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sasasal
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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: pat]
      #1728738 - 04/02/17 06:36 AM (24.102.161.71)

I am so sorry!!!! Because they had timeshare at both towers and sapphire, I got them confused. It was saffire, and as a matter of fact!!! they never went back due to this happening. I wish I could remember all the details but yes, the safe was broken into, and they being big time casino folks they did have a lot of cash. I thought 10.000, but could have been more... Was a long time ago, but we knew them and actually, the husband still comes on Island, and has stayed at the towers. Could be the same incident... Sorry for the mix up. And probably should not name the place, but to late... I would assume safes are made break in proof at most resorts... But this is a true story... And no, should not have that much cash on hand, but they did the casino thing every night, so it is what it is...

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sasasal
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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1728744 - 04/02/17 08:22 AM (24.102.161.71)

We know the people that this happened to. We have know them for many years... Only see them on Island. this happened a long time ago. Got this first hand from them. Probably not a good idea to mention resort, and I did make a mistake when saying towers, it was sappire. they had timeshare at both, so easy mistake. They got no where with sappire, and decided never to return to that timeshare... They are casino people and that could be why all the cash... I have no reason to make up storys here, Not sure how someone got into the safe, but they had to know when they would be gone, as they did the same things day and evening. And casino every night...

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pat
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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: sasasal]
      #1728756 - 04/02/17 08:53 AM (75.133.113.202)

sasasal,

Thank you for coming back and correcting your post.

As I said earlier, I've known most of the staff at the Towers for almost as long as they've been open as we are original pre-construction Towers owners and I know there is virtually no turn over in staff there.

I've always known them to be honest and trustworthy in every way and it really bothered me to hear this story and for it to be even remotely directed at any one of them. But thankfully, I had heard it before, prior to you telling it here and while it bothered me to question anyone publicly, I had to do so lest people draw bad conclusions about good people.

Again, thanks for your clarification. Many might not have come back and owned up to their error publicly so on behalf of a lot of very good people, i thank you. .

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pat



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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: sasasal]
      #1728757 - 04/02/17 08:58 AM (24.209.195.61)

Nobody said you made anything up. I just like to have facts and first-hand knowledge versus hearsay, which happens a lot and then the story continues to get blown out of proportion.

Thanks for the clarification.

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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: kabs996]
      #1728782 - 04/02/17 12:02 PM (174.106.214.212)

We always use it.

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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: candj]
      #1728821 - 04/02/17 09:29 PM (209.44.132.182)

I would never trust a hotel safe for more than I could afford to loose. Most are not that well installed if someone really wanted to take it plus I doubt in the USA you'd find many hotels that would take for be forced to take responsibility for your loss. And definitely no Hotel responsibility in St Maarten for such losses. I don't think thieves are really interested in passports, credit cards, just limit the cash and jewels Etc.

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kabs996
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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: foreversxm]
      #1728822 - 04/02/17 11:05 PM (208.199.25.138)

What would we need cash for? I am happy to use my credit card or debit card.

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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: kabs996]
      #1728825 - 04/03/17 05:23 AM (24.209.195.61)

Quote:

kabs996 said:
What would we need cash for? I am happy to use my credit card or debit card.




Many smaller places/restaurants only take cash. Beach chair rental and tips are almost always cash. You may limit yourself as to where you can go with ONLY using credit/debit cards.

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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: kabs996]
      #1728836 - 04/03/17 07:25 AM (174.194.2.213)

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kabs996 said:
What would we need cash for? I am happy to use my credit card or debit card.




We also use credit cards whenever possible; but in addition to tipping, and to those places that do not accept credit cards, there is always the possibility of a credit card system failure. We always have enough cash for the day, just in case. I never use a debit card anywhere, even at home.

We do use the room safe, and feel comfortable where we stay. In the past, we've used a Pac Safe backpack, locked and cabled to the bed frame. It's large enough for a full-sized laptop, which we no longer bring.

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Re: Would you trust the hotel safe? [Re: GaKaye]
      #1728837 - 04/03/17 07:38 AM (75.133.113.202)

GaKaye,

I don't know where I've read or heard this, but for some reason I'm thinking that debit cards are NOT recommended for international travel to SXM. My question to you - fact or fiction? We also use cash and credit cards but someone recently asked me about using debit cards, and I had to admit I didn't know myself but did know a retired banker to ask. If you know........?

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pat



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