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Best way to receive money from Jordan? Western Union is too expensive.

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Best way to receive money from Jordan? Western Union is too expensive.

Dear fellow RFD'ers,

Is there a better alternative to Western Union to receive money from Jordan?

TransferWise doesn't support Jordan yet. Wire transfers are too expensive if transferring just a few hundred dollars.

I did a lot of research online but can't find a better alternative to WU.

Any ideas?
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Does it have to be cash? Can you do an email transfer? I assume that the banks will do the conversion themselves and charge whatever fee that they normally charge but at least you know the money is safe.
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tivo_box wrote: Dear fellow RFD'ers,

Is there a better alternative to Western Union to receive money from Jodan?

TransferWise doesn't support Jordan yet. Wire transfers are too expensive if transferring just a few hundred dollars.

I did a lot of research online but can't find a better alternative to WU.

Any ideas?
For just a few hundred dollars I'd consider cash through the snail mail. http://jordanpost.com.jo/en/calculate-postage shows a 30 gram priority registered letter to Canada costs 2.45 dinars, less than $5.
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What about Paypal? Although accounts in Jordan must use USD currency though.
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I'm afraid Paypal does not work with banks in Jordan (nor does Xoom).
Sending cash through mail is very risky.

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