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Re: The Official Temporary Complaint Thread!
« Reply #45 on: July 13, 2011, 11:19:31 PM »
It's the same in a sense but certainly not the way you seem to think. If you don't agree to the sellers conditions you can take your business elsewhere. If they don't agree to your "Hundreds or nothing policy" they're free to refuse to sell. Neither of you have an obligation to enter into a transaction with a method of payment you find acceptable. The gas station is free to reserve their product for people paying in smaller bills, you're free to reserve your money for merchants who take larger denominations.

You seem to be arguing that because they have the right not to enter into a transaction they don't want, you should have the right to force them into a transaction they don't want. Not exactly the same thing.

What if I missed their sign and didn't know about their policy and all I had was the $100? Moreover, just about every station lets you pot their product in you vehicle before you settle up. Maybe I should say, "oops sorry, didn't know about your policy... I'll tell you what, why don't you grab one of those slurpie straws, sport and start suckin?... You can have your fuel back."

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Re: The Official Temporary Complaint Thread!
« Reply #46 on: July 13, 2011, 11:30:55 PM »
What if I missed their sign and didn't know about their policy and all I had was the $100? Moreover, just about every station lets you pot their product in you vehicle before you settle up. Maybe I should say, "oops sorry, didn't know about your policy... I'll tell you what, why don't you grab one of those slurpie straws, sport and start suckin?... You can have your fuel back."

Best bet to avoid an unpleasant scene? If it's a place you're not familiar with, go on and check ahead. Either way, you missing their sign doesn't force them to enter into a transaction they don't want. As the quote says, they're allowed to refuse whatever payment they want, even bank notes. What if you're a grizzled 1890's prospector and want to pay them in freshly panned gold? What if you want to trade them two chickens and a goat? What if you missed the price and assumed your tank of gas would cost 15 bucks instead of forty and that's all you have?

The answer is the same. They don't have to do business they don't want and you have a responsibility to know the terms and conditions of the sale.
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Re: The Official Temporary Complaint Thread!
« Reply #47 on: July 13, 2011, 11:33:56 PM »
What's the point of printing so many $100 bills and putting them into circulation if a growing majority of places won't accept them? 

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Re: The Official Temporary Complaint Thread!
« Reply #48 on: July 13, 2011, 11:34:19 PM »
I suppose part of it is when I'm paying $80.00 (or so) these days to fill my tank, it seems beyond silly to me that gas stations won't take the $100.00 bill. I  mean, I could understand a place where the average transaction was $20/$30 or less but to me, it's just stupid that I can be routinely charged close to the exact amount of currency that they won't take.

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Re: The Official Temporary Complaint Thread!
« Reply #49 on: July 13, 2011, 11:37:55 PM »
What's the point of printing so many $100 bills and putting them into circulation if a growing majority of places won't accept them?

Indeed... and I've noticed more and more ATMs are spitting out $100s these days too as opposed to just $20s.

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Re: The Official Temporary Complaint Thread!
« Reply #50 on: July 13, 2011, 11:39:09 PM »
What's the point of printing so many $100 bills and putting them into circulation if a growing majority of places won't accept them?

Isn't there some sort of law about the physical amount of cash a bank has to have on hand in relation to their total deposits? In that case, the physical representation of large sums of money, it could be purposeful even if it's money that doesn't get spent.
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« Reply #51 on: July 14, 2011, 12:07:49 AM »
What if I missed their sign and didn't know about their policy and all I had was the $100? Moreover, just about every station lets you pot their product in you vehicle before you settle up. Maybe I should say, "oops sorry, didn't know about your policy... I'll tell you what, why don't you grab one of those slurpie straws, sport and start suckin?... You can have your fuel back."

The onus is on you to understand the terms of purchase, especially when they're clearly stated. If you can't abide by the terms that you have legally agreed to by filling your tank with their product, they're within their rights to press charges - odds are they won't, but, they still could.
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Re: The Official Temporary Complaint Thread!
« Reply #52 on: July 14, 2011, 12:13:46 AM »
What if I missed their sign and didn't know about their policy and all I had was the $100? Moreover, just about every station lets you pot their product in you vehicle before you settle up. Maybe I should say, "oops sorry, didn't know about your policy... I'll tell you what, why don't you grab one of those slurpie straws, sport and start suckin?... You can have your fuel back."

The onus is on you to understand the terms of purchase, especially when they're clearly stated. If you can't abide by the terms that you have legally agreed to by filling your tank with their product, they're within their rights to press charges - odds are they won't, but, they still could.

You know why they wouldn't? Because the charges would never stick - ever. Better chance of the Leafs winning 15 consecutive cups in my opinion starting this year. The whole thing is just so absurd.

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« Reply #53 on: July 14, 2011, 12:18:57 AM »
Oh I know. I suppose I couls just give them 8300 pennies each time. Or do people get charged for using those these days too?

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« Reply #54 on: July 14, 2011, 12:27:13 AM »
The whole thing is just so absurd.

I know. What is the world coming to when people selling a product get to set the terms of sale. Or get upset when people take the product and refuse to the terms?
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« Reply #55 on: July 14, 2011, 12:31:36 AM »
The whole thing is just so absurd.

I know. What is the world coming to when people selling a product get to set the terms of sale. Or get upset when people take the product and refuse to the terms?

It's bills, Nik. Canadian bills. Not furskins.

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« Reply #56 on: July 14, 2011, 08:46:33 AM »
This thread has become entertaining. I would get some popcorn, but I'm not a big fan.

Personally, I prefer the smaller bills for that reason - a lot of places don't take 100s and even 50s.

Luckily my gas bill hasn't hit 80 bucks. Yet. :)

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« Reply #57 on: July 14, 2011, 08:49:36 AM »
It's bills, Nik. Canadian bills. Not furskins.

It could be big shiny diamonds and I'd still be allowed to not sell you something of mine if I didn't want to.
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Re: The Official Temporary Complaint Thread!
« Reply #58 on: July 14, 2011, 08:50:10 AM »
This thread has become entertaining. I would get some popcorn, but I'm not a big fan.

Personally, I prefer the smaller bills for that reason - a lot of places don't take 100s and even 50s.

Luckily my gas bill hasn't hit 80 bucks. Yet. :)

It's all pary of my my mini-van hell. - $80.00 at the pump and juice boxes and strangely preserved six-moth-old McDonalds french fries everywhere.
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Re: The Official Temporary Complaint Thread!
« Reply #59 on: July 14, 2011, 08:53:05 AM »
I bet that's what the cockroaches feed on after everything else has been devoured post-armageddon. :)