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[pct-l] Money Orders

Here's a little more info on buying money orders along the PCT. 

This info is from the USPS Domestic Mail Manual. Note that it doesn't say that
you cannot buy a money order with a credit card, but it does NOT list a credit
card as an acceptable "method of purchase."

I am not saying that hikers have never bought money orders with their credit
cards. I'm just saying that the Class of '99 should be prepared to pay with a
debit card if they plan to buy a money order from the Post Office.

Charlie Jones

Money Orders and Other Services S020.2.1

DMM Issue 54 Plus Postal Bulletin 
Changes Effective Through March 14, 1999 

S020 Money Orders and Other Services


1.1 Domestic money orders may be purchased from:
 a. All post offices, branches, and stations in the United States and its
territories and possessions.
 b. Money order facilities for members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
 c. Rural route carriers and authorized highway contract route carriers. ... 

Purchase Restrictions 1.2

A postal customer may buy multiple money orders at the same time, in the same
or differing amounts, subject to these restrictions: ...


Purchase Method 1.3

Money orders MUST BE paid for in one of these ways:

 a. In U.S. currency and coins (in any amount).

 b. With established travelerís checks payable in U.S. dollars if the purchase
is for at least 50% of the value of the travelerís checks.

 c. With ATM/DEBIT cards at locations approved by USPS Corporate Treasury
where the customerís personal identification number must be entered on a
keypad connected to a credit/debit terminal.

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