Sending $US to the US

Paul Makepeace paulm at
Sun Oct 11 19:31:43 BST 2009

On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 7:44 AM, Randal L. Schwartz
<merlyn at>wrote:

> >>>>> "Minty" == Minty  <mintywalker at> writes:
> Minty> They are supposed to be as good as cash from the recipients
> Minty> perspective (esp when drawn on the "local" currency), but
> replaceable
> Minty> if lost.  At least, that was my vauge memory/understanding.  I've
> not
> Minty> used them in years.
> Two years ago, I was travelling in Northern europe with Neil "geekcruises"
> Bauman, and we spent nearly an hour in each port trying to cash $500 of his
> "universal" American Express travellers checks.  The experience tells me
> only
> one thing: "They aren't universal any more".  Everyone expects credit or
> debit
> cards now... travellers checks are a thing of the past.

I doubt that's the experience of most Brits here - every time we travel
through an airport we get checked.

Paul (writes checks for cheques too but couldn't resist)

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