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FreeLanceing

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Posted: 08/29/14 07:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought canadian money in canada last month. the rate was 110/100 so I should have recieved 110 can for each 100 am. Not so every bank I went to wanted a 7% cut out of the exchange. They gave me 103. I went in Alberta and again in Whitehorse same deal. I actually got a better exchange at wallmart in Whitehorse. That was like 105. I found the best exchange was just using my credit card. They gave the full 110 with a small like 50 cent surcharge. ANy of the canucks would gladly take am money at a 50/50 rate. Live and lern I guess. When I tried to pass the can money in Alaska they would only give me 90 cents per dollar. When I bought the money at the bank in canada the teller told me not to leave it on the dash or in a hot location as it could melt the bills together. She claimed to have witnessed this.

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FreeLanceing wrote:

I bought canadian money in canada last month. the rate was 110/100 so I should have recieved 110 can for each 100 am. Not so every bank I went to wanted a 7% cut out of the exchange. They gave me 103. I went in Alberta and again in Whitehorse same deal. I actually got a better exchange at wallmart in Whitehorse. That was like 105. I found the best exchange was just using my credit card. They gave the full 110 with a small like 50 cent surcharge. ANy of the canucks would gladly take am money at a 50/50 rate. Live and lern I guess. When I tried to pass the can money in Alaska they would only give me 90 cents per dollar. When I bought the money at the bank in canada the teller told me not to leave it on the dash or in a hot location as it could melt the bills together. She claimed to have witnessed this.


When she said "hot location" did she mean in a burning vehicle? That's the only way I could see this money "melting". I am Canadian and I've never heard of this money melting other than with stories on the internet saying so. If it's on the internet it must be true...[emoticon]

Which part of the gene pool do your guys' tellers come from down there.[emoticon]

Myth busted

* This post was edited 09/02/14 08:32am by pappcam *


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pappcam wrote:



Which part of the gene pool do your guys' tellers come from down there.[emoticon]

Myth busted


if you have a toaster oven that gets hot as hades on the top surface, please lay a bill, $20.00 preferably, on top of it for about 15 minutes and let us know if they will melt.
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Personally, I don't think I'd try that with a US 20 either. While it wouldn't melt, if it got hot enough to melt a Can 20 I suspect it would get hot enough to burn or at least badly scorch a US 20.


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If the temp gets high enough to melt the bills you won't have to worry about it.
You won't survive either.
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Most of your dash is made of plastic. Does it melt?


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http://www.snopes.com/business/money/melting

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/can-the-new-polymer-bills-take-the-heat

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/07/12/........s-durable-plastic-bills-despite-melting/

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/01/01/canada-new-bills-melting-polymer-baked

http://business.financialpost.com/2012/0........bills-reportedly-melting-in-summer-heat/

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Please go back and inform the teller (and sheesh, her manager) that she's just plain wrong to be spreading garbage info like that.


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