View Full Version : What currency am I bidding in?
November 15th, 2006, 04:33 PM
Really confuddled here.
What currency are bids placed in? Is the global currency option, regardless of the currency the auction is displayed in, or is the currency the auction is in?
At the moment there is NO indication to a bidder what currency the numbers they're entering into the "bid box" is actually in?
November 16th, 2006, 12:07 AM
The currency is the global default
November 16th, 2006, 01:27 AM
OK, so if the auction is in £ GBP, and the default is $ USD, how is the currency conversion done?
For example the auction high bid is £2, and I bid $5, how does it know (does it know?), I've bid about £2.65?
November 16th, 2006, 07:23 AM
There is no conversion at present it is straight money in fact there is practically no way to do a currency conversion.
November 16th, 2006, 07:43 AM
So if the auction is in £ GBP, and I bid in $USD.
The high bid was say £2 GBP (seller's choice), I bid $6 USD (default), the highest bid will show in what currency, and how does it work it out?
I'm really confused by this, plus we have a very international forum/website and from our little test among the moderators this is causing a lot of confusion!
November 16th, 2006, 11:11 AM
A user can elect to show his product by the currency of his choice.
The bid system currently uses the global default you select although I can override it to use the user default
November 16th, 2006, 01:18 PM
This is still totally bewildering to me (and others I have to say, so it's not just me being thick, for a nice change).
The bids show in the bid history as USD, but the "highest bid" on the auction/showproduct page shows in the "local" currency the user has selected.
So, is that somehow calculated, or just wrong? Or? :confused:
Could you tell me how to make the bids in the user's selected currency?
Is there a way to let people know what currency they're bidding in? Ie change "Your maximium bid: " to something like "Your maximum bid in USD:"
November 16th, 2006, 02:08 PM
What version of the software you using?
November 16th, 2006, 02:12 PM
First of all it was 2.5, but I changed to 2.6 beta 2 last night hoping that would work differently.
November 16th, 2006, 02:29 PM
well I thought you are on 2.6 please post in the beta forum but as I already posted I will look at bid's to use the users currency if one selected
November 16th, 2006, 02:38 PM
As I said, the issue arose with 2.5, but as I say I tried 2.6 beta and it didn't get any better. :)
At the moment though it makes no sense in how bidding and multiple currencies work.
Think I'll remove bidding until it works properly, or at least in the "native" currency of the auction.
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