NZ: Charged more than double

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  1. Nermal Moderator

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    Hi everyone

    I bought an iPod from the Apple NZ online shop (based in Australia) and was quoted NZ$720. However, I was actually charged three times!

    By Apple: NZ$720
    By Apple: AU$720
    By Westpac: NZ$20.50 foreign currency fee

    Obviously I need to talk to Apple (closed until Monday), but I'm just wondering whether this has happened to anyone else. Also, if you do buy from Apple NZ, check your credit card statement and make sure that it hasn't happened to you too!
     
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    I'm wondering whether to bother trying to recover the $20 foreign fee. It's probably more trouble than it's worth.
     
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    So the moral of the story is: Don't live in New Zealand. :p


    I don't know how I came to that conclusion, but there you have it.
     
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    I would do it just for the principle of the thing. Probably cost me 10X more in my time, but that's the way it goes.
     
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    Also, the $20 foreign fee might be based off both of the charges so it probably only should've been 10 in the first place.
     
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    Apple just sent me a coupon for $100 off my next purchase :)

    For the curious (and I apologise for the formatting):

     

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