okay brooks brothers is being a major fucker. MY gf made an order for me worth USD$712 (incl fedex intl shipping), this was when BBBF was 40% off (and it still is) and the extra 15% off at checkout (which it is no more right now). YEsterday they took the money out of her account (after a order confirmation a week ago or something), only this time they took out a whopping AUD$778.
GF tells me BB told them that this is because of the exchange rate, but no fucking way it is because the Aussie dollar is beating the greenback and has been for some time.
The dollar is cheaper than the Aussi dollar just slightly, which means that the number in AUD should be lower than the number in USD. Sounds like you are getting screwed. Chances are, among other things, they are not honoring the 15% stacking. They are sleezy assholes when it comes to that. On Black Friday I went into the Plano, TX store where they were having 40% off of sweaters and vests. The lady there said she'd give me the corporate card discount too since I had my card on me. I asked her several times, "ARE YOU SURE you will stack it on top of the sale"? She said yes several times. I spent almost an hour picking out several sweaters including going with her on the computer to look at expensive ones online they didn't carry in the store. When I finally went to ring up, she rang me up without the stacking (I guess hoping I wouldn't notice). When I caught her and asked about it, she acted like it was no big deal and said "oh we can't stack it on the sale" and assumed of course I would still make my purchases anyway since I spent so much time. I was livid and walked out. They're probably doing the same thing to you now.
I love Brooks Brothers' stuff, but sales commissions make shopping there an intensely miserable experience.
As to the other person saying there is a forex fee added, that shouldn't be the case. The credit card company charges YOU that, not the vendor. The vendor should not be charging you any forex fees. And it will come as a separate charge on your credit card bill labeled as a forex fee -- not included in the price you're paying now. Sounds like you are getting screwed by Brooks Brothers (welcome to the club. Drinks are on the table in the corner).