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bartleby
02-26-2010, 12:49 PM
...from April of 2000.


Should I cash it?

Matthew Brown
02-26-2010, 12:49 PM
I'm reminded of an episode of Seinfeld.

Shade
02-26-2010, 12:50 PM
I don't think you can.

GrandeMaestro F√ľnke
02-26-2010, 12:50 PM
I wouldn't unless I really needed it.

SpecialK
02-26-2010, 12:51 PM
I'm reminded of an episode of Seinfeld.

Damn it, I'm too late....

What Would Jerry Do?

bartleby
02-26-2010, 12:51 PM
Knowing my grandmother, she's had that ($20.00) floating on her balance sheet for a decade waiting for the check to clear.

Roman Noodles
02-26-2010, 12:53 PM
Is she dead? If not, go for it.

maverick-99
02-26-2010, 12:56 PM
Is she still alive?

edwardmblake
02-26-2010, 12:56 PM
Knowing my grandmother, she's had that ($20.00) floating on her balance sheet for a decade waiting for the check to clear.

I can believe that. You should probably just shred the check.

bartleby
02-26-2010, 12:57 PM
Is she dead?

No



Is she still alive?

Yes

Taxman
02-26-2010, 12:59 PM
Is she dead? If not, go for it.No






Is she still alive?Yesremarkable

Jason California
02-26-2010, 01:21 PM
Checks are only good for 90 days.

Thudpucker
02-26-2010, 01:28 PM
Checks are only good for 90 days.

It's 6 months. After that the check is considered 'stale dated'.

Stale checks might still go thru, it's up to the bank the check is drawn on.

edwardmblake
02-26-2010, 01:30 PM
Checks are only good for 90 days.

Not true.

The Zevad
02-26-2010, 01:34 PM
It's 6 months. After that the check is considered 'stale dated'.

Stale checks might still go thru, it's up to the bank the check is drawn on.


This is true. It's totally up to the bank. A teller might tell you to just get a new check from your grand mother. You could just try to deposit it at the atm. See what happens. I've seen checks 8 months after they've been written get cashed. But almost ten years? Haven't seen that. Oh. Those checks that are good for 90 days have that printed on them. Usually those are buisness checks/money orders/cashier's checks. But personal checks have no expiration dates on them. But the stale dated checks dictim does hold true.

Jason California
02-26-2010, 01:37 PM
It's 6 months. After that the check is considered 'stale dated'.

Stale checks might still go thru, it's up to the bank the check is drawn on.


Oh. Looks like I was wrong.

Kingsumo
02-26-2010, 01:39 PM
Frame it! Frame it and hang it on the wall.



Oh. Looks like I was wrong.

I thought that too. Guess it is cashiers checks and stuff.

LordKinbote
02-26-2010, 01:42 PM
Just throw out the check and steal $20 from her purse the next time you see her.

Dreaded Anomaly
02-26-2010, 01:59 PM
I'm reminded of an episode of Seinfeld.

"She's on a very fixed income!"

CapnChaos
02-26-2010, 02:03 PM
Yes, but you might let her know about it casually in conversation when you give her a call like a good grandson should.

Buk Was Right
02-26-2010, 02:15 PM
"She's on a very fixed income!"

Jerry!

HeLOOOO!