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the USA gots my money....help..

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by bodice_ripper, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. bodice_ripper

    bodice_ripper 12oz Elite Member

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    the USA gots my money....help..

    Discussion started by bodice_ripper - Aug 17, 2004

    I know this is a massively long shot, but does anyone here know anything about redeeming savings bonds?

    I calculated that the little stack of them I have, which I recieved over the years a gifts from relatives in the US, is worth about $1400. I want to redeem them, and since the dollar to euro exchange rate would pretty much wipe them out, I was going to keep them as dollars and order myself a Fender Marcus Miller bass and some other pedals and the like.

    But I can't afford to make the trip to the US to redeem them, it would defeat the purpose really.

    Does anyone know what I can do? I already went to various government sites, but all the help sections assume you are already in the US...
     
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  2. imported_Tesseract - Replied Aug 17, 2004

    Visit the american embassy in your city. Personal contact is the only way to get things of that nature done.
     
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    bodice_ripper 12oz Elite Member

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    bodice_ripper - Replied Aug 17, 2004

    I suppose. I'm affraid of the heavily armed guards though. It's got a COOL sculpture outside, which I'd love to get a picture of, but they'd shoot me. really.


    http://www.station-music.de/images/bass/instrumente/fen_jbmmillernat.jpg'>
    isn't it pretty?
     
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    ledzep - Replied Aug 17, 2004

    ^guau, me likey.
     
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    !@#$% Moderator Crew

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    !@#$% - Replied Aug 17, 2004

    Alert!

    You can pay hidden interest-rate penalties when you cash in U.S. Government Savings Bonds. Be sure you understand the information in this section before cashing in any more savings bonds.

    To redeem a paper Savings Bond, simply take it to a financial institution where you have an account. The basic process is similar to cashing a check. It's easiest if you can deposit the check into your bank account.

    It's also possible to redeem a Savings Bond at a bank where you don't have an account; however, you will need to provide identification to prove to the bank that you are the registered owner of the Savings Bond.

    Your electronic Savings Bonds can be redeemed online through Treasury Direct.

    If you have any difficulty redeeming a Savings Bond, or if you want to redeem a large number of bonds and you already have a list of the bonds that includes serial numbers, you can submit Public Debt Form 1522, Special Form for Request of Payment of Unites States Savings and Retirement Securities Where Use of a Detached Request is Authorized as described in the form's instructions.

    from ...
    http://www.savings-bonds-alert.com/governm...ings-bonds.html





    The U.S. Treasury offers two distinct online services that are both called Treasury Direct. One is for U.S. Savings Bonds (and could be called Savings Bonds Direct). The other is for marketable Treasury securities (T-Bills and T-Notes). Although you'll always know which one we're talking about here, other information sources sometimes confuse the two.

    How to open a new Treasury Direct account

    In order to open an account, you need the following six pieces of information. Note that there are no citizenship requirements:

    * Social Security Number
    * Address in the United States
    * Driver's license - or, if don't drive, a state ID
    * Account (checking or savings) at a bank in the United States - you'll need to know the routing numbers to your account
    * Email address
    * Web browser that supports 128-bit encryption

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    http://www.savings-bonds-alert.com/treasur...ury-direct.html

    looks like it's not too easy overseas.
     
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  6. SteveAustin

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    SteveAustin - Replied Aug 17, 2004

    wow...that's kinda fucked up.
    looks like its more than difficult to get them cashed overseas.
     
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    THE CORONER - Replied Aug 17, 2004

    that sucks man, because i know in canada if u win money at a casino in the states you can get the money back from taxes and shit, but i dont think its the same situation, maybe you should talk to a lawyer or somethin
     
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    Kr430n5_666 - Replied Aug 17, 2004

    http://www.kak.ru/images/archive/16/JUDITH_ZAUGG/Judith_foto.jpg'>
    "I don't know..."
     
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    BUCK FUSH - Replied Aug 17, 2004

    any relatives with the same name in the US?
     
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    Abracadabra - Replied Aug 17, 2004

    a friend of mine tagged the american embassy in dublin one night when we were out on the booze. he got picked up down the block by an undercover who saw him do it. thankfully the guy ignored the rest of us. they held him for 36 hours and gave him a world of shit. they thought our crew was some sort of terrorist organisation. it was hilarious. can you imagine the cops (irish cops at that) trying to question a fall-down drunk italian about the plans of a terrorist group that doesn't exist? funny stuff
     
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    Dick Quickwood - Replied Aug 17, 2004

    damn, i want a bass.


    *what's that thing over the strings in the middle of the body for?
     
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    avils - Replied Aug 18, 2004

    i cant help but i havent seen you on here in a while so thought i would say hi.

    hi

    :huh?:
     
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