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Neighborhoods printing their own money?

 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 19199
Registered: Jun-06
What do you all think?



http://consumerist.com/5102038/neighborhoods-propose-printing-their-own-currency -to-encourage-local-shopping
 

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Username: Basshead86

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Post Number: 10080
Registered: Aug-05
communists....
 

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Username: Nyyfan13

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Post Number: 10801
Registered: Jul-06
That is absolutely retarded imo.
 

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Username: Wickedbass

Nashville, Tn

Post Number: 164
Registered: Jan-08
^^^That can't be going good places.
 

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Username: Lol

Post Number: 1169
Registered: Sep-06
Their trying to get people away from walmart and large chains stores

$100.oo buys $110.oo of funny money that can be used only at mom and pop stores uptown small shops
 

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Username: Philly306

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Post Number: 1365
Registered: Apr-07
Our town has done this for a few years now but only during the holidays. i think we call them "Holiday Bucks". I don't see why this is a bad idea at all. It does exactly what they want it to here. I think many of the small businesses in town would be gone if it weren't for it.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 19232
Registered: Jun-06
I see it's uses and drawbacks. Great for local businesses. Yet how many times would you be left with a few funny dollars in your pocket you didn't get to spend?


Every time I went to Canada and exchanged money for local use I ALWAYS seemed to come back with a few dollars in Canadian that I just didn't deem worth taking the time to exchange back. There goes your 10% discount.

Not only that but since the "holiday" money would be of much lesser quality currency it would only take a weekend for some able few to quickly and accurately counterfeit it thus HURTING the ones it's supposed to help.


Just a thought or two.
 

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Username: Wickedbass

Nashville, Tn

Post Number: 165
Registered: Jan-08
Would it not be alot easier to just have a 10% off sale than going thru all that?

I was thinking the same thing Paul. Just get ahold of one piece of the currency and find a good printer.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 19235
Registered: Jun-06
You'd be amazed at the quality of todays laser printers. I mean even the micro printing gets picked up today. At first glance with the right paper.........
 

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Username: Denali_on_22s

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Post Number: 6247
Registered: Feb-06
obama is probably supporting it. redistribute the wealth, baby!
 

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Username: Big_edge_head

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Post Number: 3094
Registered: Mar-07
Huh. Says two neighborhoods in Milwaukee... I haven't seen anything on the local news about it though.
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