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WARNING: Extra Charge for Paid Apps


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  1. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    Checking my bank account (Halifax), I seem to have been charged a transaction fee for apps that I have bought on the market, about
     

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  2. mrmojoz

    mrmojoz Well-Known Member

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    No extra fees for me in the US.
     
  3. milrtime83

    milrtime83 Well-Known Member

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    Just curious, is it for apps that you just purchased in the past day or 2? If you used a debit card it could just be a temporary hold. A lot of places will do that. It should go away in a few days (they say up to 2 weeks sometimes.)

    Or "transaction fee" could mean that it was run as a POS transaction which some banks charge for similar to an ATM fee.
     
  4. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    "Debit Card Service Charge" Which for Halifax is
     
  5. OneCraftySAHM

    OneCraftySAHM Active Member

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    I was charged a "foreign" transaction fee on all the apps that I purchased outside the US...which is pretty much ALL the ones I purchased, lol.
     
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  7. Aurelius

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    Yep, I get this charge too (from HSBC). Quite why Google have set it up in this way is hard to fathom.
     
  8. brykins

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    No charge for me using a PayPal top-up card. Costs
     
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  11. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    From the halifax T&Cs:

     
  12. brykins

    brykins Well-Known Member

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    Not sure - I found it through a link on www.paypal.com but I guess that directs me to a UK site. Could be worth a look around the US Paypal website.
     
  13. ttaylor0024

    ttaylor0024 Well-Known Member

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    Lol looks like there is an extra charge if you live in the US and buy a European app:

    VISA CROSS BORDER FEE -.04
    VISA CROSS BORDER FEE -.02

    hahaha
     
  14. Aurelius

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    Google have. They should set up payment so that it takes it in your chosen currency, without this additional charge that other online merchants seem to avoid.
     
  15. CodeMonkey

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    My point was that Google have not levied a charge against the OP, Halifax bank have levied the charge. Their system may not prevent it occurring, but it's not their fault that some banks charge extra for micro transactions in overseas currencies.
     
  16. Aurelius

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    No, that's true of course, but I do feel that they should be aware that this could happen and setup payment methods for individual countries.
     
  17. chrisjackson1985

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    Im with halifax, ive just checked my statement and I have 5 of these charges, all
     
  18. A.Nonymous

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    Definitely a bank deal and not a Google deal. I haven't noticed this buying apps from the UK (I'm in the US), but I think I'm using a Paypal account for this and not my bank account.
     
  19. Mavis Cruet

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    In the UK here, no extra charge through Santander (Alliance and Leicester)
     
  20. sookster54

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    Oh! This I didn't know about, I can't seem to find it anywhere in my Paypal (Canada), I really don't like spread my CC around. lol
     

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