- Dec 11, 2009
If you happen to be making a payment for bike parts to another country please take note of the following. I recntly worked for an American tour company and they realized I still had $545 of their money which they wanted returned. Having seen the advertising I headed to the Bangkok Bank in Tesco Kamtieng and proceeded to use the Western Union system they operate. I actually had 545 cash dollars so inquired what the cost would be. 1,300thb or about $40. Wow, a bit expensive but i had to get this back before I spent it. The bank then proceeded to pull a 'fast one'. They changed my cash dollars into thai baht at their poor exchange rate and then changed them back to dollars at another rate unhelpful to me. The result was that my $545 would be $515 paid out in America and I still paid $40 charges. Thats $70 missing from a payment of $585! Thats a new definition of bank robbery!