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Booked a girl the other week. Price was £ 130

Went to the cashpoint to get punting tokens

Only had £20's

Went into a shop for a few bits, gave him a £20. He didnt have any fivers or pavorottis so gave me £15 in £1 and £2 coins

So I had to pay the girl £10 in coins.

It felt a little odd

So guys do you feel awkward paying with coins and girls, do you care cos at the end of the day its money.

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I would have been cock o hoop had I been payed, in part, with two pound coins. I am saving them in one of those tins you open with tin opener. Once full I have had £700 pounds in them. Great pocket money for holidays. I have done for the past couple of years.

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I would have been cock o hoop had I been payed, in part, with two pound coins. I am saving them in one of those tins you open with tin opener. Once full I have had £700 pounds in them. Great pocket money for holidays. I have done for the past couple of years.

In the midlands jars or tins for saving coins like that are called skeggy jars. For saving for your holiday in skegness.

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I save my coppers and 5p's in a tin.

Its surprising how that can add up.

My Mother has a thing for those £2 coins as well and does the same as CC57

 

To answer Coventrys question - I always pay for a punt in notes and I try (not always possible though) to use notes in a decent condition

Just think it gives a better impression ;)

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Irrelevant to the initial question (the answer to which is I have never done it in all my decades punting since the cost went above £1), but I always say my one talent is in finding money on the ground.

 

I once must have let £50 fall out my pocket soon after going to atm (a long time ago when £50 bought you something) and I set myself to pick up enough money to repay myself; a bit later could recall £50 picked up in notes alone, let alone all the other coins.

 

3 years ago a bus failed to turn up and it cost me £29 taxi fare to get home so I set myself to recoup that and I am just a few pounds short now - but there seems to be less money lying about these days - recession etc i suppose...

 

Before you say it, I have no idea how much money I have dropped since that £50 but I am sure there has been some.

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Dont feel odd, I had to give a guy ten pounds change in a fiver and a handful of silver coinage the other day, I didnt feel odd.

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Dont feel odd, I had to give a guy ten pounds change in a fiver and a handful of silver coinage the other day, I didnt feel odd.

 

..but it may well be the first time in punting history that a chap left an escort with a heavier weight in his trousers than when he arrived  <_<

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I find wandering around with all that shrapnel in my pocket does nothing for the hang of my Armani  <_<

 

I am one of these pain in the arses for people on the tills. I always try to get rid of my change by rounding up a coffee a t say 2.25 by handing over a fiver plus 25p. One does have to look after one's Armani  :)

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I find wandering around with all that shrapnel in my pocket does nothing for the hang of my Armani  <_<

 

I am one of these pain in the arses for people on the tills. I always try to get rid of my change by rounding up a coffee a t say 2.25 by handing over a fiver plus 25p. One does have to look after one's Armani  :)

I've heard it called many things but..............

Italian stallion?

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Up to 5% of pound coins are fakes aren't they ?

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I know we regularly came across fake pound coins in work tuckbox (not people deliberately trying to cheat, just coins they'd had in change spent there etc).

 

On that front do girls tend to accept/reject £50 notes given the number of shops that don't take them due to fakes?

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i am odd, so don't be feeling me..........................

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I was once paid £50 in pound coins in a Tesco bag, Took half the booking to count them! 

 

I wish I'd asked if he'd had a win on a fruit machine or what! 

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I know we regularly came across fake pound coins in work tuckbox (not people deliberately trying to cheat, just coins they'd had in change spent there etc).

 

On that front do girls tend to accept/reject £50 notes given the number of shops that don't take them due to fakes?

 

Is there a simple way to be able to tell they are fake coins then?

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I know we regularly came across fake pound coins in work tuckbox (not people deliberately trying to cheat, just coins they'd had in change spent there etc).

On that front do girls tend to accept/reject £50 notes given the number of shops that don't take them due to fakes?

I don't accept £50 notes anymore I did before and never once received a fake one (not that I know of) but now it's getting easier to replicate them and there were a few posts on Saafe about getting fake £50 notes which made me stop accepting them. Since I've made it clear on my profile I don't accept them nobody has paid me with them luckily!

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On that front do girls tend to accept/reject £50 notes given the number of shops that don't take them due to fakes?

 

 

I don't accept £50 notes anymore I did before and never once received a fake one (not that I know of) but now it's getting easier to replicate them and there were a few posts on Saafe about getting fake £50 notes which made me stop accepting them. Since I've made it clear on my profile I don't accept them nobody has paid me with them luckily!

 

As it became more common to find fake £50 notes, I stopped using them to pay SP's, and used only £20's. Saved a lot of embarrassment on both sides, I think ;)

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Only slightly off topic, but can we pay with Scottish notes?

 

I have never had to use coins for paying for a punt. I generally sort out the cash a day or two ahead to avoid such a scenario! ^_^

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It wont happen soon, but I think 20 years from now we will be paying in UKash or Ffrees card or similar non cash cash.  Because cash will vanish.  

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Is there a simple way to be able to tell they are fake coins then?

 

Yes and no - a lot of them its fairly easy to tell if you compare side to side with a real one or even spend a bit of time examining them. The problem is people don't tend to have that time - they are handed their change and just put it away; shops may look a bit annoyed if you spent 5 minutes examining your change.

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It wont happen soon, but I think 20 years from now we will be paying in UKash or Ffrees card or similar non cash cash.  Because cash will vanish.  

that will kill off punting. punting relies on the audit trail free transactions that are cash

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Irrelevant to the initial question (the answer to which is I have never done it in all my decades punting since the cost went above £1), but I always say my one talent is in finding money on the ground.

 

I once must have let £50 fall out my pocket soon after going to atm (a long time ago when £50 bought you something) and I set myself to pick up enough money to repay myself; a bit later could recall £50 picked up in notes alone, let alone all the other coins.

 

3 years ago a bus failed to turn up and it cost me £29 taxi fare to get home so I set myself to recoup that and I am just a few pounds short now - but there seems to be less money lying about these days - recession etc i suppose...

 

Before you say it, I have no idea how much money I have dropped since that £50 but I am sure there has been some.

:D   A man on a mission!  I admire your determination Viv......... but be careful where you walk when you have your head down along those pavements....... you could have a collision and end up injured or injure someone else!

 

To answer the o q     I wouldn't mind pound coins at all.... they come in damn handy when out shopping.  Many shops are grateful for change... some foik automatically reach for a note when paying for goods...... when they have a pile of change at hand.

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I find wandering around with all that shrapnel in my pocket does nothing for the hang of my Armani  <_<

 

I am one of these pain in the arses for people on the tills. I always try to get rid of my change by rounding up a coffee a t say 2.25 by handing over a fiver plus 25p. One does have to look after one's Armani  :)

The perfect customer.Saves me bank runs restocking change.Unfortunately most people just can't be arsed.

 

Up to 5% of pound coins are fakes aren't they ?

Personally i'd say higher.On average,every bag i get from the bank has between one to the fake coins in them.That unfortunately means the nags weigh up fine so the banks don't check

 

Is there a simple way to be able to tell they are fake coins then?

Yep.It's very rare to get them in the correct colour.A crappy spray gold seems to be the most usual shade.Also lots make a high tinny sound when clashed with real coins to the point you can hear fakes in a bag.They hate it when you point this out in the bank.

 

I don't accept £50 notes anymore I did before and never once received a fake one (not that I know of) but now it's getting easier to replicate them and there were a few posts on Saafe about getting fake £50 notes which made me stop accepting them. Since I've made it clear on my profile I don't accept them nobody has paid me with them luckily!

Quite the opposite.So far they still havent managed the raised print or the hologrames nor the correct feel paper.Passing fakes depends on people being busy,the places being busy and dark,people being distracted,or slipping them into wadges.

As for no longer accepting them.Are you more likely to notice forgeries if handed only a couple of notes or if slipped in amongst a wadge of tenners?

 

As it became more common to find fake £50 notes, I stopped using them to pay SP's, and used only £20's. Saved a lot of embarrassment on both sides, I think ;)

More common?Quite the opposite.With the old nifty being the highest English note,so the most to lose people check them,double check etc.In some places they even have to have a suppervisor check them so for most people the fifty isnt worth even attempting.The most common forged notes are mainly scores.Good return with fewer checks.

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I collect all my loose change and bank it. It pays for Christmas. I have begun to collect £1 coins and who knows what they will finance! And now I have another paranoid worry in my life, forgeries.

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Has anyone drawn attention to themselves by creating an almighty racket  tipping a huge bag of coins into the Coinstar machines in supermarkets?

 

This is what I do with my saved up change...... maybe twice a year I tip it out and count it at home first to make sure the machine is correct....... 

 

it is like free money isn't it?

 

:rolleyes:

 

(always a few duds and fakes not accepted though....... which are redistributed  in the shops)

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Has anyone drawn attention to themselves by creating an almighty racket  tipping a huge bag of coins into the Coinstar machines in supermarkets?

 

This is what I do with my saved up change...... maybe twice a year I tip it out and count it at home first to make sure the machine is correct....... 

 

it is like free money isn't it?

 

:rolleyes:

 

(always a few duds and fakes not accepted though....... which are redistributed  in the shops)

 

 

Everyday at the end of the day..coins go into a jar, three times a year I count and wrap the coins before heading to the bank.. every time the bank clerk says "just bring them in loose,our machine will count the coins and credit your account". Just don't trust the bank and it's machines to count anything in my favor.

 

Saved coins (after conversion to notes)  have paid for extended booking time.

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