Sending cash to Hanoi.

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Sending cash to Hanoi.

Postby Jackal » Fri May 19, 2017 2:03 pm

I need to send a small sum of cash to Hanoi.

I was told use the gold shops by central or Olympic markets. Central market was a strikeout, and I found three shops near Olympic who do transfer cash, but just to HCM and won't deal with small amounts (under $50).

What's the best way to go about this?

Thanks.
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Re: Sending cash to Hanoi.

Postby DF » Fri May 19, 2017 2:09 pm

If the receiver can pick up from a bus station, then try a PP to HCMC bus company. Just have them sign for receipt of course.

Stupid question perhaps, but have you not tried WU?
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Re: Sending cash to Hanoi.

Postby Jackal » Fri May 19, 2017 2:17 pm

Sending to hanoi, so bus is out.

WU is possible, but would rather use a gold shop or Wei loi for convenience and lower fees.
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Re: Sending cash to Hanoi.

Postby DF » Fri May 19, 2017 2:25 pm

Sorry. Read it as HCM.
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Re: Sending cash to Hanoi.

Postby PenhMan » Fri May 19, 2017 2:27 pm

I used WU from Thailand to Vung Tau recently. Cost me $20US plus I had to pay them an extra 2 baht/$1 for exchange rate from Thai baht. So sending $200US cost me more than $30. I asked what would happen if I'd given the bank US dollars. Cashier said they would convert it to baht and then back to US dollars! :-(
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Re: Sending cash to Hanoi.

Postby Jackal » Fri May 19, 2017 2:32 pm

Yeah, I recently paid either $65 or $70 to make a $150 Swift transfer from ABA here to Standard Chartered in Vietnam. Highway robbery.
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Re: Sending cash to Hanoi.

Postby Mèo Đen » Fri May 19, 2017 3:04 pm

Jackal wrote:I need to send a small sum of cash to Hanoi.

I was told use the gold shops by central or Olympic markets. Central market was a strikeout, and I found three shops near Olympic who do transfer cash, but just to HCM and won't deal with small amounts (under $50).

What's the best way to go about this?

Thanks.


How about Cambodia Post Money Order Service (Money Transfer Service) $4 fee for up to $100

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Using electronic financial system from UPU (Universal Postal Union)
Customer can transfer money and cash-out in maximum USD2,000 per transaction.
The service will process and take 48 hours to destination countries.
The international money order service is now available in France, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand.

http://cambodiapost.post/en/money-order-service/
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