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international money order

Hello, does anyone know if international money orders are accepted in CH? I'm moving to Zuerich in a few weeks and need to send a deposit to my landlord. Paypal is charging me 2.8% and I haven't even bothered to find out what my bank will charge me for an int'l wire xfer as I'm sure it will be >$45.

Here in the states you can go to Wal-Mart and pay $0.49 for a money order in any amount up to $500. I noticed the last time I got one that it was marked "international money order". It will almost certainly only be denominated in USD, and I'll just send it to him via post.

Anyway, over here you deposit this at your bank and there is usually no charge (assuming no currency exchange required). My landlord banks with SwissPost, does anyone know if they take these things and if so whether they charge a fee?

Thanks so much, this is my first post although I've been lurking for some time. I especially appreciate the tip to use www.wechstelstube.ch for currency exchange, though it seems I will have to wait to open the account in CH rather than prior to my arrival.

My other idea is simply to send him CHF banknotes in the mail (and accept the risk of loss), since I have some leftover from my last trip (ironically these were bought ten years ago when the dollar was 1.5 CHF!). Any advice appreciated.
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