Where do you buy checks from?

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  1. allisonv7 macrumors 6502

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    I know most people don't use them anymore, but I just moved and would like to have a box or two of checks on hand just in case something comes up. Plus if I'm giving cash as a gift I prefer it be in a check.

    The last time i purchased checks was about 5 years ago, through a bank, but have heard it's much, much cheaper to do it online. There are many different providers out there and was wondering who folks had good/bad experience with.


    Thanks,

    allison.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    My family has always gotten ours free with Barnes Bank, and I get mine free with America First. I currently don't use checks and I'm at Wells Fargo so I don't know how much they would be. Honestly if I were to give someone a gift, I would give them something like a Visa Gift Card. It costs me nothing and they can use it anywhere and they don't go through the inconvenience of having to cash the check.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Same here. I haven't really checked anywhere else, but they are cheap enough that any savings wouldn't really be worth the hassle.
     
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Plus the fancy checks with designs sort of is less professional, you might love Sponge Bob, but using that for paying business accounts is uber professional.

    So the cheapest checks I need are OK with me, rather be seen as a cheapskate, than that cool businessman with the spongebob checks and personalized credit card.
     
  6. allisonv7 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just want standard checks - no Winnie the Pooh for me! I brought it up at work today and most people said they purchased from third-partys online. Looking at the bank website though it doesn't really seem to be any cheaper, so I'm not getting the appeal.
     
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Same here. I pay most of my bills online and use a debit card, so I don't use too many checks.
     
  8. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    You can get checks from somewhere other than your bank? Huh - learn something new every day.
     
  9. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    I buy mine from the bank. A box of checks is 20 bucks but one box last me years. The last box lasted me 5 years.
    I wrote checks to pay rent and that was it. Otherwise it was all threw bill pay at my bank.
     
  10. allisonv7 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I looked on a few different Web sites that people have suggested and it looks like it would be a better deal if you're going to buy more than one box ($10/each+$8 shipping) but with me just needing on I might as well just go with the bank ($20/box, free shippping)

    Thanks for the responses folks!


    allison.
     
  11. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Yeah, you can get designer checks from various places.

    I have South Park ones. A complete waste of money given the fact I write maybe 4 checks a year, but I love them nonetheless.
     
  12. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Ah - interesting. I write exactly twelve checks per year, so I've never given it much thought.
     
  13. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

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    I guess my Superman checks are out of the question then LOL.
     

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