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Old Aug 16, 19, 9:25 am
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Originally Posted by jsloan View Post
Actually, if this is true, you'd end up with the same situation whether you're purchasing from a US or foreign POS. If you pay ₩750,000 when USDKRW is 1175, you might na´vely convert to USD using the current exchange rate in order to estimate your earnings (638.30), but you'd still earn at the NUCKRW rate of 1250 (625). It's just more obvious when using a US POS because you're used to seeing charges in USD.
Okay, fair.

.bomb seems to be doing the instantaneous conversion to estimate PQD but I'm relatively certain posting is NUC because otherwise the credit system would need to cache the daily USD exchange rate which is not something it otherwise needs. In the case of wild currency moves it can open up windows to buy PQD at substantially less than $1 but of course such moves are exceedingly rare. Unless there are some hyper-inflating currencies where UA publishes fares?
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