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xxxmediamatrix
Local time: 16:05
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May 27, 2006

With the appearance of the new sooper-dooper 'Monthly Payment Option: Just €/USD14.95!', two questions spring to mind:

1) Do Proz members apply an exchange rate of 1 USD = 1 EUR when invoicing transatlantic jobs?

2) How does Proz.com justify penalising those who pay their membership in EUR, compared to those paying in USD, to the tune of over 20%, through the application of an exchange rate of 1 USD = 1 EUR?

The days of USD/EUR parity are long gone!
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=USDEUR=X&t=5y

mediamatrix


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Henry Dotterer
Local time: 15:05
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The euro price is boss May 27, 2006

Hi mediametrix. The pricing has been like this since the time the euro was less expensive than the USD. We may adjust the rates in the future, and considered doing that for this sale, but bear in mind that with the majority of our members in the EU, so it is the euro rate that it would be our standard.

In euros, the cost of a year of membership has been constant for five years, so no premium is being paid.

Anyway, thanks for considering membership and for being active in Wikiwords. Wikiwords, and everything at ProZ.com, is paid for by members.


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xxxmediamatrix
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Maybe I should rephrase my second question... May 28, 2006

Henry wrote:

... with the majority of our members in the EU, so it is the euro rate that it would be our standard.


OK then: How does Proz.com justify subsidising cheap membership for those (the minority, apparently) who pay in USD, at the expense of those (the majority) paying in EUR, through the application of an exchange rate of 1 USD = 1 EUR?

Anyway, thanks for considering membership ...


Whatever gave you *that* idea?

... and for being active in Wikiwords.


Frankly, Henry, given the time and effort I've put into WikiWords in the past 5 weeks or so, I'd have thought you would be offering me free life membership of Proz...

MediaMatrix


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Victor Dewsbery  Identity Verified
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I must have blinked May 29, 2006

mediamatrix (who apparently lives in Chile) wrote:
How does Proz.com justify subsidising cheap membership for those (the minority, apparently) who pay in USD, at the expense of those (the majority) paying in EUR, through the application of an exchange rate of 1 USD = 1 EUR? MediaMatrix


I am sorry, I must have missed the news.
When did Chile join the EU and/or the Eurozone?


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xxxmediamatrix
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What does it matter where I live? May 29, 2006

Victor Dewsbery wrote:

mediamatrix (who apparently lives in Chile) wrote:
How does ...


I am sorry, I must have missed the news.
When did Chile join the EU and/or the Eurozone?


If by that you mean 'why is MediaMatrix bothered about such topics?', the answer is that 95% of my business is done with my native Europe and the revenue stays in my native Europe until required - whether here in Chile, there in Europe, or elsewhere. For professional purposes, I bank in euros, in Europe, not in Chilean pesos (or US dollars), in Chile.


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