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 Post subject: Experiences with Paypal
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:16 pm 
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Not sure if this is the right area, but has anybody here used Paypal for international transactions?

Specifically, between North America and Australia?

It seems frustratingly slow setting up and actually having things clear. I'm getting a little frustrated with it and the other person must surely be even more frustrated by now.

Anyone had any negative experiences?


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 Post subject: Re: Experiences with Paypal
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:27 pm 
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I've been using PayPal for years, nationally and internationally.....almost on a daily basis.
It's brilliant. No complaints. 100% positive,


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:38 pm 
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Thanks Barbra. It must be the bank at this end, taking their time to clear the transaction. They told me this morning that a trivial sum was deposited using Paypal, this was part of the setting up process so it must definately be active.


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I have only had good experiences with Paypal. There are some notable horror stories, but they seem to have tried to be more active to correct those problems in recent years.


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I have been paid internationally, as well as used it internationally. I have had no problems.

The credits show up in my account imediatly.

I suspect that if there is a delay, it is probably at your bank's side.


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Once you get you bank cleared and setup it's very quick. The setup process can sometimes take up to a week in the US but after that it's nice and smooth!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:49 am 
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Some new paypal accounts have a 21 day hold on depositing money to the bank. Once you have been open for 30 days or so, if goes in quickly. Might be what you are running into.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:04 pm 
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Thanks everyone, we seem to have it sorted now.


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Yeah, the initial setup took time for me as well, but it's pretty much instantaneous now, and I use it regularly for transactions all over the world (including Australia)


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