[quote=“ilikecoffee”]It’s worse than I thought: Confirm this, will you?
If you hold NT$ in Paypal, you can no longer do a paypal conversion to any other currency. Nor can you do a paypal conversion from any other currency to NT$.[/quote]I can do US to NT conversion, but I cannot do NT to US conversion.
You can still withdraw money to a TW bank account if you have a foreign currency exchange TW bank account linked to your paypal account. Problem is, PPL will buy your NT$ and convert them to US$ before sending the funds to your TW bank account. Then, you will have to sell the US currency to your TW bank to get NT$ if you wish to use your money in TW.
[quote]This is terrible for me, my transaction bounced, came back to my account at Paypal; and unfortunately, the FX part was not done, so my money is now stuck in NT$… and I’m not sure what to do.
I’ve already written Paypal, but they didn’t respond to my last email either; so a phone call is necessary. But this means my $700 can’t be withdrawn. [/quote]
Same here. No, worse. Some of the funds I transferred in US$ were reversed back to my PPL account… in NT$!!! I sent them US$ and they reversed the transaction after charging me for conversion and I ended up with a NT$ balance instead of the original NT$ version. It’s ridiculous. They did issue a refund for the loss I suffered in currency conversion, though… only after I complained about it over the phone.
Now, the way I worked this out is I opened a US paypal account and I sent NT$ funds to that account. The account is linked to my US bank. Had to pay a percentage just to transfer my own funds to ME! Crooks. There is no “pay as gift” option in Taiwan so a fee applies to any and all funds transfers.
Now get this… They reversed one of my transfers to my paypal balance, but they forgot to stop the transfer process and the money found its way to my bank account. Confused? Well, in short, they refunded one of my bank transfer to my balance but the bank transfer went through anyway. So now they are in the hole because the same funds are showing both in my paypal balance and in my bank account. All available funds. No restrictions. I’d like to just keep the money for my trouble, but karma and all… Plus, I think they will eventually figure out that they are short 4500US$.
Did someone say “clusterfuck?” Sounds about right.