Geoffrey S. Mendelson
gsm at mendelson.com
Wed Feb 20 09:11:10 CST 2008
On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:24:42AM -0500, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> A lot of people won't except western union because of scam potential.
> Even Western Union says they are only to be used by people who know each
Worse than that, the Israeli post office dropped all forms of money transfer
(international money orders, etc), and replaced them with Western Union.
Their ads say that it costs only $15 to send up to $800. That's true, but
it also costs $15 to receive up to $800. If you want to pay the entire
price, you get a discount and only pay $28.
So If I wanted to send someone $1, it would cost me $29. That's still
cheaper than the banks. The last time I wired someone in the U.S. money,
I paid for both sides and it was over $75, plus the conversion fee from
Shequels to Dollars. His bank charged him $12 anyway.
Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jerusalem, Israel gsm at mendelson.com N3OWJ/4X1GM
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