pounds or dollars?

Old Nov 14th, 2007, 03:10 PM
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pounds or dollars?

I know I have to use pounds to buy things in London. If I charge something do they say pounds or dollars? What do I say in return?
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Old Nov 14th, 2007, 03:15 PM
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Troll?
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Old Nov 14th, 2007, 03:22 PM
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Okay, if you are serious, the word "dollar" shouldn't enter the conversation. Why would it? Now, the charge slip might show dollars, but if it does, kick up a fuss and insist on paying in pounds. If you want to know why, do a search on the phrase dynamic currency conversion.
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Old Nov 14th, 2007, 03:30 PM
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luv2things: Sorry, but you are giving bad info . . . .

farrelb1: Many merchants - From Harrods on down, may ask you if you want to be billed in £ or $. In no case should you ask for $. It will end up costing you several % more in the end. Whenever given the choice - always ask to be charged in local currency (in this case &pound
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luv2cthings: My response was re "the word "dollar" shouldn't enter the conversation. Why would it? "

DCC is another side of the coin - in those cases the merchant usually doesn't ask first, but simply runs the charge in $. Always ask for the slip to be voided and re-run in £.
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