Paying in Pennies...

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Trez, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Some collage kids pay their fine 8,800 pennies! Apparently no "legal tender" can be refused... The police were called and told the business that they would be breaking federal law if they did not accept the pennies!! :eek:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nZLSMRH6cM&feature=player_embedded]Pissed Off Guy Who Got Car Towed Paid Tow Truck Company With 8,800 Pennies - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    cool! :D perfectly legal!
     

  3. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    That a good way to get back at them for towing the car. I would hate to be the guy who has to count those pennies. :D
     
  4. mrm14

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    I would hate to be the person counting those pennies as well. No wonder the woman tried to get out of it by saying she wouldn't take them unwrapped.
     
  5. texaswoodworker

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    If I was her, I would have just accepted them and told the boss if there was anything missing, I would personally pay the rest of it. I would rather pay a few dollars, than count all those pennies.
     
  6. fmj

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    BAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GREATNESS!!!

    "Legal tender for all debts public and private"
     
  7. bkt

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    That has given me a wonderful idea how I can pay anything I might owe for income tax this next April. So happens I have a crapton of pennies....
     
  8. trip286

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    I went through this while buying gas one time. They have to accept it, but one thing they can do is refuse to count it and have you count it out to them. In my case, I didn't mind, I had to have gas.
     
  9. Sniper03

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    Trez,

    That was great! But these kids were the perfect example of what is wrong with America~ Stupidity! Evidently they do not have any respect or responsibility or have not been taught! Tying various officers up which is our tax dollars at work. And for their prank and keeping them from more important responsibilities. The kid even referred to the pennies on one occasion as she will not even accept rolled dollar bills. " He obviously was about a sharp as the Leading Edge of a Bowling Ball"! :D And one said that they would have to get O involved! God forbid as good as he is with the American budget issues!Then the issue that the towing company was either called by the Police or who ever, not the towing company's fault! And finally it made for an entertaining video. But by law the federal government is who "must" accept all forms of legal tender. But by law a merchant who sells products or services are permitted to specify which legal tender they will accept. Just to explain they have every right under the law to refuse pennies if they choose. For example when you go into a Quick Stop some will advise we do not take anything larger than $20.00 Bills. No hundreds or fifties for example. Not that credit cards are legal tender but many do not take American Express or Discover for example, But do take Master Card or Visa. Or a sign that advises no checks or debit cards. I probably would have messed with them myself. And advised since I have other job responsibilities and would be glad to accept the pennies! ;) He could either take them to a bank and have them wrapped there and return, or it would take me a couple of days to have the time to count them to assure the correct amount was there and he could return in two days to get his car out. Plus two more days storage. Perfectly legal! Anyway the video was a hoot! I don't deal with S.A kids very well.
    It would be game on!

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  10. jon1992d

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    I wonder how many of them are in the occupy movement?
     
  11. lonewolf101

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    When I payed my fine in pennies the court lady told me WE CANT TAKE EM!
    I said why not it LEGAL TENDER we just dont so after all that a cop told me I could go to jail for CONTEMP OF COURT! so next day I paid in ALL SINGLES!.
     
  12. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    I know a dude that paid his fine in pennies, the court made him count and roll them.
     
  13. tellmaster207

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    The gov won't put up with humans trying not to be sheep. I read a story a few years ago about a guy paying in penny's. He missed counted. They put him in county jail for 30 days. Remember we are allowed to be in this country as long as we play by there rules.

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  14. lonewolf101

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    your right!
     
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  16. SSGSF

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    Those kids were stupid calling the lady a comy then they said they would get Obama involved wow he is the biggest comy of them all they also need a history lesson
     
  17. CourtJester

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  18. gregs887

    gregs887 New Member

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    What? :confused:
     
  19. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Don't worry about it, it's one of those things that will start an argument and lead to troll like behavior.
     
  20. SSGSF

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    I am sorry if I sounded weird or dumb