How to send US Dollars to Canada?

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  1. Holadem

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    Is there a way to have someone up there receive a money order in USD instead of CAD?

    Of course, I could send a money order which they would receive in CAD and convert back to USD, but I figure they will lose some bucks in the process.

    Is there another way?

    Thanks.

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  2. Francois Caron

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    Send the money order in USD funds. Canadian post offices will exchange it on the spot on request, or the receiver can use it elsewhere if they wish.
     
  3. Holadem

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    I need the receiver to end up with USD in hand. Will the Canadian post office give USD?

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    No, but I believe any Bank will cash an International Money Order in USD and give USD back (at least mine will - CIBC).
     
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    Provided you both are in paypal, could you exchange funds that way?
     
  6. Holadem

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    Andrew, it's for lil'sis, she don't know squat about Paypal, and it's kinda urgent.

    I know the name of her bank, I'll call'em up.

    Thanks for the various inputs.

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  7. Andrew Pratt

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    Western Union would work but like most methods the amount is going to get converted into Cdn funds. If you must send US funds I'd express mail a money order (not from the post office as they're not valid up here) or simply get the bank info and have your bank directly transfer the money to her account.
     
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    I second that. Used it to pay for an Ebay aution I won from a Canadian and would not accept Paypal but wanted U.S. $$$$$$$$$.
     
  10. Andrew Pratt

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    I stand corrected. Its just I was sent one once from the post office that was useless up here..never did get another one either[​IMG]
     

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