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Offline Strangeways

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Transferwise
« on: August 10, 2017, 11:30:38 AM »
I started using Transferwise to avoid the long wait at the bank to send Money overseas. So far, so good. Low fees, the "real" exchange rate and 24-48 hours processing.

Pinball Resource have this as a payment method, which saves a lot of time and fees. Just thought I'd pass it on.
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Re: Transferwise
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 11:33:51 AM »
Sounds like it will be very handy, especially for PBR.
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Re: Transferwise
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 11:34:22 AM »
^^^like

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Re: Transferwise
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 03:05:34 PM »
I used it recently too and found it simple and quick to setup and use. Certainly makes PBR a lot more accessible when you need those specific parts only available through them.

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Re: Transferwise
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2017, 08:23:56 PM »
That's great to know PBR use it. I was wondering what transferwise was like. Good to hear u have had positive experiences, I'll have to give it a go.

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Re: Transferwise
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2017, 08:55:32 PM »
Great news, sent cash via mail to PBR many times & stressed it would go missing, this is a way better option  ^^^

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Re: Transferwise
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2017, 04:35:06 PM »
Problem is that 90% of transfers are for amounts under $1000 as there are no import taxes or GST. I often split an overseas order into parts to keep under this amount.
Transferwise minimum amount is $1000 I believe?

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Re: Transferwise
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2017, 08:22:28 PM »
Problem is that 90% of transfers are for amounts under $1000 as there are no import taxes or GST. I often split an overseas order into parts to keep under this amount.
Transferwise minimum amount is $1000 I believe?

No minimum as far as I'm aware Gav. My order was around the $450 mark.

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Re: Transferwise
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2017, 08:55:48 PM »
Well that is good to hear. My bank stings me everytime I transfer money.
Will look into it - Cheers!

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Re: Transferwise
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2017, 01:57:25 PM »
Just heard about this, should make things a lot easier and cheaper when ordering from PBR :)

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Re: Transferwise
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2017, 04:23:54 PM »
Just heard about this, should make things a lot easier and cheaper when ordering from PBR :)

I have not been to the bank to pay PBR for my last 3 orders. Exchange rate is realistic, fees are low, and I don't have to wait 2 weeks for the cheque to get there. I literally spend 5 minutes at the keyboard.
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Re: Transferwise
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2017, 09:31:12 AM »
Just used Transferwise for the first time yesterday to buy a Chime Unit for Space Odyssey from Chimeunit.com


Thanks so much for the heads up on this Nino.  ^^^ ^^^
Fast, easy, and I saved $15 against having done it thru Netbank !
I need more room ! and more $$$

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Re: Transferwise
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2017, 04:25:28 PM »
Just used Transferwise for the first time yesterday to buy a Chime Unit for Space Odyssey from Chimeunit.com


Thanks so much for the heads up on this Nino.  ^^^ ^^^
Fast, easy, and I saved $15 against having done it thru Netbank !

Nothing but positive feedback on this system. Banks must HATE it !
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Re: Transferwise
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2017, 07:14:37 AM »
I've basically moved all bank transfers in Euro and US currencies to Transferwise, and the savings on fees and the real exchange rate is excellent. PM me if you want an "invite" from my account which will help set up your account.
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