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Best way to send money to Ukraine
« on: February 19, 2017, 06:37:00 PM »
What is the best way to send money to a person in the Ukraine? I sent $70 with money gram and paid $9 to do so. The person to whom I want to send money setup a paypal account but I was unable to send it that way. Apparantly payapl wont' allow this to Ukraine at this time. Is there an American bank with a branch in Kiev, so that I could open an account there and make money available to this person that way? I tried Citibank, who claims to have a Ukrainian presence, but the customer service reps here in the US claim there are no Ukrainian branches. What about a prepaid VISA card and then provide the number to the person? I would like to avoid or minimize transaction fees.

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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2017, 08:47:11 PM »
What is the best way to send money to a person in the Ukraine? I sent $70 with money gram and paid $9 to do so.

Western Union if you use on line it is only ten dollars. You can send much larger amounts for the same fee. They have offices in many banks in Ukraine just about everywhere.

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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2017, 01:12:54 AM »
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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2017, 01:31:00 AM »
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Hands up who has NEVER sent money to their loved one / parents ?

Only Steveboy?

Presuming you have met her, already - either get her a pre-paid card from which you can transfer money and open a Raiffeisen Bank account next time you are there.




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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2017, 02:08:33 AM »
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I wish I had back all the money I've sent overseas. I could buy a swell apartment with it here in Tbilisi.

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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2017, 02:18:18 AM »
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I wish I had back all the money I've sent overseas. I could buy a swell apartment with it here in Tbilisi.

Most folks need to go through that "lets just throw money at the problem" phase before learning.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2017, 02:46:36 AM »
:'(

I wish I had back all the money I've sent overseas. I could buy a swell apartment with it here in Tbilisi.

Most folks need to go through that "lets just throw money at the problem" phase before learning.  :thumbsup:

A ten commandment at another forum, "Thou shalt not send money to a woman I've never met" should be firmed up with also being careful sending money to women you have met.

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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2017, 03:55:55 AM »
:'(

I wish I had back all the money I've sent overseas. I could buy a swell apartment with it here in Tbilisi.

Most folks need to go through that "lets just throw money at the problem" phase before learning.  :thumbsup:

A ten commandment at another forum, "Thou shalt not send money to a woman I've never met" should be firmed up with also being careful sending money to women you have met.
As a general rule I agree that sending money is a bad idea. However, this should be tempered to individual circumstances where a relationship exists. One may need to send money for various expenses and therefore it makes sense to explore avenues of sending money cheaply.
Why is there this tendency to mock at all and sundry? The OP has made his choices. He alone will have to live with those. He's asked a reasonable question. Just give him a reasonable answer without sniping.
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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2017, 04:01:02 AM »
Do NOT send money to a woman that you have never met.

I you want to spend some money buy a lottery ticket, hey you never know. But the odds of winning a fSU woman and the lottery are not so far apart.

For what it is worth the majority of women that I met in Ukraine never even hinted at funds and I suspect a majority would refuse an offer of funds from an unknown man.

But to answer the initial question MoneyGram is cheaper than Western Union. The cheapest way to transfer funds is with a debit card that she can use and that you can top up. Bear in mind that not all banks provide this service and some banks in The States do not allow you to use your credit/debit card in Ukraine.

Citibank does have a large branch in Kivy on Dilova Street and I seem to recall also seeing a branch in L'viv.
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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2017, 04:02:25 AM »
:'(

I wish I had back all the money I've sent overseas. I could buy a swell apartment with it here in Tbilisi.

Most folks need to go through that "lets just throw money at the problem" phase before learning.  :thumbsup:

A ten commandment at another forum, "Thou shalt not send money to a woman I've never met" should be firmed up with also being careful sending money to women you have met.
As a general rule I agree that sending money is a bad idea. However, this should be tempered to individual circumstances where a relationship exists. One may need to send money for various expenses and therefore it makes sense to explore avenues of sending money cheaply.
Why is there this tendency to mock at all and sundry? The OP has made his choices. He alone will have to live with those. He's asked a reasonable question. Just give him a reasonable answer without sniping.

I am not sniping. I wish him luck. My comment was directed to the guys that don't have valid reasons to send money.

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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2017, 04:02:56 AM »
We opened a bank account in Ukraine with a local bank and I transferred money as and when. It also helped with visa applications to show a positivebank balance. The greater the amount the cheaper it was. I didn't do it too often so the cost was immaterial.
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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2017, 04:04:52 AM »
:'(

I wish I had back all the money I've sent overseas. I could buy a swell apartment with it here in Tbilisi.

Most folks need to go through that "lets just throw money at the problem" phase before learning.  :thumbsup:

A ten commandment at another forum, "Thou shalt not send money to a woman I've never met" should be firmed up with also being careful sending money to women you have met.
As a general rule I agree that sending money is a bad idea. However, this should be tempered to individual circumstances where a relationship exists. One may need to send money for various expenses and therefore it makes sense to explore avenues of sending money cheaply.
Why is there this tendency to mock at all and sundry? The OP has made his choices. He alone will have to live with those. He's asked a reasonable question. Just give him a reasonable answer without sniping.

I am not sniping. I wish him luck. My comment was directed to the guys that don't have valid reasons to send money.
I wasn't referring specifically to any one person, Maxx.  tiphat
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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2017, 04:10:50 AM »
and some banks in The States do not allow you to use your credit/debit card in Ukraine.

This happened recently to a guy I know. He had to convince them at his credit card company to send the money to the Philippines. Got ripped off for $1200. The next time he found a company in China that guaranteed another woman a visa and a plane ticket. About $1200 again. Same outcome. This seems beyond stupid.

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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2017, 04:12:16 AM »
:'(

I wish I had back all the money I've sent overseas. I could buy a swell apartment with it here in Tbilisi.

Most folks need to go through that "lets just throw money at the problem" phase before learning.  :thumbsup:

A ten commandment at another forum, "Thou shalt not send money to a woman I've never met" should be firmed up with also being careful sending money to women you have met.
As a general rule I agree that sending money is a bad idea. However, this should be tempered to individual circumstances where a relationship exists. One may need to send money for various expenses and therefore it makes sense to explore avenues of sending money cheaply.
Why is there this tendency to mock at all and sundry? The OP has made his choices. He alone will have to live with those. He's asked a reasonable question. Just give him a reasonable answer without sniping.

I am not sniping. I wish him luck. My comment was directed to the guys that don't have valid reasons to send money.
I wasn't referring specifically to any one person, Maxx.  tiphat

Peace brother and fellow lover of women from the FSU  tiphat

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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2017, 06:32:33 AM »
:'(

I wish I had back all the money I've sent overseas. I could buy a swell apartment with it here in Tbilisi.

Most folks need to go through that "lets just throw money at the problem" phase before learning.  :thumbsup:

A ten commandment at another forum, "Thou shalt not send money to a woman I've never met" should be firmed up with also being careful sending money to women you have met.
As a general rule I agree that sending money is a bad idea. However, this should be tempered to individual circumstances where a relationship exists. One may need to send money for various expenses and therefore it makes sense to explore avenues of sending money cheaply.
Why is there this tendency to mock at all and sundry? The OP has made his choices. He alone will have to live with those. He's asked a reasonable question. Just give him a reasonable answer without sniping.

To be fair, once you've found your significant other there is going to be that time when you need to forward funds. I've done it.

The difference is that, this isn't a "throw money at the problem" occasion. Too many folks meet a woman, get c*nt struck and then feel the need to throw cash at them in between visits whilst not really having a relationship.