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Why in US Dollars?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by celticfc482, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. celticfc482

    celticfc482 Well-Known Member
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    Just wandering, im the UK and apps are listed in Dollars?

    Is this normal or is there a way to get it in pounds, just bought an app but might refund if its going to cost extra?
     

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  2. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    I've purchased a few apps in
     
  3. Palmetto Fellow

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    Whenever I see an app who's cost is ~US$2.03 (like Beautiful Widgets) or ~US$1.07 (Talking Tom Cat) I assume the app was created overseas and they are using a currency conversion.

    I have yet to see the app actually priced in the foreign currency.
     
  4. nomarsgirl

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    I have. I have purchased apps in pounds and euros and I'm in the US.
     
  5. sitlet

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    Apps are always listed in the currency of the developer.
     
  6. kopkiwi

    kopkiwi Well-Known Member
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    Odd. Every single app for me has an NZ price, not US.
     
  7. reinbeau

    reinbeau Klaatu barada nikto
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    I've seen apps with Korean pricing. It all depends on where the developer develops the program (redundancy intended).
     
  8. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member
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    If you have apps listed in strange currencies check the localization you have set up on the phone.
     
  9. kevin@teslacoilsw

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    Android used to always display the currency of the developer.
    Pretty recently, the Market was silently updated to show approximate values in the user's local currency (~$1.12 or similar). Perhaps this update hasn't hit everyone yet or all phones/countries.

    However the actual charge is still done in the developers currency by Google Checkout. This can sometimes cause a "Foreign Transaction Fee" or similar. This is out of the control of the developer and is caused by your bank/Google Checkout. Hopefully when PayPal comes to the Market it helps things.
     
  10. craigb87

    craigb87 Well-Known Member
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    if the update hasn't hit you yet the apk is kicking around on the net, it enables an update all button, auto updating and a seperate comments tab (compared to what was originally on my phone anyway) if anyone wants it I can email it
     

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