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Checks over 10K
Are they still delivered via UPS?
spaceylacie




msg:3155319
 6:21 pm on Nov 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

I got something from Google about switching to EFT but I really want to get a picture of the UPS man handing me a check. Does anyone know if checks over 10k are still sent this way?

 

OptiRex




msg:3155320
 6:25 pm on Nov 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Does anyone know if checks over 10k are still sent this way?

Mine haven't been, just by normal post.

Scotl47




msg:3155343
 6:44 pm on Nov 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yes they do.

Genuine1




msg:3155346
 6:46 pm on Nov 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Same here but we get cheques not checks! And 10k is only 540 uk pounds. Maybe you need 10k pounds!

I am happy whatever they are called or however they are delivered. Electronic transfer isnt much use if you have several accounts...

[edited by: Genuine1 at 6:48 pm (utc) on Nov. 13, 2006]

swa66




msg:3155362
 7:03 pm on Nov 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Electronic transfer isnt much use if you have several accounts

No matter how many accounts you have, for me EFT means no costs on getting the money, no need to rely on unreliable postal services and getting the money faster. If that would mean I'd need to shift money between accounts, so be it.

EFT rulez!

LifeinAsia




msg:3155390
 7:23 pm on Nov 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Maybe you need 10k pounds

I'd like to see 1 UPS guy deliver something weighing 10,000 pounds. :)

Moosetick




msg:3155394
 7:31 pm on Nov 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

"10k is only 540 uk pounds"

I had no idea the exchange rate had become $18.51 dollars to the UK pound!

hunderdown




msg:3155397
 7:35 pm on Nov 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yep, the dollar is falling fast!

sailorjwd




msg:3155400
 7:39 pm on Nov 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

What does a 10K check look like?

I forget :(

I highly recommend going direct deposit.

If something comes up (like a hospital stay, vacation) it is nice not to have to worry about the mail box.

I was away last winter (when I knew what those checks looked like) and it took 3 months for them to get the check to me.

FromRocky




msg:3155407
 7:45 pm on Nov 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Same here but we get cheques not checks! And 10k is only 540 uk pounds. Maybe you need 10k pounds!

I'd like to see 1 UPS guy deliver something weighing 10,000 pounds. :)

We use cheques but not pounds here. We use kilos instead. 10K lb is only 4500 Kg.

OptiRex




msg:3155430
 7:58 pm on Nov 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yes they do.

Is that in the US?

Our UK delivered cheques come from Sweden even though they are Citibank, London, but most definitely regular post.

Genuine1




msg:3155509
 8:54 pm on Nov 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Sweden?

Mine are from London Docklands I thought! Maybe not - must look closer.

Oh yes... Very funny... I meant 10k = 5400 uk pounds!

Actually its worse!

Live mid-market rates as of 2006.11.13 20:50:15 UTC.
10,000.00 USD United States Dollars = 5,260.82 GBP United Kingdom Pounds

1 USD = 0.526082 GBP 1 GBP = 1.90084 USD

Courtesy of www.xe.com/ucc/

Thats why we go to new york for cheap shopping trips. Everything in the US seems to be about half the price it is in the UK! But it means that the google dollars are worth half as much because the dollar is a weak currency. We have to work twice as hard to pay the bills! I should move to the US or even better my GFs home country (former yugoslave republic) because 40 dollars was her weekly wage as a maths teacher! I would be rich if I lived there...

[edited by: Genuine1 at 8:58 pm (utc) on Nov. 13, 2006]

spaceylacie




msg:3155528
 9:11 pm on Nov 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Scotl47, I want to know too, in the US are they still delivered UPS?

1 USD = 0.526082 GBP 1 GBP = 1.90084 USD

Just my luck, around the time I start making more money but it's no longer worth as much. I am very tempted to get into politics but will restrain myself.

jomaxx




msg:3155724
 12:17 am on Nov 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

No, the UPS Club is no more. They send checks by courier only if you request it and pay the surcharge.

Fryman




msg:3155746
 12:42 am on Nov 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

Right. I have my checks sent via DHL,and although they are way higher than 10k I still have to pay the 25 bucks.

And it takes a week to arrive which is totally ridiculous. $25 to have your check arrive after a week? How stupid

OptiRex




msg:3155831
 3:16 am on Nov 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have my checks sent via DHL,

DHL sucks big time since they were bought by Deutsche Post. I really don't know why it's fallen apart so much (in Europe).

In the UK they seem to have lost delivery drivers of years.

Only last week I complained since their web site said they had tried to deliver a package twice...rowlocks.

Someone actually entered that info on their web pages yet a supervisor admitted that it was incorrect since they had been, supposedly, trying to telephone us.

I used to be a DHL fan, no more...

Fryman




msg:3155944
 7:40 am on Nov 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

Well, I guess Google went for the cheapest option and is keeping a part of the delivery service payment because this lousy service sure isn't worth 25 bucks.

I did send a complaint to Google about DHL, and all I got was a "thanks for your feedback" reply.

Thez




msg:3156061
 11:20 am on Nov 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

I had my checks delivered via DHL until last month. Never had any complaints of their service, I had my check within 5 days after G had sent it (I'm in europe).

Few months ago EFT came to my country. No more checks or waiting for them to clear! Got my first transfer last month. Finally.

dollarshort




msg:3156823
 2:10 am on Nov 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

all mine are deliverd by fedex, dude keep up with the times!

OptiRex




msg:3156867
 3:05 am on Nov 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

all mine are deliverd by fedex, dude keep up with the times!

Huh?

What's this supposed to infer?

If AdSense send by DHL then it's their prerogative, if you decide to select an alternative delivery, fine!

So many Richard Cranium's with so little nous...

swa66




msg:3156881
 3:15 am on Nov 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

For those cashing in checks in European banks:

I found out the hard way that with my bank you need to always ask for "direct credit". Most clerks know it and do it on their own, till I ran a while ago into one that didn't do it on her own ...

Result: instead of having the money the next day, I had it after more than a month. And instead of charge for depositing a foreign check of something like 15EUR, the costs where about triple the normal charge.

Technically you need to be in good standing with the bank as they hand you money they aren't really sure they'll get from whoever is paying you, and might need to ask it back should the check bounce. But apart from the juniors in the bank needing to ask their supervisor there was never more permission than that involved in with the amounts on the checks I deposited. [Note my GOOG adsense is done with EFT, this is from other programs]

Typically companies in the US can wire money to our accounts easily enough, but some prefer to use the old fashioned check instead.

Scotl47




msg:3156939
 5:48 am on Nov 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

spaceylacie, yes they still delivery $10k+ checks to the USA. Direct deposit is good, but I have certain reasons for checks.

trannack




msg:3157082
 10:02 am on Nov 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

I always opted for EFT - faster and more reliable. Why not take a pic of your bank statement after it has been deposited instead?

jason77




msg:3159158
 10:29 pm on Nov 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

i would recommend to get a US dollar bank account and exchange it not until the dollar has become stronger again....

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