By fmlgrl - 30/07/2012 06:59 - United States - Los Angeles
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A jar of pennies? If I was the cashier I'd want to kill you. Of course if it was that time of the month, I see your desperation.
Living in Australia and formerly working as a cashier I found it very useful that the smallest Coin here is a 5 cent coin. On another note number 4 is right it is supposed to be illegal to pay over a certain amount of money in pennies or small change, I believe it's 10 dollars in 1 cents and so on. No need for name calling 11
Title 31 (Money and Finance), Subtitle IV (Money), Chapter 51 (Coins and Currency), Subchapter I (Monetary System), Section 5103 (Legal Tender) of the United States Code states: "United States coins and currency (including Federal reserve notes and circulating notes of Federal reserve banks and national banks) are legal tender for all debts, public charges, taxes, and dues. Foreign gold or silver coins are not legal tender for debts." What this statute means, in the words of the United States Treasury, is that "[A]ll United States money . . . is a valid and legal offer of payment for debts when tendered to a creditor." That took me all of five seconds to Google. If you have access to the Internet, ignorance is never an excuse. Legal tender is legal tender. End of story.
While it may not be illegal, some stores can impose policies in which they will refuse payments of change in excess of a certain amount. If you think I'm wrong look it up, or go to most any fast food place where they post signs that they won't accept any bill over $50. Same exact principle just with change.
82 - That is completely correct. A store can choose not to take anything but 1s if they want. My whole point was towards the people claiming it is *illegal* to pay in coins. I just hate people who spout ignorance because they heard it from someone who heard it from someone.
106 - I don't know where you live, but where I live, bill collectors most certainly can refuse legal tender. Not ONE of my credit card companies, my student loan company, or my mortgage company accepts coins or bills of any kind. I have to pay in check, cashier's check, or by credit card.
Damn too many comments and too many views lol Let me brief guys: a cashier can say no to too much loose pennies, nickels and dimes & can ask the person to roll them and then bring it back. However legally you cannot refuse ur currency but it is totally legal to do this way. Thank you :p
126 - Are you shitting me? Obviously without a single cent currency they don't give change in such small and frankly, rather useless amounts. The US is one of few places that actually uses such pointless coins, and it actually costs more to make them than they're worth.
You Australians had the right idea, I wish America would kill the damn penny already. While they're at it, kill the dollar bill, too, and go with $1 and $2 coins like they have in Canada. Pennies suck. Look up CGPGrey "Death to Pennies" on Youtube for an explanation of why.
12- I wouldn't think of it as a big deal either if it only happened once in awhile, and it was all silver coins. However, OP had a jar just of pennies- by the time cashier counted ALL of the pennies out, there's a good chance he'd have a long line of angry customers. So, you deserve it OP. How difficult would it have been to go to the bank and get some coin rolls and do it up like that?
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I hate having to ring up coupons. Some lady came in with her giant brood of kids and handed me ten "buy one get one free" hamburger coupons. I mean, being economical is one thing, being cheap is another. Our burgers aren't that expensive.
Their worst nightmare when people pay with them, except they wont let you go if you are 1 cent short. I say bring as many pennies as you have to pay with. At least to those cashiers that are jerks like that. :D Op should be able to pay with whatever money she had, money is money.
That would ruin my day having to count a whole jar of pennies. I feel worse for the cashier than I do for you.
dude, at least take the effort to group the pennies into rolls of 50. counting loose pennies is something no cashier wants to do
We always had to compare the length of the roll with one from the bank and feel the sides to make sure they weren't washers or something. But, if you're not gonna roll the change, for the sake of all that is good, let the cashier dump it and count it if they want. We count money for a living, we have to count it along with/after you anyway, and we're so much faster at it than you. I always either handed the person coin wrappers so they could roll it elsewhere and come back, or I dumped it on the counter and counted myself. No one wants to wait on a stoner to count $12 in change at 2am so he can get his 7 fried burritos with, "like, a ton of taco sauce".
As a courtesy you should have dumped your change in Coin Star or gone to your bank first. I used to work in retail and banking and I never found any reason for a customer to pay me in that fashion. You're a scum bag.
Wasn't there a limit to the amount of pennies you could pay with?
I work at a store and I can personally say that I hate taking change in dimes and such for anything when there is a line of people. I feel embarrest when I have to pay for something in change.