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Old 06-08-2012, 08:26 PM   #1
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I'm selling my Baby K'tan to a friend who lives in Canada. She doesn't have paypal, but she said she would get me a money order and mail it to me (I trust her and this isn't through DS). Can you cash a Canadian money order in the USA? This probably seems like a stupid question, but I just want to be sure that will work before I tell her to go ahead and send it. Thanks.

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Re: International money order?

I don't see why your bank wouldn't cash it for you. I might wait for it to officially "clear" before sending the K'tan.. unless you REALLY REALLY trust this person.

Does your bank do business on Saturdays? I'd call them in the morning and ask. If not, ask your friend to wait until Monday, then call your bank first thing Monday morning.

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I feel so dumb, I never thought to just ask the bank. Thanks!
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Make sure that it says "US Funds", though. We get Canadian MO and checks all the time and we have to make sure that it says that, or we don't get the right amount with the exchange rate.
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Re: International money order?

Can't she just go to a place that can do a money order...western union...and send it that way? I am pretty sure they do international. Then she can just give you the pick up number or whatever it is called and then you go to the one nearest you an pick it up there (my mom has done that before but just from in the states).

Or you can send her an invoice and she can pay with a debit or credit card.
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Re: International money order?

I would be worry a money order in the mail anyone can snag and cash. Why not just a normal check or a bank counter check?

Also she could do an international wire transfer from her bank, have done that before, fees vary based on amount.
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Re: International money order?

tell her to go to walmart, I am almost 100% positive that our walmart does money orders (western union) at their customer service section.
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Western Union is a good idea also. Thanks ladies, I love how smart and helpful everyone is here!
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Awesome.

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Ah yes western union too. But they have high fees as well.

I would do a countercheck or personal check myself.
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