Hey, Ryan, just put it on José's card
---In amelyachtowners@..., <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote :
Thank you all for the suggestions. I guess my problem is unique. This is not a case of the bank declining the purchase for fraud reasons (i.e. it's in France). I had expected that, and was prepared for it. The bank is not declining the purchase; they're never even getting the purchase attempt, so something is going wrong before that point in the process. The cards were both Visas, for what it's worth.
I sent a wire via Western Union, since I already had an account with them. I suspect TransferWise would require an extra ACH round-trip to verify my account, which would add about 3 days to the process, but if I was starting from scratch I probably would have gone with them. Western Union is still slow by wire standards, but it should only take about 3 days total.
Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA