Paying a deposit to CR from the US

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Paying a deposit to CR from the US

Postby Danjakob » 28-Dec-10 2:40

Dobrý Den,

I need to pay a deposit for my housing for VUT by January 12th.
I was wondering if anyone knew what the best way to do this is?
This is what the school has for the matter. http://www.skm.vutbr.cz/Angl/payment.asp?y=1011

I could do a wire transfer but it costs $45 on top of the 200 Euro deposit.
I'm looking for a cheaper option though.

I might try calling the bank in the morning to see if they can help me.

Děkuji,

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Postby Alexx » 28-Dec-10 6:11

$45 is nice rip-off :-)

Try to google some money transfer company, they should have better conditions than banks. I remember when I was in London there were plenty of those.

And/or look at Wester Union, how much would transfer to CZ cost.
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Postby Danjakob » 29-Dec-10 5:21

I found a site, www.xe.com. I think I can trust this site and it seems to have minimal fees.
I'm going to explore this option a little.
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Postby GlennInFlorida » 29-Dec-10 20:15

take a look at this site

http://www.complaintsboard.com/complain ... 37142.html

and maybe do a search for xe.com complaints

this doesn't sound good :(
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Postby Alexx » 29-Dec-10 21:02

The cheapest option is to put money to the envelope and send it over to someone trusted :-). However the most risky one :-).
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Postby Danjakob » 29-Dec-10 21:21

Yeah, I got an offer on the brnoexpats forum for someone to do that, but it seems VERY risky. Especially since I don't know them.

I won't be using the XE service.

Worse comes to worse I can just pay the 45 dollars.
But I'll wait until the 3rd so I can talk to the university.

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