Accepting payment from abroad?

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Found 25th Dec 2009
I'm selling a mobile phone to a guy in Japan. We've agreed on a price and he's attempted to pay me via paypal using his credit card but it's going to charge him £16 for the privilege. Is there a way around this so that he can transfer the amount without getting charged? I know you dont get charged if its via paypal gift but I think the charges are because he's trying to transfer from a credit card. Would a normal Bank Transfer work ok?

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i use my paypal to pay sellers in the us, never hadthis problem.

qinyanggl;7326470

i use my paypal to pay sellers in the us, never hadthis problem.



Paypal do not charge the buyer for paying with creditcard,correct me if i am wrong. Alarm bells

tara1082;7326482

Paypal do not charge the buyer for paying with creditcard,correct me if i … Paypal do not charge the buyer for paying with creditcard,correct me if i am wrong. Alarm bells



yes it does-you can choose to pay the fees for foreign transaction-have a look?

I'd also get him to check or you check if it will actually work.

Japan uses a different phone system, NOT GSM, therefore there is a high chance the phone may not work, so be prepared for a chargeback from Paypal.
Check before you accept payment and send it.

tara1082;7326482

Alarm bells



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Original Poster

I know he's aware of the possible restrictions with the phone so that shouldn't be an issue. Just a bit stumped with how he's going to pay without being charged, he knows im not sending anything until payments cleared.

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saint_david;7326883

I know he's aware of the possible restrictions with the phone so that … I know he's aware of the possible restrictions with the phone so that shouldn't be an issue. Just a bit stumped with how he's going to pay without being charged, he knows im not sending anything until payments cleared.


you'd best check that japan does signed for delivery as a lot of countries dont. hence you'll get scammed as paypal will favour the buyer without proof of delivery

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csiman;7327208

you'd best check that japan does signed for delivery as a lot of … you'd best check that japan does signed for delivery as a lot of countries dont. hence you'll get scammed as paypal will favour the buyer without proof of delivery



There's an option on the RM website for japan when looking for international signed for so I think its ok.

Is it possible for him to do a direct transfer to my bank account from his credit card?

Btw, thanks for the replies everyone and merry christmas

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He's just got back to me and said he's happy to pay the charges, so fingers crossed.

saint_david;7327465

He's just got back to me and said he's happy to pay the charges, so … He's just got back to me and said he's happy to pay the charges, so fingers crossed.



in that case give him your iban and swift and let him do a bt? i wouldnt take paypal unless 100% sure it wasnt a scam.

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or western union if he wants it quicker, with all the bank hols etc its unlikely you will get a bank transfer till at least the 4th jan, whereas wu is instant

I never sell anything outside the uk and eire, cuts down on all that fraud stuff and hassle.

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saint_david;7327279

There's an option on the RM website for japan when looking for … There's an option on the RM website for japan when looking for international signed for so I think its ok. Is it possible for him to do a direct transfer to my bank account from his credit card?Btw, thanks for the replies everyone and merry christmas


that doesnt mean that delivery is signed for though. They only track the parcel until it leaves the UK

Are all International Signed For™ items electronically tracked when they are delivered?We track all International Signed For™ items until they leave the UK and then the item is handed over to the destination country's postal service as a priority item. However, we can’t track your International Signed For™ item all the way to delivery in every instance or always be able to provide a confirmation of delivery.

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you can get tracking in certain countries and china/japan is covered:)

track-trace.com/post

Original Poster

I've been paid via paypal gift and I'm in the process of transferring the money into my bank account. So far, so good. It's just down to me to get it delivered properly now
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