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Old 07-14-2016, 10:12 PM
 
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I get mine at Walmart.com
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Old 07-16-2016, 09:41 AM
 
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How many checks do you actually write a month/year that it is such a concern about cost? It surely can't average out to but .02 to .05 cents max per check. Last time I got a box of 100 or more about 5 years ago it was around $20 I do believe and that will last me years because I now only write one check a month.
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Old 07-16-2016, 02:24 PM
 
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How many checks do you actually write a month/year that it is such a concern about cost? It surely can't average out to but .02 to .05 cents max per check. Last time I got a box of 100 or more about 5 years ago it was around $20 I do believe and that will last me years because I now only write one check a month.

If you paid $20 for 100 checks, it comes out to $0.20 per check.


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To the OPs question, generally, the best deals are found in the newspaper ads and are for new customers. Every four or five years when I need checks, I order them through the company with the lowest cost I can find.
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Old 07-16-2016, 02:54 PM
 
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If you paid $20 for 100 checks, it comes out to $0.20 per check.
Okay, so I was guessing on the amount I purchased and the total cost. It was 5 years ago after all. Actually, I believe I ordered 2 boxes back then so it was something around $20 or less with shipping/handling for 200 checks.

The point is/was, who writes or needs that many checks nowadays? If one does not write that many checks then why fret over such a nominal fee per check? If one pays a lot of bills via check now, then why not just pay the bills online and also save postage while you are at it.
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Old 07-16-2016, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Yes...do your banking online. But if you must have a few checks at hand NEVER get them from the bank - they'll be the most expensive several times over. Just do a google search and pick the cheapest.
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Old 07-16-2016, 04:59 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I got two boxes of checks almost 10 years ago for free when I opened my account and I still have some.

And it's pretty easy to save money on them by not using them. My bank provides bill pay and most everything else allows payment by debit card or taking directly from my account.
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Old 07-17-2016, 11:02 AM
 
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I understand they really try to sock it to you with the price at the end. Just ask them what all they are charging you for.

A book cover, how many extra registers, this n that...that's where they get you.
Just tell them all you want are the checks at the advertised price you called for.

I went though Styles check company, and am happy with my purchase.
I got two boxes, duplicates, for less than $20.

Good luck.
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Old 07-17-2016, 12:18 PM
 
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I get a box a year with my credit union checking account. I only ordered a new box this year because my address changed. I haven't even used a single book of the old ones. The only time I've used a check recently was for the down payment on a new car. My landlord prefers online payments, and I do everything else possible with my credit card so I earn travel points.
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Old 07-17-2016, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Colorado Plateau
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I get mine at Walmart.com
I've ordered mine from there too. I think it was less than $10 for what I ordered. I only write a couple checks per month so they last me a long time.
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Old 07-19-2016, 04:55 PM
 
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I've ordered mine from there too. I think it was less than $10 for what I ordered. I only write a couple checks per month so they last me a long time.
and they are pretty quick in printing
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