You guys should know that GOG loses money when you pay with credit cards too. So it doesn't really matter. Heck I think they get charged less when you pay with PayPal.
How do you propose we pay if we don't use credit cards?
And, I highly doubt they get charged less by using PayPal, processing fees for bulk accounts tend to be rather low already, and both PayPal and CC issuers tack on a bit to cover the cost of providing insurance.
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??
It varies by bank and seems common in the US which really doesn't surprise me. The banks in this nation are notorious for screwing over their customers. The last bank I had charged fees for GOG purchases and is a major institution in my area (New England). I switched to a local credit union for a number of reasons and once again, they too charge "international" fees on GOG purchases. Actually, I believe they call them "exchange fees" which I assume refers to currency exchange.
These fees are small enough that I consider them inconsequential but it irks me the banks charge them at all. Of course, on their end, the aggregate of all this thievery pays off nicely I'm sure.
This is not the first time I've read complaints about fees being assessed by the banks of US customers. I have no idea of course, how it is elsewhere. It's worthy of note, in any given area of the country, the selection of bank companies is not infinite. There is only so many local choices convenient enough to consider using, depending on where someone lives. So the advice to change banks is not necessarily all that helpful.
Yeah, but it really depends. I have a capital one card that doesn't charge me a foreign transaction fee, but my CU CC does.