4641329

    we used to use deal until we started having problems with faulty goods, … we used to use deal until we started having problems with faulty goods, them not sending replacement or refunds so stopped using them. now we use ]www.focalprice.com exact same items exact same price, but 1000s better customer service, again you can use paypal which at the moment is a damn good exchange rate when i bought stuff this morning the rate paypal gave was £1.41 to the $1.00 better then most travel agents and banks.focal price are also in Hong Kong delivery 7 to 10 days



    tony_s1;4641622

    Strange that! I have had 20 to 30 orders from Dealextreme - every one … Strange that! I have had 20 to 30 orders from Dealextreme - every one turned up on time - returned a few bits and always been replaced. One order from focalprice - it never turned up and they ignored e-mail! I know who I'll be using infuture. :thumbsup:




    I agree with you both in a way, whilst reviews are generally good for both companies customer service can be hit and miss with both it seems to be luck of the draw, at the end of the day they are not bound by uk laws so you pay your money and take your chances, this for me is reflected in some of the silly low prices by both.
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