|08-12-2008, 05:24 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Best way to send money from America to Europe?
I need to send some money to someone I know in Europe (France specifically). What's the best and safe way to do this? I've tried Western Union, however my friend wasn't able to pick it up. The computers at the western union agent in France couldn't find the tracking number nor my name. So I'm going to get my money back and try another method.
What's the best way to send money overseas safely? I'd rather not send it via an envelope.
|08-12-2008, 09:09 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Well the fastest and safest way to do it inside Europe is to use an international bank transfer, but I don't know if that's accessible from within America. Funny as it sounds, paypal seems like a good and plausible solution.
|08-12-2008, 10:52 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Western union is always reliable.
maybe try again 2moro , the computers may work better.
most European banks offer internet banking to all their clients.
if you have the bank number of your buddy in France, get the Swiftcode of his bank or alternatively the IBAN number of his bank, walk into any US bank and you can send the money directly.
It may take longer than Western Union, if you want it faster, you may have to pay a little more commission.
hope info is helpful.
|08-12-2008, 11:47 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Perhaps Second Life? Info on their virtual currency is here: Second Life | The Marketplace
Basically, all you'd have to do is get a free Second Life account, buy some virtual currency on the official LindeX currency exchange (probably using, alas, a credit card), get your friend to get a free Second Life account, then log into Second Life and send the money to your friend.
The easiest way for your friend to get the money out of Second Life would be by selling their "virtual" money on the official LindeX currency exchange and then having the money sent to them via PayPal. There are no fees on transactions within Second Life, only some fees when you exchange your "virtual" currency for real money.
It's a bit more complicated than just sending the money directly to your friend by PayPal, but if PayPal has any kind of fees on international transactions (I don't know if it does or not), that might be a good way to get around them - unless the fees charged by Second Life when you withdraw your money are actually higher than PayPal's fees.
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|08-13-2008, 12:19 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Oblong, Illinois
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