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Old 09-27-2010, 06:28 PM   #41
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Just got new checks from USAA, free, $6 for 'tracked' shipping. 200 checks. That will last us for about 30 years, give or take a year or so.
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Just got new checks from USAA, free, $6 for 'tracked' shipping. 200 checks. That will last us for about 30 years, give or take a year or so.
My old employer thanks you for the extra $5 you donated to their bottom line by selecting the 'tracked' shipping option. Unless you have a known problem with mail theft, save your money.
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Hey, I've heard of these "check" things. They're printed on "paper," right?
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Yeah, those paper things called "checks" are for the folks who go, "eh...a computer, what's that?"
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Yeah, those paper things called "checks" are for the folks who go, "eh...a computer, what's that?"
Heck, back before epay, I used to print checks with my computer.
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Heck, back before epay, I used to print checks with my computer.
Back in the early 80's a small-town banker called me up to ask if I would help him figure out why the checks from one of the businesses that had an account with him would never process. He brought me a stack of checks saying his processor wouldn't read them and he was tired of having his folks hand-key them.

They'd been printed by a local shop and were very nicely done - except for the failure to realize the "funny numbers" on the bottom line had to be printed using a magnetic ink.
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There was a crook who printed deposit forms like the ones for general use in the bank. Although customers could write in their account number, the magnetic account numbers printed at the bottom belonged to the crook. He placed them in the bank, and everyone who deposited money was unwittingly depositing it into the his account.

I don't know how long he got away with it.
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There was a crook who printed deposit forms like the ones for general use in the bank. Although customers could write in their account number, the magnetic account numbers printed at the bottom belonged to the crook. He placed them in the bank, and everyone who deposited money was unwittingly depositing it into the his account.

I don't know how long he got away with it.
Never heard of that one before. That's a good one. I suppose not too difficult to detect and track down, though.
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I used this link and ordered more checks.

The good news, for the price of the check, it was 4 boxes (that's 600 single checks -- this should last me a long time!) for $17.82.

The bad news, shipping. It costed $18.96 for trackable shipping (8-10 business days). (I could have went for the non-trackable shipping for about $11).

Still cheaper than getting them from the bank.
Well, I ended up cancelling my order (over principle and safty ). My order was placed on hold. I wasn't even contacted about the delay but had to inquire one my own.

The reason for the delay was the state where I live in requires a confirmation from my bank. The placed called the bank but the bank refused to give a yes or no confirmation. So, in order to get the order through either I needed to go to my bank and tell them I want checks printed elsewhere and have the place call the individual from the bank or fax a current statement over the the check printing company.

I do understand, we live in a time of security, check and double check (no puns intended). The bank has their policies, the company just follows the law. But as I printed out my bank statement to fax, I said to myself, "what about the safety of the consumer?" I really didn't want to fax my statement showing all bank transactions and images of my cancelled checks to a place I haven't done business with. So I decided to just cancel the order.


Guess we live in an age of "You don't trust me? ... then why should I trust you?" ... sad, but the sign of the times.
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Thanks for all the contributions to this thread. I got checks from Walmart, they were about $10 including all delivery costs.

I may use them if I set up a bank account overseas, and I wanted my correct address on my current checks for that reason. I ordered the minimum number, since I rarely use checks, but I think I got something like 125 checks.

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For Walmart can you order them in-store? Or online only? thx
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For Walmart can you order them in-store? Or online only? thx
I got mine online. I suspect that is the only way. They even generate a full image of the check, with your name and address, during the ordering process so that you can approve it. It was about $9.65 including postage.
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Cool.. I may use them when I order next time.
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I ordered my last set of checks while I was in the bank. I received them quickly but the fee was $35. A bit too much. I told the banker that I was shocked at the high cost (I actually was shocked) and she immediately put the $35 back into my account. She seemed embarrassed.

Anyhow, I now get my checks through Costco. The cost is quite reasonable.
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