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2013-07-11 12:55:22 AM
I'm calling bullshiat. Snope points that the Canadian notes have a melting point of 266 fahrenheit.
 
2013-07-11 01:08:27 AM
She's doing it wrong, you put them in the oven and make legal tender shrinkydinks.
 
2013-07-11 03:43:29 AM
The bank's going to tell her that they won't replace the money because Canada banned incandescent bulbs last year.
 
2013-07-11 04:26:44 AM
not really new info... already been on the news last years summer about the bills melting in parked cars etc... gotta wonder wtf...
 
2013-07-11 04:29:11 AM

mraudacia: not really new info... already been on the news last years summer about the bills melting in parked cars etc... gotta wonder wtf...


Its mostly bullshiat.
 
2013-07-11 04:33:09 AM
Maybe banks are distributing counterfeit bills.
 
2013-07-11 05:05:15 AM
Yeah I'm calling bullshiat too, Aussie dollars are made of the same stuff and there is no way they just melted under a regular desk lamp.

Also wtf was she just casually leaving $1,200 lying around for?

Sure I have had need of that much cash for a transaction a few times, but it was in my personal possession for as short as possible time frame.   Get out of bank, take to place I'm making my purchase, exchange for goods, leave with goods.
 
2013-07-11 05:08:23 AM

Greymalkin: Yeah I'm calling bullshiat too, Aussie dollars are made of the same stuff and there is no way they just melted under a regular desk lamp.

Also wtf was she just casually leaving $1,200 lying around for?

Sure I have had need of that much cash for a transaction a few times, but it was in my personal possession for as short as possible time frame.   Get out of bank, take to place I'm making my purchase, exchange for goods, leave with goods.


there's only one reason anyone needs cash like that...
 
2013-07-11 05:16:30 AM

Lady J: Greymalkin:
Also wtf was she just casually leaving $1,200 lying around for?

there's only one reason anyone needs cash like that...


Ahhh, booze money!

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2013-07-11 05:33:22 AM

andrewmoriarty: I'm calling bullshiat. Snope points that the Canadian notes have a melting point of 266 fahrenheit.


Alonjar: mraudacia: not really new info... already been on the news last years summer about the bills melting in parked cars etc... gotta wonder wtf...

Its mostly bullshiat.


Yeah, but it's fake money anyway.

Lady J: Greymalkin: Yeah I'm calling bullshiat too, Aussie dollars are made of the same stuff and there is no way they just melted under a regular desk lamp.

Also wtf was she just casually leaving $1,200 lying around for?

Sure I have had need of that much cash for a transaction a few times, but it was in my personal possession for as short as possible time frame.   Get out of bank, take to place I'm making my purchase, exchange for goods, leave with goods.

there's only one reason anyone needs cash like that...


Down payment?
 
2013-07-11 05:43:28 AM
By "lamp" I guess we're talking less like an incandescent lamp and more like a tensor lamp (portable furnace)?
 
2013-07-11 05:44:41 AM
When they produce the cheaper bills in polymer, I might put one through a dryer and a car test to see if anything happens.

There's also always the chance that, like with anything, there could be defective ones.
 
2013-07-11 05:52:29 AM
Reminds me of the story I heard in Uganda- they printed larger denomination notes (100 shillings was the biggest note they had when I was there) but they used water soluble ink...
Since the exchange rate was somewhere around 1,000 shillings per dollar, a couple hundred US dollars turned into a grocery bag of Ugandan shillings.
 
2013-07-11 05:59:01 AM
I like our polymer bills here in canuckistan. My only gripe would be that they are still very new and tend to stick together, which causes cashiers to have to take a long ass time to give you your change to make sure they don't short themselves. What kind of lamp does this lady have anyways to put off that kind of heat? I'm assuming the money was to pay her exorbitant power bill.
 
2013-07-11 06:03:35 AM
Ah, an omen of the Canadian shrinking dollar.
 
2013-07-11 07:14:36 AM
Looked good on paper.
 
2013-07-11 07:27:53 AM
From the picture, it looked like the embedded metal in the note arced. Maybe she tried to microwave them after getting them wet?
 
2013-07-11 07:31:19 AM
"Look at all that pink and purple."
"You know, we've got really gay money."
 
2013-07-11 07:56:16 AM
I wonder if it was the Christmas Light...

http://youtu.be/_NIK3dzvj2M?t=1m45s

/it's a very, very hot lamp
 
2013-07-11 08:04:16 AM

ezrec: From the picture, it looked like the embedded metal in the note arced. Maybe she tried to microwave them after getting them wet?


Uh, they're plastic.  Water just runs off.
 
2013-07-11 08:10:32 AM
8 months to replace?
Awesome banking system.

/fark that
 
2013-07-11 08:15:49 AM

puddleonfire: 8 months to replace?
Awesome banking system.

/fark that


It takes about the same amount of time if you send damaged paper banknotes into the US Treasury Department.
 
2013-07-11 08:28:39 AM

Dwight_Yeast: puddleonfire: 8 months to replace?
Awesome banking system.

/fark that

It takes about the same amount of time if you send damaged paper banknotes into the US Treasury Department.



I believe you can go into any US bank and immediately exchange damaged bills.
 
2013-07-11 08:31:03 AM

Greymalkin: Also wtf was she just casually leaving $1,200 lying around for?


It was $1,200 Canadian, or roughly €4.

/obligatory
 
2013-07-11 08:34:12 AM

chaddsfarkprefect: I believe you can go into any US bank and immediately exchange damaged bills.


Yes and no, and it sounds like it's the same there. Banks will replace damaged bills, but there's a limit to what banks are willing to do. (And perhaps also are allowed to do in order to decirculate the money? I actually don't know how that works) The treasury department has staff who deal with damaged bills, and apparently you can send them your bills and they will make a determination. For example.

In this story, she had gotten replacements for some of the bills at the bank. I suspect that limit is far more to do with how damaged some of the bills were and less to do with the number of them.
 
2013-07-11 08:48:17 AM

chaddsfarkprefect: I believe you can go into any US bank and immediately exchange damaged bills.


It works the same way in the US as it does in Canada. Like the teller explained to the lady in TFA, your local bank will only replace them up to a certain value. Above that, they need to go back to the central bank which issues the currency (i.e. Bank of Canada in Canada, Federal Reserve in the US) for exchange. This limits the local bank's (a private business) liability in the case that the "damaged" notes are determined to be counterfeit or so incomplete as to be invalid (if too much of a bill is missing, you won't get paid for it).
 
2013-07-11 08:50:43 AM

Greymalkin: Yeah I'm calling bullshiat too, Aussie dollars are made of the same stuff and there is no way they just melted under a regular desk lamp.

Also wtf was she just casually leaving $1,200 lying around for?

Sure I have had need of that much cash for a transaction a few times, but it was in my personal possession for as short as possible time frame.   Get out of bank, take to place I'm making my purchase, exchange for goods, leave with goods.


Maybe she's a stripper and that was her pay for the night?
 
2013-07-11 08:53:14 AM

asdrabael: Greymalkin: Yeah I'm calling bullshiat too, Aussie dollars are made of the same stuff and there is no way they just melted under a regular desk lamp.

Also wtf was she just casually leaving $1,200 lying around for?

Sure I have had need of that much cash for a transaction a few times, but it was in my personal possession for as short as possible time frame.   Get out of bank, take to place I'm making my purchase, exchange for goods, leave with goods.

Maybe she's a stripper and that was her pay for the night?


I'm going to need visual evidence.
 
2013-07-11 08:57:04 AM

Dwight_Yeast: ezrec: From the picture, it looked like the embedded metal in the note arced. Maybe she tried to microwave them after getting them wet?

Uh, they're plastic.  Water just runs off.


And the bill in the picture appears new and undamaged. Yes, that is how they look, including the transparent bit.

IMO, however she damaged her bills, it wasn't under a desk lamp.
 
2013-07-11 09:09:15 AM
vintagenewscast.com
 
2013-07-11 09:12:08 AM

mraudacia: not really new info... already been on the news last years summer about the bills melting in parked cars etc... gotta wonder wtf...


Only an idiot would leave money in a parked car.
 
2013-07-11 09:13:25 AM

Lady J: Greymalkin: Yeah I'm calling bullshiat too, Aussie dollars are made of the same stuff and there is no way they just melted under a regular desk lamp.

Also wtf was she just casually leaving $1,200 lying around for?

Sure I have had need of that much cash for a transaction a few times, but it was in my personal possession for as short as possible time frame.   Get out of bank, take to place I'm making my purchase, exchange for goods, leave with goods.

there's only one reason anyone needs cash like that...


To pay off the contractor so he doesn't charge sales tax.
 
2013-07-11 09:16:24 AM
Look everybody knows that when you outsource to China you have to be rigours with your quality control. Sure the test products meet specs, and everything looks good those first couple of shipments, but then those sneaky Chinks start substituting cheaper chemicals or leaving out steps entirely.

You'd think a government would be smarter enough to figure this out, but then again they were probably bribed with good old US green backs to look the other way, because really who wants fake money from a fake country?
 
2013-07-11 09:16:39 AM
The money is new so people are farking with it just for the attention. They did the same thing when the twonie came out, claiming that the middles were just falling out - except they had used hammers and such.
 
2013-07-11 09:23:13 AM

Triumph: The bank's going to tell her that they won't replace the money because Canada banned incandescent bulbs last year.


We did?  Shiat, I guess I should stop buying incandescent bulbs from all the stores here since it's clearly illegal.

/Can't stand being around fluorescents for extended periods of time
 
2013-07-11 09:40:15 AM

Mercutio74: Triumph: The bank's going to tell her that they won't replace the money because Canada banned incandescent bulbs last year.

We did?  Shiat, I guess I should stop buying incandescent bulbs from all the stores here since it's clearly illegal.

/Can't stand being around fluorescents for extended periods of time


Stock up. You have until January 1st.
 
2013-07-11 10:15:11 AM
Booooollllllsheeeet!!!!
 
2013-07-11 10:15:17 AM

Infamy: Mercutio74: Triumph: The bank's going to tell her that they won't replace the money because Canada banned incandescent bulbs last year.

We did?  Shiat, I guess I should stop buying incandescent bulbs from all the stores here since it's clearly illegal.

/Can't stand being around fluorescents for extended periods of time

Stock up. You have until January 1st.


I'll probably just end up going LED.  I don't mind those.
 
2013-07-11 10:15:46 AM

Greymalkin: Yeah I'm calling bullshiat too, Aussie dollars are made of the same stuff and there is no way they just melted under a regular desk lamp.

Also wtf was she just casually leaving $1,200 lying around for?

Sure I have had need of that much cash for a transaction a few times, but it was in my personal possession for as short as possible time frame.   Get out of bank, take to place I'm making my purchase, exchange for goods, leave with goods.


You sound poor.
/I know because I'm also poor.
//But I've heard rich people carry around larger amounts of cash without worrying as much as I would.
 
2013-07-11 10:22:34 AM

Lady J: there's only one reason anyone needs cash like that...


Buying a motorcycle?
 
2013-07-11 12:27:45 PM

Mercutio74: Infamy: Mercutio74: Triumph: The bank's going to tell her that they won't replace the money because Canada banned incandescent bulbs last year.

We did?  Shiat, I guess I should stop buying incandescent bulbs from all the stores here since it's clearly illegal.

/Can't stand being around fluorescents for extended periods of time

Stock up. You have until January 1st.

I'll probably just end up going LED.  I don't mind those.


Ironically, going all-LED will cost you... $1200
 
2013-07-11 12:45:34 PM
Worse still, she's been told it could take six to eight months for the bank notes to be replaced.

In the US, it could be up to 2 years, according to someone I know who just inquired regarding some torn cash she has.
 
2013-07-11 12:49:53 PM
How about making a deposit to the bank and rewithdrawling the money?
 
2013-07-11 01:47:19 PM
At least this didn't happen in Europe.  A 50 Euro note I had ripped in half in my pocket, and I repaired it with transparent scotch tape.  I had to go to 5 different banks before a clerk begrudgingly exchanged it for me, as no store would take it either.  Then, it was off to banging hookers.
 
2013-07-11 03:51:09 PM

bopis: Greymalkin: Yeah I'm calling bullshiat too, Aussie dollars are made of the same stuff and there is no way they just melted under a regular desk lamp.

Also wtf was she just casually leaving $1,200 lying around for?

Sure I have had need of that much cash for a transaction a few times, but it was in my personal possession for as short as possible time frame.   Get out of bank, take to place I'm making my purchase, exchange for goods, leave with goods.

You sound poor.
/I know because I'm also poor.
//But I've heard rich people carry around larger amounts of cash without worrying as much as I would.


Rich people don't use cash. They buy everything with their platinum cards.
 
2013-07-11 04:53:13 PM

RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: Mercutio74: Infamy: Mercutio74: Triumph: The bank's going to tell her that they won't replace the money because Canada banned incandescent bulbs last year.

We did?  Shiat, I guess I should stop buying incandescent bulbs from all the stores here since it's clearly illegal.

/Can't stand being around fluorescents for extended periods of time

Stock up. You have until January 1st.

I'll probably just end up going LED.  I don't mind those.

Ironically, going all-LED will cost you... $1200


Not really.  The Cree LED bulbs sell for between $7 and $10 each.
 
2013-07-11 06:06:14 PM

andrewmoriarty: I'm calling bullshiat. Snope points that the Canadian notes have a melting point of 266 fahrenheit.


That's impossible. We use CELSIUS up here!
 
2013-07-11 06:35:36 PM
Getting rid of paper bills: because I hate it when gremlins sneak into my pockets with scissors.
 
2013-07-11 07:55:06 PM
Metal coins are more durable. As well as a great way to dispose of nuclear waste. with the plus of reducing the populace. IE: Taiwan.
 
B A [TotalFark]
2013-07-12 12:45:42 PM
The Bank of Canada insists the new high-tech bills were put through rigorous tests, including exposure to extreme heat (140 C) and extreme cold (-75 C) in six different labs.
Also known as a normal day in Texas.
 
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