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Re: Moneybookers/Skrill

Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:47 pm

Roald wrote: @Arbusers, why did Skrill sent an email a week ago with the new fees, stating; ''send money; 1% fee capped at €1''?
I think it's because 1 EUR fee will be for VIPs and 10 EUR for standard account. I read this info on other forum where user got this  answer from skrill support.
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Re: Moneybookers/Skrill

Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:20 pm

Thanks, 1% capped at €10 for non-VIPS it is indeed..

https://www.skrill.com/en/personal/fees/
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Re: Moneybookers/Skrill

Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:07 pm

bri999 wrote: not a big deal for me.
It is still too much, having to pay 10€ for 1,000€ sent from a non-VIP account. Totally unacceptable, there is no need to protect them. But as I said, thank God we have NETELLER!
Disgusting greedy move by Skrill. As a long-term customer, I am disappointed a lot.
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Re: Moneybookers/Skrill

Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:11 pm

The vast majority of MB accounts is not a VIP account.
Do not judge from our members where almost everyone has 1-2 VIP accounts. The majority of the accounts are small accounts with limits varying from 1000 to 6000 euros. Therefore this change of fees charging is targeting these small accounts, and not the big VIP accounts.
Let be realistic now. Small accounts will send these 10-100 euros from one account to an other. It is rare to see this kind of transactions from a VIP account.

The change of ownership of MB means a lot of things, but i m not ready to analyze it now.
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Re: Moneybookers/Skrill

Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:04 am

Do the withdrawals from bookmakers also count towards turnover at Skrill or only deposits?
Thank you.

Ok, I have the answer now:  "Send Money Transactions to Skrill Merchants that are not otherwise excluded "
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Re: Moneybookers/Skrill

Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:26 pm

Buddha wrote:
bri999 wrote: not a big deal for me.
It is still too much, having to pay 10€ for 1,000€ sent from a non-VIP account. Totally unacceptable, there is no need to protect them. But as I said, thank God we have NETELLER!
Disgusting greedy move by Skrill. As a long-term customer, I am disappointed a lot.
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Re: Moneybookers/Skrill

Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:13 pm

Bahrain. A country with no air space holding 40 F16s.
Not a surprise for me that all money moving instruments are under US control.
Clever guys understand.
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Re: Moneybookers/Skrill

Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:06 pm

Is there any of you guys withdrawing from skrill to a local currency? If so, is there any way to avoid skrill's huge fee for exchange rates?
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Re: Moneybookers/Skrill

Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:24 am

You can tell them to always send the money to your bank in the currency you have in your skrill account. (You might have to be a VIP to have this option though)
Your bank will then make the currency exchange. For me this was a better option but I think it all depends on what bank you use.
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Re: Moneybookers/Skrill

Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:54 am

cristi13 wrote: Is there any of you guys withdrawing from skrill to a local currency? If so, is there any way to avoid skrill's huge fee for exchange rates?
why you don't open a bank account in the currency you are using at MB/bookies ? So ,you avoid exchange rates.
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Re: Moneybookers/Skrill

Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:25 pm

@ bri999

We are doing very well from Moneybookers indeed, but they are doing even better from our action. In fact, we could do our job even without them (with more difficulties for sure), but they wouldn't exist without us (by "us" I mean arbing and pro players action).

So, what do they do? They throw a part of the pie every now and then in the form of a cashback to keep us happy. At the same time, let's not forget that they provide illegaly all our info to bookmakers whenever they are asked.  And now they up their charges from 0,50 to up to 10 euros! It is not justifiable.
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Re: Moneybookers/Skrill

Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:57 pm

Well, I don't exaclty agree, cause their cashbacks are not steady all year round, while they are still winning from me all year round. I remind you that they get 2,8% from my transactions and I only get 1% (or 1,5% in the last one) during some months of the year. So, even during cashbacks, they cash in heavily.

Also, the conditions for remaining VIP are very strict, so it won't be unusual to have a 10 euro charge for a 1000 euro transaction (outrageous!).

Of course you can call me and anyone else "negative", but I like to claim what I deserve to get and I feel I deserve better from MB. Surely it's their right to decide what's best for their business, but it is also my right to claim a better situation for me and if I'm not satisfied with them, to shift my activity to a better competitor.
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Re: Moneybookers/Skrill

Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:10 pm

bri999 wrote:
sportoboy wrote: but it is also my right to claim a better situation for me and if I'm not satisfied with them, to shift my activity to a better competitor.
really, who even comes close? the banks will charge similar amounts to mb for deposits to bookmakers and you get zero back from them, yes it is very easy to be negative, you're proving that, I wish you good luck in finding a "better competitor"
Neteller is improving a lot, so they might be considered as better in the near future.

Let me also state that: When MB started to give 1% cashback for 1 or 1,5 month, people found that fantastic, cause it was better than nothing. MB never thought about increasing the cashback percentage or the duration. After Neteller got into action again (about a year ago) and claimed some big pro/arb players from MB by offering them better deals, MB started increasing the duration of the cashbacks and now even offered a great 1,5% cashback!

What's my point? If everyone was so "happy" as you are, MB would never increase the cashback from 1% to 1,5%, nor keep it active for 2,5 months. So, instead of accusing the "negative" ones, you should thank them for having the opportunity to enjoy better services from MB.
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Re: Moneybookers/Skrill

Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:33 pm

bri999 wrote: I have just done a calculation of my mb charges versus my mb cashback for the just finished period, my charges as a % for that period comes to 0.044%, now with the new charges I would be surprised if it ever even got close to 1%, when their charges are at such a low % compared to our cashback then really we have nothing to complain about.
The new charges have just (?) been implemented, and I tried to make earlier a transaction from a vip account that lost vip status. Charge: 10 euros. Changes completely the calculation.

Mate, I can't change your mind as we see things from a different point of view. I see this as claiming what I deserve and you see it as "complaining" and "moaning". We are at different places. 
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Re: Moneybookers/Skrill

Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:03 pm

What are loyalty points and what can I do with them?

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