How to send money to USA?

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by zeshun, Oct 25, 2002.

  1. zeshun

    zeshun Newbie

    Hi. Does anyone know how should I send US40.00 to someone in the USA? Would it be safe to send CASH? I thought I just put in the dollars inside a greeting card and mail it to the person.

    - Winston
  2. peaz

    peaz ARP Webmaster Staff Member

    can use money order right????
  3. PY 222

    PY 222 <b>DF King</b>

    You can use a Paypal account. That is pretty safe.

    But to be super safe, even though its only 40 bucks, go buy a bank draft.
  4. peaz

    peaz ARP Webmaster Staff Member

    just a note... i dun think paypal supports Malaysian users.

    Guess that's becoz soem fo the the world's top Credit card frauds originate from Malaysia!!! :D
  5. PY 222

    PY 222 <b>DF King</b>

    That is actually very true because when I was back in Malaysia for Summer vacation, I usually use my credit cards. When I got back home to America I saw that there was several transactions on my credit card that I did not do.

    So bottom line, try NOT to use credit cards in Malaysia. :evil:
  6. zeshun

    zeshun Newbie

    This US40 is giving me a headache. Anyway, a friend told me that I can buy a US Bank Draft from a bank and mail it to the person in the US and he can go to any bank and exchange it for cash. I just need to write his name on the Bank draft.

    So, those who live in the US, have u guys heard of Bank draft?

    I've send bank draft to UK before though.

    And, money order is no longer used in Malaysia (post office ppl told me).

    - Winston
  7. Jeremy

    Jeremy Black Sheep

    Zeshun: You should go buy a bank draft but make sure you buy it from a bank where it is recognized in the U.S! If I'm not mistaken, they'll charge you like 2% or maybe a flat rate for the amount you are sending so basically you're going to be paying around RM41 or less for the bank draft!
  8. PY 222

    PY 222 <b>DF King</b>

    Yes, they do accept bank drafts from Malaysia. All you need is to get it from big bank such as Maybank or Bumiputra-Commerce Bank. I usually get my tuition fees through bank draft every semester.

    So no sweat. Also, bank draft are much safer but will cost a little more.
  9. Infopro

    Infopro Newbie

  10. atwl77

    atwl77 Just Started

    Personally I've done a wire transfer to an account in the States once. A bit expensive, but they're quite fast. You need the account number and address of the bank that you're sending too.


    Hmm... reminder to self: should check dates of topics before posting.... :roll:
  11. peaz

    peaz ARP Webmaster Staff Member

    Ah, dun worry, we all always check back on older posts!!!
    Hmm, come to think about it. I wonder why too???

    Hmm, wire transfer seems to be one of the safest method i guess as the banks directly transfer them as oppose to mailing of bank drafts, etc...

    But as u said, I think it would be quite costly. Even a wire transfer between our local banks costs at least RM1 !!! even if they are just across the street!!! :D
  12. ZuePhok

    ZuePhok Just Started

    I did a wire transfer to an account in singapore last month. Maybank charged me RM10.xx for 'water money' :evil: ..and when the money 'reached' singapore that time, POSB bank charged me another SGD20 for 'water money' :evil: :evil: ....and by the time my friend received my money, it only left SGD30 (I paid Maybank SGD55.xx ):evil: :evil: :evil: and the whole process took one week to complete :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: so it's not the fastest way to transfer money..I think I wanna do banking business adi ez to earn $$$...who wanna join ar??

    Hmm...really can die...can dieeeeee...dieeeee..

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