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I have been an ordinary member since Feb this year and would like to upgrade to premium, but two basic questions:-

1/ I am in the UK, so how am I charged $ 30 In other words what is the conversion and how is it calculated?

2/There does not seem to be any security on the payment site so how can I be confident of not being open to fraud?

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I have been an ordinary member since Feb this year and would like to upgrade to premium, but two basic questions:-

1/ I am in the UK, so how am I charged $ 30 In other words what is the conversion and how is it calculated?

2/There does not seem to be any security on the payment site so how can I be confident of not being open to fraud?

 

I use paypal for the payment. I don't know about exchange rates.

 

Jim

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I think $ 30 USD works out to a little over 18 GBP...peanuts really... I use a reloadable $ 100 Visa credit card for my online purchases... That way if the card was ever compromised I won't be out a lot...I have used it to upgrade to premium membership and also to buy swag from various websites listed on geocaching.com and have had no problems or difficulties...If I have anything left on them after I have done my online shopping, I just use them on my next local store, pub or resturant purchase... Having said all that, I live in Canada and have absolutely no idea if those same relodable credit cards or gift "credit cards" are available in the UK...Oh yeah BTW, there is a small service fee on activation but I think its a small price to pay for credit card security...

 

Here is a link if you are interested:

http://www.ehow.com/how_4532365_reloadable-credit-card.html#

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......but it's only pence difference.

 

I've been reading a lot of Classic English literature lately. Can anyone give a quick breakdown of the English monetary system? What the heck is a quid?

It's not quite as exciting as it used to be.

 

A quid is slang for a pound. 100 pence to the pound.

 

For pre-decimal (which you're likely reading about) it's 12 pence to the shilling, 20 shillings to the pound. And there's a whole bunch of other coins, which for the death of me I can't remember. Read the wikipedia articles.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pound_sterling

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coins_of_the_...decimal_coinage

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