Regarding the paypal payment
Thread poster: Juan Chen

Juan Chen  Identity Verified
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Sep 11, 2008

My clients frequently use their credit cards to pay me, and then I will always be asked to upgrade my ordinary paypal account.

Of course, I have a premier account. How can we avoid being imposed by paypal company of any additional handling charge under such circumstance?


Thank you!


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Juan Chen  Identity Verified
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Especially for a large amount Sep 11, 2008

I will be charged of hundreds of USD or other currencies by paypal company, which can be converted into thousands of my local tender.

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Ivana Friis Wilson  Identity Verified
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It's a pain, isn't it? Sep 11, 2008

I try to avoid using Paypal. Sometimes I use Moneybookers, they are cheaper. I prefer bank transfer.

Some of our colleagues here on proz accept credit cards on their site, It does cost, but not as much as Paypal. Maybe you should look into it.


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Megan Yeary  Identity Verified
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Paypal Sep 12, 2008

Paypal will always charge you regardless of whether you upgrade. However when you upgrade to premier (which was free) they charge you less.

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Ellis Jongsma  Identity Verified
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@Ivana: why prefer bank transfer? Sep 14, 2008

Why do you prefer a bank transfer? It costs more than Paypal (my experience).

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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
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@Ellis Sep 14, 2008

Ellis Jongsma wrote:

Why do you prefer a bank transfer? It costs more than Paypal (my experience).


Once you have been deducted US $147,00 by our fabulous and, oh, so wonderful PayPal-Mafia (3.6%), you might prefer the standard US $36 for incoming foreign payments.


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roak
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My experience with paypal too is pretty bad Sep 16, 2008

Paypal is no longer my favourite. It used to be some years back but no more. Does anyone have a fair amount of experience with Moneybookers? I have opened an account but havent actually used it. Can someone tell me if it makes more sense to ask clients to transfer to a moneybooker's account?? As such they dont seem to have a great customer service. Once the money is there in moneybookers account, how does one get it transferred to a bank account? (Can you do it online at all??)

Thanks in advance for your help

R. Oak


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Vibeke Koehler
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moneybookers experience Sep 19, 2008

I have great experience with Moneybookers. Never had any trouble with them unlike PayPal who has frozen my account twice for no apparent reason.

It is very easy to transfer from Moneybookers to bank account. A few clicks and wait 4-5 days, and you have the money in your account.


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Marie-Hélène Hayles  Identity Verified
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Moneybookers problems Sep 19, 2008

This was discussed very recently:

http://www.proz.com/forum/money_matters/115672-moneybookers_problems.html


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