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Thursday, June 14, 2012

At My BugOut Location, ATM is Empty.

Wifey and I are on our second trip for the month to our BugOut location three hours North of Phoenix. We've cleaned up the long abondoned family property and have begun repairs taking note of cache space as we begin to relocate supplies from city to country.

JWR's humble essay today on the probable coming bank runs here in the US spurred me to test the local system here in the hinterboonies. Squirming as I hit "Yes" to the $2 fee for withdrawing MY OWN MONEY from a generic ATM (no Bank of Americas up here), I am quickly notified upon my second withdrawal that the machine is out if money.

I withdrew $200 before the well went dry. Now, I don't know how many ATMs are in this sleepy little town but I do know there are a lot more people than ATMs.

Don't wait until the last minute to withdraw some cash folks. Get your 5's, 10's & 20's out now and get whatever silver you can afford while it is at a low ($28/oz last I checked). I receive no remuneration from and gladly endorse GainesvilleCoins.com. They are affordable and ship very discretely. One shipment threw Wifey off when it came addressed from Joe's Plumbing Supply. She asked me "What plumbing supplies did you buy that are SO heavy?" LoL.

Get it before it hits $50/oz and hide some bills away. Hopefully you have some tangibles stored for barter. Don't forget your ammo stockpile too.

Peace Out...from the Hinterboonies (and man is it chilly up here) ;-)

OJD

8 comments:

Matt said...

Freaky, I was just about to leave to go to the ATM for the same reason. I may just walk in and with draw a larger amount....

I'm afraid the future is sore upon us. It's almost time to hunker down.

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

Quite possibly. I made sure to top off the tank (40 gal) in my Suburban. At BofA, I'm limited to $500/day withdrawal from ATMs. I think if I walk in, I'm limited to $2k unless I argue with the bank. Haven't had to withdraw that much at once in years though.

The Hinterboonie "Country Store" just opened for the day. I'm gonna see what I can get back in cash after a milk & egg purchase.

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

Quite possibly. I made sure to top off the tank (40 gal) in my Suburban. At BofA, I'm limited to $500/day withdrawal from ATMs. I think if I walk in, I'm limited to $2k unless I argue with the bank. Haven't had to withdraw that much at once in years though.

The Hinterboonie "Country Store" just opened for the day. I'm gonna see what I can get back in cash after a milk & egg purchase.

ATM Installation said...

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The Orange Jeep Dad said...

Got the maximum allowed back at the "Country Store" = $40.

Matt said...

I just went in at my branch. Get this because my check was out of sequence, it tool longer for me to get my money.... even though I had a legal photo ID.

A while back, Walgreen's killed their cash back program because of bank fees.

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

Wow, they keep track of check sequence? I had my direct deposit split into BofA and Chase every payday. That way, what ever limits they eventually set on withdrawals, I will atleast have two sources to go pull the maximum allowable from in a 24 hour period. Slight hassle having two bank accounts but worth it when a crisis hits.

Glad you got your dough out.

Matt said...

I never thought of doing that. Not sure if I'll try it now or just wait till things settle down (if they ever do)

Yes they check the ck sequence. the teller ended up having to get a supervisors to override. Just to get my own money. Just imagine went the crunch hits what it'll be like.

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