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What happens if a business attempts to refuse cash for a debt, after the service has been completed? [duplicate]

I know that if a bus or supermarket doesn't want to accept cash, then I can't force it upon them, as they can simply refuse to serve me in the first place. What about at the end of a meal? If the ...
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Paying debts in cash in a petty way

I owe a £5,000 debt and I wished to make payment in the pettiest but legal way possible. I would like to pay entirely in cash, I'm aware there is a previous case history in doing such a thing and I ...
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Does a cash-less place have to accept cash if other payment option failed?

I had it happen to me a few times that my credit card was blocked or deactivated by the bank without letting me know, and I only that found out while trying to pay. To counter that I always carry some ...
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Are silver dollars legal tender?

Are silver dollars (Morgan/Peace) legal tender coins or just collectible items? Is a fake Morgan/Peace dollar counterfeit currency?
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Is it legal for a restaurant to not accept cash?

I recently went to Sweetgreen (a make your own salad place) for the first time. When I got to the end of the counter and was ready to pay, I tried to hand the cashier a $20, but he said "I'm sorry sir,...
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Paying with coins in the Massachusetts, California, or New York [duplicate]

Can a private entity in the states of Massachusetts, California, or New York refuse a payment made with coins (e.g., on the ground that they only accept a maximum of X coins)? https://en.wikipedia....
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Is a school legally required to accept pennies as payment?

At my public high school in Florida, Seniors are required to pay for parking in the Senior parking lot. There is a student who doesn't like that he has to pay, so in order to spite them he went to ...
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When can “exact change” policies be enforced?

In general, "exact change" policies are legal. The Department of Treasury provides this helpful explanation: The Coinage Act of 1965, specifically Section 31 U.S.C. 5103, entitled "Legal tender,"...
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Are “exact change only” policies legal?

I parked in a garage that has an automated pay-to-park kiosk - you specify how many hours you wish to purchase, and then insert payment. For two hours of parking, the price was listed as $6. It was ...
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Do I have to pay for a drink if a vendor cannot accept payment?

Recently I was served a drink at the pub where I intended to pay by debit card and had no alternative payment method available (e.g. cash). The card reader was faulty and I consumed my drink whilst ...
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Can you pay a restaurant bill in pennies?

Say you eat at a restaurant, and after you are finished, the waiter brings you your bill. Is the restaurant legally obligated to accept pennies as payment regardless of the amount? (Of course, I ...