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    hi need to send some cash to australia, roughly 600 whats the quickest way of doing this? i have phoned my bank and the quickest they can do it is 6 working days, some "local bank" anyway western union and all that jazz are looking temping wondering if any of you had any experiance with these company and if so how long does it take for the money to be made availible in the country i am sending it to?


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    Default Re: sending money to australia

    Hi
    are you sending the money to someone you know?
    if you are western union is fine and takes no time what so ever
    and is easy to set up online with your credit/debit card.
    if you dont know the person DO NOT send via western union as there are no comebacks when the money has been collected.
    hope this helps m8

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    Default Re: sending money to australia

    yeah its a good pal come on hard ground out there and needs a flight home

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    Default Re: sending money to australia

    Just checked Western Unions website for you

    Estimate cost to send 600 to Australia is 42!!

    But..it also says this

    "The maximum initial send amount for a money transfer is 500.00 or 999.99 per 30 days depending on your transaction history with westernunion.co.uk."

    So you'd need to send it in two installments by the looks of it.

    It also says

    "Sending from United Kingdom: Senders must present an acceptable document(s) showing evidence of identity for amounts over 600."

    By the looks of it, the transfer is nearly instant

    "Approved transactions generally available for pick-up right away (subject to the hours of operation at the receiving Agent location)"

    You can do it online/over the phone or at a WU office (i'd play safe and find a post office that does it, instead of a dodgy corner shop lol)

    I hope your not sending it to a Nigerian barristers australian accomplice

    Hope that helps

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    Cheers mate, 42 seems a bit steep dont it, hey ho, cheers again


    Lukese

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    About a 7% fee according to my calculations lol

    Hmm, maybe worth looking at moneygram? i'd imagine the fees would be similar though.

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    Default Re: sending money to australia

    Quote Originally Posted by lukese
    yeah its a good pal come on hard ground out there and needs a flight home
    Can you not buy a ticket for him, to be collected from .. wherever in Oz he is?

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    Default Re: sending money to australia

    Quote Originally Posted by Shambles
    Can you not buy a ticket for him, to be collected from .. wherever in Oz he is?
    Or even an electronic ticket in his name and maybe fax/email him the details (not sure if it works like that, but a thought).

    Your best bet if using WU is to find a travel agents or a post office that is a registered WU place, the fees are a bit steep but the time in which you can collect is pretty good.

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    Default Re: sending money to australia

    looked into that allready when u buy from a uk company for a pickup in oz it works out shit loads more, if i buy from lastminute.com.au which is cheap he needs the card that was used to buy the ticket to collect the ticket so gonna send cash to him easier in the long run

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