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Re: [z_scale] International transactions & US Banks (was rent-a-lok)

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  • Bob Byrne
    ... I m waiting for the day ALL transfers can be done over the Net. Locally it s great, now the Net is so popular. I do most of my buying via Internet Banking
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 1, 2001
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      > It makes it difficult not using CC but that's my choice.
      > Fortunately UK and German sellers accept Australian personal
      > cheques without a problem but I have yet to find a US seller that will.
      > Some won't even accept an International Money Order in US funds.
      > I was going to do a wire transfer once but my bank wanted to charge
      > $35 for a $70 transfer :-(
      >
      > Regards, Bob

      > Bob,
      >
      > The thing you must understand is that US banks just love to GOUGE (and
      > that is putting it mildly) customers for any type of international
      > transaction.
      >
      > Where, international transactions are the norm in Europe, they are the
      > exception in the US and banks take advantage of that situation.
      >
      > Bill

      I'm waiting for the day ALL transfers can be done over the Net.
      Locally it's great, now the Net is so popular. I do most of my buying
      via Internet Banking using direct deposit or BPay and it's free :-)

      --
      Regards, Bob
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