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Quote from: Alan71 on October 15, 2017, 11:27:22 AM That's half the trouble with the world today - no one wants to take responsibility for anything.
Quote from: <k> on October 15, 2017, 01:16:32 PMAs for the inbuilt inflation in the system, since the Great Depression politicians and economists have been terrified of deflation, therefore they tolerate a (hopefully) small amount of inflation annually.
Quote from: <k>But how long do people think is "reasonable" anyway? How many people would want to return a double florin to the bank or spend it in a shop? A 400-year-old man might be interested in returning his 1694 bank notes to the Bank of England, but only a fool would do that, as you'd get more for them as collector items.
Quote from: FosseWay on October 20, 2017, 09:28:49 PMIf it is written into a country's legal code that coins will become invalid for commerce x months after an announcement, and then irredeemable at the central bank x years after that, then I don't see what the problem is. I don't see why the state (and by extension society) should have to pander to the whims of the unobservant. On the other hand, if either the law or custom and practice have dictated one policy in the past and it then changes without warning, decent publicity and/or a reasonable explanation, then I think that is unreasonable.
Quote from: Alan71 on October 15, 2017, 12:50:13 PMIf any shop dares to give me one after today (and preferably not today either) then they will soon be told where they can shove it!
Quote from: Alan71 on October 28, 2017, 03:02:34 PMOK, so she might not have realised when she gave it me, but to then make out I was the liar just takes the proverbial. She presumably accepted it without realising and then gave it back out.
Quote from: Figleaf on October 28, 2017, 07:00:42 PMDuring the same trip, we were also able to offload an old fiver to a bank. Strangely, it seems that my wife's foreign accent attracts demonetised stuff.