Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/05

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Subject: [Leica] Re:: AMEX or VISA ?
From: mail at (Karen Nakamura)
Date: Sun Sep 5 08:20:34 2004
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>I am wondering whether AMEX or VISA gives a better foreign exchange 
>deal. This is of course important if one were to buy gear from 
>abroad and pay by credit card.

Both Amex and my VISA/MC* cards (United Airlines / Northwest 
Airlines) are charging me 2% for the conversion fee in Japan. I'm 
finding it's better to withdraw money from an ATM and pay in cash.


* Each member bank in the VISA and MC system gets to determine how 
much to charge for foreign purchases. If you call them up, they'll 
tell you.

Karen Nakamura

In reply to: Message from dkhong at (DKhong) ([Leica] Re:: AMEX or VISA ?)