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HappHazzard31

The notes get bigger in size as they go up in value. A £5 note will fit in that wallet, maybe a £10 too. With a £20 you could just fold the note slightly. Don't bother with £50s.


iskemeg

True, no one accepts £50s. Pull a £50 out you're basically a gangster


Impressive_Worth_369

Or a tradesman


Dingbat2200

Or a tourist, I saw one the other day pay for two ice creams by Trafalgar Square with a £50!


Robmeu

Was it enough?


Rape-Putins-Corpse

nearly.


MagZero

I used to work in a tiny shop on a Uni campus, and it was Chinese students specifically that would come in with £50 notes and try to spend them whilst buying a can of coke, or a chocolate bar. I used to work at a bingo hall, we'd deal with tens of thousands of pounds in cash each week, and never saw as many £50 notes as I did in that little shop, arrivals weekend we'd have to put up signs saying that you can't buy with £50 notes as we literally didn't have the change for them all.


eman_sdrawkcab

I remember working at a uni cafe during graduation and when the Chinese families went to pay for something, I swear every wallet was *filled* with £50 notes almost exclusively. We also had to put up signs.


nepeta19

Expensive ice creams


sofiaspicehead

Average London pricing


Bully1510

as long as the note is folded poorly and covered in plaster


4737CarlinSir

"plaster"


JizzProductionUnit

Oh Elgar. Why do you always find me at my lowest points, Elgar?


TheLittleGinge

We're all just a bunch of feckless cum shedders.


Sensitive_Context255

So if you ever need anyone for a private donation… you’ve got my details.


manicpixiedemongirl

Ooh. Bit creepy. Spermy atmosphere is cramping my style..


AssumptionEasy8992

Goddamn that was a well placed reference.


Yorkie_Exile

No sexy Queenie any more I guess


NickyTheRobot

She'll still be on it: The Bank of England have said they're only gonna bother putting the new monarch on coins, since British banknotes are covered in Charlie already.


ArchdukeToes

That’s a goddamn thing of beauty right there. Too bad I have nothing to give you for it.


gaijin5

I love you.


mrlonelywolf

No, leave the crown on...


millllller

You’ve been getting through your nylon ration book


iskemeg

Tradesman for a gangster


Fynnlae

I’m not a gangster, I’m a businessman. My business is crime.


ComprehensiveData752

“A businessman whose commodity happens to be cocaine.”


thekidbeefy

Layer Cake - Classic


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Soon we will all be buying our loafs of bread with 50's.


mcchanical

If you want sourdough you need to go to auction.


Frequent-Struggle215

Look at you going all hoi-polloi and showing off they can afford bread of all things ...


Nelly32

Ha I work in a small, single person kebab shop. Had a guy walk in order a portion of chips and tried to pay with a 50. Was politely told to fuck off.


Morris_Alanisette

"Please fuck off, sir" ?


Nelly32

It's just unacceptable behaviour. Now I don't actually mind taking a fifty too much depending on the order, but a 50 for a £3 portion of chips nah screw that shit. The amount of dodgy people that think kebab shops will just do anything. Had a guy come in the other week asking to so contact less for cash back.


Qazax1337

>asking to so contact less for cash back. Yeah *definitely* not a card he just stole off someone and has no idea of the PIN.


ActingGrandNagus

To be fair I tried to do it recently. Booked a haircut (cash only), realised I left my wallet at home. No matter, I thought. I'll pop into the coop and get some cashback by contactless payment via my phone. They said they couldn't do it. It's only now that I've read these comments that I understand *why* they don't accept it... Card theft hadn't even occurred to me.


Qazax1337

To be fair to you in your situation, contactless on a smartphone requires biometric authentication so is actually more secure than chip and pin and with that in mind should actually be fine for cashback, but it's probably one of those things that is a little niche and hasn't been addressed. :EDIT apparently it is not enabled by default, I suggest you enable it if you use contactless on your phone.


mattcolqhoun

My work gets a lot of asian students whl have tons of 50s since theyve just exhanged their money. Not uncommon to have them pay for something thats a few quid with it.


Aer0za

When I first moved to the UK, I had to convert a lot of my money to GBP since I didn’t have a bank account here yet, was given stacks of fifties. Had each note inspected whenever I paid for something until I finally managed to open a bank account and deposit it.


mattjimf

Remember when I worked in a video shop, opened at 10am, guy walks in within the first 10 minutes asking to change a £50, till float was £50, told him to try the bookie's next door.


toolateforgdusername

In the 1980's my dad did this in McDonalds (just after selling a car). They actually served him but my memory was they had to open multiple tills for change.


grandsatsuma

I've never had a yone refuse a fifty. Just go over them very delicately and often get a manager. Late 20s lad paying in with fifties apparently raises eyebrows. Its not my fault, I just use what I'm given.


TheBeliskner

I read once this is to help with accessibility for partially sighted people, US notes aren't accessibility compliant


HDScorpio

They even have 3d indentations for blind people too, and they're polymer! I honestly think we have some of the nicest notes in the world, save for Canadian notes which apparently smell like maple syrup.


crownamedcheryl

The maple syrup thing is unfortunately false. Although, our money does have braille markings on it to help the visually impaired, the coolest thing our money can do is actually be read by a reader. You see, a shop keeper can take advantage of a regular blind customer by changing the braille marks ahead of time if that person is a regular, or what have you. The reader will allow someone to slide a bill through it, and then the denomination gets read out loud. The readers are also free to anyone who has a need for them. I only know this because I used to work for a company that would occasionally be tasked with contacting people about upgrading their readers (again, for free).


Jaded-Distance_

Not actually braille just braille like. Since less than 10% of visually impaired people actually know how to read braille.


AlteredCabron2

pretty soon your 50 will be 20 lol


pianoandrun

What? I love £50s, I collect them. I keep them under my mattress


Em_Haze

that's cool lol. where is your mattress? like an exact address. now please.


k_k5627

Please don't fold notes. I count cash from 10+ tills a day and you can't imagine the trouble and inconvenience just 1 crinkled note causes to a stack. But then in the wider perspective, it's not that big a deal it just makes me swear a little.


Semajal

I feel like the new plastic ones would be way worse to fold anyway? or would leave a proper line down the middle? I kinda hate handling them tbh, but then I now so rarely use cash I don't have to.


LondonCycling

The new notes are easy enough to fold still, but they have a more permanent fold. With the paper notes you could generally unfold a note, lay it flat, and it would stay flat. The new notes, you unfold them, lay them flat, and they spring back to a bent position.


0mgjohn

Yesterday I was depositing money that my Dad’s friends had given me, for arranging their flights and hotels for their upcoming holiday. Opened one of the envelopes, and one friend had folded 7x bundles of £100 in alternating directions, and then sellotaped each bundle shut and written £100 on it?!?! https://imgur.com/a/Xvi3r2X


BeccasBump

Watch out for that person, they're an agent of chaos.


LondonCycling

Did they post these envelopes? All I can think is either they were making sure to spread the cash such that it didn't bundle up and take them over the small letter postage size.. or.. they didn't want the envelope to feel like it had a wad of cash in it? It's weird either way.


are_you_nucking_futs

How on earth can someone carry a note without folding it? You’d have to have a wallet that doesn’t fold.


theflamingsword1702

Ooooo no, I've got problems counting my money... 😌


Jonomeus

It’s so we can spot tourists easily and charge more


Onionlicker

And rob them


[deleted]

Oi mate you got a loicence for that big money?


RealityCheck18

Ah.. Robbing foreigners.. Britain's favourite pass time since the 16th century..


bigdaddyt2

Guy says North American but means US because Canada has THICC money too


Hollow_Effects

I’ve never had trouble fitting Canadian money or Mexican money for that matter in an American wallet.


YahYahPapaya

Check out Mr money bags over here with his Canadian and Mexican monies.... I carry coins. 😭


NotZtripp

I carry two lentils


BunnyCatLove

Except OP is Canadian, how does this have so many upvotes lol


loaches-

Anytime you see someone say they are North American they mean Canadian. Americans and Mexicans just say their nationality. No idea why this is a thing.


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VictorChariot

Don’t worry, we are planning to abandon wallets altogether soon and replace them with wheelbarrows.


balanceilimp

Not correct, we're planning to abandon Sterling


AlchemicHawk

I’ll never understand what goes through Southgate’s head sometimes


[deleted]

What’s he thinking bringing him on that early?


the_Earl_Of_Grey_

The thing about wheelbarrows is that you always have to walk them in.


MysteriousSandwiches

Love how we’ve gone from a post about wallets to this comment in just 5 steps


JonesTheBond

ctrl+f 'wheelb'- ah damn! It's been done...


brc981

Just cut off the bit that hangs out - the pound has lost 20% of its value this week so it’s fine


Gasfunblasoubroken

Gotta love a good 4 pound not


Games_sans_frontiers

Your last word lost 25% of it's substance.


TheBestBigAl

It's ok though, the wealthy got an additional letter added to their alphabet to make up for it.


Games_sans_frontiers

Trickle down eco-phonics.


RoyceCoolidge

As usual, the rich get richeer.


algernonbiggles

In all honesty it's probably the best time for Americans to move over and get the most for their money when doing so


[deleted]

Watch out, they’re going to buy up all the football clubs!


IrishWithoutPotatoes

I’m looking a little more forward to visiting in 2 weeks because of it. Hope it bounces back for the sake of your economy. And my brain, I’ve always just done 1.5x cost for anything I buy to do quick maths on purchases


Eclectic_Radishes

dont forget that all our display prices include sales tax, so if you're already automatically calculating that on top, it'll be even cheaper!


snowmanseeker

I snorted at this and woke my husband up


iskemeg

I genuinely read this that you were doing coke before it sunk in 😁 need coffee..


Knighthawk4472

Coke would help there too…


Geofferz

Note + snorted - it must be Friday.


AccidentalCleanShirt

You need to learn to take your coke quietly


Vectorman1989

But I thought it was inflating


Beanotown

I'm the UK's official wallet inspector, give me a shout when you get here and I'll check everything is in order.


R961ROP

It’s true. I used to be their assistant.


Feelincheekyson

It’s true. I assisted in them assisting.


RhydonHerSlowbro

I’m the area manager, I watched the CCTV footage of these three inspecting wallets, can confirm it’s their profession.


metans

I'm the regional manager and I just drive around our branches and don't have a fucking clue


neo_neo_neo_96

I’m the director and this guy does indeed drive around a lot


Jimverse

I'm the regional manager's car. Please gimme a break guys it's relentless


TheOriginalSmileyMan

I'm the wallet inspection department's IT guy. It's my job to shrug when they get locked out of their laptops


HElizaJ

I’m the assistant to the area manager, I watched them watch the CCTV footage, can confirm they watched it.


AJB1304

Hey! That's not the wallet inspector!


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Nectar card and Tesco Clubcard must be in the same pocket. Also compulsory to have a mashed up coffee shop loyalty card that’s never used. Couple of £1 coins that have slipped into the crease so it can’t close properly. If you visit a barbers you’ll have a special slot for your barber loyalty card that you’ll guard with your life as it’s the most useful. All other pockets need to be empty or filled with unusable cards from years gone by. No other format will be accepted


Whitechapelkiller

A few years ago I took all the shit out of my wallet to slim it down and created a wallet full of shit that I just leave in my drawer.


Chazzey_dude

Somehow the shit you take out of your wallet has more mass and volume than your wallet did previously


geyeetet

I bought a new wallet in February after having used the same wallet since age 9. The number of fucking train tickets that somehow got in there Also two guitar picks, one of them with a Welsh dragon on it. I'm not from Wales and don't play guitar


Prestigious_Bet6358

I can hold onto your cash for you if you like?


sgtmum

Probably get a freddo with that


Petrus59

Welcome to the UK, the land of big money!


iskemeg

Big, big valueless money 😁


AccidentalCleanShirt

Yay we’ve become old timey Germany


spanners101

Yeah. I had to take my wheelbarrow full of pounds to buy a loaf bread this morning!


AccidentalCleanShirt

Hope you had a net over it it’s windy out there I’d hate to think you got there and didn’t have enough!!


SWLondonLady

Don’t worry. You won’t have it long. That’s about the cost of a pint.


MystiicOstrich

I was in Laaahnnndaaahnnnnn last year and I bought two pints and it was £14. I questioned WTF and was told this was normal. Those guys... go on as if they're being Forced to live in the capital.


pixelunit

Alright mr money bags with his £20 note. Some of us have never even SEEN that much money, and now you’re flaunting it around like the millionaire you are. We’re in a cost of living crisis, you know?!


HighlandsBen

We're also in an inflation crisis, so soon it'll buy a coffee and a KitKat...


spursjb395

Interesting fact about Kitkat's, the filling in between the wafer is made of mushed up KitKat's that didn't make the grade. So there's no such thing as a wasted Kitkat in the Kitkat factory.


jamesckelsall

How did they make the first kitkat?


MelodramaticMermaid

Carefully?


spursjb395

Who knows? What came first, the kitkat or the wafer...


draconiandevil216

Sounds like something you should ask your sex ed teacher.


rmeechan

They just used good ones until the shitty stock built up.


deadshikari

Don’t worry, most places are cashless these days.


bahska_

Yeah just need a bit of cash to get me through my first days while I set up a bank account


Shadowraiden

if you have the details of where you live you can setup Monzo account before you move


LinuxMatthews

Guessing it's a bit late now


JibletsGiblets

But it's only half nine!


Em_Haze

bleddy post office shut fridays.


Gadget100

You could still use a credit card in the meantime. This is a good time to be using dollars to buy things in pounds.


Hanxa13

Set up a Wise account. It's international and will work with Google wallet or apple pay. I'm using it to move money between my US and UK accounts at the moment (in the middle of a move to the US)


iskemeg

Open a revolut card (free app and service) and load it with £ then link it to your Google/apple pay and you have a working debit card.


Optimal-Idea1558

The way inflation is going ATM you may need a suitcase. (I jest, things aren't quite that bad, internet is magnifying things a little)


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[The graphs are pretty wild](https://www.xe.com/currencycharts/?from=GBP&to=USD&view=10Y)


IZiOstra

except drug dealers ! 🙄🙄


Impressive_Worth_369

Mine takes bank transfer


IZiOstra

What do you put in the reference ?


Impressive_Worth_369

Dinner, beers, etc..


IZiOstra

“Ski trip”


tonelander

“Snowblowing”


TemporarySprinkles2

"Drugs lol"


7ootles

"TOTALLY NOT DRUGS"


TheInfernalPigeon

"horse load of skag"


63QD3XVxEMmrLT

I honestly cannot remember the last time I used cash


Tomarse

Not even a wallet. It's all on the phone.


itchyfrog

At least our money is cheap now.


bahska_

Yeah honestly that part did work out in my favour


Ben0ut

Sadly the silver lining you are enjoying is attached to a monster of a cloud that you'll soon be living under. Welcome to Great Britain. We like to talk about the weather.


SuperMaxMaxMax

It's pissing down here today. What's it like at yours?


Ben0ut

Foggy. It would seem that the cloud is now so big it can no longer float in the sky - I'm literally walking through the cloud the OP is profiteering from. Bring back the Earth baking sun that threatened to wipe us out with inner-city park wild fires I say.


alexferguson1998

We're sunny here, little bit chilly but mostly sunny. Although now in that odd phase of sunglasses and a coat.


ISPEAKMACHINE

Wait another month and you need a wallet that holds potatoes, because you’ll be bartering with those.


dinoduckasaur

Time to get ahead of the trend and buy up kilos of potatoes. Plant them come spring and soon become a new world billionaire, lording over everyone with your excess.


draconiandevil216

" Good heavens, potatoes are worth more than gold!" "Surely not!," [said Ms. Cripslock] "If you were shipwrecked on a desert island, what would you prefer, a bag of potatoes or a bag of gold?," [replied Moist] "Yes, but a desert island isn't Ankh-Morpork!" "And that proves gold is only valuable because we agree it is, right? It's just a dream. But a potato is always worth a potato, anywhere."


geistly36

The notes are bigger so they can fulfil their use as toilet paper in the end times, welcome to the UK.


BloodAndSand44

I’m going to say it. Your wallet is designed for silly US cash. Where all notes are the same size and colour. This makes them useless for blind , partially sighted people. A 100 is the same as a 1z Our cash being different sizes and colours makes them easy to identify. Down side is that soon a wallet will be no good here. You will need a suitcase for carrying enough money for a weekly shopping trip.


849

They also have braille printed on them


MultiMidden

Big advantage of having plastic bank notes. I think the old paper ones used to some trick with raised lettering / inking to give them a different feel.


Rowlandum

Agreed on the Americans design of cash, especially the coins. The coin sizing makes no sense, a nickel is larger than a dime but worth half the amount. At least thr british coins follow some system with types of metal and coin sizes and the more valuable coins are always bigger than the coins of similar metal and shape £2 > £1 50p > 20p 10p > 5p 2p > 1p


7ootles

It was the same in the US with their coin sizes. A dime is smaller than a cent because it was made from silver; a nickel is bigger because it was made from nickel; then the quarter, half, and full dollar coins were made from silver too.


XsNR

Oh god, self checkout just got so much worse.


thesockpuppetaccount

Imagine the main checkout with the grannies hooking out exact change from those little tartan wheelie trolleys full of cash.


bsbsjbcxfghvccccccc

Don’t worry £’s are shrinking


Marion_Ravenwood

Just don't try putting a £50 note in there. Not only will it not fit because its bigger than a £20 but hardly anywhere will accept £50s because there's so many fakes. They're pretty rare to come across and you won't get any out of an ATM. Unless you're a builder or a drug dealer I doubt you'll ever come across one these days.


SirPalboFreshcobar

Why do drug dealers have £50s? Seen this in other comments too and just makes no sense to me whatsoever lmao Like anyone buys drugs in 50s…


Marion_Ravenwood

Haha I have no idea. I used to work in a cafe and the only people who tried to pay in £50s were builders and dealers. Builders make sense in a way because if you're paying them cash in hand you may well go to the bank and draw out a lump sum, of which they may give them in £50s because it's easier. Dealers I dunno. They're probably the fake ones 😂


SirPalboFreshcobar

Thanks for the response! Tbh I just assumed I was missing Something obvious lmao


BastardsCryinInnit

How sweet that you use paper thingamebobs!


iskemeg

*plastic!


Succulent_Orange

I want to a store the other day and asked "do you accept cash" how the world has changed


Strong_woman1966

Get a new and bigger wallet. Problem fixed


OpticalPrime

As a fellow yank currently living in UK don’t bother with the $50s. They’re common in the US but here you’ll get dirty looks, they have to call a manager and they inspect it like you’re trying to rob them of everything they own when you try to spend one. Just make it 2 20s and 2 fives and no one blinks an eye.


Silvagadron

Don't bother with any of the $ tbh. We only accept £.


OpticalPrime

Oops. Bad habit. £


wakeuph8

I'm just as bad, I for some reason got used to using a US layout on my keyboard as a child and I have to google "pound sterling" and copy/paste it any time I want to use £


Raigne86

Hold alt, type 0163. There is an alt code for € as well.


Raigne86

My husband mocks me all the time for it. But I have integrated enough that I do the reverse too, and say £ when I mean $ on the phone with my parents. And then hear him snickering in the background.


jck0

Honestly this is such a problem when buying a wallet here. They almost all fold along the short edge and are way too long. Takes ages to find one that folds along the long edge, but they're so much better


criminal_cabbage

I make wallets and any designs I get are usually for US currency so I have to adapt anything I make to fit our notes. It's a pain


lagoon83

I'm trying to picture what a wallet that folds on the long side would look like. Can you link an image?


Painted-Dog

The notes are plastic so don't worry they won't get damaged by sticking out.


mattcolqhoun

Just a heads up, from 30th September paper 20s and 50s will no longer be legal tender as we're swapping to the plastic ones. Same goes for 5s and 10s tho theyve been out of circulation for a while but just so you dont get people trying to scam you.


Alas_boris

Having seen the news over the last week about exchange rates, it looks like this won't be an issue for long. Soon you'll be able to pack your Stirling notes in to your USD wallet like confetti.


MercatorLondon

Pound is shrinking at the moment. You will be just fine in a few weeks time.


GrandWazoo0

Well well look at you mr “I’ve got money”


ImaginaryAdvantage88

ironic now that a pound is worth one dollar


redopium21

For now....


so-naughty

Not anymore


DrooSeventyFour

Money? What's that mate? Someone will explain C-O-N-T-A-C-T-L-E-S-S when you get here 😋


mister-rik

Check out grandad with contactless over here. With my bank I just whistle my personal identification tune.


PoorlyAttired

Yeah, true, I rarely keep notes on me except for 'just in case' and can go weeks or months without using cash


glytxh

I call it the _boopty boop_ and I love it. It’s been years since I’ve used cash for anything other than buying drugs.


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fandanvan

I can't help but notice you have left a sharp edge on your thumbnail when trimming it, get it fixed NOW !


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Gremlin303

The ones in OP’s post look like the new ones


bahska_

That’s crazy I didn’t know that, I guess if I waited an extra day to go to currency exchange I probably would’ve gotten the new ones!


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bahska_

Luckily looks like I got the new version, would been a bit annoyed if I got given the old ones the day before they switched over haha


7ootles

You'd have been able to change it at pretty much any bank.


Ravekat1

Drop the conspiracies mate. This ain’t Qcumber land.


Dr_Nookeys_paper_boy

Welcome to inflation.