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Old 10-29-2011, 08:51 AM   #1
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Reordering Checks

Mine have lasted for yearsss with the advent of online bill pay. So now it's getting time to reorder. Looks like the company my bank deals with charges $25 (for 200, I think) & they may or may not have a "discount" when I get to the "check-out" page.

In the past I had always ordered thru a company myself rather than go thru the bank as it was always cheaper. So, I'm looking for recommendations from your experiences with refilling your check supplies.

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Old 10-29-2011, 10:13 AM   #2
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You can get some nice designs fairly cheaply at Walmart.com. I'm sure there are many others too.
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Costco.com has some good prices and good service. Extra discount if you are an Exec. Member. This might be your last order of paper checks
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:37 AM   #4
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I use Direct Checks which might have been Current Inc., the company I used many times before that. I last ordered checks in 2008 and it cost me just under $10 for 200. Previous reorders of 200 checks cost me about $8 or $9. I have never ordered them through the bank, as anything over $10 is pure profit for them.
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I use Checks in the Mail and ordered one box at $14.95 recently. I should have "checked" out Walmart ($5.96 for one box!!!! D'oh!)
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I have Old Timers accounts with two local banks. Both accounts feature free checks, but to get the free checks, I have to take the reorder slip to the bank.

This is not a problem for me because when I need cash, I cash a check at the bank. Also, I receive miscellaneous checks via USPS that I have to deposit.
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My checking account is with a mutual bank and if I order safety paper they are free so guess what I pay?

I used to buy from the mail order companies and get the various designs and they were about half the cost of the bank's fee but I used to write 40-50 checks per month back then. Now it takes 2 or 3 years to use a box of checks!

Ask your bank if any checks like safety paper are free otherwise Walmart's price sounds like rock bottom.
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What I love is the beautiful anachronistic feel I get when I look at the "time to reorder!" paper slip when I'll have 80 checks left. Yeah, at my current rate that's about 10 years worth of checks!

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My checking account includes free checks, but it's been more than a year since I wrote a check. I think the bank is making out alright on that one.
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My bank / checking choice has free check reordering for basic designs. It was a consideration in my bank choice. As others have suggested, there are other cheap alternatives. Perhaps it is not that big a deal.
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Last 2 times I used the check printing at sams club.

Don't remember the cost, but it was less than half of the cost at "Megabank"...... I skipped the " expedited secure shipping " and used the standard shipping. Expected to wait 2 weeks - got them in about 4 business days. I think they sell at cost and make it up on "extra services like "expedited shipping" and labels, covers etc.

I also bought some of those pre inked rubber stamp thingees for endorsing checks and return address. pretty good price from them too.
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What I love is the beautiful anachronistic feel I get when I look at the "time to reorder!" paper slip when I'll have 80 checks left. Yeah, at my current rate that's about 10 years worth of checks!

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This kinda happened to me the last time I reordered checks in 2008. THe reorder slip was attached the top of the last book of (40) checks but because I knew it would be about 18 months until I use up those 40 checks, I just put the slip back in the box. But, 18 months later, I was down to one check and found I had no more books of checks, leaving me to reorder them quickly because I had two checks to write soon. [I had some alternatives such as debit card, credit card, credit card convenience checks, mutual fund checks, even a few of the original sample (no name or address) checks I got from the bank when I opened the account 20 years earlier, so I was not totally vulnerable.]

These days, 40 checks will last me more than 2 years and I have online banking as an extra alternative but I won't make the same mistake I made in 2008.
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Walmart.com, cheap and fast.
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Checks Unlimited takes up to 70% off select checks via coupon code "632D".

Checks Unlimited: Up to 70% off + free shipping
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