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Psa: you can buy star credits for the battlepass outside the game.

Open disclosure, i am not promoting these shops or am affiliated with them. Im just sharing based on my knowledge after buying the battle pass for me and my girlfriend as we play together.
As the battlepass is only 428 SC, and the minimum SC to buy ingame is 565 SC, you end up spendig 11-11.5USD (15 singapore dollars!) and wasting 25% of those freaking SC, because you cant buy jack shit with the leftover 100ish SCs unless you topup further. (Netease and its incompetent business models...)
Ive found two main methods to mitigate this.
The first is to buy from Gamers Mall SEA seagm.com . You can buy a smaller increment of SC, the perfect number is 435 for 10.5 sgd. This is actually 9.82 sgd plus 0.81 sgd transaction fee for using paypal. You only waste 7 SC to buy the 428 battlepass. You also get to finally claim the free cap america, marvel, and scarlet witch along with the recharge incentives.
Savings: This works out to 18 cents USD per SC. The ingame cost,fyi, is 19.6 cents USD so a decent 8-9% discount. (Sg guys forgive my USD conversions but hoping to let our bros from rest of sea understand easier)
However to me this is absolutely worth it because
  1. You dont have leftover unusable SC
  2. The 8% discount will increase if you buy more amounts, im sure if you buy 20 odd dollars worth, you probably save closer to 12%-15%
For Singapore gamers i have another potential but not tested hack, using malaysian ringgit. Fyi, singapore, indonesia and thailand gamers get a extra surcharge compared to other sea gamers. For 565 credits, we pay 11-11.50 usd equivalent (15sgd/349 thb/150k rupiah).
Our friends from Malaysian, Philippines pay 9.8 usd (40my499php) so more than 10% less!
The hack is using codashop.com, and simply choosing to pay in malaysian ringgit visa. At the myr price, we pay only 40 ringgit or 13ish sgd instead of 15. The 1odd dollar sounds small but again is a 10% difference that you can use to... buy a cup of kopi? Lol. The rate is close enough at 17ish USD cents per SC, though i admit that forex conversions charges using credit card will probably bump it to 18 cents per SC in the end. Still cheaper than ingame.
Of the two methods, i find the first one with GMSEA is better anyway as you dont need to try to play forex conversions, and you only need enough for the battlepass. Nonetheless both are still cheaper than ingame purchases in both absolute amount ( buying the minimum needed for battlepass) or proportionally (more SC for less spend).
Hope this was helpful!
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FAQ's

How Xfermoney is different from other companies launching ICO?
Xfermoney comes with real product that works best with blockchain technology and solves real world problem by eliminating the costs related to remittance globally. Xfermoney is the first one to introduce P2P fiat currency remittance platform over blockchain and has a clear edge to be the leading platform in the industry with its highly experienced team.
What is Xfermoney multicurrency debit card?
XferMoney comes with multicurrency debit card and customers with the debit card can spend money overseas without any forex conversion charges and it works as a local debit card in the countries supported. Refer our whitepaper.
When XFM token sale starts?
The Xfermoney token starts on 16th Feb (00:01 UTC) and ends on 31st March, 2018.
What are the benefits for participants?
XFM works as a mean to reward or get rewarded for participation in the platform and each fund transfer activity has an associated cost specified in XFM. As fund transfer transactions are carried out on the platform, the platform will be rewarded a fee from the participants involved in the transaction.
Demand for the XFM token shall increase its value and as company grows, every stakeholder will reap the benefits.
Check our whitepaper for more details.
Residents from which countries are eligible to participate in the Xfermoney token sale?
Residents of Hongkong, Singapore and India are not allowed to participate in the ICO directly or indirectly.
However, it is the responsibility of every investor to check whether investment in ICO is illegal or restricted in their country of residence.
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What are the cheapest ways to receive dollar/euro wire transfers?

Wanted to discuss the various options folks have used in the past and the charges.
OFX: Currency broker - 2 percent to 0.5 percent on current USD INR price. Higher the amount, lower the charges. For 15k dollars, it was around 1.4p percent.
Are there Indian banks or currency brokers which are better than this? I have heard about Indian Overseas Bank but haven't tried out
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Keychron K6 purchased from mecha.store

I saw a post by krishm97 of his positive experience purchasing from mecha.store and I bit the bullet.
Before I talk about the delivery process, here are my thoughts on the keyboard(It's my first mech): * It's built like a brick(I got the aluminum version), the first thing that gets you is how heavy it is. * The key travel just feels amazing chef's kiss. Especially since I've used chiclet keyboards all my life. * Overall I love the keyboard but if you're buying browns thinking it's going to be tactile, you're mistaken, as was I. The tactility is barely noticeable, I had bought Kailh blues for a janky hand wire and they feel more tactile. though I think their sound will get overwhelmed if you bottom out.

Purchase experience

I placed the order on 15th October for aluminum frame + RGB, and it shipped 4 days later. Since it was taking so long to ship I had contacted them, so pro tip: Contact them on whatsapp rather than email, they respond to WA much quicker.
The customs actually took an entire day to clear my package since it got flagged for regulatory review and it arrived two days after that, so all in all it took 11 days.

Pricing

  1. Keyboard + Shipping from mecha store: INR 8585.55 (Actual conversion for $112.22 is 8292.4, so the rest was forex charges)
  2. Customs Charges: INR 2250(~30% effective)
Of note: They had declared a lower value on the shipment so if your package does not get flagged you might get away with paying less.
If you have any questions feel free to post it down below.
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Does forex conversion rate vary for brand of card within the same bank?

Is it possible for BDO to charge foreign currency expenses differently based on the brand of card used? According to the general credit card table of fees & charges “assessment rate of 1% plus service fee of 1.5% of the converted amount based on the forex rate of visa/mastercard/etc and BDO at the time of posting”, while the amex table says “a conversion factor of 2.5% will be applied to the converted amount, of which 1% is retained by amex”. Are they different or are they essentially the same thing just worded differently? Thank you.
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“No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards” Question

Hi everyone,
I have come across a question/problem and was hoping someone could provide some clarity.
I traveled to Canada last year and was recently going over my Credit Card statements (I know - super late) and noticed that the Currency Exchange rate that I was charged from my bank (Citi) wasn’t a competitive rate at all. In fact, I would have been better off exchanging the money myself at a currency exchange shop. Please keep in mind that my Credit Card is considered a “No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards.”
My question: aren’t banks actually making huge profits by offering non-competitive currency exchange rates without the knowledge their card holders?
I’m asking this because I believe many people don’t factor the exchange rate into account when applying for a “No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards.”
On top of this: there are Credit Cards that people use with a 3% foreign transaction fee + a non-competitive exchange rate. Is this one of the main ways that Credit Card companies make money? I know Capital One offers “No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards” — but there has to be a way they can make some $$$ on this… is it by offering non-competitive exchange rates?
Any input would be appreciated — Thank you in advance.
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Forex Card | IndusInd Bank PIONEER Foreign Currency Card Online

Loaded with 14 currencies, the IndusInd Bank PIONEER Forex Card comes with exclusive features such as zero currency conversion charges & zero ATM withdrawal charges.
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Low/Zero commission online broker comparison

I was trying to find the lowest cost brokers that aren’t just mobile apps that offer passive investments in the assets I’m looking for on top of the usual equity and bonds I already have.
I’m hoping this will help people in my situation. I looked for a comparison website and found: https://brokerchooser.com/ which helped but I still had to dig around to get the direct comparison I needed all in one easily visible table.
What are your thoughts and experiences on the below brokers like customer service etc with these platforms?
Trading212 looks to be the cheapest and best all round but I’ve read bad experiences.
To diversify my portfolio I’m looking at:
  1. Renewables funds,
  2. Commodities,
  3. Individual shares and Crypto (a very small gamble 1% of total)
  4. Property dev/REITs,
  5. Venture capital,
  6. Higher risk corporate Bonds,
1 - 4 Can be invested in via ETF’s offered by most of the online brokers below.
4 - 5 Can be invested in using the other platforms below: Crowdcube, Seedrs, Syndicate room, Crowdproperty.
1 and 6 I think need higher cost traditional brokers like HL/Black rock etc but I’m not sure.
Here’s my comparison:
Free trades per month Products Fees (deposit etc) FCA Regulated? Bank transfer or debit card?
Trading 212 Unlimited Stocks ETF/ETCs Forex Crypto ISA Free ISA, no trade fees, CFD account has charges inc: 0.5% currency conversion charge, no forex fees Yes Debit card: Yes - Bank transfer: Yes
TD Ameritrade Unlimited $0 for US stock $6.95 for non-US Cannot find on FCA register Cannot find on FCA register
eToro Unlimited Stocks ETF/ETCs Forex Crypto Commodities via CFD’s No ISA - $5 withdrawal fee - Deposit and withdrawal fee of 0.5% - exchange fee (50 pips) 0.5cent/$1 e.g $7.5 on $500 - If no activity for 12 months charged $10 per month - 0.75% fee to buy bitcoin Yes Debit card: Yes - Bank transfer: No
Freetrade Unlimited Mobile app only Stocks ETFs ISA ISA £3/month 0.90% forex fee Yes Debit card: No - Bank transfer: Yes
Revolut 3 Mobile app only Stocks Crypto Commodities No ISA Complex fee structure Yes Debit card: Yes - Bank transfer: Yes
Degiro Unlimited Stocks ETF Funds Bonds Options Futures Crypto No ISA High fees (complex structure) Yes Debit card: No - Bank transfer: Yes
Other investment platforms:

Investment type Fees (deposit etc) FCA Regulated? Pre-emption rights?
Crowd cube Venture capital 1.5% Yes No
Syndicate Room Venture capital High fees 2% set up fee 1.5% – 2.3% annual 20% performance fee Life-time management fees of between 12.5% and 24.3% Yes Yes
Seedrs Venture capital 7.5% of any profit Plus variable sale fees Yes Yes
Crowd property Property 0% fees however returns capped at 8%. Yes N/A

Have you used any of these before or do you have alternatives?

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eToro vs Other Brokers

I've been doing some research on brokers for trading US stocks, and eToro seems like a great option - no commissions, standard forex conversion fees for cashing in, $5 fee for withdrawals.
However I noticed that more people in this sub recommend TD Ameritrade and IBKR who charge higher overall fees.
Is eToro not as good as how it is advertised (i.e., hidden fees)? Or are other brokers just more superior?
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Can someone explain ATM foreign conversion rates?

When I withdrawal cash from a foreign bank ATM, it seems as though I'm not getting anywhere near the official conversion rate of the day. I am factoring in any ATM fees and my bank does not charge for foreign ATM withdrawals. I also always decline the 'special convenience conversion rate' some ATMs try to offer you.
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Currency and bank charges - a question for MaxFun members from outside US

Hi! I've always put off becoming a donor because of how weak my local currency is against the US Dollar. Since COVID-19 a lot of podcasts, including several MaxFun shows, have become even more important to me and it feels like if I'm not going to support creators when I rely more heavily on them AND times are tough for them, then when?
Thing is; I'm pretty sure I'm going to get charged a forex fee and crappy conversion rates by my bank for every monthly transaction, and it's already hard to contribute in Dollars.
I was wondering if others in a similar situation have given this any thought? Does your bank process it like a foreign transaction and charge you accordingly? Or am I the only one with a rubbish exchange rate?
Right now the only plan I can think of is to try it for one month at a low tier, and if it ends up costing double (which I fully expect) to bite the bullet on a big initial layout, sign up on one of the highest tiers and cancel after a month; and then do that once a year. Make my own kind of annual sub so I at least only pay the forex transaction fees once a year. The idea of subbing for one month and then cancelling feels bad - I'm sure a lot of people do that just to get the bonus content - but I'd be doing it for slightly less shitty reasons..?
So, any non-US MaxFun members with any wisdom to share?
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Ways to Trade Options in Australia

Hi guys,
I have been wanting to get into trading options recently to properly capitalize from market movements, with a capped loss. Options give you this opportunity (haha), but I can not seem to find a good, low cost Australia broker to trade options with. There are plenty for FOREX and commodities, which are the areas of my interest, but none that are great for options, aside from IG maybe, but they charge a FX conversion rate for each trade, etc etc. If anyone has any suggestions that would be awesome.
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Currency conversion costs of brokerage accounts

Hello. I was looking into trading US stocks and found that currency conversion costs can really eat up a decent amount of money. For example, Saxobank charges 0.75% per transaction from SGD to USD.
Therefore, I was wondering if the currency conversion costs are similar across all the different brokers(foreign & local) or whether there are brokers with more competitive rates.
Also, is there a way to retain different currencies(mainly SGD and USD) without having a multi-currency bank account? (in order to prevent incurring costs every time I trade in a different currency)
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Withdrawing USD Funds from Philippine-Based Paypal Account Using TransferWise Borderless Account

This is a response to u/sgicruz*'s post:* Best way to receive USD payment into a USD savings account? I created a post since this is a bit long comparison.
If you are transferring large amounts of USD from Paypal (i.e. >USD 2,000 at a time), you are forced by Paypal to withdraw in PHP, since you cannot withdraw USD directly to Philippine-based USD accounts. Instead, you can use the TransferWise Borderless Account. The Borderless Account allows you to hold multiple currencies on the account, and also provides USD US Bank Account details (also GBP, Euro, AUD, NZD) which can receive funds via local ACH (automated clearing house). Paypal can withdraw USD funds via US ACH. (There is a verification step before being assigned bank account details: see footnote at the bottom of my post)*
For comparison, below are three scenarios:
  1. Paypal (USD) -> Local PHP Savings Account (PHP)
  2. Paypal (USD) -> TransferWise Borderless Account -> BDO USD Savings Account (USD)
  3. Paypal (USD) -> TransferWise Borderless Account -> Local PHP Savings Account (PHP)
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1. Paypal -> (Withdraw to PHP Bank Account) -> Local PHP Savings Account
Associated fees (sample computation for USD 2,000):
Total fees: PHP 200 (for USD 2,000 sample computation)
(Note: if you use GCash, I think total fee is always PHP 0, subject to wallet and transaction limits)
Exchange Rate (sample for May 8, 2020): 1 USD => PHP 48.9414
Net PHP received thru bank: PHP 97,682.70 (BDO) or PHP 97,882.70 (GCash)
Paypal's PHP-USD buy/sell spread is horrendous at around ~3.0-3.5% compared to the mid-market rate. But this is still a valid option if (1) you are withdrawing small amounts, or (2) you need instant access to cash.
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2. Paypal -> (Withdraw to US Bank Account) -> TransferWise Borderless Account -> (Send USD via SWIFT) -> BDO USD Savings Account
Associated fees (sample computation for USD 2,000):
Total fees: 59.60 USD
Net USD received thru bank: USD 1940.40
If your ultimate goal is to get the funds in PHP, we can try exchanging the USD to PHP via BDO
Exchange Rate (sample for May 8, 2020): 1 USD => PHP 50.0000 (BDO USD Buy rates)
Net PHP received thru bank: PHP 97,020.00
There are a lot of fixed fees, so this will only be economical for large amounts of USD (probably >USD 3,000). In addition, BDO's PHP-USD buy/sell spread is around ~0.5-1.0% compared to the mid-market rate.
Paypal withdrawal to US bank account takes around 1-2 banking days, while SWIFT transfers take around 1-5 banking days.
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An alternative is to send PHP directly from TransferWise. This is cheaper than Paypal or even the USD route described above. This is because TransferWise's exchange rate uses the mid-market rate, and they have transparent fees. In addition, TransferWise -> Local PHP Savings Account settles in minutes, as opposed to the SWIFT USD transfer above (which can take anywhere from 2-5 banking days).
3. Paypal -> (Withdraw to US Bank Account) -> TransferWise Borderless Account -> (Send PHP via ACH [this means Bancnet]) -> Local PHP Savings Account
Associated fees (sample computation for USD 2,000):
Total fees: USD 47.01
Net USD for conversion: USD 1952.99
Exchange Rate (sample for May 8, 2020): 1 USD => 50.4800 PHP
Net PHP received thru bank: PHP 98,586.93
Paypal withdrawal to US bank account takes around 1-2 banking days, while TransferWise USD-PHP ACH (Bancnet) settles in minutes.
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*To receive your own USD bank account details, you're required to "Add Money" at least GBP 20 or its equivalent (maybe USD 25). This is their verification requirement. I recommend adding money using Visa/Mastercard Debit Card: TransferWise has around 4.5% fees for the Debit Card Add Money option, so it's going to cost around ~PHP 60 in fees. I recommend using CIMB ATM card if you have, since they currently (as of May 8, 2020) do not charge forex conversion fees. If not, any Visa/Mastercard debit card will do (including BDO Visa ATM cards).
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TLDR;
For relatively small amounts, withdraw directly from Paypal to PHP bank account. Best choice is Paypal -> GCash (no inward remittance fee).
For larger amounts, withdraw USD from Paypal to TransferWise Borderless Account, then send PHP via ACH (Bancnet) to Philippine PHP Savings account.
But if you want to keep the amount as USD: withdraw USD from Paypal to TransferWise Borderless Account, then send USD via SWIFT to Philippine USD Savings account.
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Funding IB Pro account

I have been depositing USD into my IB Pro account using ANZ.
But they also have an option to deposit NZD and IB will charge a 1% fee (I'm guessing it's the fx conversion fee).But the details are confusing as they provided swift/bic number which is used for International wire transfers.
They route the funds through Citibank.Does this mean we can just use bank transfer instead of international wire transfer which costs $9 and less than ideal forex rates.
Can anyone make sense of these instructions for NZ bank to bank transfer?
Deposit Instructions
Anyone here used xe or similar service to fund their IB account?
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KFC6855/环球潮鞋: The Secrets of Replica Sneaker Selling

KFC6855/环球潮鞋: The Secrets of Replica Sneaker Selling
Following a post from u/donjonne about a HUGE Weibo story on how to actually start your own 1:1 repsneaker empire, I figured as a native Mandarin speaker I gave it a shot and translated the entire article, since I myself am pretty damn intrigued what the guy's speaking.Do note this article is written in March 2017, lots of stuff may have been outdated, and I translated word-for-word with some pruned paragraphs that seems like the fella repeating himself. I absolutely hate the weird flowery prose Mandarin always carry when I work on translations, so apologies if the in-jokes or general writing gets a bit dry.
This is my personal tl;dr without the author's boastful claims, so if you're short on time, here's the quick rundown.

How do replica sneakers get sold?

Taobao: Long history with the reputation for being the single biggest online BST hub, with Tmall and Xianyu Second-hands integrated. Lots of fake reviews and seller reputation ratings. The rep game there got outta hand, CEO of Alibaba stepped in and cleaned house, thus everyone moved to...
WeChat: Lots more convoluted, no proper tracking and confirmation like a real shopping app and build quality can vary greatly between sneaker models from the same seller. But through word-of-mouth, standout resellers get recommended more organically, of course you need connections to start with.
Agents: Your best friend if you're overseas, usually ran by freelancers merely collecting orders, reporting back to resellers and have them directly ship your kicks to your doorstep. Agents can be a single person, or a huge operation i.e. Wegobuy and Ytaopal.

How's the quality tho?

Depends. Some will try to bait-and-switch, some will bond genuine friendships for simply being a return customer. Factories often cut corners to save some dough and end up with a worse rep, so like the purpose of this sub, dig into forums and guide yourself to trustworthy sellers. Author also goes on a tangent and revealed the numbers and figures of selling reps, along with the sheer gold rush he's in now. Read below for more info.

Anything of note?

We're getting ripped off. Real hard, if you're a Mainlander chances are you're being sold 1/3 of the prices we see here. Part of the reason is that the multi-level reselling jacks up the price a lot, so unless you're buying in bulk for the purpose of selling them, good luck finding GET-passable OW AJ1's for less than $70. If you get caught selling, it's fines upwards of ¥50,000 and your license revoked, but nothing too serious beyond that. Author promised more novel shoes get made in the future, like Uggs and non-hypebeast dress shoes or sumthin.

With that outta the way, here's the translation for the whole article, hope you'll learn something for it and if there's any mistakes, feel free to point it out in DMs or just in the comments.
EDIT 17/05/2020: punctuation mistakes and missing formatting, also thanks for the kind words repfam
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GOD'S HAND: The Secrets of Replica Sneaker Selling


Having been in the rep game for around 4 to 5 years, it all started out of sheer curiosity. I spent ¥1099 for Air Force 1's some celebrity wore, only to had my buddy show up on me with a fake pair of the same sneaker only costs ¥300.
Not everyone is some rich parents' spoiled brat where a pair of shoes costing a couple grand is considered pocket change, yet everyone has that sense of envy, the need to follow the hype to really stand out from the crowd, so do I honestly. But then again you'd only wear that pair of grails for only a good couple months and it'll be out of the wave, why not I find myself a more wallet-friendly way to do so?
Ever since dipping my toe into the replica community, I'm making connections, meeting new friends and getting scammed in every step I make, keeping contacts of my favorite sellers (looking back yeah they're not the best and cheapest isn't it huh). I'm deep in the rabbit hole now, buying so many pairs I'm starting to be able to tell batches at a glance, and where to hunt down that very best batch at the cheapest price. At this point it's natural that I'm thinking of selling these reps and becoming a middleman with the best of the batches under one roof (which is what's following below).
Anyone who has dealt with middlemen know that actually tracking down the direct factory outlets are nigh impossible, and the multiple stages of middlemen-ception where bigger but more discreet resellers selling to more minor, smaller middlemen can only make one dream of the sheer profit you can make for being on the very top of the pyramid, that idea has only been a mere blip in my mind. There was once in a bar my fam hollered at me with "Yo you remember that John Doe went to Putian for two years? Dude gave up college and has been filthy stinkin' rich by now!" I was like bah it'll never work out for me, but with the summer break I'd worth giving it a shot and have John Doe on the line. And boy howdy, ain't he wildin' right now with his business.
Some say every Nike you see there's 1/3 chance it's straight outta Putian, some say Nike's LC works by handling a pair of dumb shoes to an uninformed factory worker and have him say "fuck kinda shoes are these, looks cool I guess so it's legit?" The only way is to really tear down the whole sneaker and see the markings in UV, and once we're on the point where we can fake inside tags and its barcodes, ask yourself can call out fakes on feet?
A promotion for \"discount\" NB's on Weibo
Ever seen promos like these?
It's what I saw on Weibo today, and you've seen one like it yourself did you? They all look good on the images and you'd be right that they're photos of the real deal, just that of course the shoes you actually get were reps, and for each pair profits are never above ¥100; I sell ya an NB for ¥165, I'd only make ¥50.

REPLICA SNEAKERS: HOW DO THEY GET SOLD?

TAOBAO
Taobao has always been the single biggest hub for BST. Run by the faceless middlemen, sold by the page visits, and reviewed by the bots. And stores with inflated trust scores were used as a front, once costing hundreds of yuan to buy now go for the tens of thousands. As Taobao is taking action to curb counterfeits to make way for legitimate resellers, these fronts are getting more expensive by the day, since then people took it to WeChat later on.
Ask anyone who ran a Taobao store, and they'd tell you "you'll never make a cent unless you're selling fakes". A pair of (fake) shoes take some ¥100 to make, and can be sold as a legit like the thousands of yuan you see on their listings, you'd get away with dozens of fakes sold this way, where you can properly guage and adjust said price to match your profit margins. Once the rep game got popular and the snowball kept rolling, the problem got too big for Ma Yun to not ignore it and he went full banhammer on every rep seller. With every media outlet roasting Taobao's ass, everyone wises up to the knowledge that almost every sneaker you see could be fakes. The stigma lived on, and no one would touch any store where its place of origin writes "Putian".
When life gives you lemons, you make a whole damn lemonade stand and just circumvent the whole damn thing by appearing that you're not from Putian. Problem solved. As you check your shipping details, it always seems to travel from Shangai, Shenzen, Quanzhou or even goddamn Xiamen of all places, even overseas.

Proxy services are very popular due to China's stringent laws
When sneakers are labeled as being shipped from Hong Kong, of course the sellers gonna say "it's from Hong Kong" but in fact it's shipping from Shenzhen, and the seller's excuse is that the sneakers are going through HK's borders from Shenzen then to the buyer's location. Even if you bought fakes in Tmall however, it won't be as bad as the ones sold as legit retails in Taobao. There's just too many of these rip-offs anyway! Had a reseller came to me to buy 10 pairs of sneakers, I make ¥10 each pair, but he sold it as retails and went on to make ¥500 each. Of course I'd panicked a jacked a prices a bit so I could have my own slice of extra profit to ¥20 each pair, said the factories jacked the prices themselves as an excuse.
Hoe's mad I guess

WECHAT
While profit margins are no higher than Taobao, they still range around a dozen yuan on bulk. For all the actual friends I have in WeChat, I'd never believe them not having owned a replica sneaker in their whole life, blah blah blah "factory direct", "wholesale prices" my ass, who really can head to the factories and buy direct these days? Rep resellers buying bulk from those factories are truly the "direct from factory" purchases. Resellers then selling the reps to middlemen and agents, that's another step. Said middlemen then resell these reps to quote-on-quote "middlemen". (NB: may have been the very resellers we see on the sub) And it goes on and on and then, to you, the customer.The so-called A-grade reps you see on WC, let's say we buy it from the factory at ¥200 (for example, the real deal won't be this cheap) and sell to the end-user for ¥400~¥500, it does in fact look decent. Heck, retails may get "called out" in forums and reps may sneak under the radar. Chat and forum opinions aren't good indicatiors for a rep's actual quality. Thus you may wonder why buy retails at this point? No one would really hit the New Balance outlets at their local Wanda mall and ask the teeny-bop promoter lady if their kicks are legit anyway, so wouldn't this been the dream job you've wanted, right?
SMALL-TIME AGENTS
These sort of agents are mostly handling orders from overseas to cater the westerners, mainly Russian, SE-Asian, North/South American countries etc., and will never be some solo project as they always come in groups of a few dozen staff members. These agent groups can also hire decently well-spoken college students to help converse customers in English and pay them good pocket change, which is eerily similar to how Forex scams work before, but this time they're doing legit businesses for a change. Sort of.
FREELANCE AGENTS
The most common agent you may come across can be your close friends, they get instant payouts for attracting their local classmates to collect orders for reps, and this wannabe hustler reports them back to the resellers to ship to school dorms directly.

REPLICA BUILD AND QUALITY

Replicas reach far, far and wide. You could see your neighborhood cleaner aunt wearing 990v4s, motorbike taxi riders wearing Duck Camo AM90's, your kind old uncle next door exercising in Flyknit Racers and so on. NB, Nike, Converse, Ascis, Kappa; any brand you wanted they got it. ¥100 to ¥500 is what the factories charge, but after it hits resellers with a ¥200 hike, the illusion what seems to be a shoe that'll last breaks down as it wears out after a few wears. Bad stitching? Poorly-tumbled faux-leather? Off-moulded shape? I'd believe you but you sure you can tell if the EVA is fake by just looking on it? Is the gluing pattern underneath it visible even? A good deal of local boutiques sell ¥120 replicas at official retail prices like ¥599, a good ¥400 profit.
Putian factories are split into "heavy" and "light" industries. The heavy industries builds the sneaker as a whole from scratch, while the light industries were like CKD vehicles, where parts are purchased and assembled together instead. and quality of each part of the sneaker depends among factories. Lots of them try to cut corners to save every extra cent, which explains the decreasing quality of recent sneakers you see now. Larger factories has always been delivering consistently decent sneakers, as customers who contacted them are much picker and won't slash prices along with quality out of the blue. The stitching (and Nike Air units/Boost soles even!) is close enough to pass off as retails. Some of the more badass factories can make a batch of 100 brand new replicas for you, just hand in a donor retail pair and they'll get to work.The old dogs in Putian has been around for ages, runs most of the resellers you know and love. They buy reps from the factory direct at ¥140, sell to resellers at ¥160 and have the resellers push ¥180, at these prices the shoes are just not enough to satisfy demand. I've gave it an estimate if the factory got his order to 30 dozen pairs of reps, with each pair a ¥20 profit, we're looking at ¥7,000 a day or ¥20,000 a month in gross profit.
Of course, the Sales and Commerce Assoc. will still take a heavy hand on counterfeit sneakers till today, basically a few sellers every month get caught in the counterfeit business. The offenders walk into the office, sit down, had "the talk" yet again and pay a good ¥30k~¥50k fine and had their licenses taken away, for just awhile. Factories themselves get raided very seldom, maybe a every 6 months only a single factory gets caught per year. Putian has become the leading worldwide repsneaker operation for the entire world, and outputs around 50% the actual worldwide sneaker market, an estimated ¥20bn yearly. The Nikes and Adidases you wear now has an "OEM" for that. You may have bought a brand sneaker [in China], but it may very well be a fake regardless, to be fair the quality itself is indistinguishable anyway.

REPSNEAKER GRADES

1) The Standard Putian's cheapest offering, pretty much trash tier and a certain Taobao sells them the most often :^)
2) The GET Batch A huge improvement from the Standards, and the so-called 1:1 batch from the mouths of others. It's really not, some of the materials itself is not as fine or accurate as the real deal. Tmall often sells these batches, but often get sold as retails.
3) The 1:1 The absolute tip of the high-end replicas. Take it to HuPu.com and only the eagle-eyed few would call you out. Not everyone can get their hands on them, regardless of price. [eg: similar situation to UABat's Union AJ1's]
4) The Retail Nuff said, just retails. (But really, reps cost just 1/5 of the retail price, why bother lol?)
A snapshot of KFC6855's wares

HOW TO TELL FAKES

[The author essentially details how to LC NB998's, so this is best skipped as it adds nothing to the article other than repeating the author's point over and over.]

THE REPSNEAKER FUTURE

If you ever think replica sneakers will only remain within the hypebeast sporty trainer radar, oh you'd be surprised. The replica factories are on full steam, churning out Dr. Martens, UGGS, Tod's and a lot more to come. If you're interested, my WeChat: KFC6855 has them on sale right now, guaranteed to keep ya comfy this winter.

With all that said, I hope you learnt something from this, and now that you know if you really wanted a retail pair to sleep well at night, just don't get 'em in online stores. There's no glitz and glamor selling counterfeit sneakers, it's just business after all.
If you know, you know.

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Charges on an Indian debit card when swiped out of India

Friend will be flying out of India. He is using ICICI debit card. How much would be the transaction charges? ICICI says it will be 3.5% + 18% GST. This means if someone spends 100 USD, then he will need to shell out 21.5 USD additionally only as charges. That's crazy insane. Can someone confirm if it's true? He called up twice, the second time the lady told him that the 18% will be on 3.5% i.e. a total of 4.13% charge will be levied.
Also, why would GST be applied to a service/product that we are buying outside ambits of Indian government jurisdiction?
Edit: thank you everyone for your replies. It's at moments like these when I realise the good fortune of having forums and internet. Seeing your replies my friend escalated the issue on ICICI Twitter handle. They confirmed what you said. However he did go ahead and purchased a Forex card from Indusind
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Wegobuy Exchange Rate

Hey guys I'm from Canada and what happens with Wegobuy is they accept USD so we have to change from CAD to USD and then to yuan. Paypal charges 3.7% on each currency exchange... I go from the normal 1 CAD to 5.03 yuan to getting 4.35 yuan.
Is it possible to change the money in paypal to HKD and then topup my balance in HKD? That way I would only get charged the 3.7% one time.
If that's not possible, what about bank transfer? Does anyone have any experience paying Wegobuy via bank transfer?
Appreciate the help guys. I know Wegobuy has to make money somewhere, but they are making money on the USD to yuan conversion (1 USD to 6.62 HKD instead of 1 USD to ~7 yuan) and I'm perfectly okay paying that fee. But what I'm trying to avoid is paypal is making the money from my cad to usd.
Edit: A potential solution is using a brokerage that supports forex and trading on the currency exchange market then transferring the money to paypal 👌
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Forex vs Credit card?

Hi,
does anyone know any benefits of forex card (such as HDFC bank MakeMyTrip Forex card ) over a credit card (say a credit card which offers 2% markup instead of 3.5%) ?


HDFC bank MMT forex card with zero issuance fee: : https://www.hdfcbank.com/personal/products/cards/forex-cards/makemytrip-forexplus-card

HDFC Diners black offers 2% markup

  1. So if make transactions worth 10,000 INR on diners black, it will charge me 10,200 INR. correct? (diners black may not be accepted everywhere though)
  2. What would be the equivalent charges on 10,000 INR money load for forex card? Where can I check this?
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Blockchain solves remote workers' problems

Blockchain solves remote workers' problems
Hi! In this post, we will tell you about the remote workers’ problems and the ways in which blockchain solves them.

A problem and a solution

A certain problem arises for employees from foreign branches, as well as for those who work remotely. They need to pay for work. Moreover, it is far from always convenient to transfer money to a card. For example, a fee may apply.
Some startups offer blockchain solutions. How does it work? Information is entered into the smart contract - about the amount and terms of the salary. Money is transferred to an electronic wallet, and then it can be transferred to a card.
Thanks to new technologies, finding an employee is much easier. Blockchain not only helps automate processes, but also saves your time. As a result, there are several minutes that you can spend on yourself. And paying a salary to a remote employee becomes a much simpler process if you transfer it through the blockchain.

Kernel-Trade platform

The revolutionary Kernel-Trade platform provides a unique payment system and Kernel Wallet. Kernel-Trade is a financial start-up, designed to compete with any brokerage company, crowdfunding platforms and payment services in the world.

Kernel Wallet

Kernel Wallet is a service that offers users with the same name tokens with more than 20 foreign currency accounts, between which you can transfer money without bank charges and at a favorable rate. In addition, cryptocurrencies can be stored, spent and exchanged in the Kernel account: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Stellar and other top-end cryptocurrencies.

No conversion and transaction fee

It is no secret that banks charge an average of 1-5% for conversion when paying or transferring money in a currency other than the card account. In addition, funds are converted at the rate of the bank not day by day, but later. With the Kernel, the client will not have such problems. He will be able to pay for goods and services, instantly exchange any currency supported by the Kernel Wallet , withdraw money in any currency at the current Forex rate or if the cryptocurrency is at the rate of Coinmarket сap without huge fees and other restrictions.

How does a wallet work?

Wallet The core is designed as a mobile application that can be downloaded to your Android or iOS phone.

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