So if i put $30 can in to my paypal. Is it going to be $30 canadian in there until i purchase something in USD?
Does it automatically use the highest convert rate that day?
I don't want to be charged with the highest rate lol.
How do you create a temp CC? is it with the plugin?
I tried downloading the plugin but it said its only for americans. So it won't let me download it.
now I can't 100% this since I haven't had the opportunity to use my paypal acct since i arrived in Canada but my understanding was that. If you put money in your acct it gets converted to USD. SO if you put in 100 CDN your account will get +80USD or whatever the exchange rate is. I imagine the rate probably isn't the best they're not a bank after all and yada yada yad.
as for creating the temp CC that's going to be a bit tricky not because it's hard but because I've forgotten the interface it's been that long. Basically you CAN use the plugin but what I do is use the website. You can do a similar thing and paypal will save the full information of your CCs online so I have a list that shows the last three CCs I created (Numbers, exp dates, security numbers ammount charged, max charge and so forth) so you just use that information when you're plugging it into the PSN.
Now since I'm pretty much broke at the moment i haven't done much online buying since I came to Canada. My paypal situation is obviously going to be a bit different from you since I created it in the US.
What I'm currently setting up and this might work for you is a US bank account. I have my RBC (Can) Account and I set up a US Access account so soon I'll have two account CAN/US. I simply linked my paypal to my US account and what I do is transfer money online from my CAN to US acccount and then from there to paypal. (now that i think about it I could probably just create the CC and paypal will auto deduct from the linked account.