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Sending money to Russia

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Digital Doctor, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    What's the best way to send money to Russia ?
    I'd consider electronic and non-electronic means.

    Apparently it is not Paypal !
    Ideas ?
  2. Sadik B

    Sadik B Well-Known Member

    Wire Transfer?

    Why do you ask?
  3. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Google Checkout will process this without issue.

    Despite popular belief ... Paypal is not welcome in every country (as you have learned)
  4. principia

    principia Well-Known Member

  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Would average xenforo users mind using Google Checkout.
    I, for one, haven't used it before.
  6. infis

    infis Well-Known Member

    Russian's popular methods: webmoney, debet or credit cards, bank account, Western Union. All methods are international.
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  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Do you have any experience with Google Checkout ?

    Can I send money from a Canadian or American Bank account, directly to a Russian one ?
  8. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Google Checkout

    Lower fees
    automatically clears (it is either approved or not, no waiting)
    automatically deposits your money into your bank account (few days later)
    no minimum
    no maximum

    And YES, people use it here
  9. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member


    Have the Russian account add a Google Checkout Buy Now on website and the American / Canadian person click on it.

    Just like how you would use a PayPal Buy Now button
    Google has Buy Now buttons too
  10. Deebs

    Deebs Well-Known Member

    Or knowing what is going on in the UK, HSBC :p
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  11. infis

    infis Well-Known Member

    I don't know, who is using Google Checkout. And I also don't use this. Popular methods I wrote.
    Yes. But for this russian correspondent must have account in euros or in dollars. Although I can be wrong.
  12. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I've never used google checkout but will look at this when I next have the chance.
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  13. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Apparently Google Checkout is not that good for Russia Ukraine.

    Russian's popular methods:
    debit or credit cards,
    bank account,
    Western Union.

    I looked into Western Union and it wasn't cheap.

    Webmoney ... http://www.wmtransfer.com/ http://www.webmoney.ru/
    I'll look into it.
  14. guiltar

    guiltar Well-Known Member

    Actually Russia is ok, but Ukraine is trouble :)
    But yes there are ways, but not mass-oriented.
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  15. principia

    principia Well-Known Member

    maybe someone can manage your addons and send you the money, so only one person must send you the money.
  16. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    .... Ukraine is another country in on its self. So the original question as you pointed out, yes, no problem with Russia.

    Russia treats the Ukraine differently internationally and as a result, so do many others.
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  17. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I am looking into *ALL* options (but I might be alone in that regard !)
    I was just testing the wiki. The tags were great !
    The portal and the blog were excellent too.

    Really, all the wiki needs is some wiki-oriented permissions and an "INDEX" "Home" type page.
  18. principia

    principia Well-Known Member

    Sounds great, cant wait
  19. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    == Alternatives to Paypal ==

    PayPal is seen as the easiest, most convenient way to send and receive money online, but the company has run into trouble as it has grown larger – including unnecessary account freezes, a lack of communication with its users, and increasing fees.

    As a freelancer, most of my clients prefer to pay me via PayPal. It’s fast, convenient, and anybody with an e-mail address can sign up for free. However, the problem is that PayPal takes a large chunk of my pay cheque with its 2.9 per cent fees (plus a 30 cent transaction fee).

    This year, I have paid $271.24 in merchant fees alone. PayPal charges an additional 2.5 per cent fee if I receive funds in U.S. dollars and want to convert it to Canadian dollars, as well as 50 cents per transaction every time I want to transfer less than $150 into my bank account.

    Here are three PayPal alternatives for Canadians:


    While all accounts are free, the basic personal account allows you to send funds, as well as receive funds up to $400 US per month for free. The Personal pro account charges 2.5 per cent (plus a 30 cent transaction fee) to receive funds. The fees are high, but still a cheaper option than PayPal. You can add money to your account via bank transfer, wire transfer, certified cheque or money order, as well as a credit card.

    Related: 5 alternatives to eBay


    This is a payment processing company based in the United Kingdom. Receiving money is free, and there is a one per cent fee when sending money to someone. Personal accounts are charged a monthly service fee of $1.50, but the fee will be waived if the user has logged into the account or made a transaction every 18 months.

    Interac e-Transfer

    There is no fee for receiving money through Interac e-Transfer, however the sender may have to pay a small fee from their financial institution. For example, President’s Choice financial charges a flat fee of $1.50 for each e-Transfer.

    Not sure if they work with the Ukraine / Russia.
  20. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    How about making a comeback Guiltar ? :)

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