amishrock wrote:wait...now I'm confused you're telling me it won't work since i cant transfer money out of a Taiwanese bank account like I can with a US account, yet aceman is saying that is exactly what he is doin right now? someone mentioned in the post linked above by ben that the taiwan bank account to paypal account to us bank account is theorethically possible...
damn now I don't know what to think...has this definitively worked for anyone so far? aceman have any of these types of transactions worked for you to this point, thats the impression I got from your first post.
With non-US bank accounts paypal is uni-directional - you can withdraw the money to the foreign bank account only. Funding a paypal account by bank account is only possible in the USA.
If your goal is Taiwan salary earned cash --> Paypal Taiwan --> withdraw to US bank account/send money to others - you will find that you need to use a credit card or a Visa Debit to get the Taiwanese funds into the account.
I have a Taiwan Paypal account - advice for non-Taiwanese ID holders - make sure your account is in your English name and if you have a really old account (before the advent of the new ID numbers on ARCs) then
open a new account with the new ARC ID number or else Payrip will screw you too. Lost US$22 on their lousy exchange rates (US$->NT$->US$) when my transfer to bank was rejected (return fee is only supposed to be NT$70nt).