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Thread: SpiderMan: $$Belt or Safe Deposit Box?

  1. #11
    suicyco maniac
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    suicyco maniac: Parker

    > It will -- there is a metallic strip in a
    > Franklin.

    > However, you need a substantial amount ($20K
    > will do it), and you must be one of those
    > obsessive-compulsive types who has to have
    > his stacks of bills bundled together with
    > them all facing the same way.

    > The best plan is to have the money in
    > several pockets, money belts, etc., arranged
    > all over your body.

    > Then make sure you get rid of all your metal
    > (take off the belt, shoes, etc.), so you
    > avoid the secondary inspection (and the
    > wand) entirely.

    I have passed the wand inspection with bundles of 5K stuffed all over my body with no problems at all. I take it you didnt?

  2. #12
    Parker
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    Parker: Re: Parker

    > I have passed the wand inspection with
    > bundles of 5K stuffed all over my body with
    > no problems at all. I take it you didnt?

    Nope.

    As I said, it takes about $20K or more in a single bundle, with all the bills aligned facing the same way.

    If you don't have more than $5K together in one spot, you should be fine.

  3. #13
    suicyco maniac
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    suicyco maniac: Re: Parker

    > As I said, it takes about $20K or more in a
    > single bundle, with all the bills aligned
    > facing the same way.

    Just wondering how you knew the 20K number? SM

  4. #14
    SpiderMan
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    SpiderMan: Re: Parker

    I read in BJ Wisdom, that if u carry lots of cash to the US and u don't report it to the airport security and they find out, the $'s history. Is this true?

    If so, should I fill in that "stupid" form on the plane?

  5. #15
    Parker
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    Parker: Re: Parker

    > Just wondering how you knew the 20K number?

    Personal experience. I can also tell you that two bundles of $10K in different areas on your body is okay. So somewhere between $10K and $20K is a threshold.

    Simply turning half of the $20K bundle so that the metalic strips are not all lined up may do the trick, but the TSA guy didn't seem to be in a mood to let me experiment. :-)

    Also, I don't know a great deal about the wands themselves. There may be more than one type, and some may be more sensitive than others. The sensitivity may even be adjustable.

  6. #16
    Parker
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    Parker: Re: Parker

    > I read in BJ Wisdom, that if u carry lots of
    > cash to the US and u don't report it to the
    > airport security and they find out, the $'s
    > history. Is this true?

    > If so, should I fill in that
    > "stupid" form on the plane?

    If you are entering or leaving the USA with more than $10K in cash (US currency or foreign equivalent), you must declare the cash by filling out a US Customs form 4790. If you don't and they find the money, it is not necessarily "history," but you will have to go through huge hassle in order to get it back.

  7. #17
    Don Schlesinger
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    Don Schlesinger: Re: Parker

    > If you are entering or leaving the USA with
    > more than $10K in cash (US currency or
    > foreign equivalent)"

    And, it doesn't have to be just cash; it can be cash equivalents, such as traveler's cheques.

    Also, you can't avoid the $10,000 requirement by splitting the money with, say, your wife. Someone who knowingly transmits the money for you is considered to be an extension of yourself.

    Don

  8. #18
    WallStRunoff
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    WallStRunoff: Re: Parker

    > And, it doesn't have to be just cash; it can
    > be cash equivalents, such as traveler's
    > cheques.

    > Also, you can't avoid the $10,000
    > requirement by splitting the money with,
    > say, your wife. Someone who knowingly
    > transmits the money for you is considered to
    > be an extension of yourself.

    > Don

    Thats very helpful. I ussually leave with 9k but my winnings send me over. I'll have to change my ways.

  9. #19
    Don Schlesinger
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    Don Schlesinger: Re: Parker

    > Thats very helpful. I ussually leave with 9k
    > but my winnings send me over. I'll have to
    > change my ways.

    Remember: This is for leaving or re-entering the U.S. only. Within the U.S., there are no restrictions.

    Don

  10. #20
    pete
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    pete: Re: Parker

    > I have read (in Bringing Down the House?) that if you are carrying too much cash within the US, they may confiscate your cash at the airport, because of the possibility of money laundering or drug dealing.
    Is this true? And how much is too much?

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