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CDN Currency for Trips

Postby DanielBMe » Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:51 pm

I just noticed that all currencies are now in U.S. dollars. When did this change? Is the option to view in your local currency gone or am I missing a setting?
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Re: Currency for Trips

Postby jimshu » Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:39 pm

Trips show up for me in NZD not US, Daniel.You still seeing USD?
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Re: CDN Currency for Trips

Postby DanielBMe » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:24 pm

Yup, still in U.S. currency. I went to the bottom of the page and selected Canada from the home page but it doesn't do anything with the currency. Maybe it's a glitch and it's actually CDN but just labled as USD??
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Re: Currency for Trips

Postby DanielBMe » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:53 am

Just wondering if any Canadians are seeing the tour prices in Cdn dollars or are they showing in U.S. dollars?

Edit: Nevermind, the currency is now showing in Canadian dollars...I liked the prices better in U.S. dollars...
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Re: Currency for Trips

Postby Zuleika » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:33 pm

DanielBMe wrote:...I liked the prices better in U.S. dollars...


me too!! - Especially when the pound was soaring - I tried to get away with paying for a trip in US dollars once - but they werent having any of it!!!
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Re: CDN Currency for Trips

Postby DanielBMe » Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:11 pm

Again, all my tour prices are showing up in U.S. Dollars even though I've selected Canada as the region at the bottom of the screen. There must be a bug with the tour prices. It seems to go back and forth on it's own. Very frustrating!
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Re: CDN Currency for Trips

Postby jimshu » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:10 pm

Possibly an ISP issue Daniel.
Prices are dtermined automatically based on the location of where you are surfing the website. So if you surf our site from a US-based IP Address / connection, you'll see US prices.

Sounds like your internet connection may sometimes use a US-based address.
Downunder I get odd issues cropping up as I use different ISPs as my home and work computers access the net through different telco's.
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Re: CDN Currency for Trips

Postby DanielBMe » Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:08 pm

Hey Jim,

No, my isp is my cable company which is from Toronto. I even get the same thing from my work which is not U.S. based.

Everything seems to have gone back to normal now. It just comes and goes...it's only started happening in the last few weeks as well. I've never had this problem for the last few years. It seems to have started with the changes GAP introduced lately...sort of like the missing avatars...

Edit: I spoke to soon, it's back to U.S. dollars!

Seems to be there should be a selection somewhere for how you want the currency displayed. It gets a little frustrating trying to determine costs day by day.
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Re: CDN Currency for Trips

Postby ballu » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:06 pm

I'm having the same issue and I also use the cable company internet...maybe it's an issue with Rogers?
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Re: CDN Currency for Trips

Postby DanielBMe » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:35 pm

I'm logged into my work vpn and it now shows Canadian. I'll try logging out of my vpn and access GAP via my own ISP right now and see what happens.

Ok logged out and went back to GAP and sure enough it now shows American dollars. Logged back into my work vpn and now shows Canadian!

Not sure why Rogers would show as American? FUnny thing is this only started happening after the upgrade as far as I could tell.

Maybe GAP should add a drop down box for "Select Currency" somewhere on their site to prevent things like this from happening.
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Re: CDN Currency for Trips

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:40 pm

Daniel --

It sounds to me like Rogers (at least your branch of it) is using IP numbers that are officially registered as US locale. Consequently when GAP's site does a lookup, it comes up with a US address and therefore gives you US$ figures.

It would be best if GAP were to allow you to select a currency of your choice anyway since you might be researching your next trip while away from home.
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Re: CDN Currency for Trips

Postby Reditor » Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:03 pm

Hey everyone!
Thanks for bringing this issue to our attention. I'll forward this discussion to our Web guys to see what they have to say.
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Re: CDN Currency for Trips

Postby chardonais » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:13 pm

Hi all,

I have never been able to access CDN prices - whether at home or at work, it always shows USD (also tried clicking the country thing at the bottom of the page, but nothing happened - anyone know what that is supposed to be for?) I'm with Telus, not sure what work uses.....
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Re: CDN Currency for Trips

Postby voidczech » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:54 pm

I have never been able to access CDN prices


Isn't that odd .....

I used to be able to toggle between CDN and US prices. Now, it only shows in CDN dollars for me, wherever I log on, which I love.

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Re: CDN Currency for Trips

Postby chardonais » Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:24 am

I logged on today and suddenly I have CDN prices!!! Can't access the US prices, but that's okay......

Not sure what happened, but yay! Now to try and get my avatar to work.........
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