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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2017, 08:25:46 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.


BINGO, but at least first meet them.

I am not saying this for the initial poster/post but for the lurkers out there.
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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2017, 10:58:54 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 #17 on: February 20, 2017, 11:40:05 AM »
:'(

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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His profile needs updating. He's been.
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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2017, 08:33:49 PM »
I agree it would be foolish to send money to a woman you have never met. Then again, I did do that one time. But I was buying a house from her and it was handled by an Escrow/Title Company so it worked out. :)


Thanks for the advice. Even though I suspect the amount is going to be less than a couple thousand all together, I still like the idea of using a bank account to which she has access. I spoke with two different Customer Service Reps at CitiBank, both of whom stated there are no branches in Ukraine.

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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2017, 09:00:44 PM »
I agree it would be foolish to send money to a woman you have never met. Then again, I did do that one time. But I was buying a house from her and it was handled by an Escrow/Title Company so it worked out. :)


Thanks for the advice. Even though I suspect the amount is going to be less than a couple thousand all together, I still like the idea of using a bank account to which she has access. I spoke with two different Customer Service Reps at CitiBank, both of whom stated there are no branches in Ukraine.

Maybe they need to learn how to use google.. :laugh:

http://www.citigroup.com/citi/about/countrypresence/ukraine.html
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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2017, 01:00:01 AM »
I agree it would be foolish to send money to a woman you have never met. Then again, I did do that one time. But I was buying a house from her and it was handled by an Escrow/Title Company so it worked out. :)

Thanks for the advice. Even though I suspect the amount is going to be less than a couple thousand all together, I still like the idea of using a bank account to which she has access. I spoke with two different Customer Service Reps at CitiBank, both of whom stated there are no branches in Ukraine.

Ah a Customer Service Rep, is that someone so incompetent that thy can not even clean bathrooms.

Trust me they have a branch in Kiev ~ if you go to Citibank's web site and type in Citibank/Ukraine it leads you there own page. But there may be a problem in that they are strictly a commercial bank in Ukraine. But there Debit/Credit card should work there.

An employee of mine has an incomplete W2 (we moved salary processing firms) upon calling a Customer Representative at said firm it was explained that the W2 was generated by the (IRS) government and to call them.  >:( WTF!   I decided it was best if I hung up went for a short walk and than try again.
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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2017, 03:11:50 AM »
:'(

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.

I have to work hard and long hours for my money and I'm not in the habit of sending money to strangers who broke their flip flops or need an operation on they pussy..

I look at it like this..If the women you are communicating with has been managing on her own for some time , maybe 2/3/4/5 years? What on earth is a poxy $100 going to help her with? A weeks shopping? Its more of an insult.
You want to send money send like $50,000 otherwise don't waste your time.. :laugh:





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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2017, 04:30:57 AM »

I have to work hard and long hours for my money and I'm not in the habit of sending money to strangers who broke their flip flops or need an operation on they pussy..

I look at it like this..If the women you are communicating with has been managing on her own for some time , maybe 2/3/4/5 years? What on earth is a poxy $100 going to help her with? A weeks shopping? Its more of an insult.
You want to send money send like $50,000 otherwise don't waste your time.. :laugh:

I will bet nearly all of us have sent money to our loved ones or parents, when in a relationship

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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2017, 05:33:02 PM »
I agree it would be foolish to send money to a woman you have never met. Then again, I did do that one time. But I was buying a house from her and it was handled by an Escrow/Title Company so it worked out. :)

Thanks for the advice. Even though I suspect the amount is going to be less than a couple thousand all together, I still like the idea of using a bank account to which she has access. I spoke with two different Customer Service Reps at CitiBank, both of whom stated there are no branches in Ukraine.

Ah a Customer Service Rep, is that someone so incompetent that thy can not even clean bathrooms.

Trust me they have a branch in Kiev ~ if you go to Citibank's web site and type in Citibank/Ukraine it leads you there own page. But there may be a problem in that they are strictly a commercial bank in Ukraine. But there Debit/Credit card should work there.

An employee of mine has an incomplete W2 (we moved salary processing firms) upon calling a Customer Representative at said firm it was explained that the W2 was generated by the (IRS) government and to call them.  >:( WTF!   I decided it was best if I hung up went for a short walk and than try again.

Considering what they are paid, CSR tends to be not be well versed with the company rules and regulations. They only know what they are taught (which often is not sufficient for overall knowledge).

The Citibank site seems to mention the Dilova Street branch in Kyiv is a commercial bank.  So it might be limited for non-commercial customers.

W2 forms are filed by employers to the IRS to report annual wages to SSA.  The CSR may be correct if he/she was referring that the preprinted forms can be obtained from the IRS. So the government agency does generate the forms for use by the employers.  Maybe the CSR was thinking that you were looking for a blank form to fill out to replace the incomplete form?  Some of them assume that everything that is processed by the firm will "never" be incomplete.    :'(   :duh:

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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2017, 05:35:54 PM »
:'(

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.

I have to work hard and long hours for my money and I'm not in the habit of sending money to strangers who broke their flip flops or need an operation on they pussy..

I look at it like this..If the women you are communicating with has been managing on her own for some time , maybe 2/3/4/5 years? What on earth is a poxy $100 going to help her with? A weeks shopping? Its more of an insult.
You want to send money send like $50,000 otherwise don't waste your time.. :laugh:

Depending on black market exchange rates, $100 can go a long way in some places.  If you take the local buses a lot, that is a lot of bus fare "chump change".   :nod:

What type of operation? Like inserting or removing a IUD?   :evilgrin0002:

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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2017, 12:53:22 AM »
I agree it would be foolish to send money to a woman you have never met. Then again, I did do that one time. But I was buying a house from her and it was handled by an Escrow/Title Company so it worked out. :)

Thanks for the advice. Even though I suspect the amount is going to be less than a couple thousand all together, I still like the idea of using a bank account to which she has access. I spoke with two different Customer Service Reps at CitiBank, both of whom stated there are no branches in Ukraine.

Ah a Customer Service Rep, is that someone so incompetent that thy can not even clean bathrooms.

Trust me they have a branch in Kiev ~ if you go to Citibank's web site and type in Citibank/Ukraine it leads you there own page. But there may be a problem in that they are strictly a commercial bank in Ukraine. But there Debit/Credit card should work there.

An employee of mine has an incomplete W2 (we moved salary processing firms) upon calling a Customer Representative at said firm it was explained that the W2 was generated by the (IRS) government and to call them.  >:( WTF!   I decided it was best if I hung up went for a short walk and than try again.

Since Citibank is a Russian bank, they could have closed shop in Ukraine and simply not updated their website yet...
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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2017, 01:36:36 AM »
I agree it would be foolish to send money to a woman you have never met. Then again, I did do that one time. But I was buying a house from her and it was handled by an Escrow/Title Company so it worked out. :)

Thanks for the advice. Even though I suspect the amount is going to be less than a couple thousand all together, I still like the idea of using a bank account to which she has access. I spoke with two different Customer Service Reps at CitiBank, both of whom stated there are no branches in Ukraine.

Ah a Customer Service Rep, is that someone so incompetent that thy can not even clean bathrooms.

Trust me they have a branch in Kiev ~ if you go to Citibank's web site and type in Citibank/Ukraine it leads you there own page. But there may be a problem in that they are strictly a commercial bank in Ukraine. But there Debit/Credit card should work there.

An employee of mine has an incomplete W2 (we moved salary processing firms) upon calling a Customer Representative at said firm it was explained that the W2 was generated by the (IRS) government and to call them.  >:( WTF!   I decided it was best if I hung up went for a short walk and than try again.

Since Citibank is a Russian bank, they could have closed shop in Ukraine and simply not updated their website yet...

What??

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citibank

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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2017, 01:40:58 AM »
What??

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citibank

Always was a US bank...
I got Alfa-bank and Citi mixed up... dunno why they don't even look the same in name.
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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2017, 01:57:40 AM »
What??

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citibank

Always was a US bank...
I got Alfa-bank and Citi mixed up... dunno why they don't even look the same in name.

Dyslexia, is it spreading?  :chuckle:
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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2017, 05:02:24 PM »
What??

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citibank

Always was a US bank...
I got Alfa-bank and Citi mixed up... dunno why they don't even look the same in name.

Maybe you were thinking about current events?

http://fortune.com/2016/11/02/donald-trump-alfa-bank/
 :-X

http://alfabank.com/ukraine/