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Cash is only used by the poor or elderly

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mcast123, 25 Jul 2021.

  1. potatolord

    Wise Guy

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    This is a good trick you can play with cash, but not with a card.

    Get 4 cans of lager costing just under £5, and also get a jar of baby food.

    Go to the till and, when they ask for £5something say you've only got a fiver and you'll leave the baby food. Give them the £5 note.

    Observe the reaction of the cashier and other shoppers.

    Leave with their disapproving stares boring a hole in your back.
     
  2. something daft already!!

    Soldato

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    Location: South East

    Indeed it's madness to think anyone would want to buy food from Greggs. It's revolting.
     
  3. dLockers

    Sgarrista

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    Wash your mouth out. Safest sausage roll in town!
     
  4. EVH

    Don

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    No, because I get a notification on my watch that I’ve just spent £x at Tesco etc.

    Get with the times, you old duffer :p
     
  5. Semple

    Sgarrista

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    Cue the calls to social services for your fake baby.
     
  6. EVH

    Don

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    I stuck £50k in cash at the bank, didn’t get a single question. You’ll be fine with £3k :p
     
  7. robfosters

    Caporegime

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    You’re obviously a top revenue earner
     
  8. Drumroll

    Wise Guy

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    And only poor people debadge poor spec Audi/BMW/Mercedes.
     
  9. Rannoch

    Soldato

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    It can be a bonus when old folk hoard cash, my poor old gran had 25k hidden away that we found when she passed.
     
  10. EVH

    Don

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    Location: Wales

    Check out my Gucci belt y0!
     
  11. Diddums

    Capodecina

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    You should probably tell them that given that their market cap is £3 billion :p
     
  12. Rannoch

    Soldato

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  13. Danm54

    Wise Guy

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    Only old people wear smart watches, it makes them feel young and on trend :p
     
  14. DeliciousStorage

    Hitman

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    I'm not sure if I would be happy with an unexpected £25k or horrified wondering how much was lost to inflation.
     
  15. cheesefest

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Land of Gin (I wish)

    The other week, at a different supermarket, on returning the trolley, one trolley wasn’t locked. Put the chain back on and out popped an old £1 coin with a hole drilled in it so whoever did this could thread it on a keyring.

    I was one of the first customers that day I’m sure they not missed it.
     
  16. Semple

    Sgarrista

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    25k might be a nice surprise, but cash erodes with inflation. If that's kept under a floorboard for 20-30 year's, it'll be worth a fraction of what it could have been if invested wisely.
     
  17. chaparral

    Capodecina

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    I got be a lot older then i thought i was :(

    As i try pay most things that cost roughly under £100 in cash
     
  18. Nevakonaza

    Soldato

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    This is what annoys me with Online Banking though, And just checking your balance in general online...its SOOOO slow to update. Sometimes transactions take days to show up, Its not good enough really.

    i can totally see in the future it all been card only though and real cash will be a thing of the past. It'll all be digital and this Crypto crap.
     
  19. nine_tails

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    :D
     
  20. cheesefest

    Wise Guy

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    How were the bank notes? Were they the then current ones or previous notes?

    I often had to deal with old bank notes and old coins when customers came in saying their parent, aunt died and found these old notes and coins whilst clearing out their relatives’ homes. One woman brought in 3 bags of old 50p coins as her mum used to have a coin meter. Found in a pot in the cupboard where the meter was.