I live in a fairly big town but not the sz of Dallas or Houston.
This past week a good friend that lives here sent me the following by text: ( this is especially exciting to me because for years this same branch has told us dinar is a scam and they will not be exchanging it! )
My friends text :Today when I opened a new acct.at Wells Fargo,the girl helping me asked if I was planning to put my dong in this acct. ( she knew I was buying dong).My reply was ....if yall r exchanging dong I will put in this acct..She called foreign currency division. I heard her ask if they will be exchanging dong.They told her yes. I don't know how we could misunderstand one another.
When she asked.... r u going to put your dong in this acct.? She couldn't have meant the dong before exchange (I couldnt deposit the dong as it is now in VNN currency).It happened just as I said.....same words.I said yes ,if u will be exchanging. I heard her ask ...will U be exchanging dong? They said yes.I couldnt believe it! She knew I was opening the acct. to purchase dong without a fee (if having an account at bank no fee charged for buying foreign currency).Of course,my main reason for opening acct.,was to already have the acct.to save time when I have my exchange appt. Another thing I noticed.... she didnt question the non interest baring acct.Last yr.
I opened an acct at same WF bank & a Chase.Both banks asked why the non intetest baring acct.Actually, both banks tried to talk me out of it .Because she didn't ask questions, I made sure before I left her office the acct. was a non interest baring acct.Very interesting experience!
Then last night my brother called and told me another story about a good experience he had at a different branch here - the young man who just started working at the bank has totally taken an interest in him recently... Being very helpful- even offering recently to come and meet him for his banking needs which totally blew him away- he does a lot of cow trading but he is not rich by any means! Anyways, the bank employees have started greeting him by name and they know he owns foreign currency as he orders thru them sometimes.
This same personal banker told him yesterday that he will call my brother the instant he hears something!
Hope these true stories will encourage my fellow TNT members....even if they are from Texas ( LOL) Hold on to ur horses and y'all don't give up yet