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Deposit for JT Safaris

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Deposit for JT Safaris

Can anyone help me - my bank are asking for £20 fee to transfer small deposit to J T Safaris - is this right?



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11. Re: Deposit for JT Safaris

totally agree with you richard, the sooner they adopt a payment system like paypal the more business they will do , same for some hotels who make excuses about card machine not working, they are loosing good business

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4sandi, with respect in my experience all good companies dealing with incoming tourists accept credit cards. Those who don't are simply cutting their costs to the bone and transferring them to their clients. My guess would be that if Diane were to insist on paying by credit card, maybe even offering a 5% supplement to the deposit (ie £3.60) they would find a way to accept it.

Or as pj265 says, just insist on paying on arrival.


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I see you had a very good experience with F Kings safaris, SwanseaJeff, and he did not ask for any deposit at all from you. Well, he must have changed his policy because he is currently insisting on a £300 deposit from us - which is more than 30% of the total price of our proposed safari in March. He is completely unwilling to negotiate on this and I'm seriously having second thoughts about this company, despite all the great reviews. It very much seems to be different rules for different people (and not just those who are return customers).

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Sorry about your experience. My son and girlfriend went in February, we went in July cant understand his policy, Not good for business.

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For any service there must be a cost but again is expensive. Ask them to accept payment by PayPal, don't they have that facility? It is of free charge as per as i know.

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You cannot receive paypal payments in Kenya, you can only make payments, so it is not an option. One or two Kenyan businesses owned by Europeans have Paypal accounts set up in their European country, but it is not possible for a purely Kenyan company.

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We paid a deposit to JT Safaris last year and my bank charged.We have had quotes off JT and Fking for December and JT is cheaper even with a 4x4 on our own (2 of us).If I have to pay a small deposit so be it. I know i will not pay another penny until after the safari. £20 is a small price to pay for peace of mind.

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We have booked safari with JT (we fly out on Friday) after reading all the fantastic reviews and we also read about the tranfer charges but after emailing julius and arranging every thing i explained aobut not wanting to pay charges so we decided we would pay once we arrived, he was courtesy itself and we have arranged to meet him outside our hotel prior to trip so we can pay in cash, so I am sure this can be sorted with no problems if any on else has same worriy

Edited: 1:14 pm, November 03, 2010
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