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Hello fellas

I'm here writing you guys because i need to consult with you guys and my future clients on something.

Paypal has been giving me trouble for awhile now.
Since i am from brazil i cannot directly withdraw my paypal money to my bank account and that has been causing all kinds of trouble for me.

The option i'm currently considering is closing my paypal account so i can accept WESTERN UNION payments.
Western unions has a association with the bank where i have an account and i'll get the money directly from you guys.
The process is actually quite easy as long as you have a credit card.

Paypal has some really dishonest ways sometimes and it's beginning to worry me because since i am in Brazil i cannot just go to their offices and say "hey you bastards, what are you trying to do ?"

Another potentially bad news for you guys is that i'm going to increase the prices of my comissions because the Real's value(brazilian currency) has decreased significantly and i am NOT making enough money to support myself just with my comissions, something which is making me really worried.
So i'm going to set up a fixed ammount that i'll later translate into dollars so i can live without having to worry about the currency fluctuations of the dollar affecting the amount of money i get in the end of the month.

Anyway, i'm sorry to be a bearer of bad news, but
I'm setting up a poll to see what you guys think.
Afterall i know what my art is worth, and i know my work is of value. It's a decision i have to make in order to achieve further goals and live a decent life.

Hope it won't make you guys change your mind about comissioning me.


COMISSION STATUS: CLOSED

And about my pending comissions, i have finalized lineart for 90% of the pieces and now that i'm going to ramp up speed
You guys should be getting your comissions sooner now!

My Comission Info: pulyx.deviantart.com/journal/1…

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:iconrjthebearellis:
RJTheBearEllis Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
Though its probably been said alot already, just do what you need to do.
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:iconpulyx:
pulyx Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
=)
Thanks mate
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thelonely1 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
Damn not getting your money is a problem *_*
I wonder if PP has something good.
Last time I used it to buy some stuff I had my credit card number stolen and you can imagine the rest :(

I'd love to open commissions too but since that mess I'm not sure on what to use for payment really...It wouldn't be nice if everyone who pays me is risking to have all the money sucked from their credit card, now that you're finding an alternative way I'll check it too :)
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pulyx Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Well
You are in the US
you shouldn't have the kind of problems i get from paypal.

But the kind of trouble you got might've been a phishing incident.
I almost fell for it once too.
But now i am MEGA careful with whatever email i get from paypal
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:iconthelonely1:
thelonely1 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
I'm in Italy but yeah I'll allways be careful for everything!
That's the best thing to do all the times :D
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Sorandra Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
dont sweat it hon- your pieces are worth it! i'm waiting for your list to clear up again so i can get one of lou and her blood elf boy toy!
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:iconpulyx:
pulyx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
ehehe
Thanks!
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Wilustra Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Nas minhas andança pelo devian achei reclamações de algumas pessoas em relação ao Pay pal tb e pelos memos motivos seus, essa mina [link] das Filipinas tá recebendo pagamentos direto pelo XOOM que transfere pra varios paises...
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:iconpulyx:
pulyx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Eu tentei o Xoom e ele nao funcionou
Nao depositaram o dinheiro na minha conta.
Reembolsaram e ficou por ai.


O pessoal do sudeste asiatico tem um monte de problema com o paypal.
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:iconwilustra:
Wilustra Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Putz... ela comenta isso lá..
Nossa tava cogitando fazer commissions mais pra frente, mas já to com um pé atras vendo esse prob que vc tá tendo. Foda é que não tem nada semelante ao paypal aqui que trabalhe internacionalmente :(
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Utharas Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
It's a shame to see that you are having trouble but I am confident that anyone who truly values or respects your artistic skill will understand. I sure hope that this does not hinder your ability to obtain commissions =/ .
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:iconpulyx:
pulyx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks mate.
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RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I know that if I personally were in the market to have a commission done I would feel more comfortable using Paypal than Western Union, but if Paypal doesn't = money for you, then Paypal isn't payment. =( So you gotta do what you gotta do.

I've heard other DA friends of mine in different countries (Indonesia to be specific) having big problems with Paypal as well. Hopefully Paypal will do something about this. =(
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pulyx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Exactly.

And people on southeast asia has TONS of paypal trouble because the laws of their countries don't let paypal operate properly there.
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UltimeciaFFB Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
Ah tá, lendo seu journal, vale + a pena abrir uma conta no Western Union. Mas é a primeira vez q eu ouço (ou melhor, leio) alguém reclamar do Pay Pal, será q não seria o caso de ir no seu banco ver se o tipo de conta q vc tem permite este tipo de movimentação, mandar e-mails para o Pay Pal perguntar e estas coisas? As vezes o atendente (ou um gerente) pode te dar sugestões de como contornar isso, ou até mesmo se vale + a pena o Western Union, Pay Pal ou um outro q pode até não ter convênio com o seu banco, mas q ainda é compatível.
Eu não conheço muito os serviços da Western Union, mas levar uma facada de 10% em todas as suas comissões será q vale a pena?
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pulyx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
O problema é que o paypal é DEVAGAR.
Eu mandei um email pra eles
eles me respoderam uma pergunta que EU NÂO FIZ.

Ai mandei mais CINCO emails e até agora nada.
(mandei os 5 duma vez pra chamar a atenção deles)

Espero que voce NUNCA precise ligar porque tem um esqueminha que eles fazem pra NAO TE ATENDER.
eles pedem pra voce falar ou digitar o numero do seu telefone pra identificar sua conta, mas ele NUNCA RECONHECE. Gastei 15 reais de ligação internacional tentando.
Fiquei REVOLTADO.
Fiquei afim de procurar o escritorio nacional ou o representante do paypal aqui no brasil para ver se consigo levar eles na justiça.

A western union tem convenho com o banco do brasil. e da pra eu receber a grana em CINCO MINUTOS.
é foda. Eu tou cansado do paypal cara.
é legal comprar coisas no ebay
Mas quando se tem dispesas aqui no brasil, a minha grana do paypal faz muita falta.
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Gwydionland Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Se tu tiver uma conta no Banco do Brasil é uma maravilha, senão tu tem que receber em cash e isso é sacal. Já vi demorar pro crédito entrar se for convertido de Euro, mas também pode ser rateada de quem mandou.
Tava pensando em receber via PayPal, mas agora fiquei com medo! xD
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:iconpulyx:
pulyx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Se voce pretende gastar sua grana em lojas fora do brasil é ate legal
So que com essa greve escrota de receita federal tá maior loteria do azar isso ai.

Espera um pouco pra começar a receber pelo paypal
Que ai c pode fazer compras sem preucupação.
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laluna Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
If you want I can pay with western union or I can send you a postal money order which is basically the same thing only a bit less pricy on my end too :D

Lemme know which is best for you and email me where I should sends you the money
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pulyx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I gotta check how much western union charges for the payment, because in some cases, the more expensive comissions might get some pretty heavy fees.

But paypal is turning out to be a real rock in my shoe.
i HATE getting paid and not being able to spend my money anywhere other than american stores. It really pisses me off.
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laluna Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
@_@ Ooooooo yeah lemme know on that. I think with a Postal money order you can deposit those straight into your bank account. they have international ones and stuff.
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rafaelventura Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Professional General Artist
Que tipo de problemas exatamente você está enfrentando?
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:iconpulyx:
pulyx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Eu tentei sacar minha grna pro meu cartão, e eles falam que demora 5 a 7 dias.
E é por ai mesmo. Da primeir vez foi em 5 dias.

So que agora ja fazem DUAS SEMANAS e nada.
Tou preucupadasso, as contas chegando e eu nao tou tendo como pagar.

Tou muito puto.
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rafaelventura Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
Putz, foda mesmo. E quanto é a taxa? É porcentagem em cima do valor transferido ou é fixo?
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pulyx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Parece que é 10%
O que eu nao acho tão absurdo porque minhas comissões nao sao la tão caras nao.
No maximo 30$ dolares a mais.
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Balgaire Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
I thought I could understand this considering all the spanish I've been learning from Coworkers.

Then I remembered they speak Portuguese in Brazil

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pulyx Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hahahaha
It's a common mistake =)

They look alike in writing but sound different.
Some words are identical though.
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nanecakes Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry to hear you are having so much trouble with papal :ohnoes: ... one thing my sister opted to use to accept payments instead of Paypal was Revolution Money Exchange: [link] , it works in a similar manner to Paypal but I don't know if you will have to same issues due to being in Brazil but it is certainly something you can check out in case the Western Union thing also doesn't work.

Best of luck!!!
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pulyx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Gotta check if i can send the money to my bank account in brazil
If i can't, it'll be the same thing.
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:iconnanecakes:
nanecakes Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I thought I would just throw it out there in case the other thing didn't work out for some reason, good luck to you!
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