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Jun 13, 2008, 9:34pm   #1
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Hey guys...I was wondering if anybody knows about this? I'm waiting on a bank wire transfer from France that was sent on Tuesday...hasn't it been a little long? Should I be worried? Thanks guys!
Jun 14, 2008, 12:00am   #2
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I did a bank transfer on Tuesday to US and he told me that he received it this morning. He told me international transfers can take 3-7 days. I know normally its 3 days.
Jun 14, 2008, 6:51am   #3
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3-5 working days. Mine took 3.
Jun 14, 2008, 6:57am   #4
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Thanks for posting this. I'd love to know too.

Anyone here send/receive a wire transfer from Germany to the US? I've been waiting on one that was supposed to have been sent last Friday. It's been a week/5 working days already...
Jun 14, 2008, 8:30am   #5
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Give it at least 3-5 working days. Some will take longer due to the time zone difference, holidays in USA vs other countries, and even the banking hours in other countries. If you can, go online and see if it showing up as a pending transfer, then you know its there working its way to be credited to your account.
Jun 14, 2008, 9:29am   #6
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We do wire transfers in and out of the country and they take 1 business day. Be sure to get the reference number and if your wire isn't showing up you'll have to call the wire department with the reference number and the exact amount.
Jun 14, 2008, 11:17am   #7
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Originally Posted by mmmpurses!
Give it at least 3-5 working days. Some will take longer due to the time zone difference, holidays in USA vs other countries, and even the banking hours in other countries. If you can, go online and see if it showing up as a pending transfer, then you know its there working its way to be credited to your account.
I've been checking online and there's nothing there.
Jun 15, 2008, 12:03pm   #8
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my mom sends money to me from Vietnam to US and it shows instant in my online account (or maybe within 1hr)- but clearing time is depends on your bank (mine is 1day)
Jun 15, 2008, 12:05pm   #9
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my aunt sends me money from the US every now and then...it takes me 2-3 days max...have u tried asking ur bank with regards to the hold up?
Jun 15, 2008, 2:22pm   #10
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Originally Posted by b3stbuy
my aunt sends me money from the US every now and then...it takes me 2-3 days max...have u tried asking ur bank with regards to the hold up?
I asked yesterday at my bank...they said it should only take 2-3 days, but that there's no way to check if it's pending or anything...I'm getting a bit worried now....
Jun 15, 2008, 7:15pm   #11
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^^ It seems European banks use a different system for wiring funds and since American banks don't use the same system there is a bit of a delay. However, if it's been this long then I suppose you are right to be worried.
I just sold a Chanel purse to a newbie ebayer from Europe who emailed me daily up until Friday. First attempt at a wire to the US had the wrong details(or so she said),so she tried again more than a week ago. No payment in sight, and now I haven't heard anything since I asked her to confirm with her bank. I guess it was all a hoax. Wasted 2 weeks of my time and now I have to wait 5 more days before the dispute can be resolved.
I hope in your case it really is just a delay.
Jun 16, 2008, 1:09am   #12
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Originally Posted by hipnycmom
^^ It seems European banks use a different system for wiring funds and since American banks don't use the same system there is a bit of a delay. However, if it's been this long then I suppose you are right to be worried.
I just sold a Chanel purse to a newbie ebayer from Europe who emailed me daily up until Friday. First attempt at a wire to the US had the wrong details(or so she said),so she tried again more than a week ago. No payment in sight, and now I haven't heard anything since I asked her to confirm with her bank. I guess it was all a hoax. Wasted 2 weeks of my time and now I have to wait 5 more days before the dispute can be resolved.
I hope in your case it really is just a delay.
ughh...that sucks! I fear my situation may be the same kind of thing...
Jun 16, 2008, 3:08am   #13
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I think it may be faster if customer's bank is affiliated with yours, like HSBC which has branches worldwide - in which case bank transfers are instant.
Jun 16, 2008, 7:52am   #14
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oh dear...that sucks...has she kept in touch with you?? if not i would start filing an NPB now...and gives you 8 days to come to an agreement with the buyer...
Jun 16, 2008, 10:51am   #15
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kimalee
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Originally Posted by b3stbuy
oh dear...that sucks...has she kept in touch with you?? if not i would start filing an NPB now...and gives you 8 days to come to an agreement with the buyer...
yea...I asked about the reference number thing and she said they only gave her a receipt. So we'll see, I guess. At least she's still talking to me lol!
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