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#31 WelshBluebird


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Posted 30 June 2012 - 12:17

As already said, legal tender does not mean it is illegal to use something else.
Just that it is upto the cashier / business.
Hence why you see some businesses in tourist areas / near airports and such accepting euros.
There is nothing stopping the cashier accepting loads of coppers (what we usually call 1 and 2p coins), but they do not have to.
And when a customer acts the way this person seems to have done, then the cashier has every right to not accept it.

#32 Stealthy_Singh


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Posted 30 June 2012 - 17:18

It's really not an unusual request. In fact sometimes a customer that couldn't pay would volunteer their driver's licence themselves to show good faith - it works both ways. If you're going to be coming straight back then it really doesn't matter. At the end of the day it is completely up to the individual whether they leave something for collateral and they are under no obligation to do so.

For some reason the board has quoted me saying something I didn't write that you replied to!