too many £50 notes at 10pm

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by biggs682, 23 Aug 2012.

  1. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    sold a bike last night and the buyer collects and pays for it with £50 notes , my first thought was to say go and get some real money , but not many banks or shops open that are going to take five of them of him in exchange for £10 & £20 notes .

    i have no option but to take the money and payer at face value , but now having used 2 of them i feel a lot happier as cant get to bank to change them till saturday .

    so apart from checking serial numbers and looking for the strip in them what other ways are there for checking £50 notes
  2. oldfatfool

    oldfatfool Veteran

    Send them to me,if they are fake I will pass them on to the relevant authority without bringing your good name into it.
    tyred likes this.
  3. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    They have much more obviously raised lettering than other notes :smile: Plus water mark of course
  4. Stephen brown

    Stephen brown Well-Known Member

    The easiest fail safe method

    Rub the note on a plain sheet of white paper, if the colour comes off they are real if it does not its moody

    Works with notes of all denominations

    Real ink used by the mint never dries, unlike photocopied notes
    Archie_tect likes this.
  5. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    Rub them VERY hard on a sheet of white paper. The ink in Bank of England notes never entirely dries and will leave a slight smear of colour on the paper.

    Edit - we posted almost simultaneously there!
  6. Stephen brown

    Stephen brown Well-Known Member

    lol, at least he knows we aren't joking
  7. £50 notes have been around for goodness knows how long, but they always feel a bit well, dodgy.
  8. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

    Craggy Island
    You think that's bad? We still have £100 notes!
  9. grumpyoldgit

    grumpyoldgit Über Member

    Forged £50's are unusual,as the originals can only come from banks,not ATM,or given in change.They are disliked by criminals,as possession is an almost certain nick.I use a lot of them in my business,yet to have a dud,had lots of £20's though.
  10. Nearly there

    Nearly there Über Member

    Ive never had a £50 note but ive seen plenty when cashing up over the years but never actually had one myself.
  11. OP

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    used last 2 yesterday at local Argos young girls serving didnt blink an eye lid , so if anybody else has any spare £50 notes please forward them to nn8 5??
  12. PBancroft

    PBancroft Senior Member

    Well bludgeon me with a mackerel. That actually works!
    Mad Doug Biker likes this.

  13. QUICK.........someone pass me a frozen Mackerel, I need to try summat...............:laugh:
    Mad Doug Biker and coffeejo like this.
  14. TonyEnjoyD

    TonyEnjoyD Veteran

    Well, he didn't specify fresh or frozen so go for it.
  15. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Well you learn something new every day. Didn't know that about notes.
    Mad Doug Biker likes this.
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