Pay by cash (£50 notes) Argos

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Found 30th Dec 2014
I've got a bit of a problem with my debit card at the moment (Can withdraw cash but it just won't work when I try and use it in a shop! A new one is on the way).

Anyway I'm looking at making a £500 purchase at Argos. Does anyone know if they accept £50 notes? As I have a few at home from a casino win a while back which I might as well use!

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Not sure if Argos accept Legal tender. Better take Monopoly set as backup.
they dont accept cash anymore, only plastic or rubber nomwhatimsayin
Edited by: "Cow_Milk" 30th Dec 2014
I had a couple of £50 notes a few months back, I used one in argos and one in the pound shop. They just got a supervisor / manager to check first.
splatsplatsplat

Not sure if Argos accept Legal tender. Better take Monopoly set as backup.



lol
sooey76

I had a couple of £50 notes a few months back, I used one in argos and … I had a couple of £50 notes a few months back, I used one in argos and one in the pound shop. They just got a supervisor / manager to check first.



i can confirm, i was £50 note
Just change the notes to 20s.... Not too difficult.
seriously you just teleported back from a world of notes are not legal tender. . of course they accept bloody fifty pound notes.
There won't be a problem... They will just get a manager to authorise sale.
Lol

The worst question I've seen on hukd

Yes its fine.

If you need advice on how to breath too just let us know.
They will only not accept if there fake lool
amnar

seriously you just teleported back from a world of notes are not legal … seriously you just teleported back from a world of notes are not legal tender. . of course they accept bloody fifty pound notes.


Wow, pretty aggressive for what is potentially your first post...
Why don't you just ring the store up and explain?
amnar

seriously you just teleported back from a world of notes are not legal … seriously you just teleported back from a world of notes are not legal tender. . of course they accept bloody fifty pound notes.


There are loads of retailers that won't accept £50 notes, even though they are obligated to, due to the risk of counterfeit notes. Especially where multiple notes are used.
I had 2 shops refuse my £50's once, it was early and neither had enough change apparently! also the self service machine in Tesco didn't take them either.
alot of places refuse 50 pound notes but it's mainly the smaller shops Argos should be ok
Come on be honest you made them yourself didnt you ;-)
amnar

seriously you just teleported back from a world of notes are not legal … seriously you just teleported back from a world of notes are not legal tender. . of course they accept bloody fifty pound notes.



They would probably phone the police if the notes were in that condition.
of course! what a stupid question.

unless your notes are fake then no.
You should be fine but if you're worried send some over to me and I will try them out for you
Snake

You should be fine but if you're worried send some over to me and I will … You should be fine but if you're worried send some over to me and I will try them out for you



lol, was thinking the same
mutley1

of course! what a stupid question.



Is OP related to Levis24?
A lot of shops refuse £50 notes especially multiple, you should be ok with Argos OP once you explain the situation.
I think the OP has a valid point. Many shops, particularly small ones refuse to take £50 notes or will cause such a hassle like get the Manager involved. If you use multiple £50 notes in a small store (independent), forget it. However, larger stores like Argos will be generally OK, but will carry out a few check, either using a pen, UV light and even trying to rub the colour off onto a cloth or paper. They may call the manager if you present multiple £50 notes and they are unsure that they are genuine.

Sadly it goes with the territory if you use notes that are of high value and have been known to be the most widely counterfeited.

OP you will be alright, just will take a little longer than if you had used smaller notes or card.
Of course, a shop can refuse any method of payment for whatever reason they like.

Legal tender only means that it cannot be refused as a means of repaying a debt.
I wish i had a meme generator.
mutley1

of course! what a stupid question.unless your notes are fake then no.



Almost as stupid as most of the questions posted by yourself !
Edited by: "takethatfan1978" 30th Dec 2014
If you apply for their Argos Card it allows you to "buy now, pay later", interest-free for up to 12 months. Buy whatever you want to buy on that, and then they cannot refuse your £50 notes as it's to settle a debt.

Although that may be more hassle than simply taking the £50's to your bank X)
takethatfan1978

Almost as stupid as most of the questions posted by yourself !



never this stupid though. a large store refusing to accept £50 notes? oh come on. guess people are not used to having £50 notes to spend. for reference, all large stores accept £50 notes unless you only purchase something for £1 and hand over £50 expecting change then they may not like it as it means you empty their till of change.

small local shops may not be keen on £50 notes but that is because they don't want to give you back lots of change that they need and you would probably spend only a few quid in a small store so handing over £50 means they would need to give you back a lot in change which they will not like doing.
Cow_Milk

i can confirm, i was £50 note



Thank goodness someone banned this racist.
mutley1

never this stupid though. a large store refusing to accept £50 notes? … never this stupid though. a large store refusing to accept £50 notes? oh come on. guess people are not used to having £50 notes to spend. for reference, all large stores accept £50 notes unless you only purchase something for £1 and hand over £50 expecting change then they may not like it as it means you empty their till of change.small local shops may not be keen on £50 notes but that is because they don't want to give you back lots of change that they need and you would probably spend only a few quid in a small store so handing over £50 means they would need to give you back a lot in change which they will not like doing.


wasn't your last thread begging for vouchers that had already expired?
mutley1

never this stupid though. a large store refusing to accept £50 notes? … never this stupid though. a large store refusing to accept £50 notes? oh come on. guess people are not used to having £50 notes to spend. for reference, all large stores accept £50 notes unless you only purchase something for £1 and hand over £50 expecting change then they may not like it as it means you empty their till of change.small local shops may not be keen on £50 notes but that is because they don't want to give you back lots of change that they need and you would probably spend only a few quid in a small store so handing over £50 means they would need to give you back a lot in change which they will not like doing.



Is there really any need for you to be so patronising? There was no need to waffle on about stores accepting £50 to me,I didn't have the query.

And yes some people may not often have £50 notes in their pocket regularly.its nothing to do with not having money to spend.I for one very rarely carry cash especially large amounts,I feel safer using my debit card and it is more convenient for me. If I see people with large amounts of money in shops I always think they have been up to something dodgy! Having £50 notes on you does not make you any better or any more well off than the next person.

And yes mutely you have asked stupid things in the past,was there really any need to ask if sainsburys would accept returns of lemsip or if you could use your debit card for large amounts?? Probably not lol
Not a stupid question in the slighest I have worked somewhere which refused point blank to accept £50 notes.
takethatfan1978

Is there really any need for you to be so patronising? There was no need … Is there really any need for you to be so patronising? There was no need to waffle on about stores accepting £50 to me,I didn't have the query.And yes some people may not often have £50 notes in their pocket regularly.its nothing to do with not having money to spend.I for one very rarely carry cash especially large amounts,I feel safer using my debit card and it is more convenient for me. If I see people with large amounts of money in shops I always think they have been up to something dodgy! Having £50 notes on you does not make you any better or any more well off than the next person.And yes mutely you have asked stupid things in the past,was there really any need to ask if sainsburys would accept returns of lemsip or if you could use your debit card for large amounts?? Probably not lol



You know, when I have cash on me, I always feel like people think I've been up to something dodgy! Ie, paying for an Xbox One in cash in Argos - not £50 notes but, still! Like others have said, should be no issue other than getting someone more senior to check it out. Paying for the Xbox One in cash of £20s and £10s, someone had to come over and double check it had been counted properly.
No such thing as a stupid question is what I've been told...

At Argos, bought a £20 printer with a £50 note, cashier gave me a weird look, checked my note with her detector pen and the world was fine.
takethatfan1978

was there really any need to ask if sainsburys would accept returns of … was there really any need to ask if sainsburys would accept returns of lemsip or if you could use your debit card for large amounts?? Probably not lol



How did I miss those? I could only find the silent ringtone one X)
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