Scottish Money

Fed up talking videogames? Why?
mrspax
Member
Joined in 2014

PostScottish Money
by mrspax » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:51 pm

Fatal Exception wrote:£8 from an airport in London? Did you live in Hounslow? :dread:


London CITY

I lived on the Isle of Dogs.

Hounslow? I do love London, but I'm not an idiot. Horrid part of the world. Regardless of the flight path!!!

That said, probably more than 8 quid from Heathrow to Hounslow!!!

User avatar
No:1 Final Fantasy Fan
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: UK

PostRe: Scottish Money
by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:52 pm

LOL yeah bring back as much Scottish notes as you can. Its fun watching the reactions you get from cashiers. Tbh the Clydesdale bank ones etc are really unfamiliar to me.
But even an RBS note left me stood waiting for a supervisor at Waitrose. I wanted to ask her if she had ever heard of RBS?

User avatar
LewisD
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: L3wisD
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Contact:

PostRe: Scottish Money
by LewisD » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:57 pm

Scottish notes are far better looking.

User avatar
Cheeky Devlin
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: The Dark And Lonely Regions, Where Nobody Goes.
Contact:

PostRe: Scottish Money
by Cheeky Devlin » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:03 pm

LewisD wrote:Scottish notes are far better looking.

This.
Our money looks awesome.

Strangely enough I'm just back from a Stag weekend in England and I was dreading the inevitable "I can't accept that" arguments. Luckily there were only two occasions that a supervisor got brought over and both times it was a simple "Yes you can take that note" so no real problems. Though the Australian girl in Walkabout in Derby looked utterly baffled when I handed her a crisp £20 scottish note. :lol:

Check out some of our stuff!
Image Image Image

JOIN OUR MINECRAFT REALM HERE!
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
User avatar
E-Man
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Edinburgh

PostRe: Scottish Money
by E-Man » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:10 pm

If you ever have difficulty getting rid of notes in England you can just shove them in the self service machines at supermarkets.

One of my mates handed over a tenner to some barman in Cambridge and he went to get his supervisor. "How much is this worth?" he asked, to which the supervisor replied "...ten." The giant £10 written on it obviously wasn't clear enough.

RBS notes > Bank of Scotland notes > Clydesdale Bank notes

User avatar
Ad7
Member
Joined in 2009

PostRe: Scottish Money
by Ad7 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:11 pm

LewisD wrote:Scottish notes are far better looking.


Even their bank notes are drunk, dem built in beer goggles.

User avatar
CuriousOyster
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Glasgow

PostRe: Scottish Money
by CuriousOyster » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:24 pm

This really baffles me. Foreign women in a shop in a random shopping centre in London said something to me in another language, ran away with my £20 note to another side of the centre and returned 5 minutes later. Though I was being had, fo sho.

User avatar
Corazon de Leon
Doctor ♥
Joined in 2008
AKA: Deadpool / sntaa

PostRe: Scottish Money
by Corazon de Leon » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:30 pm

I'm in London for two weeks in April. I reckon I'll take down £200 in Scottish tenners, and spend my time messing with shop workers.

I'm an awful person. 8-)

Image Image
bear
Member
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Scottish Money
by bear » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:35 pm

KKLEIN wrote:Michael McIntyre did a joke .

That's a lie.

mrspax
Member
Joined in 2014

PostScottish Money
by mrspax » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:42 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:I'm in London for two weeks in April. I reckon I'll take down £200 in Scottish tenners, and spend my time messing with shop workers.

I'm an awful person. 8-)


Until they refuse to let you pay for goods with your toy money.

Won't be so 8-) then will ya!

User avatar
Corazon de Leon
Doctor ♥
Joined in 2008
AKA: Deadpool / sntaa

PostRe: Scottish Money
by Corazon de Leon » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:53 pm

mrspax wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:I'm in London for two weeks in April. I reckon I'll take down £200 in Scottish tenners, and spend my time messing with shop workers.

I'm an awful person. 8-)


Until they refuse to let you pay for goods with your toy money.

Won't be so 8-) then will ya!


Then I play the race card and make them feel bad about it. IZ IT CUZ I IZ SCOTTISH?

Image Image
User avatar
No:1 Final Fantasy Fan
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: UK

PostRe: Scottish Money
by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:56 am

I feel superior when using British notes with our Queen on in Scotland lol dunno why I know its silly
Scottish notes are awesome

User avatar
Pacman
Member
Joined in 2009

PostRe: Scottish Money
by Pacman » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:48 am

I worked in a bar and the first time I saw a Scottish note I had to ask my supervisor :lol: Was looking forward to the day when it would happen again and I'd get to show off how worldly I was by already knowing about them and not needing to ask anyone... but that day never came :(

IIRC businesses aren't obligated to take them but we did.

User avatar
Stugene
Member ♥
Joined in 2011
AKA: Handsome Man Stugene
Location: handsomemantown
Contact:

PostRe: Scottish Money
by Stugene » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:07 am

I just accept the note. It's not my money if its fake :slol:

Image
Taint
User avatar
Jay Adama
Emeritus
Joined in 2008
Location: Edinburgh/Tokyo

PostRe: Scottish Money
by Jay Adama » Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:29 pm

I was coming back from Tokyo one time and obviously I had bought a fuckload of stuff so my suitcase was heavier than my allowance. At the time it was:

Up to 23kg - no fee
23kg-32kg - £50 flat fee (in local currency)
32kg and over - too heavy for the plane.

They weighed my then-girlfriend's case and it was 17kg which we were pretty pleased with. Then they weighed mine and it was 36 odd :oops: Cue us opening our cases in the middle of Narita airport while I shovelled what I hoped to be around 5kg of Sega Saturn games into my girlfriend's case. We managed to get the weights right so she was still under 23kg and mine was under 32kg so only £50 to pay.

I didn't have enough Yen left but had some sterling on me so went to get it changed into Yen to make up the difference. There were 2 places, I went to the one with the shorter cue and handed over £35 - one English fiver, and a Scottish tenner and 20. The woman at the counter told me she couldn't accept the Scottish notes. I protested but she was having none of it, she was being kind of shitty about it too which was the first time I had experienced that in Japan, normally they bend over backwards to help you or, in the event that they can't, are ridiculously apologetic.

So I went to the other kiosk, bricking it at the thought of having to leave a bunch of stuff behind if I couldn't pay the fee. They guy looked at my notes and, after some consideration, asked me to wait a minute. He then returned with this giant strawberry floating tome of a binder which he then opened up and it had pictures of every banknote in the world (I presume, anyway). He flipped to the Scotland page and they had pictures of every single RBS, BoS and Clydesdale note in circulation. He checked my notes and handed over my Yen with a smile. My faith in Japanese customer service, and their incredible practical nature and attention to detail, was restored :wub:

So I don't feel bad about handing over Scottish notes in England, if they accept them in Japan they can strawberry floating well accept them in England.

User avatar
Fatal Exception
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Racist chinese lover
Location: ಠ_ಠ

PostRe: Scottish Money
by Fatal Exception » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:17 pm

Imagine still using cash in 2015.

The above post, unless specifically stated to the contrary, should not be taken seriously. If the above post has offended you in any way, please fill in this form and return it to your nearest moderator.
Image
User avatar
bigcheez2k3
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Scottish Money
by bigcheez2k3 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:21 pm

You're on of 'those' people :dread:

Preezy wrote:She's the hottest thing to come out of the Ukraine since the Chernobyl fallout cloud :shifty:


I didded a youtube thing Clicky!
User avatar
TheTurnipKing
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Scottish Money
by TheTurnipKing » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:26 pm

Lotus wrote:To be fair you never see Scottish/NI notes in England, so it's not exactly shocking when people don't recognise them or question their validity.

It's what you might call a chicken and egg situation. No-one uses them because they're such a ballache to deal with.

mrspax
Member
Joined in 2014

PostScottish Money
by mrspax » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:37 pm

I am not sure thats really true. I suspect when the cash gets banked, the monopoly money gets sent back where it belongs :)

User avatar
Corazon de Leon
Doctor ♥
Joined in 2008
AKA: Deadpool / sntaa

PostRe: Scottish Money
by Corazon de Leon » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:38 pm

mrspax wrote:I am not sure thats really true. I suspect when the cash gets banked, the monopoly money gets sent back where it belongs :)


The Bank of England?

Image Image

Return to “Stuff”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: BID0, Blue Eyes, Finish.Last, Garth, Gemini73, Grumpy David, KjGarly, lex-man, Lime, OrangeRKN, Preezy, Return_of_the_STAR, Squinty, Tineash, wensleydale and 68 guests