Ordering internationally: bank money transfers

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Ordering internationally: bank money transfers

Postby Drax » Jul 26th, '12, 16:13

I have been wanted to order a couple of items from a Japanese website -- they say that they do ship internationally, but their only payment method listed is via bank (or postal service).

I have not done an international bank transfer before, but I did go to my bank to get the form, and I think I have all of the information I need. Still, I am going to write to the Japanese vendor to ask if I have the correct info.

I was wondering, however, if anybody else has done business this "old fashioned way" -- is there anything to watch out for, etc?

Thanks!

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Re: Ordering internationally: bank money transfers

Postby JBaymore » Jul 26th, '12, 17:26

Drax,

Watch the fee for that kind of transfer. If you are not spending a LOT of money all at once, the fees they change for these can amount to a big "hit".

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Re: Ordering internationally: bank money transfers

Postby Drax » Jul 26th, '12, 20:11

John, thanks for the word of caution. I sort of saw some of those fees when dealing with a third-party intermediate for an auction-house. I'll be curious to see how that plays out, now that I'm going "direct"...!

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Re: Ordering internationally: bank money transfers

Postby iovetea » Aug 1st, '12, 15:35

Drax wrote:I have been wanted to order a couple of items from a Japanese website -- they say that they do ship internationally, but their only payment method listed is via bank (or postal service).

I have not done an international bank transfer before, but I did go to my bank to get the form, and I think I have all of the information I need. Still, I am going to write to the Japanese vendor to ask if I have the correct info.

I was wondering, however, if anybody else has done business this "old fashioned way" -- is there anything to watch out for, etc?

Thanks!


I would stick to paypal, if they cheat you what can you do??

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Re: Ordering internationally: bank money transfers

Postby iovetea » Aug 1st, '12, 16:05

so cute the dog really reminds me of a japanese i admire. really nicely drawn, even the green neckband

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