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Va Lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:36 PM
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How much do you pay for a box of checks?
I belong to a Credit Union and ordered 2 boxes of checks (the ones that leave you a "carbon" copy). I was charged $41.85 for this. It seems high to me. Is it?
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:39 PM
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1. I paid $18 for a box of checks about two months ago.
They were the wallet kind and not carbon-copy checks. Yours might be about right for today's prices. :yoiks: I use them so infrequently, though, that this box will last at least a year.
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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:41 PM
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2. Pay for cheques?
Do you mean ones for you to write?

I get a cheque book from my bank, when I'm close to finishing it they send another - don't pay anything by way of charges.
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:00 PM
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10. Banks like to charge for chequebooks over here in Yankeeland.
Mine doesn't, but it makes a big deal of the fact, which leads me to believe that a lot do.
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:42 PM
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3. I get free checks.
But yes, that does seem somewhat high for two boxes of checks.
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:51 PM
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7. So do I
I never write checks. I use money orders and my debit card.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:45 PM
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4. that's obscene.
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:48 PM
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5. That's about what I pay.
I don't use 'em very often, though. One box lasts me close to a year.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:50 PM
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6. $30 for 2, I think, Bank of America
:shrug:
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unsavedtrash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:54 PM
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8. $20 for a box with carbon n/t
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Va Lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:56 PM
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9. Thanks for the feedback!!
On the upside they will last me a couple of years
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:55 PM
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11. My bank charges
an amount equal to the estimated total dollar figure that will be written on all the checks in the box.



Okay, not really.
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:28 PM
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12. Good grief
I pay like $15 from Checks by Mail. But, my credit union only charges $22 for boxes, carbon copies.
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Dem_4_Life Donating Member (710 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:30 PM
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13. I get free checks...
I work at a check printing company and know they run pretty high these days when you buy them from your financial inst but it is the best place to buy them. Just FYI the cheap check printing places have only the min security features req'd by law and sell your information so if I didn't get free checks from work I personally would buy them from my credit union.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:31 PM
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14. $3.85 a box
but it's Raisin Bran.
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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:34 PM
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15. Nothing. But I wouldn't pay more than $6 a box. Maybe 12 for extra fancy
I don't pay for checks under the account that I have.

But $20 a box seems very excessive.

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Generic Brad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:45 PM
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16. I pay nothing
But then again, I do know a guy...
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:00 PM
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17. Someone sold me illusions for a satchel of checks
Does that count?
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ContraBass Black Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:21 PM
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18. $16.59
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:24 PM
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19. $12 for two boxes of duplicate checks through mail order...
but my bank charges $22 a box.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:34 PM
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20. About 12 bucks....
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