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  1. #1
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    FREAKY WEIRD: Half dollars rejected today!!!

    Okay...this is freaky weird!!!!

    We decided to order a pizza from Papa Murphy's tonight.

    "Okay, that will be $11" the teenage cashier said.

    I started laying out halves in rows of five dollars, just like I always do at retail establishments.

    "Ummm. Ummm. I can't take those" the cashier said, and quickly called for the store manager, who was also so young that I would be surprised if she had a driver's license.

    "I'm sorry, sir, we don't accept those, or gold dollars. Our bank won't take them" the manager said.

    "What?? Your bank won't take them?? Which bank is that??"

    "Fifth-Third. They don't allow us to deposit half dollars or the gold dollars. We have a business account there, and business accounts cannot deposit halves or gold dollars" she said.

    I stood and argued that I had bought lots of halves from Fifth-Third and that I was spending legal currency.

    "Oh, I know they are okay to spend, but we just don't take them. If that is all you have, the pizza is free" she replied.

    "But I don't want something I didn't pay for...I just want to leave the halves with you" I said.

    "Sorry, but I can't take them. Enjoy the pizza. It is on us" the manager said. "Really, it is on us" she added.

    I tried to reason with them, and tried to pay several times, but she would hear none of it.

    "If you are upset, you can call the owner. He told us that our bank won't accept them." the manager girl said.

    I stood there absolutely dumbfounded, and tried again (many times) to pay with my halves. I even told them to take the halves, and throw them in the trash if they wished.

    Every week, we spend at least $200 in halves...often much more than that...and people are excited to receive them as payment, and hardly ever have we had someone be negative about them, save a curmudgeon at a post office once.

    On one hand, I do feel bad that Papa Murphy's gave me a free pizza because they hate halves or are misinformed.

    On the other hand, I feel that if they are that dumb, I'll take the free pizza.

    What would you have done?

    How would you feel?

    Should I swing back into Papa Murphy's tomorrow and give them $11 in greenbacks, or even dimes? (LOL about the dimes)

  2. #2
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    Re: FREAKY WEIRD: Half dollars rejected today!!!

    Free Pizza is Awesome. Don't argue, Just accept it. I'll take your halves if you don't want them.
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    Re: FREAKY WEIRD: Half dollars rejected today!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by clovis97
    ...We have a business account there, and business accounts cannot deposit halves or gold dollars" she said...

    I have seen this posted at a bank on a road trip somewhere - can't remember where or what bank, but I do remember seeing a sign that said business accounts could no longer deposit halves or dollar coins.

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    Re: FREAKY WEIRD: Half dollars rejected today!!!

    That's funny. Every time I spend them people are psyched to get them.

    I would swing in and pay the manager that gave you the pizza. Just say thank you for the other day and hand her some cash.

    I agree with SS. The dollar coins are going to be in your pocket in no time.


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    Re: FREAKY WEIRD: Half dollars rejected today!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by silver spoon
    no joke yesterday i read a article in the newspaper about the government getting ride of 1 dollar bills by 2013 and going to the gold coins full time because the fed wants to save money dont you worry in 2 years halfs and gold dollars will make a strong comeback i guarantee it!!Remember this post ya all!!
    This has only been discussed by the gubermint, nothing finalized. I've also seen your "guarantees" in the past so I'm not worried!
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    Re: FREAKY WEIRD: Half dollars rejected today!!!

    Almost forgot, thanks Clovis for telling us where to get free pizza!
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  7. #7
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    Re: FREAKY WEIRD: Half dollars rejected today!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by enamel7
    Almost forgot, thanks Clovis for telling us where to get free pizza!
    HH
    enamel7
    I've never had Papa Murphy's. Is it any good? Is it really worth cooking your own?

  8. #8
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    Oct 2011
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    Re: FREAKY WEIRD: Half dollars rejected today!!!

    Just pay for it with dollar bills. They weren't being jerks - they were being nice and even offered it to you for free to avoid a scene.

    Running a business isn't easy. Just pay them with bills if they can't accept the halves.

    I wouldn't be enjoying that pizza knowing that I hadn't paid for it while I could have.
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    Re: FREAKY WEIRD: Half dollars rejected today!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ArkieBassMan
    Quote Originally Posted by clovis97
    ...We have a business account there, and business accounts cannot deposit halves or gold dollars" she said...

    I have seen this posted at a bank on a road trip somewhere - can't remember where or what bank, but I do remember seeing a sign that said business accounts could no longer deposit halves or dollar coins.
    Very interesting...I had never heard that until tonight.

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    Re: FREAKY WEIRD: Half dollars rejected today!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by SeaninNH
    That's funny. Every time I spend them people are psyched to get them.
    Same here...and we spend lots of halves every week...a minimum of $200, but usually much more than that.

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    Re: FREAKY WEIRD: Half dollars rejected today!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Diver_Down
    Quote Originally Posted by enamel7
    Almost forgot, thanks Clovis for telling us where to get free pizza!
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    enamel7
    I've never had Papa Murphy's. Is it any good? Is it really worth cooking your own?
    Actually, it is pretty decent. Of course, it is not high end pizza that you would find in the big city that costs $35 per pizza...but if you are used to Dominos, Pizza Hut, Papa Johns, it is pretty good.

    When PM first came to town, they advertised and sold a bunch of pizza at very low prices. They have pushed their prices up since then, but you can get more pizza with more toppings for a lower price than Pizza Hut, even when Pizza Hut is running a special.

    Years ago, I was in Utah, and stopped in to order a pizza, not knowing they did not bake pizzas for people. At the time, I couldn't imagine why anyone would want to buy an uncooked pizza. After PM moved to town, and when they used to run the 5.99 two topping large pizza, we often had them twice a week!!!

  12. #12
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    Re: FREAKY WEIRD: Half dollars rejected today!!!

    Clovis, that was a weird situation! Never heard of something like that before. Especially the gold dollar. People are clamoring to get their hands on anything gold lately. You deserved the free pizza.

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    Re: FREAKY WEIRD: Half dollars rejected today!!!

    have some body get the car pull up to the curb grab the pizza and put the half dollars on the counter and before they can react get in car and peel away. .

    hey you asked.

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    Re: FREAKY WEIRD: Half dollars rejected today!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by byzanthia
    Just pay for it with dollar bills. They weren't being jerks - they were being nice and even offered it to you for free to avoid a scene.

    Running a business isn't easy. Just pay them with bills if they can't accept the halves.

    I wouldn't be enjoying that pizza knowing that I hadn't paid for it while I could have.
    The manager and cashier was very, very friendly and cheerful. I was just stunned to think that they wouldn't accept my halves. It was too much for my meager mind to handle at one time: They wouldn't accept my halves, and they were just giving me a pizza at no charge.

    I still don't understand why they didn't accept my halves, and take them to the bank located in the same parking lot, and cash them in on a personal account sometime tomorrow.

    I literally couldn't have paid for the pizza with bills. I rarely carry any cash other than halves, and I did not have any cash other than about $13 in half dollars.

    Anyone that knows me will tell you that I am honest to a fault. They would also tell you that I don't want anything in life that I didn't earn myself...I would never try to get over on someone just so I could get it for free. I don't cheat, scam or play games that benefit me at the expense of others...not other people, businesses (big or small), and I don't cheat the government.


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    Feb 2010
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    Re: FREAKY WEIRD: Half dollars rejected today!!!

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