Nicole Y. Adams, M.A. wrote:
I just tried to make a Paypal payment to someone in South Africa who has a standard Paypal account and agree to payment via Paypal.
South Africans can't receive money by PayPal.
The person you're trying to pay should have known this. If you had agreed on this as payment terms, then you should offer a different payment method and in my opinion the person you're paying should bear the cost, because they're the ones who screwed up.
My bank charges £20 for European bank transfers (despite IBAN and BIC/Swift), so I'm dreading to think what a bank transfer to South Africa would cost.
And the South African bank will levy about ZAR 150 for "banking fees".
Moneybokers have had problems recently - there've been some discussions in the forums here as well - and my account has been suspended along with those of a lot of other people. And I doubt that they'd allow payments to SA...
I use Moneybookers to send and receive money, and I'm South African.
Can anyone recommend any alternative free or cheap methods of making payments to South Africa?
Have a look at setcom.com, but read the fine print.