Sending $US to the US
paulm at paulm.com
Sun Oct 11 19:31:43 BST 2009
On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 7:44 AM, Randal L. Schwartz
<merlyn at stonehenge.com>wrote:
> >>>>> "Minty" == Minty <mintywalker at gmail.com> writes:
> Minty> They are supposed to be as good as cash from the recipients
> Minty> perspective (esp when drawn on the "local" currency), but
> Minty> if lost. At least, that was my vauge memory/understanding. I've
> 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
> one thing: "They aren't universal any more". Everyone expects credit or
> 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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