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Bobcat
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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1728690 - 04/01/17 01:10 PM (74.108.103.176)

No, not illegal however you must inform Customs and complete forms - also bringing over $10,000 into the US, same procedure and the island government may also have restrictions and limitations -this includes, US funds or other countries funds, checks, etc - see the US customs declaration form for more information.

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SXMScubaman
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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: Bobcat]
      #1728692 - 04/01/17 01:12 PM (24.18.33.109)

Thanks. I forgot about the declaration requirement.

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kabs996
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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1728695 - 04/01/17 01:20 PM (208.199.25.138)

Thanks everyone....good info. I will take my chances. I do have a pacsafe bag for the beach that I plan on using.

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pat
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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1728696 - 04/01/17 01:20 PM (75.133.113.202)

It's altogether possible someone had a great night at the casino but having been told almost this identical story so long ago, and questioning then and now why you'd have a watch of this value with you and yet not wear it out to dinner, I hope the poster comes back and shares more here.

I've known most of the staff at the Towers since it opened and they have almost no turn-over of personnel. I just can't imagine any of these people risking their jobs for even that much cash. And I'm guessing many who know the place would probably say the same thing about the Sapphire staff.

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ruralcarrierModerator
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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: pat]
      #1728697 - 04/01/17 01:22 PM (24.209.195.61)

We need to establish if the poster has FIRST-HAND knowledge of this. Otherwise, mentioning the name of the place is not at all right or fair and could have other consequences.

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BeachKitten
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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1728702 - 04/01/17 02:03 PM (96.231.206.165)

Ditto

I've had jewelry worth much more than that in the safe. In fact these days I think I rarely wear my engagement ring around island and certainly not to the beach. It's quite valuable. At Towers have forgotten and left it on the nightstand....that's how comfortable and familiar I am with everyone.

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Bob77346
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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: BeachKitten]
      #1728711 - 04/01/17 03:46 PM (50.175.112.78)

I'll jump in at the end without reading any of the first post. We were in Cancun and had everything stolen out of the safe. Front desk said thats to bad and not our problem. Couple with us laughed(behind our back) and they got ripped off the next day. American did not quibble and paid off quick, air mexico gaves us credit. But a lot of hassell

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ProfLangue
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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: kabs996]
      #1728719 - 04/01/17 06:40 PM (173.61.226.215)

I hesitate to share this, since it's an old story, but we were at our timeshare (Flamingo) and needed an extra night on the front end. We were given a ground floor unit (up in the "villas") but I protested, saying I didn't want a ground unit. I was told that that was the only one available, so I relented. (The "welcome" desk guy at that time was very rude to me.)
The next day, after a morning trip to Philipsburg, we returned to find the door slightly ajar. As we entered, we discovered that someone had forced their way through the sliding glass doors, pried open our safe (taking the contents, but leaving our passports) and taken some other items, e.g. camera.
We reported it; the resort security came and called the police.
Bottom line: insurance covered what we had lost, but it certainly unnerved us. Flamingo offered us a dinner in Marigot as well as their apologies for how I had been treated upon arrival.
Since that time, security patrols the area where the burglar(s) had entered, although moreso at night (this occurred in broad daylight).


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sail2wind
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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: ProfLangue]
      #1728725 - 04/01/17 09:00 PM (184.166.21.62)

As sailors and experienced travelers, my wife's fine jewelry stays home. We don't need to impress anyone and don't want to make ourselves targets. As to the $10,000 cash, must have been before credit cards and mileage rewards

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kabs996
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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: sail2wind]
      #1728735 - 04/02/17 12:46 AM (208.199.25.138)

I have no intentions on wearing my wedding set. Not because I'm afraid to be a target but because I wouldn't want to lose it in the ocean.

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