Group buy ad on Proz homepage makes no sense
Thread poster: Susan Welsh

Susan Welsh  Identity Verified
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Apr 24, 2009

I'm not sure where to post this question, since the ad for a Trados group buy does not have a place to ask questions, but:

The ad offers SDL Trados 2007 license for $695 or 415 euros.
Then you look down a little further in the small print and it says 415 British pounds and 555 euros.
415 euros at today's conversion rate to dollars = $550.

So why is this selling for $695, and what is the cost in euros, really?


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Zamira*****  Identity Verified
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415 pounds or euros? Apr 25, 2009

Susan Welsh wrote:
it says 415 British pounds and 555 euros.
415 euros at today's conversion rate to dollars = $550.

So why is this selling for $695, and what is the cost in euros, really?



It seems you are mixing up the two currencies.


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It's not I who am mixing them up! Apr 25, 2009

Zamira wrote:

It seems you are mixing up the two currencies.


My point is that that is what the AD says, which mixes up two currencies and then charges too much in dollars if you take euros as the currency that was intended. So you can't really tell how much the item costs in ANY of the three currencies.


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You are right Apr 25, 2009

Susan Welsh wrote:

My point is that that is what the AD says, which mixes up two currencies and then charges too much in dollars if you take euros as the currency that was intended. So you can't really tell how much the item costs in ANY of the three currencies.



I had not checked the ad before and now I have and it is confusing indeed.


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