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Quote from: Alan71 on October 09, 2017, 05:30:23 PMI'm getting a bit fed up with the news stories today about the old pound. These are pretty much the stories the media is hyping:Poundland are prepared to accept the old pounds after the deadline in case customers still have them.
Quote from: chrisild on October 10, 2017, 09:42:45 AM Will they?
Quote from: chrisild on October 10, 2017, 09:42:45 AMAdmittedly I do not mind having such deadlines, but from "around here" I am used to fixed dates. Say, you can use a certain type or denomination until date X, and maybe turn them in for another X years. Not sure about the UK, but I assume that shopkeepers who accept the old coins will later still be able to turn them in. Will they? Christian
Quote from: Alan71 on October 10, 2017, 10:53:09 AMThis is a first for UK coins. All previous withdrawn coins (pre-decimal coins, half penny, old size 5p, 10p and 50p) weren't redeemable at banks after the six month changeover period.
Quote from: <k> on October 10, 2017, 02:05:37 PMThere were notices on all the Lidl self-service machines this morning saying that they no longer accepted round pounds, and you would have to go to the manned tills instead. They didn't say "manned" tho - I can't remember the phrase they used. Well, Lidl is german, chrisild is German, so I'm blaming chrisild and am demanding compensation: a 15¼ euro note by the end of the week, or he's banned!
Quote from: Alan71 on October 14, 2017, 11:01:00 PMPerhaps it was a mistake to make people/shop owners aware that the old pounds can be traded-in at banks for an unspecified period (perhaps indefinitely).
Quote from: EWC on October 15, 2017, 08:33:26 AMAfraid I find this suggestion troublesome in a general and very fundamental way. Can it ever be a mistake to tell people the truth?