From another thread: Since you cannot drop this, maybe someone can help me here: Background: EG sale in London Malford of London proxies a few pairs and offers them for sale EG Boots sold by Malford of London for 402 pounds shipped to US Thinkderm offers boots in EG thread for cost plus shipping. I pm to purchase but back out when costs don't add up for me My breakdown of costs: End of July 2013 exchange rate of 1 GBP to 1.517 - 1.538 USD So cost in USD before fees: $618 range at top of exchange rate for the end of July. I assume some fees involved but surprised by the cost price. Thinkderm describes cost to me as: Boots + shipping from UK ~670 Bank fees for foreign currency ~25 Shipping cost to me with USPS large flat rate ~17 So cost of boots at $695 per this explanation. With this new explanation of paying 5% fee and 3% cc fee (Amex charges 2.7% for me but I'll assume it's different) then you have $30.9 in your 5% fee and $18.54 in CC fees (assuming top of exchange rate cost of $618). So total cost at top of exchange rate: $618 + $30.9 + $18.54 = $667.44. Then you have $25 bank fees on top? But if you are using Amex where does the bank fee come from?