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    A city council refused to accept a supermarket trolley holding almost half a tonne of pennies from a wheel-clamper as payment for a £1,300 debt.
    The shopping trolley, which requires three men to move it, was delivered in a van to trading standards offices in Birmingham by wheel-clamper Gary Southall.
    The 48-year-old, from Digbeth, Birmingham, had hoped that the pennies would pay legal costs he owes to the city council after a court action in January.
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    They refused to accept legal tender ?

    Hmmmm....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Board Game Geek View Post
    They refused to accept legal tender ?

    Hmmmm....
    that's what I thought - do they have the right to do that? I guess he could have left it there and had it signed as Recieved.

    But good on him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Board Game Geek View Post
    They refused to accept legal tender ?

    Hmmmm....

    The amounts you have to accept are quite low. I know as a result of trying to bank a load of coins raised by the school PTA.

    See here for more: http://www.royalmint.com/Corporate/p...uidelines.aspx

    21p in 1p coins is too much. Only 20p counts as leagl tender.

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    Which is more hateful, a wheel-clamper or a council official?

    Looking again he delivered to trading standards, so he's hardly an honest member of the public!
    The court heard Darren Upton had written a letter to Judge Sally Cahill QC saying he wasn’t “a typical inmate of prison”.

    But the judge said: “That simply demonstrates your arrogance continues. You are typical. Inmates of prison are people who are dishonest. You are a thoroughly dishonestly man motivated by your own selfish greed.”

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    Baggie posted : Which is more hateful, a wheel-clamper or a council official?
    Neither.

    I'd opt for either a dentist doing root canal treatment on his wife's lover, or a vasectomy surgeon working on his wife's bit-on-the-side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Board Game Geek View Post
    They refused to accept legal tender ?

    Hmmmm....
    No, they didn't. That was not legal tender:

    Coins are legal tender throughout the United Kingdom for the following amount:

    £5 (Crown) - for any amount
    £2 - for any amount
    £1 - for any amount
    50p - for any amount not exceeding £10
    25p (Crown) - for any amount not exceeding £10
    20p - for any amount not exceeding £10
    10p - for any amount not exceeding £5
    5p - for any amount not exceeding £5
    2p - for any amount not exceeding 20p
    1p - for any amount not exceeding 20p
    As a curious addendum, no notes are legal tender in Scotland. (Scottish and English notes are legal, just not legal tender).
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    Quote Originally Posted by expat View Post
    No, they didn't. That was not legal tender:

    As a curious addendum, no notes are legal tender in Scotland. (Scottish and English notes are legal, just not legal tender).
    And that's only for paying into a court. Elsewhere, there is no concept of legal tender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRC1964 View Post
    The amounts you have to accept are quite low. I know as a result of trying to bank a load of coins raised by the school PTA.

    See here for more: http://www.royalmint.com/Corporate/p...uidelines.aspx

    21p in 1p coins is too much. Only 20p counts as leagl tender.
    I was in a taxi a while ago there was a sign saying that change does not have to be tendered : is that true?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    I was in a taxi a while ago there was a sign saying that change does not have to be tendered : is that true?

    yes

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