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Paul Jakma writes:
> On Wed, 25 Aug 2004, Justin Mason wrote:
>> > With Paypal in particular? (they are exceptionally paranoid about
> > fraud.)
>> Must have changed at some stage. I signed up with them years ago and
> have never had to send them anything, and i'm "verified", whatever
> that means.
if I recall correctly if you're *receiving* rather than *making* payments,
it's a lot harder.
> > generally from smaller US vendors who (apparently) have to pay more
> > to be able to process international CC transactions.
>> If you're into Ebay, look for german resellers. There's tonnes of
> them. Search, then refine search and set "available to" to ireland,
> and/or currency to euro - results will mostly be german dealers who
> resell on ebay. (the germans seem to be big into Ebay, lots of them
> selling cheap gear). They usually only take bank transfers though.
>> I avoid buying from USA for various reasons: Power adapters,
> jurisdictional problems if the transaction goes wrong and likelyhood
> of getting slapped with VAT by customs.
>> Stick to EU ;)
yeah, the customs one's a killer nowadays. BTW do US->EU purchases
have to pay US sales tax? I can't remember, but if they do, it's
double taxation -- not nice :(
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