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Money Order problems at Walmart

Discussion in 'Welcome, and General Discussion' started by smjd, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. smjd

    smjd Level 2 Member

    Have recently had trouble buying money orders at two Wal-marts in the northeast.

    At one store where I had previously bought MOs using VGC, the manager said they do not take Visa Debit (Not VGC) for Money Orders anymore.

    At another store there was a sign up stating "No money orders at this time".

    Anyone else have any data points of wal-marts tightening rules or changes happening w.r.t. money orders at wal-marts?
  2. projectx

    projectx Level 2 Member

    My go-to WM (midwest) now has a manager that will not split payment. Everyone else does without hesitation. The problem is avoiding the customer service desk if she's around! Otherwise business as usual. So I wouldn't give up on that one store yet.

    Not sure what to think about the "no money orders" sign. Regardless, it's getting tighter out there that's for sure.
  3. AnyNameYouWish

    AnyNameYouWish Level 2 Member

    They don't take debit cards anymore? Really? Sounds like bull.
  4. MouseStomper

    MouseStomper New Member

    This must be very cashier dependent. The evening shift at my go-to wm has no problem, but go in the morning and you'll get a speech about how people are using VGCs for criminal activity and they need to protect themselves.
  5. GEN

    GEN New Member

    It's very YMMV but there's no nationwide ban on this method of liquidation as of yet. Haven't seen widespread DPs of this being an issue on reddit. You've tried other walmarts besides just those two, right? It sounds like a regional thing, but I would still wager you could still squeak by (though it'd mean striking out a lot more). Tons of people are lazy or unaware of rules. As always, of course, don't float more in gift cards than you can afford to lose (or not liquidate)!

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