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They're legal tender in England, aren't they? Some momo at Sainsbury's refused to accept my Scottish five pound note.
as are northern irish ones. they should have accepted it.
You can change them in the bank though if people are being dickheads.
waste of effort. frog march the tit behind the till to a bank and make him or her WATCH as you exchange it and have the bank clerk patronise them really sarcastically too. then it'd be worth the effort.
make sure it's filmed in a really cheesy 80s school-info film type way so the momos in tescos get watch it as a training video.
they are. Hope you called them a momo
First Jaime Oliver, now racism!
LEAVE IT OUT
and Oliver is kinda hot, yeah!
Can I give HIM some more?!
HE'S had enough
They legally have to take it.
they have broken a few laws with that one.
Was it momo sissoko who served you?
"Bank of England notes are the only banknotes that are legal tender in England and Wales. United Kingdom coinage is legal tender, but not in unlimited amounts for coins below £1.
Scottish and Northern Ireland banknotes, and Jersey, Guernsey, Manx and Gibraltar coinage and banknotes are not legal tender in England and Wales. However, they are not illegal under English law and creditors and traders may accept them if they so choose."
So they can't refuse to accept English notes, but whether or not they'll take Scottish ones is up to them.
It makes no difference to Sainsbury's.
Subhuman scum. All I want is a sandwich :(
thought that it came down to whether the bank note bears the word 'Sterling' or not...
none of the notes in my wallet do.
Shut up Judge_B, you momo
This one does actually say sterling on it.
wiki isn't always 100% correct and I would assume that if your nation happens to fall under the immediate jurisdiction of the UK Government then it probably is legal tender.
I'm going to spend that five pound note on some boxing gloves and then head back to Sainsbury's.
scottish notes are a lot easier to fake. this is why a lot of shops won't take them. Plus any shop can refuse to sell something to you for any reason as long as its not for racial reasons.
sigh, still shit though
should have a note reader.
The scottish ones light up like a christmas tree under those things if they are real.
When I worked in a pub, once, I was just like "I'm not selling you this pint because you're a cunt and I shagged your mum and your breath stinks and I don't sell stuff to people in blue t-shirts". Got away with it. The key was: no racism.
This reminds me of a situation I got into in Asda in stafford once
I'd got a commemorative £2 coin in my change the previous night at the pub- and the woman refused to accept it.
It wasn't scottish or anything, it was ENGLISH. I just stood there and refused to budge, saying 'they don't make them for FUN, you know'
Her supervisor came up and backed her up, saying it wasn't legal tender- and that just made me furious! Nothing makes me madder than people talking with authority when they haven't got a clue
They DID begrudgingly accept it, but I had to kick up a godawful, self righteous stink...
Refuse to take a Scottish note I was giving him with his change. He made me give him all coins instead.
take any currency you offer them, English, Scottish, whatever. People don't have to sell you anything in a shop as you don't have a contract until money is exchanged. When you take goods up to pay, you are making the shopkeeper an offer to buy their product, and you only have a valid contract if that offer is accepted, arguably by the conduct of them accepting your money.
They have to accept English money. That's what "legal tender" means - it's currency which cannot legally be refused in payment of a debt.
in a shop you're not in debt.
for this reason they have to accept "legal character" rather than "legal tender"
if they have a product on display in a shop then that is an offer of contract and you may accept by offering them legal character.
Where a contract hs been explicitly implicitly agreed and one of you is required to offer consideration (cash) you may offer any legal tender.
legal character is all english money of unit value less than £20 (not £50 notes) and no scottish money or northern irish money.
Legal tender is all english money and no scottish money.
Of course, anyone who wants to can take any money they want, bu the money they are obliged by law to accept is detailed above.
An intersting part of this is that a shop can legally refuse to take a £50note, whereas a resaurant cannot.
It was a Scottish one actually.
He was trying to buy a bag of crisps with it.
That would have been funny for a bag of crisps...
And yes, handing over a note and expecting £99.70 change would have been quite odd.
referred to the note being 'bent' or the attempt to palm it off in such a ridiculous manner.
Really though, that twat should learn what a BANK is and does...
A product on display in a shop is an invitation to treat. That is an invitation to a customer to make the shopkeeper an offer to by the product. It only becomes a contract if the shopkeeper accepts that offer, usually through the conduct of accepting payment for it 9as no words generally are spoken saying 'I accept your offer').
Otherwise, if someone switched a price on a shelf for some goods, then unless the shopkeeper monitored his prices all the time he would have to sell at the switched price if it did constitute and offer. Also, if it was an offer and some accepted the offer through offering legal tender, then minors could buy all sorts of naughty products as there would be an enforcable contract.
I'm going to try my luck with it somewhere else. I AM going to eat lunch today, dammit.
exchange them at the bank! that's wot i have to do every time i come back from scotchland. saves stupid cashiers scratching their heads/calling their managers/holding the note up to the light.
have one of those pen's too.
The ones that show up black on the note if it's fake. If it's real then you can't see any of the ink.
This saves any of that holding it up to the light business.
But most places should accept them. Sainsbury's should. You should email the head office and complain that they are cunts.
and living in England, through trips back home every now and again, I have tend to have some Northern Irish notes in my wallet.
10 years ago it was almost impossible to spend Northern Irish notes on the mainland but people are generally more aware of them now. In saying that, since the Northern Bank robbery a couple of years ago and the fact that all of their notes greater than £10 had to be recalled, people are probably a bit more more suspicious.
Another thing that confuses people from time to time is Bank of Ireland sterling notes. Ahhhh, don't Ireland use the Euro? I think you're having me on mate... etc.
We were told not to accept Scottish notes because the store had had so many fake ones, it just wasn't worth the effort.
We still took Northern Irish ones though.
in NI have those wicked see through notes
They are pretty cool and a cunt to forge I imagine.
And the fucking Bureau de Change refused to accept my NI banknotes as legal UK currency.
just gave me a Scottish £10 note in change.
This really is the RUDDY LIMIT.
for fucks sakes!!!
they make me feel like I'm on holiday.
There's nothing a knife can do that 'ol sharpy' can't handle!
i didnt know you knew him?
"ol sharpy" has proved to be a useless cutting tool on many many occasions now.
they just don't
the guy was like "do you want your change in scottish or in coins" and i just new that i'd end up all pegleyed if i did
bought with ingleesh munnay
north sea oil, and the tears of the cleared?
Or was it a subway - the metball marinara one - mmmmm
I managed to spend it. Everyone can relax.
Until next time...
They're all fake. £10's and £20's anyway.
our PERFECTLY LEGAL sterling tender, 'cos they think think they're better than us...
PS It's SCOTTISH, not Scotch.
I wrote Scotch on purpose simply to annoy all the Scottish people here. I'm needlessly mean like that.