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    Just bought the Bluetooth Dongle thing from DealExtreme via Paypal. What exchange rate will I get? (using Natwest Visa Debit) They're not going to charge me for it are they?

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    it should give you the rate when you checkout via paypal!?

    But how much was it? $1?

    why worry? it's only going to cost you (i suppose) about a quid or two.

    i think dx use something like xe.com for their rates?

    They will no doubt add in an exchange rate conversion charge - usually around 2.75%.

    If you had a Nationwide Card it would only be 1% and the exchange done at the Visa market rate.

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    scrumpypaul;8725594

    why worry? it's only going to cost you (i suppose) about a quid or two.i … why worry? it's only going to cost you (i suppose) about a quid or two.i think dx use something like xe.com for their rates?



    'cause I'm thinking of buying something more expensive.

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    jasonsowden;8725592

    it should give you the rate when you checkout via paypal!?But how much … it should give you the rate when you checkout via paypal!?But how much was it? $1?



    $1.85 is all they told me. just logged on and thats all it said.

    Paypal have their own rate which isn't the same as what you'll find on XE (the proper rate) but ti only works out a few pence more, especially on something cheap.

    Just go through the checkout and see how much it comes up as before you click the final submit order button (on Paypal). If you don't like what you see, close the window without completing the transaction.

    Micro bluetooth dongles are £1 at Poundland.

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    stefor;8725624

    Micro bluetooth dongles are £1 at Poundland.



    there isnt one nearby.

    busy at the moment so dont really have the time to go to one. if i did it would cost me a busfare as well.

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    dcx_badass;8725619

    Depends how you have your paypal set up, it will be one of two ways:± … Depends how you have your paypal set up, it will be one of two ways:± Paypal convert it and charge your bank in pounds± Paypal charge your bank in $ and they convert it, often a charge involved (£1.50 with halifax last time I checked).



    how do you check/change it?

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    dcx_badass;8725662

    I think if you have a card linked it charges you in $, if you have a bank … I think if you have a card linked it charges you in $, if you have a bank account linked it charges you in £, that's how it worked for me, but there's an option in paypal aswell to change it at the check out stage aswell though.



    great. missed that...

    Edit: Just went through, buying something else, and i didnt get the option.

    Paypal rate was something like 1.401 yesterday

    As long as you use paypals exchange rate you should not get charged by your bank/ credit card etc. If your bank / credit card does the conversion however expect a charge. You have to physically tell payapl not to use paypals exchange rate so default is to use PPs conversion rate.

    A $100 purchase from dx (via paypal) was £70.56 yesterday if that helps.
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