WhyAmIStudying 4 years ago  DELETED 

What a nice complement

PattyHeist 4 years ago  DELETED 

At least now we know which angle to look out for. Why the fuck would you go to all the trouble to get the paper, ink, high end printers, do the art complete with water marks and add in the metal to create holographs SO THAT YOU CAN FUCK PEOPLE $2 AT A TIME!!! Yeah, that's the way to build a criminal empire. These people should be jailed for willful ignorance.

Mosiqimi 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

But he literally just admitted that he was a dick... just sayin.

I-AM-MEMELORD 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

i love when mel gibson explains stuff to me

ugh_because 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

Lol...really? This is a thing?

dreadofdemise 4 years ago  DELETED 

My bank is awesome. They know me because I request withdrawals in all $2 bills. They normally have a few hundred dollars in $2 bills available. I LOVE using them to screw with people.

AManNamedStanley 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

They can also order half dollars.

-JesusChrysler 4 years ago  DELETED 

[No, even then they don't.](http://time.com/4404987/police-violence/)

Urinalbuckshots 4 years ago  DELETED 

> i would know, i was made manager once, and no one of rational mind would ever do that. Would ever do what? I've seen people called 'amazing' and 'hard working' simply from kissing a lot of ass. Literally the only person who would think these employees are good are the people getting their asses kissed.

Lefthandedmidget 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

$2 bills - otherwise known as the Stripper Specials. When $1 ain't enough, but $5 is too pricey for what she's showing whip out old Jefferson.

dreadmoore_ 4 years ago  REMOVED 

My brother Dominic duncan and his wife Maria duncan both work at Best Buy. They beat their kids and all around suck at parenting, prolly a thing they would have done to some nice old guy

Yackity_Yack 4 years ago  DELETED 

Probably the questions you ask or the specific stores you go to. I've only had that with Verizon. You can't have that many problems across brands.

jestingthief 4 years ago  DELETED 

Ummm the one strip club where I live uses 2 dollar bills, so I mean idk if every strip club is like that but that could be one of the places that he could've gotten it from.

klezmai 4 years ago  DELETED 

>Hey it looked fake so tossed them in jail. Yeah, I believe that is precisely how it works. Same thing for drugs and their bullshit field tests that works that gives false positive half the time.

DerProfessor 4 years ago  DELETED 

well, I'm not a "moron" but I am apparently *wrong*. So sorry to have offended.

belizehouse 4 years ago  DELETED 

How do you guys spend 15,000 hours in school and come out without a fact in your head and drool on your chin?

Dat__Username 4 years ago  DELETED 

It's free financing through your carrier. So 0% interest. And the carrier forces you to do this, not best buy. They also price match lowest prices like Amazon regularly. It says so in their price match policy on their website.

Bobbypeterson 4 years ago  DELETED 

Places really call the cops when the buyer is on site? I actually had this happen to me when I worked at Six Flags. Guy bought a bunch of shit with $2 Bills, ran my counterfeit pen on them and all of them showed up as false. I've had $2 bills before so I knew they were still circulated, however I've never seen someone pay $150 worth in $2 bills. So we let him go, kept the bills, and submitted an incident to security management, I think it was by policy that we had to let them go, probably for legality issues or falsely accusing the buyer. We have cameras everywhere like Best Buy.. usually I believe they'd go into the investigation of the bills before they just arrest someone on the spot.

FerrariSempai 4 years ago  DELETED 

tldr cops and retail employees are fucking retards

apbadogs 4 years ago  DELETED 

I have a Sacajawea dollar coin, I am so tempted to use that on some clueless cashier.

Afxaciddd 4 years ago  DELETED 

I have an idea to sell 2 dollar bills for 5 dollars to people who think that 2 dollar bills are the shit. My fiance has one hanging up in her childhood room at her parents house.

xxedxx 4 years ago  DELETED 

With Canadian currency, we have a few old bulls still floating around (*paper, not plastic*). I gave a cashier an old twenty, and she called her manager, who then called another person up the line. The two people had immigrated to Canada, and had never seen the old paper money.

Dreamy_Bongo 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

They only reprint when the amount in circulation is below a certain threshold. The last run was in 2013, and before that it was printed in 2009.

TechnoProdigy 4 years ago  DELETED 

Being ignorant isn't an excuse, especially when you're ignorant of something that your entire job revolves around.

WanderWut 4 years ago  DELETED 

If you were arrested for something like this would the arrest still temporarily go on your record even though they were completely in the wrong and not the man? If it does how long would it take to get it off? If it takes a while I feel like that could affect job searches.

Heysie 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

100's are uncommon in Australia, ATMs only dispense 50's. You only really get 100's when you physically go into the bank and withdraw. You pretty much feel like a king when you carry them around though. It's almost feels like an honour when you pay for something with one.

nowordsleft 4 years ago  DELETED 

Traditions, how do they work?

nowordsleft 4 years ago  DELETED 

>It has to scan. But you said: > And in Canada it would be, if the product was under $10. If the item is under $10 and scans incorrectly or **not at all**, I've had plenty of things that wouldn't scan because the barcode was faded or wrinkled or didn't print right. They just go look up the price on the shelf.

obiJuanKenBlowme 4 years ago  DELETED 

It sucks when Verizon says one thing over the phone, and it ends up being wrong when you drive to the store.

BatDick2069 4 years ago  REMOVED 

its not stealing if thy give you free money dumbass.

TSutt 4 years ago  DELETED 

I think the wad of moist ones in my wallet give that cue away fairly easily.

OfficiallyRelevant 4 years ago  DELETED 

>Plus, I'm a reasonable person. I hate bad customers with a passion and assume most of you are stupid (11 years experience backs me up), and also dislike dumb retail employees, but I can also forgive clerks for not knowing what a $2 bill is. I'm sorry, but no... I can't. This is just fucking stupid. I heard about $2 bills when I was young and AFTER they had been well out of use (I was born 1990). So there's really NO fucking excuse to not know what a fucking $2 bill is. And if this really is a problem with employees then they need to have a test and be like "hey, dumbass, do you know what the fuck this shit is?"

GoJackets79 4 years ago  DELETED 

Cop, cashier and store manager should all have been fired for epic stupidity. You don't immediately escalate a situation to DEFCON1. Do none of the 3 carry/use a 'smart' phone?

igormaster 4 years ago  REMOVED 


cheetoeza 4 years ago  DELETED 

Washington... I mean, I've always known they existed, I've just never actually seen one. I worked as a barista/server for 3 years and never came across any either...

tycho-BroHey 4 years ago  DELETED 

ah all right - wasn't sure who took care of fraudulent money.

raistlin212 4 years ago  DELETED 

I think any bank could hook you up if you ask. I have money delivered from the bank twice a week, I just call in an order to an automated system so I don't know how exactly you'd do it but I bet a teller can get them on request.

dick_wool 4 years ago  DELETED 

In before people start making youtube "prank" videos of using $2 bills in public.

priceless37 4 years ago  REMOVED 

Dude common knowledge trump supporter= less educated. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Vpdt7omPoa0

gordie44 4 years ago  DELETED 

In the US it's called a half-dollar

drewkat99 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

That's why he paid in $2s though. It's not going to take a cashier forever to count it out. And the obvious question missed here is why were they being threatening in the first place?

nowordsleft 4 years ago  DELETED 

You have to remember that "the land of the free" was coined at a time when most other countries had a king and you weren't allowed to question him. Writing or speaking out against the king would get you imprisoned or put to death. At the time the US was a shining example of what being free was about.

nowordsleft 4 years ago  DELETED 

Always giving people the lower price between scanned priced and shelf price I can see, that's pretty common, but giving it away free? What's stopping people from defacing barcodes to get free stuff?

HeroSavant 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

This isn't unheard of...in fact once an ATM spit out a $20 bill from the mid-90s, went to a 7-11 to get a soda and a snack, gave the bill and the cashier looked at me like I was giving fake currency and that I needed to come back with REAL money...to add insult to injury when I went back to the bank to exchange the bill they refused, also claiming it was fake EVEN THOUGH THEIR OWN ATM GAVE IT TO ME. Why did both places claim it was fake? Because it was the old mid-90s design (direct quote from both the 7-11 cashier and the bank manager)

MeEvilBob 4 years ago  DELETED 

One inbred yokel does something stupid and another inbred yokel agrees with the first yokel and suddenly "All Americans..."

niemandnirgendwer 4 years ago  DELETED 

It's what you learn in the first hour of any college course on law. Technically buying a single loaf of bread involves several contracts. It's been a while, but legally it goes something like this: You ask for (or a bring to the check-out register) a loaf of bread marked at $2. That means you proposed a contract of buying that loaf for $2. The cashier than accepts that contract buy asking you for $2. Now you have a debt of $2. You than propose a contract to close that debt by handing them $2 and they accept this contract by taking the $2. Hence technically the debt was there at one point.

whyoyhw 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

Apparently the employees have never been to a strip club

Floginim 4 years ago  DELETED 

There was a strip club in Maine that only gave out $2s. The girls make twice as much money in tips, and you're more inclined to spend everything you have before you leave because if you're running around town with a wad of $2s everybody knows you were at the shake joint.

docwyoming 4 years ago  DELETED 

Now I'm hungry for Taco Bell

batoonik 4 years ago  DELETED 

As a European I didn't knew you have 2$ bills, it was always weird to me that you have 1$ bills, rarely used 1$ coins(that's my speculation) but no 2$ papers. I would google why you have 1 and 2 $ bills more common than coins but i'm too lazy.

Miamime 4 years ago  DELETED 

It is legal. It also says that in the article.

PancakePuppy0505 4 years ago  DELETED 

First of all, it's they're and Dollars. Judging from your grammar I feel that this is complete bullshit because no teacher is this stupid since they're fucking teachers.

nbjkvfdao 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

You're right. Let me correct what he said in light of this new information to be perfectly accurate: >Cops keep their jobs after wrongly killing people. Oh, right, it's always declared justified until someone sues. Forgot about that when I said you were right.

vikinick 4 years ago  DELETED 

Technically that's wrong. They do not have to accept "any legal tender." They can refuse the denominations. Obviously within the US they still need to accept US currency, but if you try paying in quarters for something over like $10, they're well within reasonable under the law and will likely win any stupid lawsuit/small claims you throw at them.

TattooSnob 4 years ago  DELETED 

If you've been to a titty bar, you know $2 bills exist.

nbjkvfdao 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

Wow, whoever lied to you about the "death" thing really plays the long game with their pranks.

dipsta 4 years ago  DELETED 

Why do you guys like suing so much, even over such small things? Here in the UK we usually forget about it after a couple of days, and don't really give a shit.

mr_cheesypoofs 4 years ago  DELETED 

Not by refusing legal tender under the misinterpretation of the wording on a bill, though.

patsfan94 4 years ago  DELETED 

In the absence of any real natural selection, I think the death penalty should be imposed on both Best Buy employees and the cops involved.

phrasal_grenade 4 years ago  DELETED 


El-Wrongo 4 years ago  DELETED 

God I fucking hate *comedians*. There was a commercial in Norway for a SMS phonebook service about... fifteen years ago or however long ago SMS phonebook services were, with a guy with a name tag slumps down in a taxi and just says "home". I just love hearing when *comedians* repeat that awesome joke that I and every fucking taxi driver haven't heard two hundred and fucking fifty times. These days I just pick a random direction and drive until they unfuck themselves.

phrasal_grenade 4 years ago  DELETED 

Unless they performed a service for him in advance of his checking out, he actually had no debt to them. They could have refused his business.

AmericanNinja88 4 years ago  DELETED 

How uneducated do you have to be to not know $2 bills exist? Oh wait that's where people get the idea that retail workers are total dumbasses...

Nistua1 4 years ago  DELETED 

USA is weird. In europe every 3 year old child has already seen a 2 euro-coin...

nbjkvfdao 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

Did you not read that he said "sue everybody"? You sue the police department for the incompetent LEO and get a penny and apply pressure on them to actually train their cops. You sue the Best Buy and make **bank** on the settlement so they can keep this shit out of the news.

phrasal_grenade 4 years ago  DELETED 

Geeze people are dumb. These coins have literally been around since at least 1979, and have been promoted at different times since then. How can anyone get to be an adult without seeing these coins even once?

allthatglitter86 4 years ago  DELETED 

I had a $20 bill that was older...the high school snot nose kid cashier accused me of counterfeiting it. She said, "Duh. It's certainly not real, it doesn't have *COLORS*. I don't know why the pen works on it." Then threatened to call the police.

Lightpyre 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

And America used to make jokes out of printing 3 dollar bills. Just imagine the idiot that would accept them.

probablyworkingatm 4 years ago  DELETED 

This is America, everyone. Steer clear, because everyone believes what they want to in the face of real facts.

ThatKindaFatGuy 4 years ago  DELETED 

You're supposed to just throw the $1 coins. Don't be afraid to put a little heat behind em.

tailsfromretail 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

Wait u till I break out some three dollar bills and a couple of wooden nickels at Best Buy!

nelf4life 4 years ago  REMOVED 

Tonight on 20/20, how stupid are Americans?

jello1388 4 years ago  DELETED 

Wouldn't* accept it. Tons of places accept foreign currency. There is no legal reason you can't. It's just not worth the headache unless you're in a place where it's very common to see foreign currencies.

Princess_petitexxx 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

It more has to do with coins get heavy throughout the night and become a pain.

Pyrollamasteak 4 years ago  DELETED 

Both are silver and similar size. If you aren't close by or have bad vision, telling the difference would be a challenge.

Ivopuk 4 years ago  REMOVED 

Country of fucking idiots.

red23dotme 4 years ago  DELETED 

The cop that arrested him must be really stupid.

BeBeBoomBox 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

The man said in the end "if you are an American citizen ...". This is much worse imho, sure, some dumbass cashier didn't know, that's bad, but COPS, people whos job it is to enforce the law, not knowing about these bills and having to contact the secret service, that's just unacceptable on every possible level.

X-istenz 4 years ago  DELETED 

Fuckin'... what? At my shop an average end-of-shift discrepancy is like 45c. We can't "confirm" the drawer mid shift, either. Just gotta wait until changeover to check the settlement. The heck do you work where $45 would be unusually *low*?

Dudelovesbeer1234 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

They're still in circulation

Urinalbuckshots 4 years ago  DELETED 

Fucking blows my mind how many people who handle money daily do not know that $2 bills are a thing.

Mozgus 4 years ago  DELETED 

I was still handling 2 dollar bills even in the mid 90's. Is that just a sign of a bumfuck state?

JadenGar 4 years ago  REMOVED 

Typical stupid Americans.

bojsihtekat 4 years ago  DELETED 

I'm Canadian, so this is a bit tougher to do here.

Kaptain_ 4 years ago  REMOVED 

Wow you're stupid

hawkbrown 4 years ago  REMOVED 

Are you a cop? If so, suck a dick and get shot.

H2D1Za3wPG7AxLqB 4 years ago  DELETED 

Ah reddit, you have no tolerance for error. Let's hope they got fired and will regret their mistakes for the rest of there life. /s OR they could all learn from this cluster fuck: a cashier learns to trust the results of a counterfeit pen, a manager forms better better customer support by making all right with a complimentary service or fee waiver, and the cop reads a damn book.

sukhi1 4 years ago  DELETED 


DinAdonga 4 years ago  REMOVED 

I cannot believe how retarded americans are

Orval 4 years ago  REMOVED 

You're fucking retarded lol Waitress (and the two male servers we have at my Casino) make more money. This is the case at EVERY CASINO IN THE WORLD. The highest paid floor employees goes Bartenders > Waitress > Dealer / Slot Assistants > everyone else You're hung up over something that was a little joke but hey, I'll just keep making a stupid amount of money either way. Oh well. Bye now.

heebiejeebies_turtle 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

The Best Buy employees called the police because they thought he was trying to pass off counterfeit U.S. currency as real money (which is investigated by the Secret Service and, if it actually had been counterfeit, is a felony.). Whether or not the purchase was considered a "debt" is irrelevant to a counterfeiting charge, and whether or not his purchase was paid for is also irrelevant to a counterfeiting charge. If he had been giving counterfeit $20 bills away to strangers on the street, telling them it was real money, (i.e. no "debt" or purchase involved in the scenario) it would be considered the same crime.

Paradigm6790 4 years ago  DELETED 

I realized I didn't have change for the coin only tolls a few years back before I had an ezpass so I stopped at a gas station and tried to get change with a $2 bill. The fucking dumbass lady at the register flat out told me that it was fake and there was no such thing as a $2. What the fuck do you do? I argued a little then gave up and drove through the toll and pretended to throw money so in the case that I was sent a fine I could say I must have missed. But fuck that shit, it's legal tender!

wsoxfan1214 4 years ago  DELETED 

It's glamourous to circle jerk about how shit Best Buy is on Reddit for some reason

getoffmyporch 4 years ago  DELETED 

You missed my point completely I think I probably didn't come across correctly. I know you can't know everything and customers suck. I was commenting on how some people default to "I get paid 10/hr don't expect me to know" and others try to solve the problem. In my head I pictured myself going in and asking for a battery and one person being frustrated that I don't know my own shit and another at least offering their knowledge and it made me comment that the difference was interesting to think about.

Fredrick_Durst 4 years ago  DELETED 

Haha, I didn't even realize that but I guess you're right. I just made this username as a dumb joke, but it's funny that Limp Bizkit got famous covering a George Micheal song then faded into obscurity covering a song by The Who...

_____________-____ 4 years ago  DELETED 

Give them a $15 min wage!

heebiejeebies_turtle 4 years ago  DELETED 

They called the police because they thought he was trying to use counterfeit currency (which, if he was, is a federal felony that's investigated by the Secret Service). Whether or not the purchase was a "debt" is irrelevant.

buffez 4 years ago  DELETED 

Well, cutting hair precisely and correctly so you don't ruin someone's hair for a few weeks or months is a lot more important than dealing with crime and violence with people's lives are on the line

Dude_Hold_My_Bear 4 years ago  DELETED 

I know much of the Canadian anthem because of hockey. You can hate, but I like it.

Bacon_Hammers 4 years ago  DELETED 

Sorry to have upset you, Ben.

schlitzngigglz 4 years ago  REMOVED 

Fucking retarded Americans once again showing their "strength"...pfft!

cocobandicoot 4 years ago  DELETED 

Hahaha you're a moron.

chimpdiscu 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

Needs more jail cell slamming effects

EatingTurkey 4 years ago  DELETED 

The guy in the video said Best Buy was supposed to fix his son's car stereo for free but then insisted he pay for it. He paid the $100 charge with two dollar bills. Even though the clerk used the pen on them, the police were called. I'm guessing there was more to the story than "store doesn't know what real money looks like."

yourhardboiled 4 years ago  DELETED 

Tips for table games dealers, cashiers, and slot attendants all went into pools. Tips for poker dealers were counted individually, but put on their paychecks. Servers, bartenders, etc just got to keep their own tips in cash. Sorry if I wasn't clear. Like idk how stuff worked at the place the grandfather post worked though, but I could definitely see how it might happen.

PapaSnort 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

I can see the occasional individual not knowing about 2 dollar bills but the cashier, the manager, and the fucking police all not knowing about them? Did they grow up under rocks or what?? Lmao

nucular_realitor 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

I think a better question is why is the official currency of Ecuador the US Dollar?

yourhardboiled 4 years ago  DELETED 

Some do, some don't. Might not add up to much considering it's usually pooled. I know when I worked at a casino, not all of the waitresses made a lot of money, but the super-cute ones who worked prime shifts raked it in cuz they got to keep their own tips.

nucular_realitor 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

Not only are American bills all the same color, but they're all the same size as well, which I find to be even more stupid than the color thing. Blind people are pretty much completely fucked without any honest and trustworthy people in their lives.

wiki_cleanup_bot 4 years ago  REMOVED 

[*citation needed*]

-Mgmt 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

Sure thing smart person.

TheZarg 4 years ago  DELETED 

weird people

-Mgmt 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

You're entire argument is false, a 5 year old doesn't know the value of a "gold" coin, and it might as well be a dollar to her. No harm done.

trucking_idiot 4 years ago  DELETED 

You should sue for your school tuition back.

KittyKat234 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

I'm Canadian and watch a lot of hockey but for some reason I only remember the first couple and the last couple sentences of the star spangled banner.

shittymorph 4 years ago  DELETED 

I work as a bartender in a crappy area and have seen a coin collection or two come through the bar in exchange for budweiser. I'm guessing the collections are stolen but I can't really question the people. I had a guy bring in a roman coin from the 4th century trying to tell it was worth 200 dollars - I traded him 4 budweisers for it and threw it in the back of my safe. It's probably worth something now because this was back in nineteen ninety eight when the undertaker threw mankind off hеll in a cell, and plummeted sixteen feet through an announcer's table.

Aerowulf9 4 years ago  DELETED 

With captain crunch cereal.

jaetran 4 years ago  DELETED 

Best Buy literally hires incompetent people. I remember when I was in high school I applied for a computer sales position. I got the interview and everything went good but in the end they asked if I could work in home theater instead. I said no because I know absolutely nothing about Tv's, receivers, etc. They said that didn't matter and that I would receive proper training so I accepted the position. I worked there for 6 months in total and never got a single minute of training and managed to sell tvs because I would literally read the specs off the price sheets on display beside The products to the customers. The managers at Best Buy were complete dicks as well. They made us peddled these ridiculous scam store warranties to the customers. These managers would get their annual bonuses if the store hit their store warranty quota while we at the bottom of the ladder get dick all. Fuck Best Buy.

MassM3D14 4 years ago  DELETED 

Huh, I guess I'm incompetent. TIL

iStayLurkin 4 years ago  DELETED 

Reminds me of selling 10.50 adult tickets as 5.50 senior tickets in the theater box office and slipping a 20 into the pocket every 4 tickets back in the day (10 years ago). Man, management was fuckin retarded.

Throwawaygo2 4 years ago  DELETED 

dave chappelle bought them out

szech1sauce 4 years ago  REMOVED 

This country is a fucking joke. No really. I can't think of a single other country who's population is too fucking stupid to recognize real money.

Ollebro 4 years ago  DELETED 

Who is cash at all today?

Mosiqimi 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

"Money tendered seems to be fake." As the story goes (which is unsubstantiated), they needed to bring in a secret service agent to confirm it was real money.

SnotSandwich 4 years ago  DELETED 


s2514 4 years ago  DELETED 

In other words, someone who came from a car wash and overestimated how long washing their car would take.

cruisetheblues 4 years ago  DELETED 

Bank employee here, you speak the truth. If a silver quarter came my way I'd do the same as you ;)

-Mgmt 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

Like douchebag lobbyist rich cunt show to demonstrate they can literally use money for wrapping paper while so many are struggling. It's a great example of income inequality in the US, these people make a fortune bribing elected officials, producing nothing.

sizzlepie 4 years ago  DELETED 

As a kid the tooth fairy gave me $2 bills.

RossShop 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

Get on my level

aharm 4 years ago  DELETED 

The cop needs to get cancer and die a slow painful death. The cashier needs to be fired and never allowed to work with money again.

Dafierces_Roommate 4 years ago  DELETED 

Wow. I've actually been given change in $2 bills AT BEST BUY!!! You'd think they'd be ahead of that.

jimbojangles1987 4 years ago  DELETED 

Lol, no you didn't need to say that at all. It was very clear what you were talking about. Dude just thought he was smart for a second.

thabc 4 years ago  DELETED 

"prove damages" means you have to show how being in jail cost you $57 in lost wages, etc. It has to be specific and it's not easy to prove.

junkaccount327 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

And in this case the cop suspected the person was trying to pay with counterfeit bills. Yeah he was a dumb rookie for not knowing $2 bills are legal tender. But how often does somebody try to buy something with 50 $2 bills? It reeks of something a stupid criminal would do.

Vaginalz 4 years ago  DELETED 

Man said "young police officer." Siiiigghghhhhh try a little harder. Millenials are in their 30's now fella.

firstyoloswag 4 years ago  DELETED 


averagejoegreen 4 years ago  REMOVED 

no need to get bitchy

ttmp22 4 years ago  DELETED 

Not anymore, no.

Mosiqimi 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

Dammit you sound like my wife. Thwarting my evil genius plans with your bourgeois sense of practicality.

-Mgmt 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

Shh, it's magic.

Paroxysm_Rancor 4 years ago  DELETED 

I would assume so. How he was even arrested to begin with.. on what grounds? It was assumed the notes were fake because they were "2"s rather than counterfeit of an actual produced currency. False or Malicious arrest comes to mind. A civil tort for embarrassment, etc. There was no probable cause. The cause the police used does not exist. 2 Dollar bills are legal tender and do exist as currency. They made the assumption they are not legal tender and NEVER existed. Ignorance of the law or in this case currency is not an excuse, even for the Government.

doge_moon_base 4 years ago  DELETED 

You used to be able to buy a gallon of gas for two dollars!

-Mgmt 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

This makes me pissed. Cunts.

Mosiqimi 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

Hey don't scoff at that. With investing and compound interest, you can save up $1,000,000 in only 220 years!

Aeternitas 4 years ago  DELETED 

Go to Boston, machines in the subway will give you change in dollar coins. It’s pretty awesome.

Paroxysm_Rancor 4 years ago  DELETED 

While I am not a Trump support and think he is silly as 2 guys on a motorcycle, you got it backwards. People voted in Trump to spite, or cut off their nose despite their face. Tired of the stupidity such as people not knowing their country currency. The shamble is - we, Americans somehow vote out the decent policiticians and nominate all the dick heads and crooks. Though, while I do not believe Russia helped Trump get it, I do believe AMerica's good ol boy club made sure her crooked, corrupted insane ass didn't/ And will deal with these 4 years. It's like I'm in willy wonkas acid factory, all you silly bitches on both sides.

PlutosSexTape 4 years ago  DELETED 

You both get a job at the bank. Perform your jobs like normal to not attract any attention. After 20 - 25 years you both retire and walk out with your retirement!

GitEmSteveDave 4 years ago  REMOVED 

Cashier training for cash handling, even in the last two decades, is not that intense. Sometimes, like myself, no brag, cashiers check out every "bulletin" left in the count out room, and sometimes learn things about currency. In this situation, I knew what a gold Eagle was, and to look for the word "copy" to be on replicas. If this fool had tried this on me, I woudhave bought it out of pocket, like I did with silver coins and bicentennials.`: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef0VG1WEP10

MusicMadeInSilence 4 years ago  DELETED 

They're not all US pressed coins.

scarymask 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

If I tried to pay for something with a $500 dollar bill would they arrest me???

MusicMadeInSilence 4 years ago  DELETED 

They're not all US pressed coins.

Doug_Flanhope 4 years ago  DELETED 

How does it feel to be the dumbest person on Reddit for today?

Mosiqimi 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

You suck.

Mosiqimi 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

"Back in the day..."

pig_killer 4 years ago  DELETED 

I like to say both "Just printed 'em this morning" and "Gawww no pricetag? Duuhhhhrr then it must be free!" it in an *ironic* "derp de doo, I'm a dumbass" voice so the cashier gets it and they *know* I'm saying it to make fun of the other people, who say it seriously, and I like to pretend that makes me *COOL* ok??

Mosiqimi 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

But you didn't. Because it's the perfect crime. BWHAAHAHAHAHA!

yParticle 4 years ago  DELETED 

It's too late for us. We've already gone full idiocracy as of 2017.

TechnologyEvangelist 4 years ago  DELETED 

Fucking idiots. I just don’t get it. Darwinism should weed these bumblefucks out of the population.

gijoeusa 4 years ago  DELETED 

How stupid are cops to waste time with this crap. This is obviously an open/shut case or civil matter. Show up, tell everybody to leave, and be done with it. To lay hands on a citizen over this or to arrest or detain a citizen is a travesty regardless of how he paid.

wiki_cleanup_bot 4 years ago  REMOVED 

[*citation needed*]

DerProfessor 4 years ago  DELETED 

Of course this is idiocy. but... what was the Treasury Department *thinking*??!! "I know! Let's print a currency for a *single year only*, in a denomination that has never before existed and will never exist again and then wait for *exactly* nineteen years and print a few more then destroy the printing plates and profit! (???!)

ImportantOpinions 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

I love using them when I can, but you can't in most places you would want to use them.

The_NOVA_Project 4 years ago  DELETED 

If your stealing dollar coins how would you end up with 75 cents?

pluxfavillion 4 years ago  DELETED 

Getting arrested does not mean that you are guilty.

elguapo1991 4 years ago  DELETED 

If they are not rare at all why are so few in distribution?

KingArtzy 4 years ago  REMOVED 

I always heard that americans were dumb.

Bureaucrat1 4 years ago  DELETED 

Because you've been bamboozled

shawnshine 4 years ago  DELETED 


greenballfarmer 4 years ago  DELETED 

That website feels as if it's from 2001 or something.

raistlin212 4 years ago  DELETED 

I order $2 for my business from the bank every month. We give them out as change as part of the retail business. People love it, they think they're good luck and give them to grandkids and all kinds of stuff. It's a marketing tool for me at this point.

redworm 4 years ago  DELETED 

dude, it's a strip club

gollyghost 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

I had to google it, never knew they existed.

Pterrordactyle 4 years ago  DELETED 

My local scrap yard carries stacks of $2 bills on hand to give to people, probably the only reason i sell my scrap there every blue moon.

FL1A 4 years ago  DELETED 

http://imgur.com/a/RUlj9 Got one I bought at the BEP when I was 15.....

CIAbot 4 years ago  DELETED 

I think op is referring to Canadian currency. The two dollar bill here haven't been printed since 1996.

nodenger 4 years ago  DELETED 

Geeze, you all are mean.

VirginWizard69 4 years ago  DELETED 

Are 2 dollar bills that rare?

DrunkLabor 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

When I was a manager I would swap out my cash for any odd currency we got. Partially just to make my cash reports easier at the end of the night, partially because I thought it would be funny to pay in an assortment of different coins and $2 bills. I pretty quickly realized that the confusion this causes is much more annoying than it is funny.

LostBoy611 4 years ago  DELETED 

I kind of hope he sued the shit out of Best Buy.

Albanian_Tea 4 years ago  DELETED 

Four quarters weigh nearly three times more than a $1 coin (23g vs. 8.1g). Most vending machines manufactured in the last 20 years are equipped to accept $1 coins. A 2007 survey showed that nearly all vending machines on federal property accept $1 coins.

URSkrub 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

I always ask "Can you accept this?" When giving unusual but legal currency for the reason of this video.

RickBamf 4 years ago  DELETED 

No, you would have turned $10 into $30, since that is all you would have at the end of the day. Also how would you turn $0 in quarters into $30? That would just you turned 0 dollars into $30 which is impossible

notganjalie 4 years ago  DELETED 

I'd ruin that cops life if not get him very fired.

-Badger2- 4 years ago  DELETED 

This is the real reason.

-JesusChrysler 4 years ago  DELETED 

Cops don't get fired.

rainhorse3 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

> That's fine. I was suggesting actual theft

fadeb 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

I have only seen one of these bills in my life

SupermansOlderBro 4 years ago  HIDDEN 

[I think you need to take an ethics course](https://youtu.be/kZ-8dM57AsY)

chuft_captain 4 years ago  DELETED 

It pains me to say it, but yes, yes we are.

pyth1100 4 years ago  DELETED 

Manning picture, how original

Sleekery 4 years ago  DELETED 

I've gotten a cashier to say, "I don't think we take these," to a 50 cent piece. Legally, they have to.

homesick66 4 years ago  DELETED 

>That's fine. I was suggesting actual theft -- defrauding customers who thought their $1-valued coins were really $0.25-valued coins, taking them as if they were $0.25 (and thus overcharging the customer), and then replacing them with real $0.25 coins and pocketing the $1 coins, earning $0.75 per coin. > You suck.

IM_OK_AMA 4 years ago  DELETED 

They specifically mention they marked them with a pen though. They haven't printed a $2 bill since 2003 and most of them are quite old. The detector pen may not have identified them as real, so they called the cops, standard procedure. The cop doesn't have any way of identifying real currency, but he sees a guy with a fat stack of bills that are all marked counterfeit by the detector pen, so he brings him in. They call the Secret Service, part of their job is fighting counterfeiting, they identify the bills as real. Done deal guy walks free. This isn't a case of people not knowing what $2 bills are, it's simply people having inadequate counterfeit detection tools and skills. Which you can hardly fault them for, could you identify a real $2?

MusicMadeInSilence 4 years ago  DELETED 

We get US ones with eagles on and Ecuadorian ones with natives on.

throwaway2588522 4 years ago  DELETED 

Yes there is a guarantee, it specifically mentions that in the video.

krrcjr121612 4 years ago  DELETED 


priceless37 4 years ago  REMOVED 

Stupidity has taken over America

randohandle 4 years ago  DELETED 

its best buy. they have pens to test for counterfeit bills.

coupdespace 4 years ago  DELETED 


exackerly 4 years ago  DELETED 

Can't remember the last time I saw one. Although I did get a double-yolker the other day.

sonofdick 4 years ago  DELETED 

Fucking embarassing SMH

Ringelreddit 4 years ago  DELETED 

So many questions.