Paying Biga Numismatic, Netherlands

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Mammothtooth, Dec 5, 2021.

  1. Mammothtooth

    Mammothtooth Stand up Philosopher, Vodka Taster

    Is Bank transfer the best way to pay for purchases with Biga? Is anyone familiar with a third party transfer outfit. Advice welcomed.
     
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  3. Ignoramus Maximus

    Ignoramus Maximus Nomen non est omen.

    'Best way' is a matter of taste. I made several payments to them, all bank transfers. Never had any problems with either payment or shipping.
     
  4. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Wise.com

    I received and paid my invoice yesterday in just a couple of minutes :) (and will have to redo my top 10 list). Note that using Wise.com the first time does take extra steps and time for setup but once you've done that, using it is a snap. The actual transfer took two seconds (literally) and the fees were half or less compared to other methods of payment.

    For more information see this thread:

    https://www.cointalk.com/threads/se...coins-won-in-european-online-auctions.388865/
     
  5. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Wise is the way to go to save money.
    If it's a firm I haven't purchased from I'll usually go PayPal just in case there's any funny business and then Wise after that.
    I've purchased from Biga and would recommend Wise.
     
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  6. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Ancient Kingdoms Supporter

    I purchased my first coin from BIGA 3 weeks ago and wasn’t expecting to see it delivered as quickly as it was. I think it was record time from an international dealer. The coin was great.

    I used PayPal

     
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  7. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    I've used paypal several times with them. Invoice arrives same day auction ends and shipping has always been very fast.
     
  8. robinjojo

    robinjojo Supporter! Supporter

    I would recommend Paypal, or Wise.com, although I never used that service, so it's a qualified recommendation. Wire transfer fees are costly, and if the coins are relatively low cost, Paypal is the way to go.

    Some dealers/auction houses require wire transfer for invoices over a certain amount, policies vary.

    A word about currency conversion cost. Paypal's currency exchange rate charge is generally not competitive. A general rule, at least in the past, is that credit card companies offer better rates, so if you do use Paypal, be sure to select the option to have the credit card company determine the conversion rate at check out.

    Edit: Not all sellers accept Paypal, mostly due to Payal's fees. If that is the case for you, see if you can pay directly though your credit card. That method is accepted by all the sellers that I have dealt with in the past.
     
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  9. Mammothtooth

    Mammothtooth Stand up Philosopher, Vodka Taster

    I used Wise.com and thank all of you, your grrrrrrrrrrate
     
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  10. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I agree Wise.com is the way to go if you do not have this for free from your bank. I used it until my Citigold account started offering international wires for free.
     
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  11. Aleph

    Aleph Well-Known Member

    Transferwise! Or wise.com as they are currently known. Listen to TIF. Easiest international transfer from the us (and cheapest) by a long shot. Completely legit. Can’t comment on non us transfers…
     
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  12. robinjojo

    robinjojo Supporter! Supporter

    Perhaps I'll give Wise.com a try one of these days.
     
  13. pprp

    pprp Well-Known Member

    :woot::woot::woot:
     
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