Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh
Just wanted to inform you guys that I received the money sent by John in my bank account right now. The PayPal website says it takes 5-7 working days but I got it in just 2-3 days.
That is great!
I wonder what's going on with Indian PayPal? Everyone had problems to donate on that site you set up, getting the message “We’re sorry. We’re not able to complete personal payments to account holders in India at this time.”
After that, I called several times to PayPal to be able to tell you what you have to do. PayPal pointed me to this link visible at least on European PayPal account pages:
Clicking that, you'll find this new policy (effective from November 2010):
PayPal customer services tell now that for instance transferring existing donations from my PayPal to your PayPal are prohibited because of this. That's why I trust Western Union more, also that you don't get any problems with tax and other authorities there when you receive more money than normally to your bank account. Western Union works to India without restrictions and you get money cash in your hand.
Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown
Are there any restrictions to sending any actual packages to India from the USA ?
Just sorta thinking out loud for an idea
The declared value may not exceed INR 5,000 ($111 using current exchange rate). Be sure you tell the exact contents in customs declaration, this from my own experience.
Quote: Originally Posted by Golden
After fruitlessly trying to remember my PayPal account details, it seemed easier to create a new one....donated
Oh, and hats off to you Kari for organising this : a noble gesture we don't see enough of that these days. As a reward I give you permission to drink my allocation of beer at the wedding, and I trust Dinesh will look after you
Thanks, Golden. reasons can be found here
P.S. I have to brag a little
Check this out: LiveCam from Mumbai « Wedding blog of Dinesh & Kavita
Also donations page is updated about 20 minutes ago: http://dineshandkavita.wordpress.com/whos-donated/