paypal en Tunisie

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Comment on peut utilser paypal pour envoyer et recevoir d'argent en Tunisie?
 

Essem

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Comment on peut utilser paypal pour envoyer et recevoir d'argent en Tunisie?
Salut wealth2wealth

Il est le meilleur d'entrer en contact avec Paypal direct pour ceci.

Je n'ai pas pensé qu'il était possible d'employer Paypal en Tunisie mais peut-être les choses ont changé.
 

Trulymadlydeeply

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Go you Essem ??????????????????? x x
 

Essem

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Moi????................
 
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Ramy

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anyone can tell me if i can buy things from outside Tunisia with the card Visa Electrons?
coz in the back side of the card u see " Valid only in Tunisia" but Universal ??
thnx
 

Tunisianbelle

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Comment on peut utilser paypal pour envoyer et recevoir d'argent en Tunisie?
Tu peux utiliser Paypal en Tunisie, MAIS tu dois trouver un moyen pour mettre de l'argent sur ton compte. Actuellement tu ne peux pas le faire avec une carte de crédit Tunisienne ou encore via un compte bancaire Tunisien. Si tu connait un moyen pour le faire en dehors des frontières Tunisiennes, comme par exemple via un compte bancaire à l'étranger ou une carte de crédit étrangère, ou encore avec l'une des cartes Tunisienne de privilège qui te premettent de les utiliser hors des frontières Tunisiennes, alors là tu n'aura pas de problèmes.

Rappelle toi toujours d'une chose, si tu t'inscrit sur PayPal en utilisant une addresse Tunisienne, toutes les commandes que tu fera sur PayPal seront envoyées à cette addresse là. Une fois inscrit sur PayPal en s'identifiant à un pays spécifique (par exemple la Tunisie), tu peux changer ton adresse initiale par une autre nouvelle mais toujours dans le même pays. Pour changer ton addresse dans un autre pays, tu devra créer un nouveau compte. J'ai trouvé tous ça grance à des recherches datant de l'été dernier.
 

Tunisianbelle

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anyone can tell me if i can buy things from outside Tunisia with the card Visa Electrons?
coz in the back side of the card u see " Valid only in Tunisia" but Universal ??
thnx
There are certain Visa Electrons that can be used outside of Tunisia. If the card says "Valid Only In Tunisia" then it is not one of them.

You have to have a special reason for being issued a card that works outside of Tunisia. Not all are allowed to use the foreign currency ($/£/€). The reserves of Tunisia (what is called) "hard" currency are low, so the government put all his power to control this vital sector. Tunisians can't use foreign currencies for their shopping or their own pleasure.

For example: only the professionals related to the foreign exchanges (trade) have the right to use it and their accounts ("Compte en devise") are directly under the control of the "central bank" (la Banque Centrale) and the government. With the arrival of Internet and the services of PayPal (and others) the government had to find a way to facilitate the transfer and the exchange of the money, especially from the foreign countries towards the Tunisian banks (by the way they do not stop promising us to make the Tunisian Dinar totally free, but it still a big risk and they hesitate a lot for such a step).

Anyways, a few years ago only the great Tunisian companies were allowed to (nearly) handle the Hard Currencies freely, and after the invention of the Tunisian E-Dinar (just a local E-Currency - a kind of prototype) the government added to the list the PME (Petites et Moyennes Entreprises = Small companies). So now, if you have a little company with any potential foreign customers, especially via Internet, you do not have to pass by a big Tunisian company to sell your products (for example: the traditional carpets, etc) and you can do it by yourself. You have to testify at the Tunisian Central Bank and open a special account called "Compte en devise". Your file will be studied, and if approved, your account will be supervised by the state. The problems will begin when your amount of outgoing money is bigger then the incoming.

Another way to get it a "universal" CC is to work for a company that pays in both TND and Euro. The company could issue you one of the cards that is valid outside of the country. Usually the company will set up an account which they direct deposit the Euros and that account gives you a CC which is valid to use outside of the country.

That particular CC will not say "Valid Only In Tunisia".
 

Tunisianbelle

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Tu peux utiliser Paypal en Tunisie, MAIS tu dois trouver un moyen pour mettre de l'argent sur ton compte. Actuellement tu ne peux pas le faire avec une carte de crédit Tunisienne ou encore via un compte bancaire Tunisien. Si tu connait un moyen pour le faire en dehors des frontières Tunisiennes, comme par exemple via un compte bancaire à l'étranger ou une carte de crédit étrangère, ou encore avec l'une des cartes Tunisienne de privilège qui te premettent de les utiliser hors des frontières Tunisiennes, alors là tu n'aura pas de problèmes.
Actuellement les Tunisiens ne sont pas tous autorisés à utiliser les devises étrangères ($/£/€). Les réserves de Tunisie (ce que nous appelons içi) devises "difficiles" est bas. Donc le governement met tout son pouvoir pour contrôler ce secteur vital. Alors les Tunisiens ne peuvent pas utiliser les devises étrangères pour leurs shopping ou pour leurs propre plaisirs par exemple. Seulement les professionnels reliés aux échanges avec l'étranger (commerce) ont le droit de le faire et leurs comptes bancaires (donc "compte en devise") sont directement sous le controle de la "Banque Centrale" et le gouv. Avec l'arrivée d'Internet et les services de PayPal (et autres) le gouvernement était obligé de trouver un moyen pour faciliter le transfert et l'échange monaitaire surtout depuis les pays étrangers vers les banques tunisiennes ( à propos ils n'arrêtent pas de nous promettre de libérer totalement le Dinar tunisien, mais ça reste un risque énorme et ils hésitent beaucoup pour prendre un tel pas).

Mais bon, quelques années en arrière seulement les grandes entreprises tunisiennes étaient autorisées à (presque) manipuler librement les devises difficiles, et après l'invention du E-Dinar (juste une E-Devise locale - un genre de prototype) le gouvernement a ajouté à la liste les PME (Petites et Moyennes Entreprises), don maintenant, si tu as une petite entreprise avec n'importe quel genre de clients potentiels à l'étranger, spécialement via Internet, tu n'as plus besoin de passer par le biais d'une grande compagnie pour vendre tes produits (par exemple: les tapis traditionnels, etc) tu peux le faire toi-même (création de ton site web et être payé par PayPal). Seulement tu dois déposer ta demande au près de la banque centrale, et ouvrire un compte spécial dit " compte en devise". Ton dossier sera étudié, et ça prend +/- beaucoup de temps, après ça ton compte bancaire sera supervisé par l'état. Les problèmes commencent lorsque le montant de la devise sortant du pays dépasse le montant des entrées!
 

Tunisianbelle

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Je tiens à ajouter:
ya maintenant une des cartes spéciales pour le voyageur. Tous les Tunisiens ont le droit d'échanger le montant de 4000 DTN par an, et une fois tourné le dos au pays, le rappel est automatiquement converti en monnaie locale (si vous ne pouvez pas utiliser ces cartes sur PayPal). Et j'ai lu récemment dans un magazine au sujet de l'éventuelle grave négociations entre gouvernement Tunisien et PayPal entreprise de trouver une solution
 

benmed30

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I spoke to paypal, and they said that it is not possible to receive money with a Tunisian account, at this time, only sending funds is permitted
 

Tunisianbelle

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I spoke to paypal, and they said that it is not possible to receive money with a Tunisian account, at this time, only sending funds is permitted
Not entirely true. As I stated above, there are special circumstances where it it permitted.

  • Having a credit card that is issued in another country (France, US, UK, etc)
  • Having a Tunisian Devise Credit Card - one that doe NOT say "Valid Only in Tunisia"

I have used my Tunisian Paypal account with both of the methods listed above and never had problems.


The problem comes when you try to link a Tunisian PayPal account to either a Tunisian CC or Tunisian Bank account. Tunisian Currency is currently a closed currency, and that is where the problem lies. For this reason most CCs issued in Tunisia are valid only for use within Tunisia, and bank accounts will not do money transfers to accounts outside of Tunisia.


Same thing for Western Union and Money Gram. You can receive money but cannot send UNLESS you are a parent sending to a student who is studying outside of the country. Even then there are rules and limitations as to how much you can send and how often.
 

hatemlahdhili

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hellow

dear all members of our community:

first and foremost i say hello to all members of tunisia com and i congratulate you for the quality of your web site:
i have a question: how we can , as resident in tunisia, have an international payment card like visa if someone have already a paypal account ?. yours hatem
 

Tunisianbelle

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Having a Paypal account is a seperate issue from an international devise credit card. You would have to speak to your bank about setting up an international devise account.
 

Soltef

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Can one use ebay from Tunisia(with a Paypal a/c)?Do sellers generally deliver to Tunisia?
 

janette b

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hubbies card is valid in tunisia only- yet his bank said when he gets his visa they will change his card so he can use it in UK............. but wont need it then as will have uk bank account and will still put money in tunisian bank here..
 

Tunisianbelle

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Can one use ebay from Tunisia(with a Paypal a/c)?Do sellers generally deliver to Tunisia?
Yes, you can use eBay in Tunisia. You have to make sure that worldwide delivery is available though as some stipulate delivery to only certain places. You also have to remember that shipping to Tunisia is expensive and depending on what you purchase, you will also have to pay customs on it when you pick it up from the poste.
 

Tunisianbelle

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[QUOTE = "x, post: 58638"] Hello all,
Anyone experience with moneybookers? With moneybookers you can pay ebay directly.

Sorry, My french is terrible so I did not read the above french posts, but can you upload your paypal or moneybookers account from a tunisian bankaccount?

Then something else, ... I have an english friend who used to make a Building Society called Nationwide for money transfers, to Tunisia from the UK which cost about £ 6. [/ QUOTE]

I do not have any experience with moneybookers, sorry. However, Tunisian currency is not fully convertible and therefore can not be used outside the country. This means that you can not add money to a bank account unless you have an account with special permissions.
 
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Tunisianbelle

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hubbies card is valid in tunisia only- yet his bank said when he gets his visa they will change his card so he can use it in UK............. but wont need it then as will have uk bank account and will still put money in tunisian bank here..
:) They want you to keep a Tunisian account to ensure money is pumped into the Tuisian ecconomy. LOL

My hubby has a CC issued by a bank here in Tunisia, but it is valid all over the world. His job secured this type of CC for him and his collegues.
 

Soltef

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Yes, you can use eBay in Tunisia. You have to make sure that worldwide delivery is available though as some stipulate delivery to only certain places. You also have to remember that shipping to Tunisia is expensive and depending on what you purchase, you will also have to pay customs on it when you pick it up from the poste.
Can be a nightmare!I suppose if I'm ordering/buying from the UK it may work out cheaper to have item(s) delivered to me first and then I can send on to Tunisia?Some sellers are dodgy with postal rates.
 

Tunisianbelle

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Can be a nightmare!I suppose if I'm ordering/buying from the UK it may work out cheaper to have item(s) delivered to me first and then I can send on to Tunisia?Some sellers are dodgy with postal rates.
It might, it might not. If you have it sent to you in the UK, you have to turn aorund and then ship it here so it might cost more.

For shipping rates, unless they say they have a flat rate, there is usually a tool (at least n the US site) that will calculate postage to any worldwide destination. It is there so that sellers cannot take advantage of you on shipping costs.
 
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