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By fmlgrl - / Monday 30 July 2012 06:59 / United States - Los Angeles
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  oicu812xD  |  16

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  xcarxcrashx  |  9

I never saw the big deal with customers paying in change. I used to deliver pizza and once a girl handed me a ziplock Baggie of quarters, nickels and dimes. It took me all of two extra minutes to count it.

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  gntfmlingnow  |  12

If you're going to use pennies, either A) Use a fucking coin star Or B) At least put them in those coin rolls they give you at banks. Seriously, counting out a jar of pennies would ruin my day working retail.

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  DooleyFTW  |  17

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

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45- you gotta be kidding me. This is bad. Payed $16 in pennies using roles. Since this is illegal, do you think the cops are after me!?

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  DooleyFTW  |  17

50- no I don't think the cops are after you. However if the cashier had refused to accept the coins and you made a scene and the police were called, you would have been in the wrong and would've had whatever appropriate action required taken against you.

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  evilplatypus  |  35

45 - I love how you preface your entire comment by saying you live in Australia and then claim knowledge on the way American laws work. What might possibly be law in Australia is not necessarily law in the US (though, I doubt that's law anywhere).

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  evilplatypus  |  35

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.

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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.

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  evilplatypus  |  35

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.

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You can pay in change, over a certain amount has to be rolled though. Retail can choose to only take certain bills and refuse service. However, bill collectors and such cannot refuse legal tender. As stated above, if over a certain amount, it must rolled.

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  evilplatypus  |  35

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.

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  cheezebuiscut  |  0

But pennies are difficult lol Imagine how much the chocolate costs lets say 5.25$ lol you'd have to count 529 pennies that seems aggravating to me lol

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  capper44  |  18

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

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Capper, there is a rule on the website to not use texting language and to use correct grammar and spelling. You're making yourself look unintelligible. lol- not a word ur- not a word :p- not a word.

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  sens3sfailing  |  24

Dude you live in Australia so how would you know american laws like that if you don't even live here? And plus I find it idiotic not to have 1 cent coins. If you don't you can never give exactly precise change

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  gntfmlingnow  |  12

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.

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45 is correct people. It is not illegal to pay in pennies and nothing will happen except that cops say that the cashier is in the right to refuse. The cashier has the right to refuse to accept any amount of loose change after it passes $10.

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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.

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  tr43z0r  |  2

In the UK pennies are only legal tender up to the value of 20p. Cashiers may choose to accept more than that, but they are perfectly within their right to refuse it.

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  alialley  |  10

I dunno about the US, but in England pennies are a legal tender for all debts upto five pounds. If there isn't any such law in the US, that's too bad for the cashier. I just fail to understand why trying to pay for candies would warrant so many YDIs!

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  itsjustsonia  |  0

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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And coupons... I'm a cashier at a food store... pennies and coupons... Coupons sometimes don't register, you have to put the code number in and people give like 10 coupons all the time.

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  megpie20693  |  11

So true! I work at a store and people bing in coupons for smokes and didn't read fine print on the back and then they get mad at me when they can't get what they want.

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  missamazinggg  |  12

103- if she has that many kids then she needs the coupons. Don't be a dick. I work at the movies and whenever someone has more than 2 kids I try to give them the cheapest deals and they're grateful when I'm done.

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  XxDevilxXGt  |  26

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.

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  onlychildFTW  |  33

I know in Canada there's a law about if it's more then $.15 legally the store doesn't have to accept it as legal tender. People will argue, but it's an actual right from the government.

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I was a cashier once, once a man paid in all nickels, his total was around 50 dollars, longest 10 minutes ever. I also hate 99 cents because it gets annoying handing back one stinking penny.

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  twisted_cherub  |  14

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".

By  HairyPunisher  |  27

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.

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  mrsmo2  |  5

That's rude. Maybe she didn't want to pay machine to be able to use her $ and she doesn't live near a bank. I don't see any good reason for calling someone whose using legal tender a scum bag.

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  DooleyFTW  |  17

Calling OP a scumbag is ridiculously harsh. I highly doubt she set out to ruin the cashiers day or anything. Any decent cashier wouldn't care in the slightest about being payed in small change.

By  megpie20693  |  11

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.

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  CallMeMcFeelii  |  13

I always feel embarrassed paying in change too. It doesn't matter if I had all quarters or pennies I just feel like a complete ass especially if I hold up other people in line.

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