changing default currency in mb

  • 18 replies
    • mafaz
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      im not 100% sure... but i dont think its possible. There was a thread about it i think try searching the forums
    • CoreySteel
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      Nope, it's not possible.
      Probably it's possible only, if you are some sort of super-duper VIP user.
    • w1z4rd
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      you can only change the currency if you have absolutely no transaction history... it's stated in the FAQ i think...
    • Yoghi
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      w1z4rd is right.

      But when you're a VIP you can make a 2nd account in a diff currency :)
    • swissmoumout
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      Originally posted by Yoghi
      w1z4rd is right.

      But when you're a VIP you can make a 2nd account in a diff currency :)
      how do you become VIP?
    • Herseel
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      Transfering each month €5k should do the trick.
    • Ejeckt
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      Well, I unintentionally changed my default currency to one I did not want. I contacted their support and I was allowed to create another account, in my desired currency, provided I used alternate email.

      My only transaction history was credit card verification. I had to go through a process of releasing my credit card details from my old account, then waiting for old one to close, and starting a new one. Took two weeks all in all. But they said it would take about that long.
    • RockEye
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      I am so pissed. Dunno why i made account in EUROS Every time i use moneybookers they steal 10€ from me because of currency exchange. I guess i'll have to start using Netteler. I like moneybookers a lot but their loss if they don't let you change account currency at least once in a liftime.
    • Yoghi
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      Originally posted by swissmoumout
      Originally posted by Yoghi
      w1z4rd is right.

      But when you're a VIP you can make a 2nd account in a diff currency :)
      how do you become VIP?
      Transfer €10k/month then send a mail
    • Akwed
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      Originally posted by RockEye
      .... Dunno why i made account in EUROS Every time i use moneybookers they steal 10€ from me because of currency exchange......
      There is any fee for exchange from € to $?
    • Yoghi
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      Ye all those sites have a fee, usually 2 or 3%
    • occipital
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      Originally posted by RockEye
      I am so pissed. Dunno why i made account in EUROS Every time i use moneybookers they steal 10€ from me because of currency exchange. I guess i'll have to start using Netteler. I like moneybookers a lot but their loss if they don't let you change account currency at least once in a liftime.
      is this so much different if you had your MB account in US dollars and then transfer to your bank account in EUR?
    • HannesZ
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      You should try to have everything in the same account currency. Then you will never pay any exchange fees.

      Moneybookers charges 1.99% for every transaction which involves currency conversion.

      Greetings,
      Hannes
    • peche025
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      I changed my account currency, as per ejeckts post, had to set up a new account with a different email and then emailed support who changed all my details etc.

      Took 2 days max.
    • dallievas
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      Hi guys,
      I want to open MB acc.What currency you suggest me to take -US dollars (I have only US doll. acc in rooms) or euros (I live in EU).I'm not planing cashouts for some time.
      I think US dollar is more convenient for poker player.What is your opinion? Pros and cons.
      Thanks.:)
    • HannesZ
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      Hi,

      I prefer to have everything in one currency. So you do not need to pay any exchange fees.

      If your main poker rooms are in $ you should open an account in $ and vice versa.

      If you have further questions do not hesitate to ask.

      Best regards,
      Hannes
    • dallievas
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      Thank you Hannes :)
    • HannesZ
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      You are welcome :)