PayPal, Payment in U.S. dollars or reais

I already informed in some previous articles that PayPal now lets their purchases abroad, including DealExtreme, be charged to the credit card in two different ways:

  • In real: In this case the actual conversion does PayPal, the dollar the date of purchase plus a conversion rate that is already built into the price of the dollar, for example, fechou is no day or dollar before R $ 1,80 PayPal will charge somewhere around £ 1,83. This option has the advantage that the value shown by closed and PayPal will be the amount paid on credit card bill, so if the dollar rises until payment of the invoice the buyer will not prejudice, This was especially useful for purchases made before September the dollar shooting. On the other hand, in times of high dollar with downward trend is possible that the buyer ends up in disadvantaged, mas at least you will be sure of the amount to be paid.
  • Em dollars: in this case the PayPal charges for the same dollars, leaving the conversion to the operator's credit card. Operators are converting the dollar payday invoice, also usually charging a bit beyond the official listing. The invoice is issued with the reais equivalent to the dollar value with the price on the day of issue, and if any variation between the day of issue and the date of payment that difference will be charged or credited to the next bill. This option is generally not very advantageous because it is that uncertainty, and nowadays volatile dollar is possible that between the purchase and payment of the invoice there is a wide variation. Ultimately, with this option the buyer gains if the dollar down and loses if the dollar rises, and may try to maximize the profit or minimize loss choosing the date you will pay the invoice (generally have a 10 days between issuance and expiration date). It is the most risky option usually.

Now one alert: not all operators accept credit cards to charge actual PayPal, it is known that at least one value of real reconverted into U.S. dollars using the exchange rate of the day of purchase and then reconverted to the quotation with actual date of invoice payment, and there is injury accurate for those who buy, pay for two conversion rates and still have the same insecurities that had been levied in dollars. And unfortunately it seems that this practice is not disclosed, then turn left on 0800 operator, ask and expect the clerk give the right answer, which unfortunately does not always happen.

I'm now trying to ascertain what are the operators who accept the charge on real and which do not accept PayPal. For now we only have a few names and there is no guarantee that this list is correct, so use it at your own risk.

Operators / banks that accept the charge on real:

  • Santander
  • Unibanco
  • Banco do Brasil
  • HSBC [2]
  • Bradesco [3]

Operators / banks that make conversion to dollars and then back to real:

  • Itaú
  • Real [1]
  • CEF [4]
  • Citybank [5]

Operators / banks that PayPal does not give the option to purchase real:

  • American Express

It seems to me also that Amex does not give the option to be billed for actual, but I can not confirm. And admit it's better not give that option to the option and then not accept it.

If you have ever shopped in DealExtreme, or any international store, using PayPal and the option to be billed for actual, please let us know in the comments if recovery in real and what was done correctly the operator your credit card to complete our list.

[1] Arthur dica, Caio Vinicius and in comments. The Arthur accepted the charge on real unlike other.
[2] tip in the comments of Rafael Roman
[3] Diogo's tip in the comments
[4] Bruno's tip in the comments
[5] tell by Marcela

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Hello. I just came to say I bought the DX these days and with the value already converted to U.S. $ at PayPal. My bank is Real and it was all right. Came on my invoice the amount in reais (R$133) no conversion.

Rafael Roman

Fabricio Olá, thanks for your comments on my first blog.

An operator that is also accepted HSBC, 've done shopping there and went well!

Congratulations blog, I would like to get organized and keep my updated so.



Day 25/09 I made a purchase $13,10 in DE using Visa carrier Itaú, and the funny thing is that on the invoice online card appeared the value already converted to real, R $ 23.39. That day the dollar was less than $ 1.80…

Day 25 came the printed invoice, and there appeared the dollar the day 15/10, R $ 2.19, e or pra subiu value R $ 28.68!
I will not be crying for a few bucks… But thankfully not made a very large purchase…


I buy that shit the itau tb they use a value of the dollar invented because not match any commercial or Quotation not parallel and no other and is always for more than're more expensive it is even assault


Use Bradesco Visa… also agrees to charge real..


Use your Visa BOX ... NOT accept the charge on real…


This means that we can choose the paypal do the talking for real or left in U.S. dollars? I made a small purchase today, paypal and automatically converted to real… let's see how come my bill, coming wool pro day 14/07. Then I come back here to comment… American international use Itaucard.


American International Itaucard neither accepts charge on real.


Buy on eBay with Royal Bank Visa card, and contrary to what informed this site, it does NOT accept charge on real.

The real value comes in (BRL) do Paypal, But the bill it is converted back to dollars (USD) and then again with the actual price on the day of closing.

Therewith, I end up paying about 5% more than the amount the Paypal converted to real.


As Vinicius, my shopping paypal REAL VISA has undergone retrofits, causing damage around 5% on the basis of differences in odds.


also i use the bank real option was U.S. dollars
Real simplismente ele converte for non paypal
goes to the invoice converted into US dollars then passes for real again
I will switch to the real paypal to see itself improves.

Bruno Lima

My purchase on PayPal was converted by Royal Bank.


I used the Citibank VISA and was made the conversion despite having chosen the collection of real option in paypal.


I used the Visa Credicard and did not accept collecting real. The conversion was made.

Renato C

BB card accepts the launch in real, But the new card Smiles Bank of Brazil (which entitles miles) does not accept, launches directly in dollars!


With Bradesco Prime Visa Infinite accepted in real normally.
In another purchase I made on Amazon, with the same card but this time in dollar, appeared in my atura one “cost on transactions abroad”, nearly R $ 10.00 a purchase ~ US $ 220.00. I do not know if this is fixed or proportional, but I hear it is fixed and is only charged at most 1 once fatura.


Run the Credicard. Not accepted!!!!!

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