About payment method
Thread poster: Boonpak

Local time: 01:16
English to Thai
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Jun 28, 2001

I already know some of it. But anyone plz explain the full info for profit of other translator

Such as regional availability, cost , speed , etc.


Natasha Stoyanova  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:16
Member (2002)
English to Bulgarian
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Jul 26, 2001

I\'m interesting in this matters. What can you explain? What kind of payment method is preferable and most secure for freelancers? And any other info from you...


Thai Translation
Local time: 01:16
English to Thai
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Jul 31, 2001

I\'m not sure, these just what I think I know.

Western Union ( my favorite )

Reliability = 99.9 %

Speed = less than 1 hour

Cost = agency pays $US22

translator pays $US0

Bank transfer

Reliability = 99.9%

Speed= I don\'t know but quicker than draft

Cost = agency pays $US24

translator pays $US0 ( maybe )

Bank draft ( agency usually like this way )

Reliability = 99%

Speed = 1- 2 month

Cost = agency pays $US6

translator pays $US20

Bank note in the envelop ( my favourite if money is less than $US30 )

* Cautiion : don\'t tell the postman

Reliability = maybe low but I \'ll going to try this out

Cost= agency pays $US2 ( for its stamps ^^)

translator pays --- maybe all of his money to the postman.

Paypal < lot of pp like this but I don\'t have credit card > Find its detail in other postings.

Good bye


Hans-Bertil Karlsson
Local time: 20:16
Norwegian to Swedish
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Aug 26, 2001


On 2001-06-28 15:46, Boonpak wrote:

I already know some of it. But anyone plz explain the full info for profit of other translator

Another alternative: To buy a creditcard reader, like the one restaurants and shops use. The unit costs about $400, but then there will be no more costs (maybe a small transfer fee from your bank).

You mail a credit-card form to your client, who fill in his/her creditcard details and fax it back to you. You enter the card number on the machine - and get your money on your bank account a couple of days later.


AnnikaLight  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:16
English to German
Interested in credit card reader! Nov 6, 2002

Hi Hans-Bertil,

I\'d be really interested in buying a credit card reader - do you know where I can get those? At a specialty store? I\'m based in Germany...



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