Paigowdan
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August 27th, 2016 at 2:38:25 PM permalink
Generally when I go to a bar or restaurant, I put it on a card. It is very unusual for such an establishment to not accept Visa, Amex, etc.
And yeah, you might be accosted, but I doubt you'll get your cash confiscated in NYC by a cop. Other things to worry about, there.
If you're travelling a long distance, there might be a small issue.

You can arrange with Peter Lugar's; Brooklyn's a big place with a lot of banks.
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Wizardofnothing
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August 27th, 2016 at 2:43:16 PM permalink
Was just giving a real life example- why should I have to jump through hoops- one of the most expensive places to eat in the country is raos in NYC they don't take credit cards either - I live in the us - I should not have to hide my legal money- your stance on this is borderline absurd. Atm machines are useless for the most part in terms of limits and it I want more in a casino I would need to pay a fee-
What is states I need to put my money in a bank -
Most of the problems and fights in the world are for lack of understanding -
cops can't fathom why someone has 20k so it's illegal
Michael Milken who is now considered a financial genius was in jail for the same things that are now commonplace .
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Paigowdan
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August 27th, 2016 at 2:44:22 PM permalink
You know, it's your money, you make the call. Do what you feel is best.
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Wizardofnothing
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August 27th, 2016 at 2:47:02 PM permalink
It's not a matter of what I feel/ it's a matter of government trying to screw you left and right
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Paigowdan
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August 27th, 2016 at 2:48:52 PM permalink
I would try to take that into account in the decision-making process. Me, I'd make an effort to protect it, if an issue.
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DRich
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August 27th, 2016 at 5:51:52 PM permalink
Quote: Wizardofnothing

Ugh such a frustrating statement- let's just give one example
In three weeks I'm taking a group of 24 people out for a party at Peter lugars in Brooklyn
It's cash only- so prolly 'need 3-5k. Should I be accosted on the way to dinner as to why I have so
Much cash



FYI, Peter Lugar's has taken checks for as long as I can remember. They also take debit cards now. Just no credit cards.
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August 27th, 2016 at 5:52:06 PM permalink
I believe some people here have the underlying thoughts that if you have cash, you probably gained it illegally or are using it to "cheat" a casino. It makes no sense arguing with someone with that thought process.

Thank you to those who continue to inform posters about the real dangers out there. If it saves one person from a seizure of their property, it is worth it.
Joeshlabotnik
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August 27th, 2016 at 6:04:02 PM permalink
Quote: Boz

I believe some people here have the underlying thoughts that if you have cash, you probably gained it illegally or are using it to "cheat" a casino. It makes no sense arguing with someone with that thought process.

Thank you to those who continue to inform posters about the real dangers out there. If it saves one person from a seizure of their property, it is worth it.



Carrying around large amounts of cash in places like new York and Vegas and worrying about the COPS taking it is like trimming your hedge with a chainsaw while blindfolded and worrying about getting a sunburn.
RS
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August 27th, 2016 at 6:11:18 PM permalink
Quote: Joeshlabotnik

Let's not forget those invisible roadside towers that scan you as you whiz by, reading your credit and debit card info from your wallet and emptying out your accounts before you reach the next exit. Also beware of the millions of invisible police drones that X-ray everyone to see if they have more than $20 on them, in which case local police are alerted and directed to your location to confiscate the money.

Really, at what point does this devolve into irrational paranoia? All I'm hearing and seeing here is "xyz happens," which is meaningless. Earthquakes happen. World wars happen. Acts of extreme violence by midgets happen. Burnt egg mcmuffins happen. So what?

Again, I've examined reputable news sources, and nowhere do I see any evidence that an honest citizen is in danger of losing assets to the police. Yes, on VERY RARE occasions, cash is confiscated, but it's relatively straightforward to get it back, though a hassle, obviously. What is NOT happening is the cops swarming the interstate, looking for people to rob so they can put more money in the police party fund.

I do realize that nothing I can say will serve as any kind of antidote to paranoia. Also, especially if you hate cops, a good old internet anecdote about how eeeeeevil they are is sure more entertaining than reality.



Stop trolling.

Quote: Joeshlabotnik

Carrying around large amounts of cash in places like new York and Vegas and worrying about the COPS taking it is like trimming your hedge with a chainsaw while blindfolded and worrying about getting a sunburn.



I don't know about NY, but as far as I know it doesn't seem to be an issue in LV. It is an issue in other areas (namely the south).
Joeshlabotnik
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August 27th, 2016 at 6:40:05 PM permalink
Quote: RS

Stop trolling.



I don't know about NY, but as far as I know it doesn't seem to be an issue in LV. It is an issue in other areas (namely the south).



Stop calling the act of disagreeing with you "trolling." It's a stupid internet tactic.

I wasn't naming those places as specifically dangerous places to carry large amounts of cash. It's dangerous to do that just about anywhere. Evil cop seizure aside.

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