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Ill spell it out for the feeble.
You dont call up and ask if they take Visa gift cards for  a money order.
You dont call up and ask if they take Mastercard gc for a MO
You dont flippin call!


You go into a store and ask for an MO and she says ok its, XXX.XX say no p, take out your debit card and swipe. If the rep says no debits then apologize and leave. If she says lemme see that is that a gc say NO ITS A DEBIT. if she asks wheres your name you say (among many other options to think of) the permanent one is on the way and im using the temp one until i receive it. If you need to swipe more than once, its ok to have multiple debits (for those who are lacking in common sense). But be nonchalant dont be in your face about it to the rep. Reps want to feel they're in charge, its natural for a minimum paid employees...




I think this should give the basics on how to get a MO if you find a place.... this is not rocket science. But it seems like it is to some.... Where to cash out GCs for MO:

Where                                       Which gift card                                   Fee                                     max MO amount                                   

Service desk @ Wal-Mart                  MVD,  Visa from Meta bank,                                  70 cents                                           $1000
                                                  chase (phased out)                                                                                      $1000   
                                                     
Rite Aid                                                                                                 $0.89                                          $500
       
"HaNesher HaGadol"                            One Vanilla                                 .52                                          $500 max     
meijer-69 cents up to $1000-most stores
NOTES:
MVD charges 50 cents per transaction so ask for MO of card amount- (fee+ 50 cents) eg @WM ask for 498.80 on MO (or cover $1.20 some other way)
« Last edited by bb1836 on June 04, 2015, 06:22:46 PM »

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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #860 on: April 19, 2015, 09:08:23 PM »
WU
Don't sweat it, that's the rule by all WU MO locations. We all know what rules are for...

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Re: Money Orders
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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #862 on: April 20, 2015, 08:59:44 AM »
Whats MG?

I assume this is referring to MoneyGram.
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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #863 on: April 20, 2015, 09:06:41 AM »
I assume this is referring to MoneyGram.
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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #864 on: April 20, 2015, 09:13:47 AM »
I wonder what people's actual experiences are with this. If it works it might very well be worth the price. Question is if thats enough for the MO places or if they still see that its a GC and say "No GC".
To time consuming.
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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #865 on: April 20, 2015, 09:19:44 AM »
To time consuming.

You wouldn't do it if, lets say, you knew that it would work?
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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #866 on: April 20, 2015, 09:43:00 AM »
You wouldn't do it if, lets say, you knew that it would work?
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Re: Money Orders
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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #869 on: May 05, 2015, 02:01:18 PM »
My regular GE charges .52, as per the WIKI. Today I was in anothe GE, amd the charge posted was .64. She said its been like that for a year or two.
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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #870 on: May 05, 2015, 03:41:07 PM »
any NYC locations Avail?

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« Reply #871 on: May 05, 2015, 03:50:04 PM »

any NYC locations Avail?
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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #872 on: June 04, 2015, 06:15:24 PM »
anyone ever pay amex with money orders?

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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #873 on: June 08, 2015, 11:57:39 AM »
Can I do a split tender with a money order? Meaning two $500 gift cards for 1 one thousand dollar money order? If yes how would I go about doing it?

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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #874 on: June 08, 2015, 12:00:01 PM »
Can I do a split tender with a money order? Meaning two $500 gift cards for 1 one thousand dollar money order? If yes how would I go about doing it?
Wouldn't that be something you would ask the cashier wherever you're buying the MO? CMIIW you can only get MO up to $999 anyway.
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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #875 on: June 08, 2015, 12:01:56 PM »
Wouldn't that be something you would ask the cashier wherever you're buying the MO? CMIIW you can only get MO up to $999 anyway.
Assuming I'm getting the full amount of the gift cards minus the money order fee of 70 cents. So it will be under a thousand.

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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #876 on: June 08, 2015, 12:04:02 PM »
Can I do a split tender with a money order? Meaning two $500 gift cards for 1 one thousand dollar money order? If yes how would I go about doing it?
yes. But after 5 swipes, it may ask them for an override, so using $200 will be NP. Thats my experience at GE.
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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #877 on: June 08, 2015, 12:04:36 PM »
Wouldn't that be something you would ask the cashier wherever you're buying the MO? CMIIW you can only get MO up to $999 anyway.
GE allows $1000
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Re: Money Orders
« Reply #878 on: June 08, 2015, 12:05:01 PM »
Thnx guys.  Also,  I had a cashier tell me in wm only one mo per person per day. Bogus?

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« Reply #879 on: June 08, 2015, 12:06:06 PM »
GE allows $1000
Good to know. Thx. Now need to find one...
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