Electronic Payment/online payment


I decided to purchase a few hundred products from some supplier from China alibaba.com
They method of payment are escrow or western union/tt etc
I love the idea of escrow but one of the seller doesn't like this method as he stated that there is alot of fee deduction on his side whenever he tries to cash the fund.
Also escrow doesn't seem to exist in Australia so that left me with western union and tt
I don't like western union/tt as I feel insecure bc this is the first time that i am dealing business with this seller and i have my reservation.
I like paypal and again he doesn't use paypal.
what would you suggest?
The fund is only a US$500 but like i say it is the first time i am buying large quantity online so payment terms agonise me
all suggestion greatly appreciate

Unfortunately when it comes to paying for goods and services you do have to pay based on that company's terms.  The good news is that Western Union if a fully secured money transfer services that has been in business since 1851 and are the industry leader in money transfers.

Hope this info helps you.  Good luck!

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