Flying commercial with a lot of cash?

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  1. 89wrangler

    89wrangler Not a new member

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    I know a guy who is looking to buy a one owner motor home from some older folks. If it works out, I will get the long version from him to share. The small issue is the RV is in Colorado Springs, CO. the large issue is it's a cash transaction. It is going to be a fly out and hopefully drive it drive back adventure if it check out. The guy knows there is no limit to how much you can carry in the US, but is worried about the possibility of the TSA folks getting nosy and him being interrogated in some room like a thug. Anyone have any experiences? I told him I would check with the folks who know everything!
     
  2. tkeaton

    tkeaton Master Velocipede Alchemist

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    This sounds like a terrible idea. I would look at other options, maybe contact a local bank where he is going to pick up the RV and arrange a wire transfer. Plus taking care of the sale at a bank would be a safer bet.
     
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  3. YJJPWrangler

    YJJPWrangler Well-Known Member

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    Could he possibly withdraw the cash in Colorado? Maybe talk to a branch of wherever he banks at out there so there is no issues with flying etc.
     
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  4. braxton357

    braxton357 Robot

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    Last time I did this I just went and had a bank check made and flew with it. Mostly because that physically is a lot of cash to fly with and worry about.
     
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  5. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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  6. RatLabGuy

    RatLabGuy You look like a monkey and smell like one too

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    This. Assuming the price is settled, arrange a bank check. This is how people normally handle it.
    If the ywon't take a certified bank check.... run away.
     
  7. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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  8. RatLabGuy

    RatLabGuy You look like a monkey and smell like one too

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    Also, for the record unless this is a 6 figure RV... the stack of bills in 100s is disapointingly small.
     
  9. 1-tonmudder

    1-tonmudder Doin my part to stir the pot.

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    That’s exactly what I was thinking, what’s the worse that could happen.


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  10. paradisePWoffrd

    paradisePWoffrd Recovering Project Junkie

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    Being able to take care of the title work at the bank is a plus as well.

    Maybe he could do a mix of above: Take a bank check for the majority, and pickup cash locally or carry the amount that he feels he is going to negotiate.
     
  11. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    Take a certified bank check for 95% (or whatever) of the price, the balance of a few grand in cash.
     
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  12. RHSCTJ

    RHSCTJ Well-Known Member

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    Flying to Colorado one way with a lot of cash and then driving home is done all the time. Usually not for rvs, though.
     
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  14. RatLabGuy

    RatLabGuy You look like a monkey and smell like one too

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    Oh, they pick up an RV too. You gotta have a means of transport.
     
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  15. Futbalfantic

    Futbalfantic Well-Known Member

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    Read: asset forfeiture.
     
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  16. obullfish

    obullfish Carolina Trail Blazers

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    Certified check or bank transfer is the only way I would consider a fly and buy.
     
  17. trailhugger

    trailhugger Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho Administrator

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  18. Ron

    Ron Dum Spiro Spero Moderator

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    Depends...is the money he is using currently in a bank?
    If not that changes things...
     
  19. obullfish

    obullfish Carolina Trail Blazers

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    Well then how man stacks of 100’s can your friend suitcase @89wrangler ?
     
  20. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    Damnit @Ron you need to watch more movies

    especially Margo Robbie movies...lord man
     
  21. Bebop

    Bebop Well-Known Member

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    Scary shit for sure. Knoxville police dep is know for that.
     
  22. kaiser715

    kaiser715 Doing hard time

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    Tell him to just put in in an envelope, addressed to

    (his name)
    General Delivery
    United States Postal Service
    3655 E FOUNTAIN BLVD STE 106
    Colorado Springs, CO 80910

    That's a post office in Colorado Springs, CO. When he gets to CO, just show his ID and pick up the envelope.

    Why not? We all trust the USPS with election ballots, don't we????
     
  23. UncleWillie

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    3 words: civil asset forfeiture - i.e. legal police theft. Take a cashiers check, travel checks, or talk to your bank to see what can be done to transfer funds thru a bank out there.
     
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  24. Tacoma747

    Tacoma747 Well-Known Member

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    If the money is in the bank, do a cashier's check and fly. It the money isn't in the bank, rent a car and drive. Put the money in an ammo can in case the car catches fire :-D
     
  25. UncleWillie

    UncleWillie Lost and confused.

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    Like I said civil assert forfeiture. If the cops find it they can take it.

     
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