Polonius3 Activity: 904 / 6,420Merged
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: Sending $$$$ to Poland?
People often ask: WHAT IS THE BEST, MOST HASSLE-FREE AND CHEAPEST WAY OF SENDING DOLLARS FROM THE USA TO PEOPLE IN POLAND?
Has any PF-er had various experience with bank transfers, American Express, Western Union, PayPal, Pekao? I think the Polish Post Office also hands some kind of dollar transfer service.
What do the different outfits charge to send, let's say, $100 or $1,000 to a recipient in Poland?
What are the snags? Does the recipient have to be online, have a bank account or go to the nearest town where the cash-transferring agency has an office? Do any of them offer doorstep cash delivery? Is it in dollars or złotys?
Typically, many of the recipients are elderly rural and small-town folk in Poland who do not have bank accounts, do not use the Internet and have limited travel ability.