I notice that every time I order a gig and I make the payment on my credit card, I am first charged $1 and then the inflated local currency equivalent of $5. That’s $6 for a gig. Does that happen to everyone?
Many merchants make a temporary charge to your account when a transaction takes place. This is done to verify that the credit card is valid. That temporary charge gets removed when the actual amount is recorded by the credit card company.