Old Jan 19, 10, 10:35 pm
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Originally Posted by cepheid View Post
Because a merchant may refuse specific forms of legal tender so long as the debt is cotemporaneous with the purchase. A restaurant where you pay first, then eat, can do this; a restaurant where you pay after eating cannot. In the gas situation, if the payment occurred before pumping, they can legally refuse coins; if the gas was already pumped, technically they could not refuse the coins... but who exactly is going to enforce it? I doubt even most FTers would wait at the store to call whatever local chamber of commerce official might consider investigating...
Perhaps you can count out the coins, leave them on the counter and turn around and leave. Not much they can do it you pay them.
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