Trailer Life Magazine Open Roads Forum: Paper currency refused
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in RVing in Canada and Alaska

Open Roads Forum  >  RVing in Canada and Alaska  >  Canada

 > Paper currency refused

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next
Sponsored By:
GordonThree

Northern Michigan

Senior Member

Joined: 05/19/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/11/18 04:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Two different places refused to accept my $20 CAD notes, 1991 issue, so they're paper and not plastic.

Couldn't find anything official on government websites about paper losing legal tender status.

What gives and what can I do?


2013 KZ Sportsmen Classic 200, 20 ft TT
2017 Ram 2500 4x4, 6.4 HEMI, 4.10 / Auto

azrving

Quartzsite

Senior Member

Joined: 05/17/2013

View Profile



Posted: 10/11/18 04:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not sure what to tell you but I have a strong feeling that you wont do well when they get to the point of wanting us to have that chip thingy implanted! [emoticon]

Sam Spade

North Central Florida

Senior Member

Joined: 11/05/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/11/18 04:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Are you actually IN Canada when trying to use Canadian money ?
If so, stop by a bank and ask them.

If you are in the US, I think you shouldn't be too surprised since a Canadian $20 is currently only worth about $15.40 USD.


'07 Damon Outlaw 3611
CanAm Spyder in the "trunk"

agesilaus

North Florida

Senior Member

Joined: 05/06/2008

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Online
Posted: 10/11/18 04:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Take it to a bank


Glendale Titanium 29E34TS fifth wheel
2012 Ford F-350 4WD Lariat 6.7L
PullRite OE Series Super5th 18K
Superbumper


MDKMDK

Canada

Senior Member

Joined: 10/15/2008

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/11/18 04:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

GordonThree wrote:

Two different places refused to accept my $20 CAD notes, 1991 issue, so they're paper and not plastic.

Couldn't find anything official on government websites about paper losing legal tender status.

What gives and what can I do?


Find a big 5 chartered bank (BMO, RBC, BNS, TDCT, or CIBC), explain the problem to a teller, and ask them if they'll exchange the paper notes for plastic ones.
First time I've ever heard of anything like this, but it doesn't surprise me.
Good luck.


Mike.
2018 Navion 24V "Goldilocks" 2016 JKU "Red" (sold @ ???)
2016 Sunstar 26HE (sold @ 4600 miles)
2002 Roadtrek C190P (sold @ 315,000kms)

cshippey

Pecan Park

New Member

Joined: 10/11/2018

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/11/18 04:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Try taking them to a Canadian bank and exchange them.

GordonThree

Northern Michigan

Senior Member

Joined: 05/19/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/11/18 04:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I guess it should have been obvious to me, take them to a bank. Thanks for the quick replies!

BTW Thunder Bay ON is beautiful, fall colors, big fluffy snowflakes, waterfalls everywhere.

romore

Okanagan valley British Columbia

Senior Member

Joined: 09/18/2010

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/11/18 06:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am actually not surprised, ourr currency has been upgraded several times since then to make it more secure. Heck, the clerk was probably not old enough to recognize it.[emoticon]

FLY 4 FUN

Alberta

Senior Member

Joined: 11/27/2004

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/11/18 08:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

romore wrote:

I am actually not surprised, ourr currency has been upgraded several times since then to make it more secure. Heck, the clerk was probably not old enough to recognize it.[emoticon]


Lol...nailed it!

Probably looked completely fake to the vendor


2012 Dodge Ram 3500 crew SB 4x4 CTD 3.73
2015 Brookstone 315RL
2009 Colorado 29BHS (sold 2015)
05 Jayflight 29BHS (sold 2008)
99 Jayco Eagle 12SO (sold 2005)

Yosemite Sam1

Under the pines.

Senior Member

Joined: 03/28/2018

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 10/11/18 08:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If I remember my experience in monetary matters correctly, currencies can no longer be valid 6 months from issuance of new notes.

It is called legal tender and anyone who refused it in exchange for value is an illegal act under some limitations, example, 1 cent coins are legal tender only in 100 pcs.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  RVing in Canada and Alaska  >  Canada

 > Paper currency refused
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in RVing in Canada and Alaska


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2018 CWI, Inc. © 2018 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS