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Old 01-06-2020, 04:05 PM
 
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I've had similar happen to me. When trying to spend a $2 bill, on occasion the employee at the register will show the bill to someone else... presumably they were unsure if it was real. In the end I never had a $2 bill actually refused, though.

There was a circuit city one, too I recall hearing about.

Ah.. It's there in the snopes article, and it was Best Buy.


A reprint/copy and paste of the original story is at Best Buy Customer Arrested For Paying For His Purchase With $2 Bills
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Old 01-06-2020, 04:41 PM
 
Location: 5,400 feet
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They were around in 1951.

I got hot rod Ford and a two dollar bill
and I know a spot right over the hill
...
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Old 01-06-2020, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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There was a circuit city one, too I recall hearing about.

Ah.. It's there in the snopes article, and it was Best Buy.


A reprint/copy and paste of the original story is at Best Buy Customer Arrested For Paying For His Purchase With $2 Bills

That's crazy. I guess if I ever find myself in possession of $2 bills in the future I'll just take them to the bank. In any event it's insane to be treated like that over a hundred bucks.
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Old 01-07-2020, 11:21 AM
 
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Has anybody else noticed the sudden increase of $2 notes in circulation over the past few months? I started really seeing them last summer, used to be I'd maybe handle one or two a month and now it seems like I get 5 or 6 a week flowing through my tills. In fact last week on a routine post-work bike ride I even found, scattered in the gutter alongside the road, $14 worth of them and in seemingly brand-new condition. Most I've seen (that I've closely examined, anyways) are of the 2013 series.

Did the treasury department find they had a surplus of $2 bills they wanted to get rid of so they decided to put them into circulation, or what?
Nope. I can’t remember the last time I saw one, actually.
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Old 01-07-2020, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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In the end I never had a $2 bill actually refused, though.
I have. Not a total outright refusal, but a polite request for some other combination of bills. Wasn't as big a deal as the urban legend McDonald's story.
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Old 01-08-2020, 04:44 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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I think Jefferson’s are cool.

I have paid for a meal at Taco Bell with a combination of: $2 bill, $1 coin, 50¢ coin.
My sadistic streak was very happy with the cashier’s reaction.

Now I just use plastic for every transaction. Have literally not used cash in the USA in the last 18 months.
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Old 01-08-2020, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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Hmm. Maybe someone in your area was collecting or stashing them, and they died. Their surviving family could simply have used them since, in the end, it is just money.
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Old 01-09-2020, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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My local movie theater uses them as change, so I have a few of them in my wallet.
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Old 01-09-2020, 08:17 PM
 
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Yes, I've noticed this too.
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Old Yesterday, 10:47 AM
 
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A reprint/copy and paste of the original story is at Best Buy Customer Arrested For Paying For His Purchase With $2 Bills
That's crazy. I guess if I ever find myself in possession of $2 bills in the future I'll just take them to the bank. In any event it's insane to be treated like that over a hundred bucks.
It's Best Buy. It's always like that.

Remember that the company is managed and staffed by chimpanzees on crystal meth (for human BB employees it's actually required they have <=30 IQ), so it's SOP that official legal tender be handled as if it were counterfeit.

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