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Dugimodo
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  #2534574 4-Aug-2020 15:28
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Personally I don't think it's right to go around the parents, if you want your grandchild to be able to spend the money however they want you can make that clear but in the end it's not your decision to make. 


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  #2534577 4-Aug-2020 15:30
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Dugimodo:

 

Personally I don't think it's right to go around the parents, if you want your grandchild to be able to spend the money however they want you can make that clear but in the end it's not your decision to make. 

 

 

Also, inclined to agree with this.

 

Cash can be spent on anything, gift cards, without extra steps can really only be spent on what can be purchased inside a shop or mall.


 
 
 
 


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  #2534590 4-Aug-2020 15:58
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Dugimodo:

Personally I don't think it's right to go around the parents, if you want your grandchild to be able to spend the money however they want you can make that clear but in the end it's not your decision to make. 



How is it any of your business? It's between OP and their kid.

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  #2534596 4-Aug-2020 16:14
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It's in a public forum, and it's not their kid it's their grandchild. I was offering an opinion, as are you. How is it any of your business what opinions I get to express.


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  #2534600 4-Aug-2020 16:24
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Lol. The OP is posting money to their grand child, one of the parents is their kid.

 

You have no idea of any of the circumstances and are choosing to pass judgement on the OPs behaviour. 


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  #2534624 4-Aug-2020 16:59
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Eva888: I want to send my grandchild in Australia a card with some $20 Australian notes in it. Any thoughts on how to do this? Since it’s only a $100 it hardly would count as money laundering, but I believe it’s not allowed.

 

 

It's not the money laundering aspect, it's having people send valuables in the mail and then complaining to the post office when they don't arrive. If you're really worried, include some cheap toy from the $2 shop as filler and send it tracked/insured/whatever.

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  #2534625 4-Aug-2020 17:02
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networkn:

I really can't recommend NOT doing this, enough.

 

 

I really can't not recommend not never omitting to not use no exessive negatives in a sentence. People have much more trouble processing something expressed as a negative statement than as a positive statement.

 
 
 
 


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  #2534628 4-Aug-2020 17:08
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I'm not aware of any cash scanners for postal services, but the might exist.
I'm no expert on international postage.

For local postage, the main reasons postal services ban you sending cash is to avoid the inevitable claims of lost items containing cash, and to discourage rouge posties.

People still send cash regularly. I saw thousands of dollars when I worked at NZ Post




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  #2534683 4-Aug-2020 17:44
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Thanks everyone for all the suggestions.

I sent a small packet there the other week and no sign of it yet. Maybe post is not reliable after all. The little green customs slips always have a caution not to send money and you have to write there what’s in the package so I was trying to avoid it.

My heart tells me to send the money as per suggestion of cheap toy as camouflage, thinking I could send a book with the cash inside.

It's so hard pretending to be upbeat to a tearful child asking when she will see you again and that’s why I want it to be a personal gift she can open herself. I’ve already sent the sensible stuff. Covid is becoming very frustrating.


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  #2534686 4-Aug-2020 17:51
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freitasm:

Or use TransferWise to send money to the relatives and ask to hand to the kids.



Thanks for that Freitasm. I hadn’t heard of them before and looked them up. Their rates are good and I will use them in September for daughter’s birthday.

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  #2534756 4-Aug-2020 18:48
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Eva888:
freitasm:

 

Or use TransferWise to send money to the relatives and ask to hand to the kids.

 



Thanks for that Freitasm. I hadn’t heard of them before and looked them up. Their rates are good and I will use them in September for daughter’s birthday.

 

I use them regularly and have had no problem.  They also do a multi currency debit card (preload) useful if we ever get to go oversea again......


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  #2534851 4-Aug-2020 21:09
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Looking at NZ Post's prohibited items list, curiously, banknotes are perfectly fine to send. You're perfectly OK on the NZ side. However, AusPost outright forbids sending legal tender through the postal network, so once it hits Australia it's a banned item. The exception to this is if it is sent registered post with extra cover and signature on delivery, they'll accept up to $200 face value of notes and deliver it with zero liability (as in if it disappears, tough. Makes you wonder why they require you buy extra cover...)

 

It'll cost you $17.40 from NZ Post to buy the required postage to get it there legally. Or you can chance it.


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  #2534866 4-Aug-2020 21:53
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$100 in notes in a card is fine to AU as I've done it many times.

 

Right now I'd try and get an express service, (DHL has the daily AKL - SYD freighter), which should be a two day service. Australia Post is awful at the moment (taking over a month).






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  #2534868 4-Aug-2020 21:55
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Kyanar:

Looking at NZ Post's prohibited items list, curiously, banknotes are perfectly fine to send. You're perfectly OK on the NZ side. However, AusPost outright forbids sending legal tender through the postal network, so once it hits Australia it's a banned item. The exception to this is if it is sent registered post with extra cover and signature on delivery, they'll accept up to $200 face value of notes and deliver it with zero liability (as in if it disappears, tough. Makes you wonder why they require you buy extra cover...)


It'll cost you $17.40 from NZ Post to buy the required postage to get it there legally. Or you can chance it.




That was a very thoughtful answer. Thank you. It sounds like a perfect way of doing it. I have her new National Geographic Kids magazines that she usually reads when she’s here for the holidays. I will put them in an envelope with the money inside one. The envelope can be 10 mil thick so perfect.

Am very grateful.

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  #2534877 4-Aug-2020 23:06
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Kyanar:

Looking at NZ Post's prohibited items list, curiously, banknotes are perfectly fine to send.


I'm not sure where you got that idea, they are specifically listed as prohibited in multiple places, including the Google search preview card.

From NZ Post
What is considered a prohibited item?

Below are just a few prohibited items that are commonly asked about

Nail Polish
Cash, Currency or Vouchers
Magnets
Deodorant (aerosols)
Christmas Crackers
Furs and Skins (untreated)
Electronic Items (can only be sent on certain services and may contain batteries, such as laptops, mobile phones)


That said, the only real punishment is the lack of any compensation if it gets lost.




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