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Old 09-20-2002, 08:41 PM
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Unfortunately it's not a Western Union one it's a United States Postal Service one. I've been told that because it has "Negotiable only in the U.S and Possessions" that there is no way I can cash it here in Australia. It looks like I'm going to have to send it back to the client, wait till somebody I know goes to the US to cash it or forfit the payment.
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Old 09-20-2002, 11:59 PM
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If it's made out to YOU, Sanda, how could someone cash it for you? If I could somehow, I would be more than happy to. I'll be in the US for a couple more weeks. Let me know. I can send you the money with pay pal if you can figure out how I could cash it for you. What a hassle, huh.
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Old 09-21-2002, 12:01 AM
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Just had a thought. Is there an american embassy there? That is considered american soil. Perhaps they could figure out a way for you...
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Old 09-21-2002, 12:16 AM
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Didn't find an embassy, but perhaps the U. S. Consulate could answer your questions --
U. S. Consulate - Sydney
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Old 09-21-2002, 01:09 AM
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I'll try the consulate and see what they have to say.
I think even sending it back to the customer will be a problem as it's made out to my business name.
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Old 09-22-2002, 10:42 PM
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I rang the US consulate this morning and there is no help availiable from them.
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Old 09-23-2002, 02:04 AM
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I rang the US consulate this morning and there is no help availiable from them
You'd think that "Yankee ingenuity" would figure a way to help a business trade with U. S. customers.

This is weird -- I don't see Australia listed as having an agreement to accept U.S.P.S. money orders, but Zimbabwe, Croatia, etc. are listed!
USPS - International Money Orders

Have you gone to a large office of your bank to inquire as to whether they will cash it -- it seems that it's up to them IF it is an International money order. If the customer told the Post Office where s/he was sending it, you'd think that they would have instructed him/her on what needed to be done.... You mentioned that it said "payable only in U.S..." -- if the customer didn't check to find out whether the money order was payable to you in Oz, then they should be embarrassed by their error. They should have a receipt that they can show to get their money back if you send them the uncashed money order.

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Old 09-23-2002, 04:00 PM
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Apparently the money order is a US domestic money order that's why it can't be cashed in Australia. I'll contact the customer and hopefully she still has the receipt and she can either sent a international money order or pay through pay pal. I've learnt a valuable lesson not to accept money orders in the future for international orders.
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Old 10-14-2002, 04:45 AM
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I agree with Doug. We handle all of our out of town orders by credit card. At first we were scared that people would protest their charges after they receiveed our product, but that is yet to happen.
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Old 10-21-2002, 06:21 AM
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Couldn’t you just deposit it at your bank and let them get the cash somehow.
At the very least your banker should be able to guide you as to your options.

Just a thought.

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