Paypal is great until you have a problem with them... then you will hate them.
Credit cards normally do instant, and free currency conversion. If I bring my visa to NY, it will be straight up exchange rate. Paypal doesn't offer that, And like stated above, plays with exchange rates always in their favor.
I personally HATE paypal, but due to their market monopoly end up putting money in their pockets time and time again. I think Interact needs to step up the game and bankrupt these fuckers.
Originally Posted by Styrak
or at least different that you'll see on xe.com
XE.com shows the estimated base exchange rate, minus fees and such(much like you said). The problem exists when Paypal offers a 0.95:1 rate when other rates are 1:1 or better