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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:20 am
Hi guys

I was looking at ordering a Devilbiss FLG5. When looking at their site in USD currency, it shows my price is $167.35 USD total with shipping. It then also says under that "Your credit card will be charged for £129.56".

When checking the currency conversion from £129.56 to USD, we get $181.56. Anyone know why it say the total is $167.35 USD when it is actually $181.56 USD?

I actually emailed them about it and to my shock, a sales administrator replied saying they didn’t know! Geez...

Also, anyone know where the FLG5 is made? Is it actually made in the UK?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:28 am
The FLG5 is made in Brazil, by Devilbiss.

Currency conversion rates vary all the time. On today's rates £129.56 is $181.60USD so you're being charged the right rate. If I do the exercise on their site, converting STG to AUD I actually get a variance the other way. That tells me that the website is using an out of date conversion factor, since the AUD has been increasing in value recently, while the USD has been, comparatively, going down. The conversion at the checkout does seem to be correct though.

Buying overseas can have lots of advantages but there are tricks, too. For example, sometimes the conversion rates aren't as good as you might get with your bank, in which case it's better to have your card charged in the seller's currency and do the conversion later. Sometimes using Paypal is better, sometimes it's not. You just need to be vigilant.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:23 pm
NFT5 wrote:The FLG5 is made in Brazil, by Devilbiss.

Currency conversion rates vary all the time. On today's rates £129.56 is $181.60USD so you're being charged the right rate. If I do the exercise on their site, converting STG to AUD I actually get a variance the other way. That tells me that the website is using an out of date conversion factor, since the AUD has been increasing in value recently, while the USD has been, comparatively, going down. The conversion at the checkout does seem to be correct though.

Buying overseas can have lots of advantages but there are tricks, too. For example, sometimes the conversion rates aren't as good as you might get with your bank, in which case it's better to have your card charged in the seller's currency and do the conversion later. Sometimes using Paypal is better, sometimes it's not. You just need to be vigilant.


Right on. I have tried multiple times to gauge whether or not my bank conversion is better than Paypal's to no success of my own...I can never seem to figure out what Paypal's final rate is, as it never seems to match what is on Google, and there are always added fees on top of that...I am really starting to hate Paypal.

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