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T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Mar 7, 2018 - 03:35pm PT
Our healthcare system sucks.

+1

snakefoot

climber
Nor Cal
Mar 7, 2018 - 03:36pm PT
crazy cheap. give me the check and i can give it to them this september, ha.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 7, 2018 - 03:42pm PT
I’m having the same problem trying to buy a linear actuator from a large firm there.
They’re like in the 1980’s there.

“Have you people heard of credit cards?”
WBraun

climber
Mar 7, 2018 - 03:59pm PT
Our healthcare system sucks.

No, it doesn't suck, it's actually a criminal system masqueraded as healthcare .....
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 7, 2018 - 04:02pm PT
hey there say, werner... well said...




ps:
*should also put a edit here:
i have so many older folks, hurt through the years, by it...
and of recent, more-so...
(as we well-know, there are families, as well)

:(


neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 7, 2018 - 04:05pm PT
hey there say, del cross...

i know two folks that might know how to do that...

however, that is 'might' and, they are older folks from
europe, so, whatever they 'used to do' may have changed...


you most likely will find out what to do before i get hold of them...
but, just wanted to say:

we're trying to help, :)

no at a bank, knows what to tell you, or,
who to advise you to go to?


it'll get solved, hang in there... :)

hope her leg is doing good... :)



say, does, paypal turns payments into euros?
oh, and, what about the credit card option,
like the one poster, shared???
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 7, 2018 - 04:17pm PT

Werner's got it right.
stevep

Boulder climber
Salt Lake, UT
Mar 7, 2018 - 04:26pm PT
As someone who works in healthcare, it's hard to see things like this, as it does really indicate how broken the system is.

Similarly I hate to see all the GoFundMe requests. While I've contributed to a few, it's not something we should have to do for relatively standard care.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Mar 7, 2018 - 04:48pm PT
Take your check/cheque. Cross out the $ symbol and write the amount. Label it EUROS next to the written amount and put the € in front of the numeric amount.

Not hard.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 7, 2018 - 05:25pm PT
hey there say, del cross...

also, say, since, someone here helped me learned what euros, was...
well, can you also ask ?banks? or, the folks you owe:

isn't there a euro exchange, in italy, or ANY other country, as well...
like if you sent in US money, couldn't they 'turn it into euros'
for you to have it paid then???


ooops:
or, does only work the opposite? --you send the euros, and
then, italy, gets their OWN money, that way ... etc...

just curious if anyone knows if this exist??

*my german friend, just went to bed...
so can't ask her what she does... tonight... :(




oh big edit here:


just saw this... what you share, on your bill:
by wire...

say, folks MUST do this all time...
they 'wire' system would know what to do, wouldn't it...


:)
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Mar 7, 2018 - 05:37pm PT

In the USA, hop to a bank and bring a mask.
phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
Mar 7, 2018 - 05:58pm PT
Two options I can imagine: Traveler’s cheques are probably considered bank checks? Go to your bank and see if they will sell you whatever the minimum amount is in euros. Make it out to the payee , mail. You may need to buy more than 100 euros worth but with the temainder. Save for later use or just change back to dollars. You’ll lose some on fees and exchange rate.

Or call the payees bank and get the proper string info for the wire transfer. Wire transfer fee for international could be 1/3 your bill!
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Mar 7, 2018 - 06:01pm PT
You should be able to walk into any bank and buy a bank check for the amount in Euro's. You'll probably want to talk to someone at a desk, the teller might not be able to initiate the exchange.

My brother lives in France and I handle his US banking for him. I do it all the time. Wire transfers are expensive.

Edit. I should have said your bank. I've only done this at a bank where we have our accounts. Another might be fine too, but that I haven't done.
John M

climber
Mar 7, 2018 - 06:10pm PT
Del.. it might not be called an international check. It might be called an international bank draft on their website. I would go into your bank and skip the teller. I would stand around near the desks until someone there asks you what you need. That works for me. They usually find someone to help me. But I mostly deal with small town banks.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 7, 2018 - 06:23pm PT
hey there say, ksolem... good info...

wow, and that you have gone through it, sure helps...

oh my-- whewwwww, did not know wire, was expensive... :O

oops, that doesn't sound good then...


say, i wondered about travelers checks, but had
heard much about them, anymore, either...
good to learn more about that...

thanks, at some points, others may need this info...
good thread, del cross...
say, let us know how it turns out...

:)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 7, 2018 - 06:32pm PT
Who uses them?

Uh, nobody. Pretty sure you can’t even get them anymore.

BITD (when they were commonly used) , in bumphuk Gaspé, Canada, I filled up at a petrol
station and the 18 yr old rube had no clue what American Express or travelers’ cheques
were. I told him (in French) to ask his boss. His boss came out and looked at the doofus
and actually gave him a dope slap! HaHaHa!
DonC

climber
CA
Mar 7, 2018 - 06:53pm PT
In Nov I had a LifeFlight from Lone Pine to Loma Linda. About a one hour flight in a Cessna with pilot and one paramedic. Bill was $67k.
zBrown

Ice climber
Mar 7, 2018 - 06:59pm PT
It took them two years to get an invoice out?

Or

They got it to you timely and you've been sitting on it for two years?

Sit tight
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 7, 2018 - 07:03pm PT
DonC,
That plane wasn’t worth much more than that probably. What a ripoff. Let’s see:
$75/hr for the para
$35/hr for the time-builder/pilot
$250/hr (to be generous) for the plane

x2 for the return = $700 + 100 profit = $800
Offer ‘em a G note or pound dirt.
DonC

climber
CA
Mar 7, 2018 - 07:06pm PT
I have good insurance and it didn't cost me a dime, but was shocked to see the bill. My entire 5 day episode was around $350k
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