No, it does not. Because I just ran a test eliminating any possible variables. Which proves my original theory. My numbers were only off by a few cents.
I made another account to test this out. So this is all me, from the same computer. I used the website to remove the factor of the app fees or government mandated taxes for in-app purchases. A straight across web transaction.
Here is the purchase and of the simple 1600 Ink level. No bonus packs.
Then I sent the entire balance of 1600 Ink to my main account.
And the strangest thing happened.
$0.66 went missing along the way. That's 33%.
Meanwhile the $0.37 accounts for the fees everyone is on about.
Because this was on the website, it's just the 15% transaction fee, which would be ~ $0.20 leaving a balance of $1.13. Then the 15% fee from that portion for Tapas' share, at ~$0.17 leaving the final balance of $0.96.
Here it is in just straight numbers:
So, @michaelson where did that other 33% go? On a web based transaction, if you are already charging a transaction fee on top of Tapas' share that would cover anything like processing fees, exchange rates, etc. But instead of the compounded fee of 27.8% of the two expected fees, I was actually charged a fee of 51.8%.