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    Went grocery shopping today and it just so happened I only had £50 notes in my wallet. The cashier was looking at them hella suspicious. I just don’t get it, what’s wrong with £50 notes?? It should be known by now that the most common counterfeit notes are actually the £20 ones.
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    (Original post by The Night King)
    Went grocery shopping today and it just so happened I only had £50 notes in my wallet. The cashier was looking at them hella suspicious. I just don’t get it, what’s wrong with £50 notes?? It should be known by now that the most common counterfeit notes are actually the £20 ones.
    I might be wrong but I think that a few years ago there was a big thing where there were loads of fake £50 and so people were sceptical. I guess now people are just automatically sceptical because of that?
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    spit on de fake notes my bruddas
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    Because unless your purchase is near £50, they are giving you more real money than what they are recieving which could possibly be fake i.e. you give them a worthless fake £50 for a £5 purchase they are then giving you £45 of real money, so they are now £50 out of pocket for the product and the change.

    Also £50 is just a quite big amount of money in retail.
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    (Original post by Gwilym101)
    Because unless your purchase is near £50, they are giving you more real money than what they are recieving which could possibly be fake i.e. you give them a worthless fake £50 for a £5 purchase they are then giving you £45 of real money, so they are now £50 out of pocket for the product and the change.

    Also £50 is just a quite big amount of money in retail.
    I guess so but what’s there to do if you just don’t have smaller notes on you?😂

    Nice profile pic btw. AC fan?
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    Mixture of a fear of them being fake and not wanting to empty their cash drawers and be left screwed for other customers.
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    (Original post by Anna1029)
    I might be wrong but I think that a few years ago there was a big thing where there were loads of fake £50 and so people were sceptical. I guess now people are just automatically sceptical because of that?
    I have a pal who works in retail and he said to me he actually refuses £50 notes from customers cause they don’t have that machine thingy at his work that checks if they are real or fake and he doesn’t wanna risk it being fake lol
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    Do people just have £50 notes??? Only seen one in my life and it was a birthday present. I did get change for a £50 note one time when I payed with a £20 :mmm:
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    (Original post by cat_mac)
    Do people just have £50 notes??? Only seen one in my life and it was a birthday present. I did get change for a £50 note one time when I payed with a £20 :mmm:
    Yeah. Got plenty of 50’s and also a few 100’s
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    (Original post by The Night King)
    Yeah. Got plenty of 50’s and also a few 100’s
    £100 notes exist??
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    racial profiling
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    (Original post by The Night King)
    Went grocery shopping today and it just so happened I only had £50 notes in my wallet. The cashier was looking at them hella suspicious. I just don’t get it, what’s wrong with £50 notes?? It should be known by now that the most common counterfeit notes are actually the £20 ones.
    You probably look shifty.
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    (Original post by cat_mac)
    £100 notes exist??
    In Scotland.
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    (Original post by cat_mac)
    £100 notes exist??
    In Scotland aye
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    (Original post by Maker)
    In Scotland.
    This thread has been a truly educational experience. Now I understand why it’s called the student room :shock:
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    (Original post by Maker)
    You probably look shifty.
    I kinda do ngl
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    (Original post by Bang Outta Order)
    racial profiling
    But i’m Cockasian. Srs.
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    (Original post by The Night King)
    Went grocery shopping today and it just so happened I only had £50 notes in my wallet. The cashier was looking at them hella suspicious. I just don’t get it, what’s wrong with £50 notes?? It should be known by now that the most common counterfeit notes are actually the £20 ones.
    They were the most common target of counterfeiting, but as you say the most common ones are £20. People just never got over that.

    Note: £50 notes are absolutely legal tender, and anyone who refuses to take them in payment for a debt already created (ie at a café where you pay on leaving), is, legally speaking, declining payment, leaving you at liberty to leave without paying. This actually extends to any form of payment offered, whether money or goods of equivalent or greater value.
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    Having so many probably looked like you robbed a bank or something. Or maybe the cashier had never seen or dealt with one before and was thinking 'are these all real?' - I think I've only ever seen one
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    (Original post by cat_mac)
    This thread has been a truly educational experience. Now I understand why it’s called the student room :shock:
    You’re welcome lol
 
 
 
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