Payments via Paypal and general obligation to pay
Thread poster: Levan Namoradze

Levan Namoradze  Identity Verified
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Jan 16, 2014

icon_smile.gif The facts:
1. When accepting a (medium size) project, I was told that an agency pays only through Paypal;
2. I stated that I am prepared for assuming the risk, since, I have the Paypal account;
3. I completed the project and there was no negative feedback;
4. After two reminders, the above agency informed me that they could not pay, since Paypal do not allow payments to my country - Georgia.

icon_smile.gif The question:
Shall an agency pay notwithstanding all the above?

Thank you!

Kind regards,


LilianNekipelov  Identity Verified
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Yes, they absolutley have to pay Jan 16, 2014

and they have to find a way to pay you.


Levan Namoradze  Identity Verified
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Well Jan 16, 2014

LilianBNekipelo wrote:

and they have to find a way to pay you.

Thank you! Shall they do so despite I said "I assume the risk"? I know that any assigned job shall be paid for according to laws of almost all countries, but...


Rossana Triaca  Identity Verified
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The agency must pay... Jan 16, 2014

but they are within their rights to insist on using the payment method you both agreed on beforehand.

I'd say the onus is on you to provide them with a viable address. Don't you have any friend/colleague that could accept the payment and send you the money through Western Union or any similar method accepted in your country? It would mean taking a sizable cut due to transfer costs (Paypal gets his fee, Western Union too, etc.), but at least you would collect something!


Kai Döring  Identity Verified
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Try TranslatorPay Jan 17, 2014

Hi Levan,

I was just checking and they are offering payments to Georgia. Where is your customer based?

I am using them for clients to transfer to my German account. No problem and a very good exchange rate.

You just need to convince your client to set it up.

[Bearbeitet am 2014-01-17 02:44 GMT]


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