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    dcbt
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    dumb wire question

    Matchbook doesn't take wires from BkofAma, which is my bank. So if I have to use another bank to do the wire, do I need to plan on giving them cash to send the wire (like a ***********), or can i simply cut them a check, or is it even more complex in that I'd have to actually open an account?

    Thanks in advance.

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    bigboydan
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    I think a cashiers check sent overnight would be your best bet. Unless of course you open another bank account and send your wire through that bank.

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    Hrmmm. The live chat guy over there that I just talked to didn't give me that as an option - only credit card, wire, and interbook transfer...

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    matchbook told me they do not take fedex checks for deposits

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    The answer to the original question is "it depends". In general, banks will not be very excited about doing a wire for someone who is not a customer.

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    Iíve sent bank wires from banks where I didnít have an account. I never had a problem doing so.

    I never tried to pay for one with a personal check, so I donít know about that. I just filled out the wire form with them, and handed them the cash.

    But even at banks where I already had an account, they wouldnít take the funds straight from my account for the wire. They had me fill out a withdrawal slip, go to a teller window (or they went for me), get the cash, and come back.

    So it amounted to the same thing whether I had an account or not.

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    dcbt
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    Thanks for the info, TLD. Interesting. I used BkofAma a few weeks ago to do a wire to Bookmaker and they just took the funds from my account, no need to see a teller. I guess it just varies from bank to bank...

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