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Old 01-19-2006, 09:42 PM   #1
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Default Anybody from the U.S. ordered from Sold Out Software?

http://www.sold-out.co.uk/soldout/index.html

Ok, really dumb question:

It's strange when I try to order there is no option to input your state. Anybody from the U.S. ordered from them before? Did they ship it alright without entering the state, or should I just put that info where it says county?

Oh and £ = United Kingdom Pounds right?

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Old 01-19-2006, 09:58 PM   #2
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I haven't ordered from them, but it looks like you just put in your state where it asks for county.

And yeah, that's a pound symbol.
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Old 01-19-2006, 10:00 PM   #3
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Thanks. Can you tell I haven't ordered outside the U.S. before?
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Counties are the UK equivalent of states. Kind of. Certainly, that's where the state should go.
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Except counties are MUCH MUCH smaller than states.
And Britain is MUCH MUCH smaller than a state.
And a fly is MUCH MUCH smaller than a state...
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but that last one is irrelevant.
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Old 01-20-2006, 05:00 PM   #6
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£ = United Kingdom Pounds right?
I don't want to be pedantic, But it's a Great Britain Pound (GBP), or Pound Sterling, I prefer the latter.

Excuse my passion for the pound, but it needs defending in the face of the Euro!
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^ I got the terminology directly from this site: http://www.xe.com/ucc/

And excuse my ignorance, but does this mean I can get charged different amounts depending on the current exchange rate?

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Counties are the UK equivalent of states. Kind of. Certainly, that's where the state should go.
I thought providence was the uk equivilent of a state, since when your marking down your country normaly your choice is UK.

or is providence and countie the smae thing?
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I got the terminology directly from this site: http://www.xe.com/ucc/

And excuse my ignorance, but does this mean I can get charged different amounts depending on the current exchange rate?
Then I forgive you, *directs evil glare at website* I hate when apparently credible sources propagate misinformation.

What you pay will depend on the exchange rate, this is usually decided by your bank/credit card company at the time they process the transaction, but the amount shouldn't vary terribly.
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Thanks.
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Old 01-21-2006, 09:50 AM   #11
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I ordered Broken Sword 1 from them a couple weeks ago. Just got it yesterday.

Nicely packaged, and very cheap. I definitely would order from them again.
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I own a couple of their games, but I've never ordered from them online. I've always meant to, from way back when they still stocked Redguard, but for one reason or another, I never do. Same thing with Adventure Soft and the Simon games.
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Well I went ahead and decided to order from them. I purchased the Broken Sword Double Pack. Never played any game in the series before, so it should be fun. Hopefully I'll be able to run both games without hassle.
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Wow, my credit card company called me this morning saying they had frozen my account due to suspicious activity. I had to call a number and verify my information and all my transactions. There was no suspicious activity, so I'm guessing a red flag went up when they saw a transaction outside the U.S.
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That's a little over-zealous of your credit card company.

I've used mine out of the country on several occasions, while on vacation, and never had that problem. (And I'd be pissed if I did!)
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Wow, my credit card company called me this morning saying they had frozen my account due to suspicious activity. I had to call a number and verify my information and all my transactions. There was no suspicious activity, so I'm guessing a red flag went up when they saw a transaction outside the U.S.
That's the strangest thing I've heard in a while. I've ordered things from the Middle East and never ran into trouble.
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my credit card company called me this morning saying they had frozen my account due to suspicious activity.
That happened to me once when I spent a rather sizeable amount on a new computer. What made it extremely annoying though, was that the company advised us to alert the bank that this sum had been charged to the card - which we did, and the bank still froze it!

We then had the joy of several lengthy telephone conversations with the bank to remedy the situation. I absolutely cannot stand incompetence!
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Well I'm not really mad they did it. I'm actually glad they are taking steps to ensure my account is safe. It just caught me a little by surprise when they said "suspicious activity."

And then of course I have the problem of my parents calling me up asking what I'm doing ordering things from overseas and explaining I need to watch what sites I do business with. (I'm away at college if you all are wondering.)

Sigh, no one in my family understands gaming, let alone adventure gaming.

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