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I walked in to the big BB&T in Gainesville, near the square, carrying concealed, and noticed the sign.

I promptly turned to find the manager's office, asked him if it was official corporate policy that firearms are totally off-limits there, and he said, "Yup."

I said, "OK, I'm going to go put mine in the car, then I'll be back in to close my accounts. I want everything in cash and I want it when I come back in." gave him my info, and went out to the car.

Came back in and the guy was trying to figure out how to keep my business... I walked out with over $4,000 in cash in my pockets (good thing I was armed!).

Called Wachovia, they don't have any problem with concealed (no open) and I went in and deposited my cash, after a quick word with the manager to thank him for gun-friendly policies.
 

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As they say in Australia, "Good on you mate!"

Thanks for send them the message.
 

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Don't get too excited by Wachovia. Top management is the old First Union and very anti self defense.

And yes, I'm a walkoverya customer.
 

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:righton: Nice. I really don't know what BoA's policy is. I never deal with a real branch. The only thing in Statesboro is the ATM and I can do deposits and what have you from there. I have been to real branches occasionally, but never noticed any signs.
 

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Get Bank of America.

No signs and the ladies at my branch don't mind open carry!
 

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I use a locally owned bank, and seeing that the owner and my father are old Army buddies, I doubt I'd ever have a problem there.
 

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ptsmith24 said:
Are you sure Wachovia is OK with it? According the http://www.georgiapacking.org/gflnol.php, Wachovia has a no customer firearms policy.
The manager at the one in the Boro told me on the phone it's OK, he'd just prefer I concealed. Fine with me.

I use USAA for most of my banking anyway (all you retired military folks can vouch for their excellent services, I'm sure) and just basically wanted a local branch for making deposits and having a safe deposit box.
 

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About 2 or so years ago I got a 2nd mortgage from BB&T. I did not see a no firearms sign then...had a G27 in my ankle holster the whole time of signing the papers etc...

I guess they have changed things since then...
 

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zookeper said:
i understand they are allowing "undocumented workers" to open accounts and wire money (just under the monthly reportable threshold) back to mexico.
That's not all. They are also giving them credit cards.
 

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i heard that BOA is arab owned. not sure where i heard that.
 

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The only time in my life that I have ever bounced a check was when using a BoA account when I was in college. mrs38 (then fiance38) and I opened accounts at the BoA when we moved to Valdosta. I bounced checks with them twice, and both times it was because they took four days to credit a deposit to my account. The honored the checks by dinged my account big time. I was able to get it straightened out each time and get all of the fees refunded, but they then did the same thing to mrs38. So, I closed out both accounts and moved to a locally owned bank down there.

Back home I had always banked with the locally owned banks, and since my experiences with a big national chain I have taken the time to find a local bank wherever I have set up housekeeping. Using the local banks won't give you ATMs anywhere and everywhere from your bank, but the little fee is worth it to me to deal with something local. Plus, you can always go into a grocery and buy a pack of gum and get whatever cash back you need.
 
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