|Re: How to pay in UK pounds?|
Message #8 Posted by Vassilis Prevelakis on 25 Feb 2004, 9:32 p.m.,
in response to message #5 by George
Unfortunately USPS sends money to a very small number of countries (less than 40). More details from:
I am not at all surprised that they do not send money orders to the UK, given the way the UK Post Office issues money orders. These are like money, not checks (i.e. they are of a fixed denomination), so to send GBP 54.95 you need 2 twenties, one ten, one five, and for the rest you have to buy normal postage stamps which you stick on the money orders. Insane!
I have only purchased two items from the UK, in both cases the "obvious" means for sending money (international money order, bank transfer, Western Union, etc) were either unavailable or too expensive (smth like 20% of the amount).
In one case I just sent bank notes using registered post, on another occasion I sent a money order from within the UK because I happened to be stopping over. While everything went smothly, its just too much hassle.
So, in the future, I would be very hesitant to buy again from the UK unless the seller accepted payment via PayPal.