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SIXT car rental and DCC. (DCC in Spain is getting really annoying...)

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Actually DCC in Spain used to be annoying, but now it is getting downright offensive.
I rented a car from SIXT in Tarragona, my booking was done in euros. But when I arrived in the office and got my contract, the contract said I would be charged in dollars with a 3% commission, and that I had to pay it. I told the agent no way, I want to be charged in euros. She said don't worry, we only charge in euros.

Dropped off the car, once again was told I would be charged in euros, but no, they charged me in dollars. When I wrote to customer service they said their system could not change from dollars to euros if its a US card. Right.

Has anyone else experienced this with car rentals in Spain? I thought we were suppose to be able to have a choice here.

On this trip I also got charged in dollars in a restaurant, the owner was not at fault, he showed me the credit card terminal and it would not allow euros! Only dollars. There was a button for euros, but it was grayed out and not accessible. The owner was embarrassed and he got another terminal a couple of days later but, what the heck. Having to be vigilant 100% off the time just to not get ripped off by a bank is obnoxious.

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