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Poll: What is your preferred payment method?
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David Wright  Identity Verified
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Well of course Apr 10, 2015

cash would be the preferred method, out of the eyes of the taxman, but unfortunately none of my clients would ever entertain that suggestion!!! (and it would be difficult travelling around collecting the grubby banknotes from agencies and clients around Germany and Europe)

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Châu Nguyễn  Identity Verified
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Why not paypal Apr 10, 2015

David Wright wrote:

cash would be the preferred method, out of the eyes of the taxman, but unfortunately none of my clients would ever entertain that suggestion!!! (and it would be difficult travelling around collecting the grubby banknotes from agencies and clients around Germany and Europe)


This can be done using Paypal i admit that Paypal's exchange rate is cut-throat and there are several fees for receiving and sending money to my bank account. But it is out of sight of the taxman so it works out well enough for me. I use it as a oversea saving account (sadly without interest )


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Angie Garbarino  Identity Verified
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Not in Europe Apr 10, 2015

Châu Nguyễn wrote:

This can be done using Paypal .......... it is out of sight of the taxman so it works out well enough for me. I use it as a oversea saving account (sadly without interest )


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Teresa Borges
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Bank transfer Apr 10, 2015

I only accept payments via bank transfer, it's fast, easy, secure and free (within EU).

I worked for many years as a sworn translator and by then I also accepted cash.

P.S. This question has been asked several times before, last time on 19Jul2014 by the same person....


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Bank transfer Apr 10, 2015

And PayPal without fees.

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Edward Potter  Identity Verified
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Checks Apr 10, 2015

I have a U.S. based client that insists on paying with paper checks sent by snail mail. I have them send them directly to my bank in the U.S. since I live in Europe.

Americans still don´t use the bank transfer method much. Anyone know why?


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Karin.  Identity Verified
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Bank transfer Apr 10, 2015

Cash and PayPal without fees.

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Vera Wilson  Identity Verified
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Black truffles Apr 10, 2015

It really depends - I pay no banking charges for a French check in France, however checks from this American agency per snail mail attract bank and conversion fees, which definitely takes the cream off the payment.
Generally speaking, I guess it's Paypal.


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Nikki Scott-Despaigne  Identity Verified
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Bank transfer Apr 10, 2015

On a study break at the moment, but when I'm back, then bank transfer, almost exclusively. Once it's on the account, it's on the account. Traceable , findable, explainable.

Business structures don't use Paypal (at least not in my experience) so next to no chance of that option in France anyway.

Cheques have been known to bounce and they take time to be credited. Overeas cheques? No thanks. Generally take eons to be credited and are extremely expensive in handling and thus in fees. And if an overseas cheque bounces...

[Edited at 2015-04-10 17:03 GMT]


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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
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Banbk transfer Apr 10, 2015

Although as I live outside the Eurozone and so do most of my clients, I have to put up with some bank charges.

Not many, however. I invoice one client quarterly, as he tends to send numerous small jobs, but he pays instantly on receiving the invoice - and he also pays the bank charges.

With bank accounts in the UK and Denmark, most payments are free - and since the tax man can see them, I can pay my dues and stay out of trouble. Woe betide anyone the Danish authorities suspect of tax dodging or other irregularities!


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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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Why Americans don't like wire transfers Apr 10, 2015

Because the banks charge outrageous fees.

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Chris S  Identity Verified
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Based on all the job offers I get via ProZ... Apr 10, 2015

... surely there should've been the option "Peanuts"?

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David Earl  Identity Verified
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Checks in the US Apr 10, 2015

Edward Potter wrote:

I have a U.S. based client that insists on paying with paper checks sent by snail mail. I have them send them directly to my bank in the U.S. since I live in Europe.

Americans still don´t use the bank transfer method much. Anyone know why?


It's been a while since I've transferred to my US account by wire, but the fees include the usual exchange rate fees (charged by the handling bank) as well as a fee of USD 20 for receiving each transfer (charged by the receiving bank, US West). A set of 200 checks used to cost about USD 25 or less, depending on the printer used. (I haven't had new checks printed since arriving in Germany in '99, so "mileage may vary (a lot)".)

David.


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Nikki Scott-Despaigne  Identity Verified
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David Earl wrote:

A set of 200 checks used to cost about USD 25 or less, depending on the printer used. (I haven't had new checks printed since arriving in Germany in '99, so "mileage may vary (a lot)".)

David.


Just out of curiosity David, I don't understand what you mean when you say that 200 checks costs around USD25. In my experience, UK and France, cheques are free of charge. Are you saying that the last time you had a chequebook you paid USD25 for the privilege?


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