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Old 09-27-2015, 02:15 AM   #31
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I wouldn't even momentarily consider deliberately hiding anything from border security people, especially a large amount of money. Yes, when you say you're carrying thirty grand they're going to ask why, but when you say "to buy a travel trailer" and show them the build sheet or other paperwork, it should be a pretty short conversation.
I agree, not only the effect of getting caught can affect your border crossings in the future etc. but there's simply no reason to not declare amounts over $10,000.
There's no prohibition, cost or anything negative associated with it at least for me going South. I've done it buying both a car and a trailer from folks who preferred cash. The only "cost" is filling out a form. Considering the cost of getting caught not declaring the money it's worth it to declare it.

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Old 09-27-2015, 02:15 AM   #32
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See post 22 in this thread.
Traveling from far away getting there early in the morning , seeing the signs , not fully understanding what the heck this means , no one mentioning this beforehand , no one asking these questions . We didn't volunteer anything . Pat
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Old 09-27-2015, 02:22 AM   #33
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That's understandable. I'm guessing that if you were carrying it in cash, you would have said so.
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I agree, not only the effect of getting caught can affect your border crossings in the future etc. but there's simply no reason to not declare amounts over $10,000.
There's no prohibition, cost or anything negative associated with it at least for me going South. I've done it buying both a car and a trailer from folks who preferred cash. The only "cost" is filling out a form. Considering the cost of getting caught not declaring the money it's worth it to declare it.

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Ron since it is not my country and we don't know or understand the rules , it would have been prudent to have been told what it meant and what to do by ...... Pat
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Old 09-27-2015, 02:29 AM   #35
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That's understandable. I'm guessing that if you were carrying it in cash, you would have said so.
Glen I would have been very afraid carrying that much cash , not only from border patrol's . Pat
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Ron since it is not my country and we don't know or understand the rules , it would have been prudent to have been told what it meant and what to do by ...... Pat
It would have been prudent to ask.
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Old 09-27-2015, 06:59 AM   #37
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Ron since it is not my country and we don't know or understand the rules , it would have been prudent to have been told what it meant and what to do by ...... Pat
What's done is done and we can't change the past. This entire thread is a learning experience for a lot of us. I'm learning things I certainly never knew. I'm sure US newbies to buying a trailer in Canada especially appreciate it!
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If I'm carrying a a bank check from my bank payable to Escape, where is the cash or issue? I'm just a courier, avoiding a postage stamp, carrying a piece of paper to ETI. I can not cash the check, so why is it my cash? I think some common sense needs to be used. I'm fully aware of banking secrecy laws and the impact 9/01 had on them but still business needs to be carried on and the mail must go through.
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Old 09-27-2015, 10:13 AM   #39
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If I'm carrying a a bank check from my bank payable to Escape, where is the cash or issue? I'm just a courier, avoiding a postage stamp, carrying a piece of paper to ETI. I can not cash the check, so why is it my cash? I think some common sense needs to be used. I'm fully aware of banking secrecy laws and the impact 9/01 had on them but still business needs to be carried on and the mail must go through.
Thanks for this Jim . Why would I ask about this if I tell those concerned and they say nothing . This is not something I have ever done before . It was a loan check from bank to Escape . Pat
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Jim - after googling the subject a bit more it looks like you are correct that if the cashier's check is made out to Escape and has not been endorsed that it does not need to be declared!
After encountering one particularly border security agent as we crossed into the U.S. at Sumas a few years ago (the type whose sociopathic tendencies blossom when given a uniform and a gun) we err to the side of caution and try not to take any items across that could lead to further questioning. He was so nasty I took the time to fill out an online complaint form about his behavior - only to receive a message when I submitted the form that the agency could not accept the form. One way to keep the quality assurance people happy!
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