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Old 12-03-2019, 01:38 PM
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I rarely fly, but will be flying to get another car and it will be a cash deal. Will there be any problems with the TSA if I check $30,000 in cash in my carry-on?
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Yea, only issue TSA will steal the money.
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No problem just make sure check you gun in too before boarding the plane.
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You are not flying internationally, so technically there is no problem. If I were you I would have print outs of emails contract sales agreement etc to support the need for the cash. Then all should be well if questions arise. Plus do not strap the cash all together. Get 100’s and place them in 4 different locations in the bag. Less of a X-ray target.
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Originally Posted by bamaboy473 View Post
I rarely fly, but will be flying to get another car and it will be a cash deal. Will there be any problems with the TSA if I check $30,000 in cash in my carry-on?
I just done this same thing a few weeks ago. When you check in tell them you want a private screening because you have cash and do not want it publicly known. They told me this after I went through screening with two hands full of cash. I was not letting it out of my sight.
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I would keep on your person the bank withdrawal slip as well. I assume the cash wasn’t stored in buried mason jars.
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Not an issue. If they ask why just tell them. Keep 5kish in my wallet and sometimes they ask. Be sure to call your bank first before with drawl. They may need to order the cash. They rarely have even 10k. Keep receipt as others said. Just don't get it all in ones, had like 2k in ones stolen from me and when I reported it I got questioned as to why I left that in my car(I don't spend ones or change and had it sitting in center console from years of not spending)
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Originally Posted by Flatout71 View Post
You are not flying internationally, so technically there is no problem. If I were you I would have print outs of emails contract sales agreement etc to support the need for the cash. Then all should be well if questions arise. Plus do not strap the cash all together. Get 100’s and place them in 4 different locations in the bag. Less of a X-ray target.
that just makes you look like you are trying to hide something, you will definitely be selected for additional screening if you do that.
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Originally Posted by williamwallus View Post
Be sure to call your bank first before with drawl.
Why would he have to call his bank and speak with a drawl?
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Originally Posted by Lookinup76 View Post
that just makes you look like you are trying to hide something, you will definitely be selected for additional screening if you do that.
There is no business that claims all income that requires cash, this could in fact, open doors for other reasons when you're carrying that sum of money. Honesty and cash is slippery slope IMO in these digital days.

The feds look at:
How did he/she get that cash
What will seller do with that cash
Why did seller request cash
Why did buyer decide to pay in cash
What do they do for a living
Will seller claim it as income
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Roll em' up like this and stick em' in your butt.....No one will ever think to look there!!
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So what happens if he goes to the bank right after a drug dealer brought in his weeks earnings? The money was repacked and given to him?
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Originally Posted by BACKTOTHESEA View Post
I would keep on your person the bank withdrawal slip as well. I assume the cash wasn’t stored in buried mason jars.
....you know what they say about assuming.... but good idea.
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Originally Posted by JAGSARE1 View Post
Why would he have to call his bank and speak with a drawl?
Sos they cuud understaaned whut he wants to do wit his munny!
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Originally Posted by Jus Teasin View Post
Sos they cuud understaaned whut he wants to do wit his munny!
Yep! And I've been asked before
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Originally Posted by jtwrace View Post
There is no business that claims all income that requires cash, this could in fact, open doors for other reasons when you're carrying that sum of money. Honesty and cash is slippery slope IMO in these digital days.

The feds look at:
How did he/she get that cash
What will seller do with that cash
Why did seller request cash
Why did buyer decide to pay in cash
What do they do for a living
Will seller claim it as income
Seller is a dealership, so what he does is likely legit. From the responses so far, doesn't look like my having cash in the carry-on is going to be that out-of-the-ordinary. At my age, I can tell them that I saved a $2/day for a looong time.
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Originally Posted by bamaboy473 View Post
I rarely fly, but will be flying to get another car and it will be a cash deal. Will there be any problems with the TSA if I check $30,000 in cash in my carry-on?
TSA won’t care and won’t notice.
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No big deal man, domestic flight you'll be fine.
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I've bought a 60k car with a personal check (unsecured) from a dealer (out of state even) There's no reason to carry that kind of cash, you should be able to pay with a bank check or wire transfer. If it was an individual that was worried about being scammed I can see where cash might be the option but at a dealer? not feeling it. and if cash was their idea and you didn't bring it up first, I'm definitely not feeling that.
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yeah I agree with lookinup, a dealer (legit one) should not require cash. personal check should be fine.

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