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Man arrested at Best Buy for paying in $2 bills

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posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 08:21 AM
This is not news. This happened when bush was in office.

posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 08:23 AM
same kind of thing in canada. we have coinage now for $1 & $2 currency,but we used to have notes.
i once used a couple of crisp $1's at a convenience store,and i guess the clerk was a newer immigrant.
he had never seen a 1 dollar bill and was very skeptical! he didn't want to accept them at first,but along came another patron,and between both of us,we convinced the clerk they were real!
no hard feelings at the end of it all,we actually had a good chuckle at the end of it all!

no jail time for me! BUT,i will hold onto my 1 & 2 dollar bills just for keepsakes.
they never will go up in value anyway.

posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 08:24 AM

Originally posted by coyotepoet

Wow, just, wow! I knew people were getting stupider and stupider what with the proliferation of "reality shows" but that takes the cake. I once asked a Taco Bell cashier if they accepted Hawaiian money and was told they only accept US dollars. Sad really.

Don't you mean more stupider?

It is amusing watching some of the cashiers, a lot of them are just smart enough to count out what change the register tells them to give back. Most couldn't calculate the correct change if they had to.

Try going to McDonald's or any other fast-food place, pay with cash and after they give you the change say something like "I gave you a Twenty and you only gave me one Ten back". I bet you would get another Ten more often than not.

posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 08:24 AM
what a joke.

posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 08:36 AM
This is the way we are raising our young. They would take a fake hundred dollar bill and think the person who pays them is rich but question a person giving small denomination legal currency to pay for things just because they have no knowledge of it. Where have we gone wrong? What are we teaching our young? I understand that the American dollar has no value but it is still legal tender and will accept it if paid with it. A local person paying with two dollar bills would probably not be deceiving people because everyone would remember him. I guess that common sense is lacking in the new generations. I praise TPTB for their success in creating a bunch of Morons. These people will soon be running our society. But remember......They got their intelligence from the ignorance of others who neglected to teach them common sense.

posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 08:38 AM
Good thing none of these employees work in Canada. We have a $2 coin lol.

posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 08:48 AM
reply to post by ReadyPower

Yes, it's completely within the bounds of reason to express anxiety when presented with a exploding two dollar bill.

That is what they do.. right? Explode, that's right... they do. That's why they took them out of circulation.

posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 08:49 AM

Originally posted by ReadyPower

Bolesta says the cashier marked each bill with a pen. Other store employees began to gather, a few of them asking, “Are these real?”

“Of course they are,” Bolesta said. “They’re legal tender.”


None of the Best Buy employees were intelligent enough to know these were legal bills and avoid calling the police.


The police were even less intelligent than the Best Buy employees and proceeded to arrest this man for attempting to spend legal bills.

The employees should be ashamed of their stupidity, however I don't expect too much from them. The police should be far more ashamed though, arrest someone for spending cash? How would you even write that report? What about the others involved, Cop:"I'm bringing in this bad guy for spending $2 bills". Dispatcher; "OK we'll have a pole waiting for you to chain that dirtbag to". I know police only study a fraction as much as a typical hairdresser does but come on.

How many points between the man pulling out the $2 bills and him being chained to a pole were there that someone even slightly above the level of "Village Idiot" could have intervened and prevented this?

edit on 21-8-2012 by KaiserSoze because: I can count to potato

edit on 21-8-2012 by KaiserSoze because: My favorite color is marbles

posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 09:00 AM
I thought I saw this on ATS years ago when it broke.
Maybe I'm having one of those deja vu, repeated alien abduction lost time mental "OOB" slip ups do to an extreme case of black eyed and indigo children....Who knows...But I swear this is from like several years ago.

No...I'm not reading through the whole thread to see if someone already mentioned this...

Ill just go play in the kiddie pool of Sasquatch and moon hoax landing threads.Maybe someone is predicting the end of the world again, I need that.

posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 09:12 AM

Originally posted by phroziac
This is not news. This happened when bush was in office.

Cool, so it was Bush's fault then. I knew we would get this sorted out eventually.

posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 09:14 AM
reply to post by ReadyPower

I wonder what she would have done if he paid in "Godless" $1 dollar bills. Yes,kiddies, there was a time when "IN GOD WE TRUST" was not on our money (pre 1950 or so).

Yet, the "Godless" money is still considered LEGAL TENDER.

Now, we can have a grown up discussion about the ILLUSION Of $$ and how our currency is a form of a Talisman that the masses have been brainwashed to accept as their GOD. How it is an illusion and nothing of substance is really backing our currency.

posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 09:15 AM
reply to post by Trivium68

The other thing, is that I believe there is a move to penalize people for using cash (because you can't track it) YET I have also heard a move to give discounts to consumers if they DO use cash.. .(because of the credit card fees).

Who knows.

posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 09:18 AM
That’s like someone here thinking $100A note is a fake because the $100 Australian notes are pretty uncommon. You’d think having a job on a cash register they’d be a little wiser in regards to legal tender. And the police, did they think he was a terrorist because he payed for something in cash so as to not leave a paper trail? Disgusting.

posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 09:22 AM
I don't see this as stupid employees.

I can't remember the last time I saw a $2 bill. I would not recognize one. Feeling and ink smear doesn't mean squat.

Where I work we have been taken with fake 50's a couple of times. Once you have been screwed you do not forget.

This employee was being cautious. The police are not there to make a determination either way. They were there to keep tabs on a potential criminal.

Would you accept a bunch of $2 coins (US) for a $114 tab? Can you recognize them with a good deal of comfort?

Next time you sell a used car ($10,000) I hope the man pays with a stack of new $20s. See what alarms go off in your head.

posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 09:26 AM

Originally posted by rickymouse

This is the way we are raising our young.

But remember......They got their intelligence from the ignorance of others who neglected to teach them common sense.

Keep in mind that the "others" can't teach common sense if they themselves do not have it, and most of them don't. Look at the politicians we elect, almost all of them absolute idiots and it trickles down. Congress hovers around 10% approval for good reason and I can't imagine who the tards are that make up that 10%. Look at some of the stupid laws they come up with, I just opened a bottle of water with a nutrition label. Who is the target audience for that one?

posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 09:31 AM
I am so... so Fing tired of people bringing up topics from nearly 7 years ago and presenting them as current events.

This happens a LOT on here, for some reason.

posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 09:35 AM
I have heard teachers in the education system complain that the young ones today do not even pay attention in class. All they care about is Lady Gaga, Bling Bling and Grillz and being a ho or a tough guy.

posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 09:36 AM
I hope he sues this pathetic company and gets compensated for the undeserved shame they brought on him in front of customers he may have known.

posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 09:37 AM
reply to post by KaiserSoze

Yeah, your right. There are a lot of people around without common sense and many of them have a lot of power in this world.

posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 09:57 AM
Shows you how dumb those cashiers and police are. They actually don't know that a 2 dollar bill exists? Wow.

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