"Credit Cards and Exchange Fees" China Warnings Or Dangers Tip by DSwede

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When charging items to your credit cards, particularly larger items such as hotels or air/train tickets, try your best to kindly remind the vendor to have all major expenses in China charged to local (RMB) currency.

Some more reputable establishments will ask for your preference while most will not. Many will use their ?internal? exchange rates at substantially lower exchanges than the official ones IF you remain silent. The difference could be substantial (~5%).

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  • Written Oct 24, 2011
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