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(Legal Juice)   Woman learns the hard way that it is illegal in the UK to use more than 20 pennies at a time   (legaljuice.com) divider line 157
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2012-06-29 01:19:00 PM
This story's got bullsh*t written all over it.
 
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2012-06-29 01:22:52 PM
If you spend 21p the terrorists win.
 
2012-06-29 01:39:38 PM
Wow, this is legit:

Coinage Act of 1971

(1A)Subject to any provision made by proclamation under section 3 of this Act, coins of cupro-nickel, silver or bronze shall be legal tender as follows-
(a)coins of cupro-nickel or silver of denominations of more than 10 pence, for payment of any amount not exceeding £10;
(b)coins of cupro-nickel or silver of denominations of not more than 10 pence, for payment of any amount not exceeding £5;
(c)coins of bronze, for payment of any amount not exceeding 20 pence.
 
2012-06-29 01:41:22 PM
From the real story:

She claimed that the cashier asked her to leave a deposit in the form of her phone, driving licence or diamond ring, but declined to do so.

Sounds like a scam to me. Does this really work? "Oh yeah, the, uh, system is down. Leave your ring as a deposit and come back later."

*Later*

"What diamond ring?"
 
2012-06-29 01:43:11 PM
Probably cuts down on the asshats who try to pay their cable bill with thousands of coins.

/hint: it only pisses off the low level grunt who has to count all the coins.
 
2012-06-29 02:12:00 PM
I tried to spend the $2 bill at Taco Bell once and this led to the arrest by the cop who did not know there was such the thing as the $2 bill so I see the problem upon which this woman is facing.
 
2012-06-29 02:15:44 PM

meow said the dog: I tried to spend the $2 bill at Taco Bell once and this led to the arrest by the cop who did not know there was such the thing as the $2 bill so I see the problem upon which this woman is facing.


Same thing happened to my Uncle!
 
2012-06-29 02:16:33 PM

meow said the dog: I tried to spend the $2 bill at Taco Bell once and this led to the arrest by the cop who did not know there was such the thing as the $2 bill so I see the problem upon which this woman is facing.


"I see the problem upon which this woman is facing"?

Stringing random, fancy-sounding words together without regard for grammar or, well, *meaning*, is no way to go through life, son.
 
2012-06-29 02:32:54 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: meow said the dog: I tried to spend the $2 bill at Taco Bell once and this led to the arrest by the cop who did not know there was such the thing as the $2 bill so I see the problem upon which this woman is facing.

"I see the problem upon which this woman is facing"?

Stringing random, fancy-sounding words together without regard for grammar or, well, *meaning*, is no way to go through life, son.


That's just schtick. Supposedly from the south, but intelligent enough to use long sentences.
 
2012-06-29 02:35:30 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Stringing random, fancy-sounding words together without regard for grammar or, well, *meaning*, is no way to go through life, son.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-29 04:12:06 PM
"Feed the bird, tuppence a bag" is how I solicit customers when I'm in East London.
 
2012-06-29 04:50:18 PM
looks like she got could get taken down by the coppers

/i need sunglasses stat
 
2012-06-29 04:50:27 PM

themindiswatching: /hint: it only pisses off the low level grunt who has to count all the coins.


Perhaps that becomes their tipping point where to release the frustration of working for asshats they begin peeing in their boss's latte, ever thing of that smart guy?
 
2012-06-29 04:50:49 PM
Is Legal Juice the UK equivalent to The Consumerist?

"This hard-working loyal consumer was stifled by the big, bad company."
 
2012-06-29 04:50:50 PM
I wish they had this rule for the express lane at my local grocery store.
 
2012-06-29 04:52:17 PM
It is not illegal to pay with over 20 pennies. It is simply legal for someone to refuse payment if it's over 20 pennies. Big difference. It is the same in the U.S. excep I belive it is 25 pennies here. The business could have taken it if they wished.
 
2012-06-29 04:52:19 PM
Canada has a similar law IIRC. As I understand it, it is meant to people from being smartasses and trying to pay debts in a way that inconveniences the recipient. Makes perfect cents IMHO.
 
2012-06-29 04:52:59 PM
Huh, well it wasn't her fault that her bank farked up so the filling station should have given her a break. she was trying to pay as soon as she could despite her bank letting her down.
That said the law does sound familiar and it makes sense - I wouldn't want to be stuck behind someone paying much over £2 in coppers.
 
2012-06-29 04:53:40 PM
Glad to see I'm not the only person that gets stuck behind these cockwads buying lottery tickets with piles of change.
 
2012-06-29 04:54:19 PM
i'd think that since they put those little circles over all the good parts that this wouldn't be a problem. now i know, and knowing is half the battle.

/DNRTFA
 
2012-06-29 04:54:32 PM
Most shops have to pay their banks for change, and one you know will gratefully accept counted coins.

The Coinage Act does place sensible limits on legal tender, but in this case most stores would happily accept. Money is money,

/ as a kid, I once paid with $100 in quarters, nickels dimes and pennies at the local corner shop, got folding money in change
 
2012-06-29 04:54:54 PM
I don't see how this law makes any cents at all.
 
2012-06-29 04:56:25 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-29 04:57:46 PM
SEE WHAT HAPPENS IN OBAMAS AMERICA WITH SOCIALIST HEALTHCARE??!?
 
2012-06-29 04:57:49 PM
All countries should stop making pennies.
 
2012-06-29 04:58:46 PM

Scrotacus: [i.imgur.com image 408x316]


looks like Elephant having the squirts
 
2012-06-29 04:59:14 PM

meow said the dog: I tried to spend the $2 bill at Taco Bell once and this led to the arrest by the cop who did not know there was such the thing as the $2 bill so I see the problem upon which this woman is facing.


I just used a $2 bill this morning at McDonalds. The cashier looked at it closely and gave change, but kept it outside the register.

/probably went straight to the manager's office- no slot in the register for it.
 
2012-06-29 05:00:04 PM

ontariolightning: All countries should stop making pennies.


How would I tip my barista?

/nobody thinks of the little people
 
2012-06-29 05:01:45 PM
Did anyone else read that as "penises" or have I been in the Shanghai groping thread for too long?
 
2012-06-29 05:05:20 PM
May not be relevent but isn't the penny the only current currency mentioned in the Bible?
 
2012-06-29 05:05:57 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: meow said the dog: I tried to spend the $2 bill at Taco Bell once and this led to the arrest by the cop who did not know there was such the thing as the $2 bill so I see the problem upon which this woman is facing.

"I see the problem upon which this woman is facing"?

Stringing random, fancy-sounding words together without regard for grammar or, well, *meaning*, is no way to go through life, son.


*squints*
*checks profile for account creation date*
 
2012-06-29 05:06:53 PM

Gig103: From the real story:

She claimed that the cashier asked her to leave a deposit in the form of her phone, driving licence or diamond ring, but declined to do so.

Sounds like a scam to me. Does this really work? "Oh yeah, the, uh, system is down. Leave your ring as a deposit and come back later."

*Later*

"What diamond ring?"


Just like a scene in Shenmu...except there is no option to leave with your money or absolutely demand a receipt. The game makes you be a retard and leave without a ticket on good faith.
 
2012-06-29 05:08:30 PM

highendmighty: I wish they had this rule for the express lane at my local grocery store.


So much this
 
2012-06-29 05:08:32 PM
I wonder how it would go if she'd have brought in 4 bags of ha'pennies?
I bet it'd be twice as bad for everyone involved. Thank goodness that didn't happen, am I right?
 
2012-06-29 05:11:41 PM

ga362: May not be relevent but isn't the penny the only current currency mentioned in the Bible?


Nah they talk about my credit card in Revelations.

// yeah, I sold my soul... but I'm getting up to 3% cash back on select purchases!!!!!!
 
2012-06-29 05:12:50 PM

midnite_farker: meow said the dog: I tried to spend the $2 bill at Taco Bell once and this led to the arrest by the cop who did not know there was such the thing as the $2 bill so I see the problem upon which this woman is facing.

I just used a $2 bill this morning at McDonalds. The cashier looked at it closely and gave change, but kept it outside the register.

/probably went straight to the manager's office- no slot in the register for it.


Or she was going to keep it And trade it out for a couple of ones later. I had a cashier at burger king that brought her friend over to look at the 2 I had given her. She was like cool, I'm keepin this thing.
 
2012-06-29 05:13:32 PM
Sounds like a 6 pence none the richer thing to me.
 
2012-06-29 05:16:30 PM
My God the UK is retarded.
 
2012-06-29 05:16:33 PM
I'm sure she could bring the pennies to a bank and get paper like everyone else but I guess instead she's going to go on the internet and complain about the injustice of it all. Figures!
 
2012-06-29 05:18:14 PM
www.pennies.com

ILLEGAL!
 
2012-06-29 05:18:50 PM
I have my body weight in pennies at my desk, so I'm really getting a kick...

/Yes, I have a coin problem...
 
2012-06-29 05:20:30 PM
I dont even know why we use coins anymore. Either do straight paper money or start 'chipping' people. Think of all the metal that could be reclaimed and used for something else.
 
2012-06-29 05:22:50 PM

ontariolightning: All countries should stop making pennies.


Yes. AND they need to make dollar coins and stop making dollar bills. That way, the pole dancers at the strip club will be there cause they really, really want too.
 
2012-06-29 05:23:21 PM

abhorrent1: My God the UK is retarded.


The US has the exact same law.

It is not "illegal" to pay for something with pennies but the store has the right to refuse above a certain amount. That is what "legal tender" means. Scottish banknotes in the UK are not legal tender. It doesn't mean they are illegal, just that stores do not have to take them. I could offer to pay my bill with pennies, US dollars, Chinese currency, solid gold, baseball cards or beans. It is up to the shopkeeper to decide whether to take them.
Legal Tender means he has to take it for a debt, as with this gas station where the fuel has already been pumped.
 
2012-06-29 05:24:00 PM
If the shop knows the customer, accept the payment with the stipulation that if the coins are not sufficent to cover the bill, she wouldf be charged extra for the car repair business employee's time, trouble and inconvienence. The bank just puts the coins in an automatic counting machine and gets the amount.

Some laws need to be changed.
 
2012-06-29 05:25:22 PM

jrkeenan65: I'm sure she could bring the pennies to a bank and get paper like everyone else but I guess instead she's going to go on the internet and complain about the injustice of it all. Figures!


If banks were open on Sundays, like normal businesses, you might have a point.

FTA:
The dispute happened on Sunday afternoon after Ms Munro's RBS debit card was rejected because of the bank's system troubles.
 
2012-06-29 05:30:08 PM
The continued manufacture of pennies does not make sense. In the US, both pennies and nickels cost more to make in metal than they are worth as tender, although I can't find data for the UK. When you get people in Tesco putting bags of pennies into the self-checkout machines and jamming them for fifteen minutes as it chugs through the coins, it makes me want to hurt someone.
 
2012-06-29 05:30:08 PM
i paid for two parking tickets with pennies ( $10 & $20 worth ) and all i got was a thank you,
 
2012-06-29 05:31:40 PM

Ponzholio: Is Legal Juice the UK equivalent to The Consumerist?

"This hard-working loyal consumer was stifled by the big, bad company."


I was wondering the same thing. Why didn't she just go to the bank and get it changed into bills...? How is this the gas station's fault?
 
2012-06-29 05:36:03 PM

diaphoresis: I dont even know why we use coins anymore. Either do straight paper money or start 'chipping' people. Think of all the metal that could be reclaimed and used for something else.


I was curious and came across this Link

/625,000 tons of pennies
 
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