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Old Dec 16th 2003, 4:26 pm
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hi all,

never having used these before i am not sure exactly how you go about getting money orders. i need to pay for something by money order, so can i just go in to any bank and hand over $xxx and get a money order made payable to xxxxxxxx? or do i have to go to a bank where i have an account?

sorry about the simple question but i just have no idea and as i don't have a car yet i don't want to be walking miles between places asking in banks etc.....

thanks,

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Old Dec 16th 2003, 4:35 pm
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I'm pretty sure that any bank will give you a money order (for a fee) regardless of if you have an account with them!
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Old Dec 16th 2003, 4:44 pm
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hi all,

never having used these before i am not sure exactly how you go about getting money orders. i need to pay for something by money order, so can i just go in to any bank and hand over $xxx and get a money order made payable to xxxxxxxx? or do i have to go to a bank where i have an account?
sorry about the simple question but i just have no idea and as i don't have a car yet i don't want to be walking miles between places asking in banks etc.....
thanks,SamJ
Any US post office will supply money orders..so will a lot of supermarkets and even garages in some states ...
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Old Dec 16th 2003, 7:59 pm
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Originally posted by SamuearlJackson
hi all,

never having used these before i am not sure exactly how you go about getting money orders. i need to pay for something by money order, so can i just go in to any bank and hand over $xxx and get a money order made payable to xxxxxxxx? or do i have to go to a bank where i have an account?

sorry about the simple question but i just have no idea and as i don't have a car yet i don't want to be walking miles between places asking in banks etc.....

thanks,

SamJ
It is a lot cheaper to buy one at a Supermarket as opposed to the Post Office.
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It is a lot cheaper to buy one at a Supermarket as opposed to the Post Office.
The post office fees are
0.01 to $500.00 ...................$0.90
$500.01 to $1,000.00 ...........$1.25

here supermarkets charge $1.50
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Any US post office will supply money orders..so will a lot of
supermarkets and even garages in some states ...
Yep, I used 7-11 once and Tom Thumb a couple of times.
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Old Dec 17th 2003, 2:21 pm
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thanks for getting back to me - i eventually went to the closest bank and got it sorted.

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The post office fees are
0.01 to $500.00 ...................$0.90
$500.01 to $1,000.00 ...........$1.25

here supermarkets charge $1.50
Guess it depends where you live. I bought 2 in one week for similar amounts and the supermarket was half the cost of the one I bought at the PO.
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Guess it depends where you live. I bought 2 in one week for similar amounts and the supermarket was half the cost of the one I bought at the PO.
Hi Effi..yes your right...Money orders are big business here...we are all poor unlike you Arizonians
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Hi Effi..yes your right...Money orders are big business here...we are all poor unlike you Arizonians
LOL, poor in Florida, yeah right. We have 10 million mexicans to support here, plus half of CA who are on their way as we speak.
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LOL, poor in Florida, yeah right. We have 10 million mexicans to support here, plus half of CA who are on their way as we speak.
We just have a few cubans and a lot of English tourists who won't go home (lol)
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