Q: Im almost out of checks and need to order more why are checks so expensive from banks and are there any other places to get them cheaper? I only write one or two checks a month and it kills me to have to spend $20 or more on a new box.
A: Essentially, its expensive to buy checks from banks because its expensive for banks to provide them to you. Banks dont produce checks out of thin air they have to pay to have them printed and shipped, which means they need to mark up the price for customers so they dont lose money.
Where to Order Check Books for Less
Luckily, your bank isnt the only source of checks. In fact, there are quite a few options for ordering checks at a fraction of the price your bank would charge, especially online. A couple of the best options for getting cheap bank checks are:
- Walmart: This retailer offers personal checks with a wide variety of custom designs starting at about $6.
- Vista Print: Ordering online from Vista Print allows you to get 25 checks for just $2.49. Theyre customizable as well.