Western Union money transfer

artisans

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Cash payment only at WU USA?
Go to the WU website register and research for yourself. Are you not reading any of the prior posts? Here is from last week.
"Western Union - Wheel of Fortune - A win! Sending from my US bank account to myself at a Buenos Aires WU pickup point.
74+ peso rate, a transfer from my debit card to a pick up in cash. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but no need for someone to walk in and pay at the send side. Can all be done through the WU website. There was a glitch at the WU send side again that cost me an hour of gnashing and on terminal hold with WU telephone 'help'. But once cleared money was here, at a WU tucked inside a Disco market on a safe street in Recoleta. Took agent 5 or 10 minutes to process and handover the pesos."
 

BankNote

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Very very poor service from a Western Union Kiosk, at the following branch.

Av. Santa Fe 4748, 1425 CABA

1. After my turn came, they insisted I must have Argentina document to collect the money. As far as I understand, its not true. There was a long discussion on that.

2. Once they agreed to hand me my money basis the document I had, they made me sign a document that I received the money but made me wait 1 hour for the Money. This meant, I could not go to another location as I had already signed that money is received. They seemed to have some issues in giving me the money. First they alleged that original transaction had not gone through in USA!

3. The sum was big in pesos. They refused to count it for me in the counting machine available to them. Since I had already signed and since I had no option, but to accept things.

4. After I received the money in a quick hurry from them ( after having waited for 1 hour, 15 minutes for the money), they gave me a damaged/torn 1000 pesos bill. When I asked them to change it , they said they had handed me good bills and its all my fault that bill is damaged and refused to change it for me. The fact that there was a glass window between me and them - and it was impossible for me to count the cash or cheque the bills without receiving it in my hand.

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How can I change this 1000 bill without having to wait for 2-3 hours in some bank queue?
 

artisans

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Very very poor service from a Western Union Kiosk, at the following branch.
Av. Santa Fe 4748, 1425 CABA
1. After my turn came, they insisted I must have Argentina document to collect the money. As far as I understand, its not true. There was a long discussion on that.
2. Once they agreed to hand me my money basis the document I had, they made me sign a document that I received the money but made me wait 1 hour for the Money. This meant, I could not go to another location as I had already signed that money is received. They seemed to have some issues in giving me the money. First they alleged that original transaction had not gone through in USA!
3. The sum was big in pesos. They refused to count it for me in the counting machine available to them. Since I had already signed and since I had no option, but to accept things.
4. After I received the money in a quick hurry from them ( after having waited for 1 hour, 15 minutes for the money), they gave me a damaged/torn 1000 pesos bill. When I asked them to change it , they said they had handed me good bills and its all my fault that bill is damaged and refused to change it for me. The fact that there was a glass window between me and them - and it was impossible for me to count the cash or cheque the bills without receiving it in my hand.
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How can I change this 1000 bill without having to wait for 2-3 hours in some bank queue?
More Western Union - Wheel of Fortune. Uff! Sounds nearly criminal. What was the document you used?
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For the 1000 bill note, go to a restaurant and pay the bill with the note. Have never been turned down with a torn bill.
 

pennsylvania

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I wonder how frequent 1000 peso notes are used in circulation. Even when I withdraw 4-8k pesos from ATMs I get at most 500s (I have once had the pleasure of getting 6k in 100s while wearing shorts... fun times). I have yet to see a 1000 in CABA and until I saw this I didn't even know they existed.

The design looks pretty though. I try to collect bills from every country I travel to and really like the designs on the 200/500 bills.
 

retiredbanker

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I wonder how frequent 1000 peso notes are used in circulation. Even when I withdraw 4-8k pesos from ATMs I get at most 500s (I have once had the pleasure of getting 6k in 100s while wearing shorts... fun times). I have yet to see a 1000 in CABA and until I saw this I didn't even know they existed.

The design looks pretty though. I try to collect bills from every country I travel to and really like the designs on the 200/500 bills.
1,000 peso notes readily available in, for one example, the casino in Palermo.
 

semigoodlookin

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Banks hand out 1000s if you take money out front the counter (not every time). I have had loads of them from the days of going to Argenper. Back then they were a real pain in the ass because machines didn't accept them so paying bills in the machines was a nightmare.

It makes sense not many are in peoples hands because no-one is getting them for change during a purchase. They are out there, though.
 

Neil

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If you are unable to pickup larger sums of money from your local Western Union branch,try the main Western Union location ,downtown Montevideo (esq. Cordoba) 825.The D line stops at Callao ,then a 5 minute walk. They have 10 windows open!
But....be prepared for stacks of $100's....bring a wheelbarrow....! Lol
 

d.gray

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Very very poor service from a Western Union Kiosk, at the following branch.

Av. Santa Fe 4748, 1425 CABA

1. After my turn came, they insisted I must have Argentina document to collect the money. As far as I understand, its not true. There was a long discussion on that.

2. Once they agreed to hand me my money basis the document I had, they made me sign a document that I received the money but made me wait 1 hour for the Money. This meant, I could not go to another location as I had already signed that money is received. They seemed to have some issues in giving me the money. First they alleged that original transaction had not gone through in USA!

3. The sum was big in pesos. They refused to count it for me in the counting machine available to them. Since I had already signed and since I had no option, but to accept things.

4. After I received the money in a quick hurry from them ( after having waited for 1 hour, 15 minutes for the money), they gave me a damaged/torn 1000 pesos bill. When I asked them to change it , they said they had handed me good bills and its all my fault that bill is damaged and refused to change it for me. The fact that there was a glass window between me and them - and it was impossible for me to count the cash or cheque the bills without receiving it in my hand.

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How can I change this 1000 bill without having to wait for 2-3 hours in some bank queue?
That sounds like a truly terrible service. I'm realising now that every WU office seems to offer a completely different service, some good, some awful.

I've used 3 so far. The first simply refused, said there was a problem receiving money from overseas (??). In the second place, they gave me a phone number to call, I had to go to the phone booth, speak to someone from WU, join the queue again, they then called again to confirm everything, and finally I got my money.

The 3rd place I just handed over the number and they gave me the cash in seconds.
 
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