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Payment Options between Private Parties for Small Goods? Help!

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Payment Options between Private Parties for Small Goods? Help!

Postby Taiwan_Student » 21 Sep 2011, 13:37

I want to have a few things sent to me from Taipei. I'm not sure the person who will be able to send me the stuff is familiar with the payment options in Taiwan. Neither am I.

What's the best way for small personal transactions (300NT - 2,000NT) ? COD? Money order? Bank Transfer. If anyone has the experience, please let know the steps both parties should take and the relevant charges. Thanks.
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Re: Payment options between private parties for small goods? Help

Postby PigBloodCake » 21 Sep 2011, 14:02

Money transfer via ATM is your best bet. It only cost $10-17 for interbank transfer and free if both of you have accounts at the same bank.
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Re: Payment options between private parties for small goods? Help

Postby llary » 23 Sep 2011, 13:16

7-11 have a COD service where you can send stuff between 7-11s and pay on arrival. I used it a few times when buying stuff but I'm not sure how it actually works for sending. When I used it for auction purchases it was around $70-$100 including delivery. Chinese for COD is 貨到付款 huo4 dao4 fu4 kuan3.
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Re: Payment Options between Private Parties for Small Goods? Help!

Postby kevinsang01212 » 31 Mar 2012, 09:04

You could use Paypal if you are not in Taiwan.

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Re: Payment Options between Private Parties for Small Goods? Help!

Postby TainanCowboy » 31 Mar 2012, 09:21

The Post Office works very well for this.
Either a money transfer via a Post Office account or just wrap the money in several sheets of paper, put it in an envelope and send it via 'Registered Mail'...which is really cheap.

I use the Post Office account money transfer thing quite often for things like this.
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