Use A $2 Bill At Best Buy; Get Arrested

from the friendly-service dept

There’s an old net.legend that’s been passed around plenty of times about a Taco Bell employee refusing to take a $2 bill, because he thought it wasn’t real. It’s not entirely surprising, given the rarity of the $2 bill in common usage. However, it appears Best Buy has taken that Taco Bell story to an entirely different level where they decided to have a customer arrested for using $2 bills. Apparently, no one at the store or in the local police force recognized that $2 bills are perfectly legal currency.

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Oliver Wendell Jones (profile) says:

Re: I had a friend who used them..

I get a stack of them from the bank if I know I’m going to a strip club (i.e., bachelor party, out-of-town clients, etc) and use them instead of singles.

In a dimly lit environment it’s still obvious that they’re American currency, but they’re definately not $1 bills, so the girls treat you a little nicer.

Saves you from having to tip them $5s or higher.

TJ says:

Never going to Best Buy

I have lost count of how many rotten stories I’ve seen about Best Buy. A Best Buy has finally opened up nearby, but no way I’m even going to check it out. With the way they profile and grill customers, discourage browsing, try to cheat customers out of rebates, and now having a customer arrested that they’d mistreated to begin with?! Is Best Buy trying to steal Microsoft’s crown of most hated tech company?

Silverjets says:

Wait....back that up.....

For Baltimore County police, said spokesman Bill Toohey, “It’s a sign that we’re all a little nervous in the post-9/11 world.”

Someone please explain to me what paying in $2 bills (legal United States tender) has to do with 9/11?

Is this now the “catch-all” excuse for stupidity?

Happygolucky says:

Little known fact

The $2.00 bill was originally made to cover the $2 bet at the horse track. FACT.

the fact that a whole town didn’t know of the exsistance of them as legal tender goes to show you that “No child left behind act.” might have been just a little to late in the making, maybe we should go back and get the ones we forgot.

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