Sending Money Internationally

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  1. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

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    I won an auction on this unknown bidding site that just started up. I was lucky to nab a Gamecube, 3 games, 2 controllers, and a mem card all for $175 with free s/h. Price is much better than Ebay to say the least [​IMG]
    So after I win, it turns out the guy lives in Ireland. *ugh* He says he can only accept cash or money orders. He doesn't have a bank account so I guess this is a kid. I could find no place locally that does international Money Orders.
    I looked at sendmoneyorders.com but they send the MO in USD, which just about defeats the purpose. Any places that can send a GBP money order?
    Or.... does this guy just seem too shady to be dealing with? That is a nice price for a GC bundle, maybe too good to be true? He gave me his mailing address in Ireland so I guess I could report him if he turns out to be a fraud. What do you think?
     
  2. JonZ

    JonZ Lead Actor

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    When it comes to stuff like this, your ALWAYS better off using a credit card-that was if theres any sort of problem you can dispute payment.

    BTW,

    Your post office has international money orders
     
  3. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

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    what about western union?
     
  5. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

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    Oh they cost too much (usually), I can't imagine how much they charge for international transactions. Only $5 for a bank draft that you mail yourself.
     
  6. alan halvorson

    alan halvorson Cinematographer

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    The USPS does have international money orders for $3.00 (last time I used one), but they aren't valid for all countries. They can be used in Great Britain; I would assume Ireland too. The thing is, USPS can't give you a list of acceptable countries, nor are they listed on their web sit.
     
  7. KyleS

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    Sounds WAY to fishy to me. Why will he ONLY accept money orders or cash? Ask if he will use a middle man service or COD. That way you make sure you are getting the product BEFORE you pay for it. What is to say that he doesnt get your money and never sends anything out?

    KyleS
     
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