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Itís Your Money => Money Exchanging => Topic started by: bigrod on September 23, 2016, 02:59:36 PM

Title: Found Dollars
Post by: bigrod on September 23, 2016, 02:59:36 PM
Well was getting ready to give some old luggage to the in-laws.  Was getting some old cloths out of when I happened to find 13 old $100 bills in the luggage.  These were Series 1985, 1988, 1990's etc, old.  !st thought was damn have to wait to go back to the states to get new ones or send to my son to deposit in my BoA account.  Tried a money changer they would take them but wanted 2K per every $500 deducted from the exchange rate. :(  So called my local Philippine bank branch manger he said bring them in and would see if they could process them.  Well they took all 13 even though they were not pristine or the current Series.  Got the current daily rate.  Got a fantastic branch manager.

Chuck
Title: Re: Found Dollars
Post by: jjcabgou on September 23, 2016, 03:11:39 PM
Well was getting ready to give some old luggage to the in-laws.  Was getting some old cloths out of when I happened to find 13 old $100 bills in the luggage.  These were Series 1985, 1988, 1990's etc, old.  !st thought was damn have to wait to go back to the states to get new ones or send to my son to deposit in my BoA account.  Tried a money changer they would take them but wanted 2K per every $500 deducted from the exchange rate. :(  So called my local Philippine bank branch manger he said bring them in and would see if they could process them.  Well they took all 13 even though they were not pristine or the current Series.  Got the current daily rate.  Got a fantastic branch manager.

Chuck
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Title: Re: Found Dollars
Post by: Lee2 on September 23, 2016, 09:03:14 PM
Congratulations Chuck on the windfall, very nice plus for the day.
Title: Re: Found Dollars
Post by: Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am on September 23, 2016, 09:06:53 PM
Yeah Chuck, you can buy somemore stinky  blue/swiss cheese, bread and salami, also a bottle of wine at Santi's. If you care to share it with me, you and wifey can sleep over in our downstairs TV room with an electric fan. In the morning you can cook me up some of your homemade SOS. For lunch we all can walk over to King Bee, JJ and his wife can come too.  :D
Title: Re: Found Dollars
Post by: bigrod on September 23, 2016, 09:34:03 PM
Art, that is an idea. ;)  After pondering when I put the money in the suitcase, I think it was on one of my yearly trips(Memorial Day week) to Jamaica.  Made $2500 gambling one year there and stashed some of the winnings in my baggage.

Chuck
Title: Re: Found Dollars
Post by: BudM on September 23, 2016, 09:49:42 PM
No way I would have ever found misplaced hundred dollar bills from when I was in the US.  I didn't make the kind of money to deal with them and barely ever saw any.  And the only way I have them here is because the bank gives me hundreds for exchange rather than me getting twenties like I used to out of the ATM.