Sending $US to the US

Matt Johnson mwj at
Mon Oct 12 10:37:48 BST 2009

On Sun, 11 Oct 2009, Randal L. Schwartz 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.

Certainly had no problem in the USA with AmEx $TCs -- using them "as 
cash" in a shop generally gets protracted, but wandering into any bank 
with them and my passport and asking them to cash them has never been a 

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