By Not_you17 - 09/09/2011 04:04 - United States
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Ok so here is an update, they canceled my $147 fine because I was using 100% legal us tender. However in order to pay off the $35 in pennies they had to either be rolled by the bank or I had to count them 1 by 1, so I rolled 'em.
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OP - If you look at similar cases where people were fined for paying in pennies, it was because of their conduct, not the pennies, so you were probably making an ass of yourself. 52 - that was true up until the Coinage Act of 1965, which states that all US coins are legal tender in any amount. Of course, the law doesn't say that they have to be accepted, just that they can't be denied on LEGAL grounds. 112 - Common misconception. There is no limit by law. However, businesses are not REQUIRED to take your pennies if they choose not to do so.
I think the only idiot here is the one taking a comment about what someone else personally thinks and saying that they're an idiot for thinking that. I think the only douchebag here is the one who feels need to lambast someone for making an "I" statement. So are you like 16 and your parent's won't let you drive yet, or are you the sexually frustrated 25 year old living in your parents basement?
Op's idea of revenge was idiotic. It sounds (doesn't say) like op broke the rolls of pennies and dumped them into a bucket. That had to be a heavy bucket with that many pennies. And if op did dump them out he/she is going to have to roll them all back up to take them back to the bank or find a coin star. Ydi op for an idiotic plan for revenge, way to make more work for yourself.
Of course OP deserves it. How is annoying the cashier, and possibly people waiting behind you, justigiable revenge for your inability to park legally? I'm guessing OP's refusal caused a scene and held up the queue. You do dumb shit, you pay the penalty. Money's money doesn't mean one form is as acceptable as another. If I got paid in pennies or in foreign currency I had to convert, I wouldn't be pleased with the additional hassle.
What on earth for? What did they cite you with? There's no violation of any law civil or criminal there...
Actually 88, you can, as of about 1965 - However what prevents stupid people like OP from doing things like this is the fact that institutions are not required to accept specific forms of payment unless you've entered into contract stating as such. I could pay for a $10 tab in all $1 bills and be denied, but I won't be. . .Because it's not completely retarded. 108, see above - This was true 60+ years ago, not anymore. But once again legal tender DOES NOT mean it is required to be accepted by any establishment other than the federal reserve.
Yeah a shop is allowed to decline a payment with coins if it exceeds the limit In australia the maximum amount u can pay for $2 is $12 and is less when you go down in value of the coins But Im not sure about the American notes because they have $1 notes but probably similar
Errr, why would you try get revenge? It's your fault you got the parking ticket.