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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #50 on: July 28, 2013, 05:42:38 AM »
How does payoneer work? I've heard of them, but didn't know amazon would deal with them? I'm still waiting for my first cheque, and planning the party (getting more and more elaborate) for when it arrives!

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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #51 on: July 28, 2013, 02:04:04 PM »

No, I don't want a .AU store. I want Amazon to treat all their stores as one,

I wouldn't like that at all. I hope they can come up with a better payment system without making us all the same animals in the big Amazon jungle.

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« Reply #52 on: July 28, 2013, 02:57:58 PM »
*Waves to neighbours across the ditch*

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« Reply #53 on: July 28, 2013, 02:59:28 PM »
Another Aussie to the thread...

However, I am living in US [South Lake Tahoe], and enjoying tremendous weather - about 25C, blue sky, possible thunderstorm this evening to cool things off. I'm sitting on my deck, listening to the burble of a man-made creek [landscaped garden] - it compensates for not having a lake view.

Mind you, in winter this deck could end up with 2 - 3 meters of snow [I was going to say 8 - 10 ft, then remembered....].

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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #54 on: July 28, 2013, 03:35:33 PM »
Good morning, all!

Beautiful, beautiful winter day here in Sydney.

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« Reply #55 on: July 28, 2013, 03:38:45 PM »
Morning!
 Guess I better go do some work. Unfortunately not writing work but paying the bills work

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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #56 on: July 28, 2013, 03:42:09 PM »
Another aussie here, in Sydney. Terrible winter weather as Patty said, 22 degrees and sunny today!

Published my first novel 4 days ago and it's doing well.

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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #57 on: July 28, 2013, 04:01:17 PM »
For Rinelle (and anyone else interested in Payoneer): http://www.kboards.com/index.php?topic=113549.0

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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #58 on: July 28, 2013, 04:14:48 PM »
Morning All. Lazy Monday, my scheduled jobs have been cancelled, so it's just a case of finding something else to do.

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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #59 on: July 28, 2013, 05:40:24 PM »
Scarlett, what are the charges like with payoneer?  I remember looking at it a while back and thought it was a bit high in charges.

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« Reply #60 on: July 28, 2013, 06:13:30 PM »
Denmark doesn't. DE stands for Germany.


My apologies for the misinformation. I didnt base my erroneous assumption on the web country code for Germany.  I saw (or thought I saw) KBoarders discussing the number of sales they had or had not made in Denmark. Thats why I thought Denmark was one of the privileged ones. Silly me!

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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #61 on: July 28, 2013, 06:15:35 PM »
Scarlett, what are the charges like with payoneer?  I remember looking at it a while back and thought it was a bit high in charges.

Yes, I compared them with my bank charges (Bendigo Bank) and found Payoneer more expensive.

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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #62 on: July 28, 2013, 06:21:33 PM »
Another aussie here, in Sydney. Terrible winter weather as Patty said, 22 degrees and sunny today!



That's similar to the weather I've got here today in Summery Vancouver!! 24 and sunny! They tend to freak out a bit here at anything over 28 (which I saw described as "extreme heat" in the paper the other day...)


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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #63 on: July 28, 2013, 06:47:32 PM »
Hi All! (waves) Thought I'd say hello before I knuckle down and start typing. I promised myself not to get distracted by anything for the next five hours and make up for the last two weeks of hardly writing anything. Wish me luck! It would be hard when it's so nice outside and I have the notifications on for this thread...


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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #64 on: July 28, 2013, 09:28:16 PM »
That's similar to the weather I've got here today in Summery Vancouver!! 24 and sunny! They tend to freak out a bit here at anything over 28 (which I saw described as "extreme heat" in the paper the other day...)

Hi Bec,

I was having a chuckle the other day because the cricket commentator in the UK described 28C as a 'heatwave'. At the same time we were having a lovely 23C winter day here in Melbourne.

JB :-) (Looking forward to a catch up in person when you are in town.)

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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #65 on: July 28, 2013, 09:37:39 PM »
Yes, I compared them with my bank charges (Bendigo Bank) and found Payoneer more expensive.

JB, what are the Bendigo bank charges? The cheapest I found by ringing about so far has been St George, at $5.50 per cheque (if there's more than one cheque)

Can't believe how warm it is today - I sent my youngest to school in track pants.... I had no idea the temp would rise above 20 C.

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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #66 on: July 28, 2013, 10:40:33 PM »
I'm with CUA and they said there were no fees but, when I took the cheque in, it suddenly because $15 in fees!  ::)

I want to change banks atm anyway and, if they have low cheque cashing fees that will be deciding factor.

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« Reply #67 on: July 28, 2013, 11:05:02 PM »
G'day. What you drongos up to?

*laconic Aussie silence*

From Melbourne.

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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #68 on: July 28, 2013, 11:16:37 PM »
Yaaay, woke up this morning, no changes on my KDP panel... but as a big bonus, I've got the flu... woohooo.. *bleaaaarh*, sore joins, raw nasal, drinking water hurts, ringing in the ears like I'm stuck in the outback on a Summer evening with the cicadas, oh I hate this :(

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« Reply #69 on: July 28, 2013, 11:36:09 PM »
I'm as shy as a wombat, but hello from Brisbane  :)

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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #70 on: July 28, 2013, 11:38:38 PM »
Never known wombats to be shy  :D

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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #71 on: July 29, 2013, 12:05:42 AM »
Blech. Here we go. 5pm site crash.

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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #72 on: July 29, 2013, 12:18:17 AM »
JB, what are the Bendigo bank charges? The cheapest I found by ringing about so far has been St George, at $5.50 per cheque (if there's more than one cheque)


Hi Anya,

BB charge $10.00 (regardless of the amount of the cheque) per foreign cheque deposit. It sounds like St George offers a better deal. Is it $5.50 regardless of the amount of the cheque?

Payoneer charges when I enquired in October 2012 were as follows:
The cost of receiving a payment via the US Payment Service is 1% of the payment amount. 
If you choose to withdraw cash from an ATM, there is a charge of $3.15 per cash withdrawal.

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« Reply #73 on: July 29, 2013, 12:20:05 AM »
Blech. Here we go. 5pm site crash.

6pm coming up next. 

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« Reply #74 on: July 29, 2013, 12:36:49 AM »
JB, Anya, I'm with St. George.  It's $10.50 for one cheque but if you deposit more than one cheque of the same denomination at the same time, each cheque of the same denomination goes down to $5.50.  But if you have, say, one US and one UK cheque, each would still cost $10.50.  Also they are not cleared until after 20 working days.


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