Re: [CR]sending money order to France?

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Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2006 10:33:21 -0500
From: "Joel flood" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]sending money order to France?

Like joel metz said, i have never had a problem mailing cash money to europe. Never have done over $100US yet, but I have done 10-20 transactions this way. I just go to the American express office here in philly and change dollars for Euros and mail it registered to Europe. I guess when you start to get over $100, it starts to become scary, but that would be when I start to think about other options. Money orders become a hassle for them, so I try to make it as easy as I can. Generally, all the people I have dealt with, were collectors in some respect and were very professional. But you have to remember there are some mom&pops out there, who just got a computer, selling their old junk, and have maybe never seen a US money order before and think it is a fake. I have been told by a couple of Italian sellers that to change small amounts of US dollars cost them too much in fees to make it worthwhile for them to do it. I went to Wachovia bank here on the east coast, and they will change dollars to Euros but they charge you $15 and it takes a couple days. I did not ask about wiring though.
joel flood
philadelphia, PA