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Miss Jewels

Just a thought....I see many overseas sellers only accept Paypal, International Wire Transfers, Western Union/Moneybookers & Credit Card. I know that Western Union and Moneybookers is not too safe a methode and the banks actually advise against this. Is there any possibility that BoB can impose BoB Payment only to these international sellers? Also a possibly forced rule that all international sellers be verified? Feedback/Suggestions/Input from other BoBbers?.:rolleyes:

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lilythepink

If it can be done, BoB eft would be a great idea, Miss Jewels! I know we would all feel a lot happier about overseas sellers if this were done and BoB did not pay out until goods were received by a buyer - if that is possible! Would kill the scammers pronto!

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Not1CentMore

As an International Seller, under BoB's current approval process, I cannot become Verified. Feedback (rating) seems to be the 'next best thing'.

 

Insofar as accepting payment EFT or BobPay, without a SA ID number, Passport and other documentation, it is not only 'harder than snot', but nearly impossible to open a SA bank account. No SA bank account - No BoBPay. I am 'thinking' this may be the 'brick wall' other International Sellers are also 'hitting'.

 

Western Union is not only not safe, it is downright expensive for buyers. EFT to a bank outside SA can be even more so (highway robbery!). Moneybookers sets 'limits' on the amount one can receive. That leaves PayPal and credit/debit cards as the only options. PayPal Personal or Business Verified adds a measure of security as does being PCI DSS Verified - mandated by all US credit card companies to accept payment via credit/debit cards. (Not once, in nearly 7-years of selling on Bob, have my buyer's credit card information been compromised or misused.)

 

Until something 'better' comes along, I would hope most, if not all, International Sellers would do all they can to simplify payment and protect their buyers.

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qball

Unfortunately due to foreign exchange controls and Reserve Bank regulations we cannot pay out foreign sellers.

 

Kind regards

Cuan

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