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hedwards: How do you propose we pay if we don't use credit cards?
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Foxhack: I'm not saying you shouldn't use them. PayPal and Credit Card fees are already factored into their operation costs. So no matter which one you use, they're still going to lose a few cents due to payment processing. *shrugs*
I was just pointing out that it's not really a loss, it's an unavoidable cost of doing business. Like shelf space in a retail establishment.
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mrking58: I am sure anoffday is still wondering about those extra fees 4 years later
Ha. I just logged in now and was wondering what this thread was about.
Stop coming out of cryostasis people !
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Potzato: Stop coming out of cryostasis people !
XD
I just watched Demolition Man last night, good timing.
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Novotnus: Damn archeology! I just thought you are not blue anymore :)
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JudasIscariot: Still blue, but in an AWESOME way :D
Damn Smurfs, they're everywhere! ;-p
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Potzato: Stop coming out of cryostasis people !
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tinyE: XD
I just watched Demolition Man last night, good timing.
I know. I was hidden under your sofa. And now I know where the 'fucked up rat' is from :p
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Potzato: Stop coming out of cryostasis people !
I wish Cryostasis was back in the catalogue =(
Never mind -- posted to a dead thread because I wasn't paying enough attention.
Post edited November 14, 2013 by mkienenb
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Potzato: Stop coming out of cryostasis people !
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Austrobogulator: I wish Cryostasis was back in the catalogue =(
I wish I knew where we could put Necromancers back :D
International Service Fees? I never heard about that before, and I also use a credit card here on GOG and on Steam (VISA, from Chile).

It has to be your bank, maybe?
Post edited November 14, 2013 by Azrael360
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mkienenb: I use a Bank of America credit card, and GOG.com charges always shows as an international transaction from Ireland, and I am always charged a "foreign transaction fee" of around 3%.
I don't doubt your goodwiil, but you are wasting your time, this is old thread that should rest in peace :)
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Vision: I know that using PayPal causes you to take a small hit in fees, but as much as I would rather avoid that by using a credit card straight up, when I do that, I get hit with "International Service" fees. (I'm guessing because I'm in the US while you are in... Canada? Or is it where your payment processor is located... I'm not really sure...)

Anyhow, using PayPal keeps those fees from getting charged, but you take a fee hit there. Maybe you want to look into a way to keep that from happening?
Vision it is NORMAL! INTL fees are NORMAL! I Get them!
Just to chime in on the old thread...

I don't think you're doing gOg any favors using a credit card versus Paypal since both of them charge gOg a transaction fee (usually percentage and a fixed "swipe" fee, though I won't be surprised if they have an arrangement that waives the swipe fee). This is how both money-exchange providers make their money. In other words, do whatever is cheapest for you.
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JudasIscariot: I use a credit card and I don't get hit with international fees. Your bank is suspect in this case. Also, all the prices are in US currency and IIRC GOG has a server in Texas...so where are the international fees again??
Even if the servers are located in Texas, the billing part of gog.com is outside USA, and a LOT of banks here in USA are changing how their bank cards or even just creditcards, work in relation to overseas transactions.

My bank refused gog.com at first, I had to spend 2 hours on the phone to get it to work... I would hate to think what would happen if I went on a vacation outside USA and my card was declined.

Now my bank has a limit of 20 purchases in 24 hour period, now if only I can get rid of that with a 2 hour phone call I'll be happy, sadly that is an embedded part of their "anti-fraud' messures.

ps, not all of this was directed at you JudasIscariot, just the first part is all :D

edit: wow I DIDNT notice this thread was so old :/ my bad my bad. at least it wasn't me that necro'd it.
Post edited November 14, 2013 by gbaz69
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JudasIscariot: I use a credit card and I don't get hit with international fees. Your bank is suspect in this case. Also, all the prices are in US currency and IIRC GOG has a server in Texas...so where are the international fees again??
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gbaz69: Even if the servers are located in Teax, the billing part of gog.com is outside USA, and a LOT of banks here in USA are changing how their bank cards or even just creditcards, work in relation to overseas transactions.

My bank refused gog.com at first, I had to spend 2 hours on the phone to get it to work... I would hate to think what would happen if I went on a vacation outside USA and my card was declined.
I use a local bank debit card & all I had to was say "yes, that was me" a few times when the bank called me when I first started buying from here. I'm think it was more to a change in what I buy (I don't typically buy DD, mostly favoring physical wares) they hadn't refused service though