[FoRK] US defence budget will equal ROW combined "within 12 months"

rst at ai.mit.edu rst at ai.mit.edu
Thu May 5 15:02:29 PDT 2005

[To the list this time.  Sorry about dupes].

Ian Andrew Bell (FoRK) writes:

 > It's pretty impractical to sell items on eBay if you're not in one of 
 > the countries serviced by PayPal.  I've bought things overseas and lost 
 > a lot of money doing it, so my lesson as a buyer (Caveat Emptor) is to 
 > use PayPal exclusively ... if they won't take my PayPal payment forget 
 > it.  So a merchant in Botswana sadly does not have access to me and a 
 > lot of other eBayers.

The second post I pointed to had a list of requirements for sellers,

  4. An account with Paypal, Bidpay, or some other financial intermediary.

Bidpay's FAQ here says they send Western Union money orders to anyone
who's able to receive them:


and Western Union in turn provides service to both India and Pakistan.
See, for example:


However, per the TOS, buyers who insist on using Paypal to pay
$10.00 or less for high quality, hand-tailored garments may indeed be
out of luck...


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