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Sending money to US?

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  • 18-10-2004 8:19am
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 5,366 ✭✭✭


    What's the cheapest way to send money to America? A friend has bought me something over there and I want to send her the price of it, €300.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 166,026 ✭✭✭✭LegacyUser


    western union is the handiest, be about 25 quid to send 300


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,215 ✭✭✭FranknFurter


    I know lots of people say they have had problems with western union. (Google it)

    *But* I must say, I have used them a few times to send money to Florida and have had absolutely no problems at all.

    :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 24 halfhead


    I use iKobo.com ,very easy to use
    and first time users can send up to $500 free,


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 510 ✭✭✭Mayshine


    paypal??


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 214 ✭✭Fibonacci


    Paypal is good, but the only way I can figure out how to load money into the account is via a credit card, and they'll charge the recipient 2.9% when they receive it.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 89 ✭✭ishnid


    Fibonacci wrote:
    Paypal is good, but the only way I can figure out how to load money into the account is via a credit card, and they'll charge the recipient 2.9% when they receive it.

    Yes, CC is currently the only way to do it from Ireland.

    If the recipient has a personal account, there's no charge for receiving money. IIRC, 300 euro should be within the Personal account's receiving limits. It'll be a few days before they get it from PayPal into their bank account though.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,483 ✭✭✭✭daveirl


    This post has been deleted.


  • Moderators, Music Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 9,389 Mod ✭✭✭✭Lenny


    Yea, at the top of each statement now you see a long numbers and lettings
    its an international bank account number for anyone to send money to your/their account in the world from any bank


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 89 ✭✭ishnid


    daveirl wrote:
    This post has been deleted.

    I meant that a credit card is the only way to get money into the PayPal system if you have an Irish account (or at least that was the situation a month ago).


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,713 ✭✭✭✭jor el


    ishnid wrote:
    If the recipient has a personal account, there's no charge for receiving money.
    But personal account holders cannot receive CC funded payments so that shoots that idea down. You need premier or business account to receive money from credit cards, but they do charge 2.9% for that luxury. Bit of a con really. Western Union is probably the way to go.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,733 ✭✭✭Blub2k4


    My Name is Gonnagetcha Monioffya my father is a king in Zamunda but he has been jailed after the popular uprising, if you send me this €300 I will be very happy to send your friend €3 million, the €300 would be used to pay a processing fee, I have very reliable diplomatic contacts who will help transfer the money.

    May god be with you.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 89 ✭✭ishnid


    jor el wrote:
    But personal account holders cannot receive CC funded payments so that shoots that idea down.
    You're right, of course. Sorry. I'd forgotten that.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,366 ✭✭✭luckat


    Dave and Lenny, thanks, that sounds good; I'll get my friend's a/c number and talk to my bank.

    Blub, you interest me strangely. Contact me c/o US Forces Afghanistan.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,136 ✭✭✭Superman


    Save the commision, put it in a fluffy toy and send it by dhl, blah blah blah it's illegal but it beats paying commision and it works.


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