Western Union Has
gotten cheaper ??
I paid $8.89 instead of the $11.99 I paid some months ago for an almost identical amount transferred.
If this is the case, WU is getting competitive with an ATM pull for those who don't have a Nicaraguan bank account in place.
From their online site you can quickly and easily send $1000 for $8 if you fund from a bank account and are willing to wait 3 days for the money to arrive. This would be handy in you were in Nicaragua already. The same transfer using "money in minutes" and funded with a debit or credit card is $81. Funding in cash at a WU office gets you the best price / service combination. All the major supermarkets in California have WU desks.
The $ .89 and $ .99 above is probably the PRK's cut. California taxes everything,, so YOUR numbers might vary. I've been practicing breathing more slowly in anticipation of the day when they fit us with a "breathometer". Hopefully by then I'll be in NicaLand full time.
And On A Lighter Note (really not THAT far off topic):