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June 10, 2006

It gets worse….

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So I have just received the first (hopefully of many) cheque for commission for a book I co-wrote (Expert Spring MVC + Web Flow) from the American publishers Apress.

OK, off to HSBC I trotted (across the electronical wire via the telephone) and enquired as to how much this would translate into when cashed into UK pounds…..and they didn’t know. Eventually their help desk managed to find someone who kinda knew and they informed me it would cost a whopping £28 and six weeks to clear!

They were having a laugh….£28 is ridiculous, as is 6 weeks!

Anyway, off I trotted (via the telephone) to Cahoot to ask them and was told it would still take 6 weeks, but they would only charge £10.

Ok, so maybe 6 weeks is the time it takes the English computer to understand the American computer’s bizarre use of the English language (:)), but why does it cost HSBC almost 3 times as much as it costs Cahoot?

Oh that’s right, it doesn’t. They are rip off merchants.

They suck.


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