Do not follow Sean's advice. Sorry Sean, I don't mean to come down on you, but none of the banks I have worked for will take a cashiers check that has been signed over to another party. That would be opening them wide open to fraud. Most banks will not even take regular third party checks, but none I know of will take a third party cashiers check. You may have had good luck in the past doing this, but that isn't the normal operating proceedures for most banks.
Wishbone is exactly right. I am in banking and every bank I have ever worked for will allow the original purchaser to sign the back of the check and write "not used for intended purpose" and allow you to redeposit it into your account, reissue the check in another name, take cash, etc.
(Message edited by 6more on April 08, 2003)