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    • hubb
    • By hubb 22nd Sep 17, 7:24 AM
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    Which is the cheapest option for overseas buying ?
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    • 22nd Sep 17, 7:24 AM
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    Which is the cheapest option for overseas buying ? 22nd Sep 17 at 7:24 AM
    The company I want to buy does not take Mastercard credit card , only visa which I do not have.

    They have given me 3 options.

    1. International Bank wire transfer.
    2. International Bank cashier's check.
    3. Bit Coin Payment.

    Which is the cheapest one please as I have no experience with any of these ?
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    • IAmWales
    • By IAmWales 22nd Sep 17, 3:22 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 17, 3:22 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 17, 3:22 PM
    You might as well chuck your money down the drain with any of those methods, none of which offer any consumer protection.
    • hubb
    • By hubb 22nd Sep 17, 4:31 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 17, 4:31 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 17, 4:31 PM
    Not even bitcoin ? There is a bit of a buzz about it.
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 22nd Sep 17, 7:15 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 17, 7:15 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 17, 7:15 PM
    No protection.

    What is buzz? It isn't protection. If you don't mind that, then just send a few pound notes in the mail.
    • Tealblue
    • By Tealblue 23rd Sep 17, 1:18 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 17, 1:18 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 17, 1:18 AM
    You've been a member of this site since 2010 and are still prepared to consider paying by those hopelessly unprotected methods...? Please don't!
    • hubb
    • By hubb 23rd Sep 17, 10:15 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 17, 10:15 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 17, 10:15 AM
    Yes and if I had invested a very small amount in Bitcoin in 2010 I would be a millionare now.

    The company is overseas and only takes these payment methods so these are the only options. It's only for around £23 so not a huge risk.
    • firefox1956
    • By firefox1956 23rd Sep 17, 3:09 PM
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    • #7
    • 23rd Sep 17, 3:09 PM
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    • 23rd Sep 17, 3:09 PM
    https://transferwise.com/
    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 23rd Sep 17, 8:38 PM
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    • #8
    • 23rd Sep 17, 8:38 PM
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    • 23rd Sep 17, 8:38 PM
    Do they accept Visa debit or PayPal?
    • Tealblue
    • By Tealblue 24th Sep 17, 8:46 PM
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    • 24th Sep 17, 8:46 PM
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    • 24th Sep 17, 8:46 PM
    Yes and if I had invested a very small amount in Bitcoin in 2010 I would be a millionare now.

    The company is overseas and only takes these payment methods so these are the only options. It's only for around £23 so not a huge risk.
    Originally posted by hubb
    Pity you missed the boat then!

    If you aren't bothered about losing £23 go right ahead.
    • Kohl
    • By Kohl 1st Oct 17, 4:28 PM
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    Can you buy a prepaid visa card and use this instead?
    Most of the main supermarkets sell these now, in the gift cards section.
    • JPR7
    • By JPR7 10th Oct 17, 2:13 PM
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    Banks can sometimes be thebest option
    I recently needed to purchase in Spain in euros and after registering with several money transfer companies I found that my own bank gave me the best and easiest deal
    • hubb
    • By hubb 10th Oct 17, 2:37 PM
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    Thanks but I purchased bitcoin with no problems and all went smooth.
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