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my amazon payment getting reduced by 70% by bank

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by supermanden, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. supermanden

    supermanden BANNED BANNED

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    Hey so I just received my first payment from amazon.
    I chose "check" as direct deposit is only available in the US and my only other option is "gift cards" which in fact ain't money but credits I can spend on amazon.

    I live in denmark and the check was on $200. I gave it to my bank and everything seemed fine, now some days later I was called by my bank who says that they charge $30 for processing it.
    But that is not the big problem, he said the american bank (amazons) which made the check will also charge a lot to send it to denmark, he didn't knew exactly how much as he said it depends on which bank it is. But he said I could expect it to cost $100-150 leaving me with $20-70 or more/less depending on what the bank charges.

    Any idea what I can do? I have put a lot of work and expenses into SEO and my websites and if the banks cut about 70% that is a huge loss and amazon will never work for me.
     
  2. T2tkid

    T2tkid Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If payoneer is available in your country, then that is the best option.
    I live outside the US, and the only best option for me is using Payoneer. You get charged about 2% for loading the cash and about 2% when withdrawing it from an ATM.
     
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  3. supermanden

    supermanden BANNED BANNED

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    Hmm you sure I can use payoneer? I need bank account details in the US for the direct deposit to work. Do you get a bank account with payoneer?
     
  4. brucewayne90

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    I'm using payoneer. They will give you the us bank account along with the prepaid debit card. Have to wait for a week or 2 for the card to be delivered though.
     
  5. andreaissabel

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    In Spain, one bank charges me 10€ and other 15€. But the real pain is the exchange rate. Euro sucks
     
  6. jak19

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    there should only really be one charge by your bank to accept the cheque plus exchange rate, never heard of the other charge you mention
     
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    I have no advice to give but would like to mention that some bank branches have morons sitting in them that have no clue in regards to what they're doing.
     
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    I think your bank isn't right. Why will they charge you this amount for a postal letter?
    Aweber sends me check every month without any fee, I doubt Amazon will take ridiculous fees for that.
     
  9. T2tkid

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    Yes, you can get a checking bank account with payoneer. And no need waiting for days for your check to clear. If you are still in doubt, you can contact payoneer via their online chat.