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How to carry a large amount of bills

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by JerryVO, Sep 10, 2012.

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  1. JerryVO

    JerryVO Low-Roller

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    I am not talking about carrying thousands of dollars in cash, maybe a few hundred but in small denominations (20,10,5,1) for tipping, a quick purchase, etc... My money clip maxes out around 20 bills total and I hate a bulky wallet. I was thinking of a rubber band but wanted something a little nicer than office supplies. Maybe 30 - 40 bills worth of cash.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Jimbo338

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    I don't like a lot of money in my wallet either. Maybe you could put a couple of larger bills in the wallet and the smaller ones in your pocket with or without a clip? Use the smaller ones for tips, small purchases and when you run low cash or use one of the bigger ones. I generally don't carry too much cash. I keep a small amount in my wallet in case I run low or need exact change. If my wallet is stolen they will be $20 richer. I keep my reg amt in front pocket. I don't keep more than what I might expect to spend since I have a debit or credit card for big items or emergencies.

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  4. JWBlue

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    Tip money is in my right front pocket. Folded separate from each other. Easy to grab one or two at a time. Tip with the right, grab the drink with the left. I only have to get my wallet out of my purse for bigger things.
     
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    That's a great idea for me. Thanks.
     
  8. Jjhill5

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    You said no to office supplies, But i like the large binder clip!
     
  9. Nevyn

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    Yeah, usually I'll have singles loose, but folded, as they are the most frequently needed, and at times where pulling out a wallet/money clip would be slow and awkward. Gambling bankroll goes in a money clip. Most other purchases just go on CC anyway.
     
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    I have 3 separate bunches

    1 - 100s
    2 - 1s
    3 - Everything else

    Generally 1 and 3 fit in my wallet. The only time I carry more than a 1s on me is in Vegas and it is for tips. I just keep all these separate in one of my front pockets.


    I've not a fan of money clips. I just have never liked having to take everything out to get at one bill. I find it all stays together just fine if I keep it folded but without the clip.
     
  11. makikiboy

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    I'm a money clip kind of guy. I have 2 that I carry when I'm in vegas. One is my regular clip, contains 1's up to some 20's for gambling and just in case money. The other is an old thin clip (got from my dad so probably at least 50 years old). I usually rubber band it to my (thin) wallet. I usually keep my wallet thin when I travel since I don't need most of my cc's and cards when I'm on vacation. I maybe keep about 20 $1 bills in my regular clip, store the rest of my $1's in my suitcase or in the safe.

    I usually keep some of my 100's and 20's in my thin wallet, my other thin clip contains my tc's and some 100's. In my other pocket I have my regular clip which I use for my normal transactions/tips/etc.

    I hardly have to open up the thin clip so I just keep it rubber banded to my wallet. This thin clip is like the supertitanium one that is posted above but only about half an inch in width and not as thick so can't hold a lot but it's enough for my tc's and 100's. I always keep my wallet and clips in my front pockets.

    I guess to each his own. I feel more comfortable with my clips and opening up my one clip for regular use.
     
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    You really wont need too many small bills.

    They are bill breaking machines everywhere so you can always break down a bill when you need to.

    I would just take $100s and let it work itself out once you get there.
     
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    Yes, but I have gotten so used to doing it that it doesn't take that long to do.

    I can get my money out of a money clip just as fast as if I had a wallet, if not faster and it looks cooler.

    If it is gambling money in the clip, 99% of the time the bill/or bills I want are on the top, so it is even easier.

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    Really no need for that many small bills. Take a few of each smaller denom, maybe 20 total bills and the rest hundreds. Break down the hundreds at the cage when you start to run out of smaller bills. Singles in Vegas are like Pennies. No need for them.
     
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    Stopped doing money clip or wallet about 15 years ago. Both are too bulky. My back and butt thank me for the change.

    I may carry 20-30 bills at a time. All bills are folded in half in my right pocket. Singles on outside, and easy to pull out without pulling the wad out of my pocket. And, $100s are in the middle. Again, easy to pull out.

    Credit cards are rubber banded in left pocket.
     
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    Left pocket is the gambling money and contains 100s and 50s.
    Right pocket is the misc cash.
    Create a stack with 1s on the bottom then 5s, 10s and 20s on top.
    Then fold so the 1s are on the outside.
    When I need tips I can simply reach in and know the 1s are on the outside and pull a few out without having to pull out any cash.
     
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    Anyone who carries 100 dollar bills around these takes is taking an unnecessary risk.

    Benjamins are the most counterfeited bills these days. Whenever I go to the bank to withdraw money no matter the amount I ask for 20s.

    If I have a tito over $100, I take to the cashier instead of a machine since the latter will give 100s.

    As for the original topic.

    I always wear cargo pants in Las Vegas. Sometimes, I will put a wad of cash in a lower pocket.
     
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    I usually carry $10k around and just split it up between two rubber bands, one in each front pocket. I have a separate little card wallet for everything else (players cards, hotel key, sports betting slips).

    Although last trip, I cashed in $25k of chips at Aria to take the cash back to Bellagio and pay off some markers from the night before. Aria offered to have the paperwork sent over and pay for it there, but for some reason I wanted the exercise. So they put the cash in straps and placed it inside a manilla envelope for me. Decided to ride the Aria tram over to Bellagio and as I waited at the tram station, i realized this was a really stupid idea :confused2: I felt very conspicuous carrying a big envelope in my hands. Not sure I got any funny looks, but I was relieved when I got to the Bellagio high limit room and unloaded it
     
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    That's why I request an uncirculated new brick of bills from the bank. They will come with the original BEP banding and are easily checked for sequential serial numbers. The brick is extremely flat as well. Easy to conceal when traveling.
     
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    Wow! I do not agree with this in the least. While in Vegas, the most common bill I use is $100. Go through a ton of them. Never a problem.

    My at home pocket money has quite a few $100. Never had a problem cashing. I might agree that breaking them at a local business could be risky as they tend to check them close. I imagine I have used a few hundred thousand of them in casinos over the past 5 years. Never an issue.

    Okay, some issues. Some machines give me a hard time. They go in my shirt pocket and if some older machines still do not take them, I go to the cage. Never ever a second glance there.

    I have been to ATMs that spit out a $1,000 in twenties. I walk immediately to the cage and change to $100's.
     
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