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April 08, 2005

Truth is Stranger than Fiction?

A few years ago I remember a story going around about someone trying to use a $2 bill at a Taco Hell. Snopes doesn't have any indication as to if it is true or false, but it seems that there are some people out there who still aren't familiar with $2 bills.

Best Buy Has Customer Arrested For Using $2 Bills

A Baltimore man tried to pay for a Best Buy car stereo installation with $2 bills—and was arrested. Apparently the man was already upset with the Best Buy's service, so thought he'd stage a minor protest by using the uncommon currency:

"I'm just here to pay the bill," Bolesta says he told a cashier. "She looked at the $2 bills and told me, 'I don't have to take these if I don't want to.' I said, 'If you don't, I'm leaving. I've tried to pay my bill twice. You don't want these bills, you can sue me.' So she took the money. Like she's doing me a favor."

He remembers the cashier marking each bill with a pen. Then other store personnel began to gather, a few of them asking, "Are these real?"

(Thanks, C0bra!)

More proof that Best Buy is actually "Worst Buy": Man arrested for paying in $2 bills [Anandtech]

[via Gizmodo]

Posted by snooze at April 8, 2005 09:57 AM


Heh... I once bought a package of bologna (in our leaner years when we were dead broke) with my "coin collection" which weren't coins of any really high value, just some silver dollars and silver half dollars that my great uncle had given me over the years for various holidays.

"I... I'm not sure we can take these," the cashier complained, a girl of maybe 18. "We only accept English money."

Kid you not. She called her manager over and he gladly accepted the money, even saying, "Actually, I want these for myself," and "bought" the coins with his own cash. About broke my heart to part with them, but to see them immediately snatched up in front of my face like that... anyhow... yeah, people are dumb. *shrugs*

Posted by: Liberty [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 8, 2005 04:14 PM

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