Wish
DX  » Community » Forums
«See all threads (in General Discussions)
General Discussions

DX Currency converter Firefox Add-on

  • FaBjE Tuesday, July 29, 2008 3:01 PM Reply
    The story
    Being a DX addict for a while now, I always suffered a major disadvantage of shopping abroad, Namely the prices are not on my local currency.

    Although I know its always cheap on DX, it is still hard dealing with a foreign currency.

    That's why i created a Firefox add on that i wanted to share with all my fellow DX addicts :D

    The add-on
    It is a Firefox add on that allows you to 'change' the currency used on the dealextreme website.
    you can set up any currency and the add-on will do the price converting and currency course updating by itself.

    It also supports changing the imperial size units to the metric system.

    It has been up on the Firefox add-on site for a while now, and so far it has been downloaded more than 4000 (!!!) times.

    Download
    You can find the extension and some screenshots at:

    http://dxcc.profab.nl/
    DX Currency Converter firefox add-on - threadid: 152184
    Posts(169) | Reviews | Tip post(524)

    post edited by FaBjE on 3/22/2009 at 5:51 AM
  • swinginswirlie Tuesday, July 29, 2008 3:14 PM Reply
    That looks like a nice little tool. If I had a need for it, I'd probably check it out... but as USD and CAD are pretty much par, I don't really need to convert. One thing, I'd rather have both the converted and the original prices alongside each other everywhere, like you do for the checkout.
    Friendship is like peeing on yourself: everyone can see it, but only you
    get the warm feeling that it brings.
    Posts(684) | Reviews | Tip post

  • Salzalada Tuesday, July 29, 2008 3:39 PM Reply
    Can you set the price to swedish kronor? Or is it only euro and pound?

    Posts(61) | Reviews | Tip post

  • FaBjE Tuesday, July 29, 2008 3:50 PM Reply
    You can use any currency google supports in their price conversion.

    (because that is where the currency course is taken from, the actual calculation takes place in the extension itself)

    @swinginswirlie
    You can set the 'double pricing' in the preferences.
    It is possible on any page. (but not shown in the screenshots)
    DX Currency Converter firefox add-on - threadid: 152184
    Posts(169) | Reviews | Tip post

    post edited by FaBjE on 7/29/2008 at 3:52 PM
  • swinginswirlie Tuesday, July 29, 2008 3:57 PM Reply
    Ahh cool. Looks good, FaBje.
    Friendship is like peeing on yourself: everyone can see it, but only you
    get the warm feeling that it brings.
    Posts(684) | Reviews | Tip post

  • Salzalada Tuesday, July 29, 2008 3:57 PM Reply
    What am I doing wrong?
    http://img395.imageshack.us/img395/4385/13981505jn5.jpg
    1 U.S dollar ~ 6 Swedish kronors.

    Posts(61) | Reviews | Tip post

  • waila Tuesday, July 29, 2008 4:25 PM Reply
    THANKS this is really handy :D, i dot have to copy the money now to look in google how much euro's its worth :D
    Posts(33) | Reviews | Tip post

  • Salzalada Tuesday, July 29, 2008 4:34 PM Reply
    Do anyone know what I am doing wrong? :(

    Posts(61) | Reviews | Tip post

  • Snytbaggen3 Tuesday, July 29, 2008 4:39 PM Reply
    No, I gave the exakt same problem as you have (I'm swedish too). I think the problem lies in the "Local currency symbol" box but I just can't figure out what to type in there :/

    However, for a good asetimate of what the price will be you can calculate the Euro and multiply it with 10 (1€ ~ 9,50 SEK). At least that's what I will do.
    Posts(113) | Reviews | Tip post

  • FaBjE Tuesday, July 29, 2008 4:45 PM Reply
    To All the swedish people:

    Use the following settings:

    Local Currency name: swedish kronor
    Local Currency symbol: SEK

    and give your browser a restart (this forces the currency converter to update it's cources)
    it should work fine.
    DX Currency Converter firefox add-on - threadid: 152184
    Posts(169) | Reviews | Tip post

    post edited by FaBjE on 7/29/2008 at 4:46 PM
Page 1 of 24
Go to Page:
«Reply to this thread (in General Discussions)
General Discussions

Reply

Subject:

* 50 characters max

Message:

Please note: HTML codes are not allowed anywhere on this page (otherwise you will see an error).

Please note that DealExtreme Forums are not a sales or product support board. While we do constantly participate in this forum, please contact us via support ticket for a guaranteed fast response. We make every effort to make the quickest replies.

DX Everywhere