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    Cashing a money order in Des Moines...

    I recently paid off my car loan, and had been overpaying a little each month, so I got a money order back from the bank I had the loan with (not the bank I have a checking account with). Where can I get it cashed in Des Moines? The amount of the money order is both type printed and handwritten on the order.

    Usually I would cash a check at Wal-Mart, but I just have a gut feeling I'm going to go all the way over there and they'll have some reason why they won't cash it.

    The closest branch of my bank is in Hancock County, so that isn't really feasible either.

    Anyone know of place that will cash it?


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    Re: Cashing a money order in Des Moines...

    If you don't need the money can't you just deposit it in an ATM?



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    Re: Cashing a money order in Des Moines...

    Never had this come up, but congrats on paying off the car!


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    Re: Cashing a money order in Des Moines...

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    If you don't need the money can't you just deposit it in an ATM?
    Probably, but I wanted the cash for the weekend.

    I could just mail the deposit into my bank, too.


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    Re: Cashing a money order in Des Moines...

    Pretty sure HyVee's do that.



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    Re: Cashing a money order in Des Moines...

    Usually I would cash a check at Wal-Mart, but I just have a gut feeling I'm going to go all the way over there and they'll have some reason why they won't cash it.
    If only there was some way to get in contact with them without driving over there, someone get on that.



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    Re: Cashing a money order in Des Moines...

    Can you go to the bank listed on the money order to cash it? That is what I would do.


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    Re: Cashing a money order in Des Moines...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay_Clone View Post
    Can you go to the bank listed on the money oder to cash it? That is what I would do.
    2 hrs away.

    One of these days I just need to start an account down here, but haven't done yet, that's why I'm asking the question.


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    Re: Cashing a money order in Des Moines...

    Any place that cashes checks will most likely cash the money order too, Hy-vee and their bank have always done stuff for me when I needed and no account.


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    Re: Cashing a money order in Des Moines...

    I would think any financial institution would do that for you, for a small fee of course. I mean, the funds are guaranteed since it's a money order.



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    Re: Cashing a money order in Des Moines...

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    If only there was some way to get in contact with them without driving over there, someone get on that.
    Facebook, but its been up n down the past couple of days, so that option is kind of cut.



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    Re: Cashing a money order in Des Moines...

    Why don't you just use it to open an account with a credit union, kill 2 birds with one stone and it's usually only $5 to open or so.


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    Re: Cashing a money order in Des Moines...

    I sent smoke signals to our walmart, you have to watch carefully because they send a lot of responses back, and the wind can really do a number on smoke messages.


    I don't do signatures. Blondes, brunettes, and red heads are a different story.

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    Re: Cashing a money order in Des Moines...

    Look for a place with a flashy neon $$$ outside and bars on the windows. Those places are usually the most reputable.



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    Re: Cashing a money order in Des Moines...

    Well you could go open that account today and they will give you cash for that check today. Not the most convenient but better than driving 2 hours. Otherwise Wal-Mart is probably your best option.



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