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Re: Your rants here

July 23rd, 2019, 5:21 am

Update: They’ve passed on the matter of the missing one cent and how best to pay it to the next level of management.

You’ve gotta love Germans!
 
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Re: Your rants here

July 23rd, 2019, 7:50 am

No.

Really, go TransferWise if you work in several countries.
 
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Paul
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Re: Your rants here

July 23rd, 2019, 8:38 am

And spoil the fun?!
 
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Re: Your rants here

July 23rd, 2019, 3:10 pm

It's not just the Germans. I think the British are exceptionally pragmatic in business compared to Continental Europe.

I've been chased by the Polish tax office some years ago for not declaring £2 or so of UK current bank account interest on my Polish tax statement in a year during which I earned in both countries. And that was £2 on which I would not have to pay any Polish income tax anyway, so they had no financial incentive whatsoever to make an issue out of it.
 
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Re: Your rants here

July 23rd, 2019, 7:12 pm

The higher level of management have suggested that they return the wrong amount to me (i.e. the amount that was one cent too low). And then I can start again with Paypal. Are they playing along with me or are they serious? I've offered to deliver the one cent personally, flying to them first class. They haven't replied.

It's making me feel a bit dizzy. I think I'll explore Transferwise. They win.
 
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Re: Your rants here

July 23rd, 2019, 7:16 pm

Here's an idea on how to play their own trick against them: transfer 2 cents to them, then tell them that you overpaid them by mistake and ask for the 1 cent overpayment to be refunded.
 
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Re: Your rants here

July 23rd, 2019, 7:27 pm

Does something like German humour even exist?
 
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Re: Your rants here

July 23rd, 2019, 7:50 pm

Here's an idea on how to play their own trick against them: transfer 2 cents to them, then tell them that you overpaid them by mistake and ask for the 1 cent overpayment to be refunded.
Nice! But they've beaten me. I'm now trying to find any way at all to get the money to them. I tried Transferwise, with its 2,600% fee, but it failed to go through. 
 
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Re: Your rants here

July 23rd, 2019, 7:55 pm

Does something like German humour even exist?
Absolutely.
But 70s Dutch humour was the best 

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Re: Your rants here

July 23rd, 2019, 7:55 pm

Maybe send the 1 cent by post? I should have 1 cent coin somewhere if you need to lend it.
 
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Re: Your rants here

July 23rd, 2019, 8:02 pm

What interest?
 
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Re: Your rants here

July 23rd, 2019, 8:24 pm

It's not just the Germans. I think the British are exceptionally pragmatic in business compared to Continental Europe.

I've been chased by the Polish tax office some years ago for not declaring £2 or so of UK current bank account interest on my Polish tax statement in a year during which I earned in both countries. And that was £2 on which I would not have to pay any Polish income tax anyway, so they had no financial incentive whatsoever to make an issue out of it.
Germans pay their invoices on time.
 
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July 23rd, 2019, 8:32 pm

Does something like German humour even exist?
Zwei Ganoven brechen Nachts in ein Geschäft ein. Nach erledigter Arbeit, springt erst der eine Einbrecher aus dem Fenster in einen offenen Müllcontainer.
Es rumpelt. Der Wachmann wird aufmerksam und fragt: "Wer ist dort?!" 
Der Einbrecher: "Miau". 
Wachmann geht beruhigt zurück, weil er denkt es ist eine Katze. 
Dann springt der andere Einbrecher.
Wieder der Wachmann: "Ist dort jemand?!" 
Der zweite Einbrecher: "Die zweite Katze!".
 
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Re: Your rants here

July 23rd, 2019, 10:49 pm

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Re: Your rants here

July 23rd, 2019, 11:13 pm

It's not just the Germans. I think the British are exceptionally pragmatic in business compared to Continental Europe.

I've been chased by the Polish tax office some years ago for not declaring £2 or so of UK current bank account interest on my Polish tax statement in a year during which I earned in both countries. And that was £2 on which I would not have to pay any Polish income tax anyway, so they had no financial incentive whatsoever to make an issue out of it.
Germans pay their invoices on time.
They start wars to avoid paying invoices.
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