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Old 09-15-10, 11:02 PM
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Can i cash a check that got chewed up and spit out with a chunk missing?

So, i got the rebate check from my free kingston 8gb usb stick, but it's missing a good chunk of it. would a bank allow me to cash it?

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Re: Can i cash a check that got chewed up and spit out with a chunk missing?

with the acct. number missing, I would guess not
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Re: Can i cash a check that got chewed up and spit out with a chunk missing?

isn't the part that is missing the routing #? i thought the 1768767 is the account #?
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Re: Can i cash a check that got chewed up and spit out with a chunk missing?

Take it to your bank and ask them?
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Re: Can i cash a check that got chewed up and spit out with a chunk missing?

Originally Posted by D.Pham00 View Post
isn't the part that is missing the routing #? i thought the 1768767 is the account #?
I'm pretty sure it's acct. # first then routing #
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Re: Can i cash a check that got chewed up and spit out with a chunk missing?

My own personal checks have routing number, then account number. And no, I won't post a picture to prove it.
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Re: Can i cash a check that got chewed up and spit out with a chunk missing?

This is a good chance to find out if your bank values you as a customer or not.
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Re: Can i cash a check that got chewed up and spit out with a chunk missing?

If you do get it cashed, buy a bag of chips. They taste better.
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Re: Can i cash a check that got chewed up and spit out with a chunk missing?

Originally Posted by D.Pham00 View Post
So, i got the rebate check from my free kingston 8gb usb stick, but it's missing a good chunk of it. would a bank allow me to cash it?

Am I seeing that right -- they just sent the check without an envelope?
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Re: Can i cash a check that got chewed up and spit out with a chunk missing?

I've seen rebate checks mailed like that although it was folded so that the information was covered.
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Re: Can i cash a check that got chewed up and spit out with a chunk missing?

Originally Posted by NORML54601 View Post
I'm pretty sure it's acct. # first then routing #
Routing numbers are always 9 digits.
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Re: Can i cash a check that got chewed up and spit out with a chunk missing?

That number under the Kingston return address is "an old-fashioned routing number" (I don't know the proper name). All checks had them before routing numbers in magnetic ink were added. The bank may be able to decode the proper routing number from it. Ask one of the officers at a desk for assistance, not a teller.
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Re: Can i cash a check that got chewed up and spit out with a chunk missing?

You could always call the rebate center and ask them to re-issue another check.
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Re: Can i cash a check that got chewed up and spit out with a chunk missing?

Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
Take it to your bank and ask them?
Way too easy! Always ask at DVDTalk first!
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Re: Can i cash a check that got chewed up and spit out with a chunk missing?

Shouldn't this be a poll?
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Re: Can i cash a check that got chewed up and spit out with a chunk missing?

Originally Posted by arminius View Post
Shouldn't this be a poll?
sorry, i forgot! i remembered right after i submitted the thread, but found no way to add a poll.
Old 09-16-10, 11:32 AM
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Re: Can i cash a check that got chewed up and spit out with a chunk missing?

I think we're missing the obvious question of how did it taste? Was it worth $20?
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Re: Can i cash a check that got chewed up and spit out with a chunk missing?

Someone's writing checks your body can't cash.
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Re: Can i cash a check that got chewed up and spit out with a chunk missing?

It's $20. They won't even look at it. Just deposit it.
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Re: Can i cash a check that got chewed up and spit out with a chunk missing?

The bank will cash it, but they'll charge you a $20 Damaged Check fee.
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Re: Can i cash a check that got chewed up and spit out with a chunk missing?

I'm not exactly certain how you're gonna prove the check is yours with all those black bars on it. I'm just sayin'.
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Re: Can i cash a check that got chewed up and spit out with a chunk missing?

Another reason to hate black bars!
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Re: Can i cash a check that got chewed up and spit out with a chunk missing?

Originally Posted by kenbuzz View Post
I'm not exactly certain how you're gonna prove the check is yours with all those black bars on it. I'm just sayin'.
would it make a difference if i had white bars?
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Re: Can i cash a check that got chewed up and spit out with a chunk missing?

Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara View Post
Am I seeing that right -- they just sent the check without an envelope?
I just got my rebate in the mail today and yep, just the postcard sized check.
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Re: Can i cash a check that got chewed up and spit out with a chunk missing?

Originally Posted by cardsfan111 View Post
I just got my rebate in the mail today and yep, just the postcard sized check.
it's actually fairly common now. i've received quite a few this way. well, except for the chunk missing...

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