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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 Elite Member

    Joined: May 10, 2000 Messages: 3,195 Likes Received: 25
    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...
  2. Visit the american embassy in your city. Personal contact is the only way to get things of that nature done.
  3. bodice_ripper

    bodice_ripper Elite Member

    Joined: May 10, 2000 Messages: 3,195 Likes Received: 25
    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.

    isn't it pretty?
  4. ledzep

    ledzep Junior Member

    Joined: Feb 21, 2002 Messages: 146 Likes Received: 1
    ^guau, me likey.
  5. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 623

    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 ...

    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


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

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    wow...that's kinda fucked up.
    looks like its more than difficult to get them cashed overseas.

    THE CORONER Banned

    Joined: Jun 2, 2004 Messages: 2,171 Likes Received: 0
    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
  8. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004 Messages: 19,229 Likes Received: 30
    "I don't know..."

    BUCK FUSH Member

    Joined: Apr 10, 2003 Messages: 699 Likes Received: 0
    any relatives with the same name in the US?
  10. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    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
  11. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    damn, i want a bass.

    *what's that thing over the strings in the middle of the body for?
  12. avils

    avils Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 26, 2001 Messages: 1,574 Likes Received: 0
    i cant help but i havent seen you on here in a while so thought i would say hi.