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Reserving with Scuba Shack in Coz

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by Scuba JoMarie, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    I’ve never heard of a business accepting Zelle. I bank with Chase, and it’s marketed as a person to person payment method,
  2. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: New Jersey
    I run a biz and accept Zelle. It’s da bomb. Customers love it. Paypal OTOH stinks.
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  3. Christi

    Christi PADI MSDT/Dive op owner ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Cozumel, MX
    Yes I started accepting Zelle and it's really easy.

    @mediumone - a friend of mine was trying to send money from her Hawaiian credit union - they don't use Zelle, but have another "person to person" method.TWICE it never sent me the notification so I could "accept" the money, but they debited her account. It was a hassle to get it straightened out because they have no back-up method to "accept" the money.

    I've never had issues with Zelle on the other hand.

    AS far as Venmo, I also have a T-Mobile account with an Austin, TX number - I was still unable to set-up Venmo even when I was in the states but I am going to try again when I'm in Minnesnowta this fall. @lionfish-eater maybe we can meet up for that coffee or boat ride this year!
  4. Scuba JoMarie

    Scuba JoMarie Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: WA, USA
    Thank you all for your answers and assurances!
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  5. Brules

    Brules Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Oklahoma City
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  6. lionfish-eater

    lionfish-eater Photographer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: On an Island in the Mississippi River

    Looking forward to it
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  7. horn34

    horn34 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Austin, TX
    Suggestions for the best app or process to send money from the US to someone in Cozumel? Need to send money to a friend down there so he can buy something for me and it can't wait till I'm down there in September.
  8. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Austin, TX, USA
    If he has a bank account on the island, I'm pretty sure whatever bank you use can do a wire transfer from your account to his.
  9. mediumone

    mediumone Manta Ray

    I think XOOM would be less expensive. I've never used it, but cvchief has, and has posted his satisfaction with the service. As I understand it, you can send it to a bank, or pick up the funds from electra.
  10. Christi

    Christi PADI MSDT/Dive op owner ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Cozumel, MX

    XOOM - but it will take a few days the first time to get your account set up and verified.

    Then he will need to give you his name, date of birth and address EXACTLY how it is on his ID (Credential Elector) and he can pick it up at Chedraui, Elektra oe wherever you designate. I find Elektra to be the best because they have fewer restrictions regarding the amount per day. Speaking of amount, make sure to check that - some have limits of $10,000 pesos per day others have limit of $50,000 pesos per day - exchange rate is typically fair - not great but reasonable

    Hope this helps!

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