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Dumbass me... mailing money USPS. Please help.
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adrian5118



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:44 pm    Post subject: Dumbass me... mailing money USPS. Please help. Reply with quote

So today I mailed (to a domestic USA address) $45 of cash in a letter hidden between two sheets of paper, and I just used a regular letter + stamp. Somehow I totally forgot to use any extra security measure such as Delivery Confirmation or Certified Mail. What the fuck.

So I'm curious to here your guys' stories on the subject, and I'm hoping American post will handle this and not steal it, but I feel like I'm fucked. Advice?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you should be alright...

people send me money like that all the time and it never looks tampered with...

and delivery confirmation is defintely worth the extra 70 cents...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, you're not fucked. People send me cash in the mail all the time, and I do it sometimes, too -- never had a problem.

In fact, once the letter had been ripped wide open by one of their machines... they put it in a nice new Postal Service envelope for me, cash included. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Dumbass me... mailing money USPS. Please help. Reply with quote

adrian5118 wrote:
Advice?


Next time spend the extra dollar at the post office and turn the cash into a USPS money order.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pre-internet its all i ever sent, never once had a problem.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've also never had a problem sending cash in the USA. You should be okay.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never had any problems sending $$$ around US. I only register if sending some on a third world country. Tho I still send some REALLY well hidden cash in south america regularly and they still get it.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

intead of worrying the postal people messing with your money, you should worry about the guy ripping you off, the chance is higher
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wellhidden cash is my preffered way always.
The original UG way.
Fuk Paypal. They steal from me/you.

I normally hide the cash between 2 flyers or dark colored papers/well folded. But the way you sent it, it sounds like it can be seen clearly through the light. .

Still, USA mailing system is quite honest, for the most part.
Now if you sent it like that to Malaysia/South America, kiss it goodbye!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HELLTHRASHER -l- wrote:
I normally hide the cash between 2 flyers or dark colored papers/well folded.

I'll remember that next time. Thanks for the positive words guys.

What's the most intricate way you've ever hidden money? Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i usually have a roll of quarters in my pants

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adrian5118 wrote:
What's the most intricate way you've ever hidden money? Smile

Try hiding it behind the black plastic insert on a throwaway promo CD. Fold up the cash, tape it to the paper liner so it won't show through the hole in the center, and then send the CD as usual, marked as a free promo. Hardly anybody bothers to open up the CD and look further...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cut a thin cereal box to the size of the letter. That way you can't see through it and it gives it a bit of extra toughness.

Most of the time I sent cash it's in a box with trade items though.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

USA post office is very honest. Never any problems with cash. The only times I've ever had cash stolen from the mail was about 15 years ago sending cash to Russia for a demo tape and once sending cash to Italy.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always mail cash in an empty cd case.
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