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In light of this:
WHAT THE HELL??
it's kind of silly that we still have 1p and 2p coins, but still. It's also silly you're not technically allowed to pay for stuff with them.
People *all* the time at work apologise for paying for stuff with small change, but it's fine. YOU DON'T NEED TO APOLOGISE.
It's the bastards who used a £20 note to buy a Freddo who got the wrath.
i used to want to work on the railways, and this was something i ened up reading about with regards to paying for fares in small change. most conductors / RPI will take the money though, so bulk up their float.
What about the self service machines? Will they still take my 1ps and 2ps? I'm not sure i've put more than 20p worth of 1p and 2p before.
1p guy has my sympathy but he's been owned on an epic scale.
Sounds like he was just a bit of a twat who doesn't like the idea of paying for a service so thought he could get one over on him.
by the accountant. I now realise I decided that without knowing the slightest thing about what happened. He may have been a bit of a twat.
the shop must LEGALLY include silver in your change rather than all copper?
are you legally entitled to DEMAND some silver
So our hypothetical shopkeeper's problem only occurs if he hands over 21p entirely in copper. It can form part of that 21p, just not all of it.
"This might come as a surprise, but according to the Royal Mint, 1p and 2p coins are legal tender only if you are paying for something costing 20p or less: once you have amassed 21 or more 1p pieces, your coins contravene the Coinage Act 1971 if used in a single transaction."
So yes, you showed a full understanding of the middle of a sentence.
Because you need to take 100 1 pence coins or 50 2 pence coins to a bank to exchange them for a £1 coin… odd…
I'm building a shed out of Pound coins
but I think that overwhelmingly people thought I was being silly and that yes you should obey the law....so basically - meh so what? its a law, you have to obey it, and it seems like everyone agrees with this, so you must obey this law, irrespective of its sense or purpose
standard quiz question innit
It was me and my bold self with five bags of coppers
Splashed out on the counter at PJ Patel's
He's far from happy with my method of pay
I shrug my shoulders, I'm like what can you say?
It's money, ain't it? I ain't begging you jack
And mood I'm in, I might just give you a slap
This reminds me of the time I, quite disgustingly, went to the local corner shop to buy 8 cans of Carlsberg with my change jar when I was waiting for my last student loan payment.
at least that doesnt seem so immediately dishonest as the british way
A busdriver would have to accept that as currency.
You can do it whilst you walk home
if you've got enough stamps
scrap that idea. That doesn't end well at all.
my understanding is that there is no such thing as "legal tender". This only applies when paying off a debt, in a shop it is just a private transaction. The shopkeeper can refuse your Scottish £20 note or just tell your money to fuck off for any reason they see fit really. If you don't want their fistful of change after breaking a note, they do not have to give it to you in specific denominations. You can just cancel the sale.
Got home and looked into it and it out he could refuse it. I wish him a speedy recovery but the prick should have taken it anyway.
What he did wrong was go to the bank and instruct them to give him the money in 1ps and 2ps when it would've been much easier just to get the money in £20 or £50 notes. Not as heavy either.
for quite some time as I recall.
...If looks could kill
have an argument with a very irate <unspecified> foreigner with a poor grasp of English about not accepting a £50 for a paper. Ended up with the englishman taking the paper and storming off without taking the £50 note back