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hi, would anyone know if a Canadian seller item lists for 5.00 but then says C 6.50 when you try to buy, does it mean that you need 5.00 American to buy it? or 6.50 American money to buy it?

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Canadin pesos

You are correct.. $ 5 American is $ 6.50 Canadian... it is a great time for both Canadians to SELL into the US for American Dollars and for Americans to BUY Canadian parts.. Our Canadian dollar is worth about 75 cents American..:mad: It is NOT a good time right now for Canadians to buy parts or cars , or almost anything else , from the US..
 

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so why upon check out does it show the higher price with a letter C in front of it? how do you know the amount they take before you check out?
 

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My understanding is that the seller is paid in his 'home' currency, so that is how the sale is listed.

The currency conversion is handled by either the credit card company, PayPal or whatever other financial institution is involved.

If you're a U.S. buyer, you should be charged USD 5.00 or something close to that amount. Any fees should be charged to the seller.
 

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so it doesn't covert the price until after you put your payment info and click confirm and pay then?
Right. Ebay doesn't know what currency the buyer will be paying in until he/she initiates the payment transaction. Once you win the auction and enter your credit card/PayPal details, the system 'sees' your home currency. If that currency is different from the seller's, the financial institution charges you in your 'home' currency and pays the seller in the currency he/she specified when the auction was set up.
 
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