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    Default Sending Money: Xoom Alternative

    Does anyone know of a reliable economical way to send money to the Dominican Republic?

    Xoom is very unreliable and has caused me lots of frustration.

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    Find a VIAMERICAS agent and send dollars with them thru Caribe Express. What problems did you have with Xoom?

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    If youare having a "problem" with "zoom",you must be the problem.
    Neither I,or anyone Iknow has ever had a problem with them.
    Cris Colon

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    To be honest a friend of mine had some issues with Xoom couple of years back when they took too long to process/verify her transaction. But overall Xoom works fine.

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    I have tried using zoom, successfully, however they advertise 'money available in 15 mins' in reality it seems to take 3/4 days from my US account, is this the norm ?

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    "No Way"!
    At least after the first time.First time,they will call you by telephone to verify all your banking info.I welcome that! That time it took a few hours.After that only an hour or so.I send the money to "BHD" bank.Maybe the delay is here in the DR banking system.Once your account is on file at ZOOM,it's just a few "clicks" and the money is sent.
    Cris Colon

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    @DerFish, it is a custom here, Caribe Express delivers most of the transfers by messenger, as well as ReD and others.

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    "Better SAFE,than SORRY"!
    CCCC
    I too,opted out of the delivery service.
    AND, the e-mail from ZOOM,goes to my 20 year old stepson,who then tells my mother-in-law,that the money is ready.I send it only to my mother-in-law! I don't want my wife to know there is money in the house!
    Gotta love "Las Dominicanas"!
    CCCCCCC

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    I've never heard of this service... wish I had known about it. How much does it cost? I've been paying $45 U.S. each for international electronic bank transfers.

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    I'm not sure what your specific money transfer needs are but you might consider PayPal. I have clients in 6 countries who use it to pay me.

    Not sure about DR banks, but I have a bank account in the Philippines tied to my Phillipine PayPal account and can easily and quite inexpensively shift money between us and Phillipine bank account and can take possession of funds in USD or Philippine Pesos.

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