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Money order from Canada

My Canadian buyer is sending me a money order.Can anyone tell me how it works?Will I be charged the fee in US bank?

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I wouldn't think you'd be charged anything.
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Inactive Etsy Member 4:15 pm Jun 12, 2012 EDT edited
yes you will, and it can be hefty and take a month to clear, if its a regular MO

i would only accept a international postal MO from canada, USPS honors and cashes them, and make sure its in USD
if its not in US dollars, you will be charged a conversion fee
Maybe you could ask the buyer...she's probably bought from others here on Etsy...maybe she could tell you.
Money orders are good, just make sure she sends an International m.o. in U.S. funds. They can be cashed at the post office or your bank.
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Inactive Etsy Member 4:22 pm Jun 12, 2012 EDT
Definitely in USD. I just had someone send me one in USD and my bank took it with no problems.
Good to know!!
My bank charges a hefty fee for depositing international money orders, even if they're in USD. If it's not drawn on a US bank, they charge me.

Check with your bank. It varies form bank to bank.
Most likely your buyer has bought an international money order from a bank. I used to do that and it was no problem because the funds are drawn on a US bank. I wouldn't worry too much about it until it arrives and then if it's a problem just send it back to the buyer.
If it's a postal money order in US funds it shouldn't be a problem either.
Good luck.

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