Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by klmno, Mar 10, 2010.
Money order, western union, or certified check?
I'm not sure about the certified checks, usually just a few dollars. I've gotten them at my bank before and I think it was something like $5 over the face amount??? But I think the money orders vary according to what kind they are. Usually they are very reasonable though. I've only used Western Union one time years ago when my daughter had an emergency and needed cash quickly ... seems like it was pretty darned expensive! Can't remember exactly how much now but it was enough that I've never used it again!
Western Union is definitely expensive. I've never done a money order, but cashier's checks (no such thing as a "certified" check any more) from the bank are relatively inexpensive.
US Post Office Money orders are pretty reasonable........ they DO NOT take credit cards, but here is info:
Domestic Money Orders
Purchase with cash, debit card, or traveler's checkValid for an unlimited periodCan be cashed at any Post Office or can be deposited or negotiated at your financial institutionReplace damaged, lost, or stolen money orders
$0.01 to $500.00 .......................$1.10
$500.01 to $1,000.00 ................$1.50
Postal Military Money Orders
..$0.30 (issued by military facilities)
You can also get money orders at walmart for like 50 cents.
I'm with Janet. Walmart is the cheapest.
I think Wal-Mart Financial (yes, they have their own financial group) charges 3 dollars for MOs no matter the amount.
I had to send some money to difficult child 2 when his car broke down and he needed it immediately so we did Western Union. It is VERY EXPENSIVE. I haven't used a certified check but I know money orders are cheap.
Money order it is then-thanks!!
Someone else to buy the whole thing. Yeah baby.
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