I will soon be traveling to Amsterdam and plan to purchase some goods at the Apple store, and would be requesting a refund of the VAT since I am not a resident of the EU.
I did some research and found that in Netherlands VAT is 21% (wow!) and only refundable on purchases more than 50 EUR.
Also, I found out that there are two services available at the airport that can help with refunds (vatfree and global-blue).
All the services can refund you on your credit card, or wire transfer to an account in the EU. What if I didn't buy through a credit card? Do they then wire outside of the EU or send a check?