Old Feb 15, 15, 10:43 am
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Majuki
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
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Originally Posted by upnorth View Post
That is why you should hold your wife's/significant other's hands when in a shopping mall
Lotte Duty Free's 'native' currency is USD, and items in the store are displayed in USD. Paying in USD means you avoided DCC. In this case, a Korean cardholder using a card denominated in KRW could get hit with DCC even though the purchase is happening on Korean soil! It's one of those counterintuitive cases like the resorts in the Maldives that process in USD natively, but this reminds us that we always have to be vigilant and know what the local or 'native' currencies are for each situation.
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