FWIW - Just called my Bank - No problem to get $8,000 Cashgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I just called my local bank branch....didn't tell them who I was, but asked if I needed to call ahead to get $8,000 cash. They said no problem, come on down!
I said I was thinking of December 24, or thereabout. She said that's o.k. Just call two days ahead so she could be sure that the branch would have enough on hand. Today she does, but it isn't always the case. Calling ahead is always better to be sure.
I asked if it's ok to get it in $1, $5 and $10 denominations....still, no problem.
I just hope it's still that way at the end of the month. I can withdraw, but if everythings ok, will need to redeposit to cover all of those auto debits that will hit in January (mortgage, utilities, cars, etc.)
For those who need to know....Bank of America, Atlanta Area.
-- Duke 1983 (Duke1983@AOL.com), November 29, 1999
Go ahead, take out all that money and bury it in you backyard. I'll be watching!!
-- Looter (Geturmoney@let.me.steal.it), November 29, 1999.
And WE will be waiting for you!
-- deadeyedick (email@example.com), November 29, 1999.
It's one thing to call and ask if you will be able to get it Dec 24th. It's quite another to actually get it. Not so sure I'd trust a teller on the other end of the phone.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 29, 1999.
What did you expect the bank teller to say? Did you really think you would get some warning like "Well we could handle that request right now (after fully informing you of the risks you assume by withdrawing your money from the safety of the bank), but we can't guarantee that the public will not panic over this silly Y2K thingy and cause a temporary shortage of funds". They may be dumb (witness the ABA sermon) but they ain't THAT stoopid.
They will continue to say they are "Y2K Ready" and have plenty of cash..... right up until the doors are locked.
-- Linda (email@example.com), November 29, 1999.