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Converted XDAI to DAI. Need help getting it back

I’m using Metamask wallet.

I converted 10 xdai and it is on mainnet as DAI. I went to claim it and it asked for $4 worth of gas. I’m like O_O.
I’d like to transfer that back to xdai without having to pay that huge gas fee to claim it.

Is there a way to get it?

If there is no way, is there a way to claim it and then it goes to another wallet directly without having to go to Metamask first and then transfer from Metamask?

Is there a way to get it?

you can get it by paying the claim fee.

If there is no way, is there a way to claim it and then it goes to another wallet directly without having to go to Metamask first and then transfer from Metamask?

we plan to introduce an alternative receiver feature in the UI. At the moment you can call it directly via contracts
https://docs.tokenbridge.net/xdai-bridge/using-the-xdai-bridge/alternative-receiver-for-the-xdai-bridge

So there’s no way to get the dai back to xdai without paying the claim fee.

Why are the fees so high? $4 to claim $10 is outlandish.

Why are the fees so high?

because of the gas fee market on Ethereum, the current price of Ether, and the demand for gas.
Miners theoretically can include your transaction for free.