Thanks for posting this! I hope whatever I did sticks because it seems ok for now.Jucius Maximus wrote: ↑ I've been caught by this.
When you are going through the check-out process, you have to edit the payment method.
In here, you will see an option to specify the currency of each credit card. You need to change the card back to CAD.
You won't see this option unless you are actually in the middle of a check-out.
What complicates things is that Amazon.com and Amazon.ca share the same back-end settings. It wasn't always this way, but they've changed it now.
Let's say you are using Brim MC with no Forex fees - if you are shopping on Amazon.com (USA), you'll want to be charged in USD. But the Amazon.com (USA) site will remeber the settings from Amazon.ca (Canada) and convert everything to CAD! So then you will change the settings again so your Brim card will be charged in USD.
Of course when you come back to Amazon.ca, it will remember the settings from Amazon.com (USA) and try to charge you in USD again.
What a piece of work. I don't know why Amazon has put so much effort into making shopping more complicated and difficult. THERE IS SEEMINGLY NO WAY TO DISABLE THIS. AND I HATE IT!!!
For the last few weeks, I've been able to remember to click to CAD but I know one day I'll be down to the wire on a lightning deal or something and mess it up so I wanted to fix it.
I had issues logging in with Prime as well for awhile because the site kept mistaking amazon.com and .ca.
I order a lot of Kindle books from the US site but have managed to get around any issues by using a gift card so I haven't had any issues so far.
Fingers crossed that it stays that way!
I agree that they are making things way more complicated nowadays.
Case in point - hiding the items you buy from your email receipt.
I want a copy that I can refer to. I don't want to play a guessing game every time I receive a shipment notification either!
I just think they're trying to drive us nuts sometimes.
Just because I can't deal with customer service lately, I am trying to make a concerted effort to shop less at Ammy.