I have been following up an unusual problem with Paypal which I posted about here. Ive been told as the explanation, that even though I did not select the paypal currency conversion and elected to let my card handle the transaction, Paypal now convert all foreign currencies to AUD automatically, and do not allow the card to do this. Does this sound right? I have been using paypal for buying and selling for 18 years so its news to me. Is it something that just changed recently or is it a misinformed paypal rep lying or just confused?
Transaction was in USD, I clicked pay and to let my card handle the transaction, but it showed up on card as AUD and with the 3.5% fee added, they are claiming that if your account is in AUD you cannot elect for your card to handle the transaction.