Dollarama Canada Mess!

By Missxhillary

was in Dollarama shopping for a few things recently. We went through each aisle of the store looking for stuff we may need or want. There were ladders with boxes on them in a few aisles yet no one was tending to them. This making it very difficult to squeeze by with a stroller. We got everything we needed and it came to about 24$ not much. When we got to the cash we only had a $100 bill but there were no signs anywhere stating they did not accept them. The manager was at the cash to get the change for us. She rudely says to us “next time you have to spend at least 50$ to use a $100 bill”…. I was appalled. I should have spoke up and said my piece however I didn’t want to be rude… So we went on our way. I am in disbelief that she would tell us how much money we have to spend in order to use a $100, when there was no signs posted ANYWHERE in the store. Wasn’t impressed.

13 Responses to “Dollarama Canada Mess!”

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    couponandon says...

    It seems like common sense to me that $100 bills are not accepted at pretty much every business (signs or no signs) where spending just a few dollars is the norm, i.e. convenience stores and dollar stores.

    It would never even occur to me or I imagine the vast majority of people to bring a $100 bill to a dollar store. I think if you were the cashier who routinely checks out totals for 3 - 10 bucks you would also be fairly annoyed.

    Ideally there would be signs posted but if shoppers need a sign for every possible little thing then maybe they should stay home and shop online.

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    Ciel says...

    When I worked retail in a small proprietor owned shop, I had that dilemma of informing the customer that a $100 bill for a $10 shop could not be processed. I asked if the customer was willing to add things to make the total higher or possibly ask a friend for a smaller bill. Sale was lost but I had a boss to answer to if that one bill would take out most of the float change for that small sale.

    Sometimes it helps when addressing the matter directly and kindly to a customer so that their disappointment isn’t a case of unreasonableness.

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    cate says...

    I worked in retail most of my life and most stores would not accept $100 bills.
    It was a security issue.

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    Hockeymom73 says...

    I can’t imagine it being a secuirty issue anymore now that the new $100 are out they are very unique. Soon all paper money will be the same.

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    User says...

    Money is money. All stores should be legally forced to accept all valid Canadian currency. What is this pick and choose crap.

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    Money is Money says...

    Can’t believe some of these responses. You know it is not common sense to think a store won’t take a common form of accepted legal tender. In fact, the store did take it. They were just rude about it. If the store is going to refuse legal tender or impose limits, then it should be noted by sign.

    There is no security issue with $100 bills. In fact, the new bills have enhanced security features. Also counterfeiters frequently counterfeit smaller bills. I really hate this BS issue with some stores refusing to take $100 and $50 bills.

    Having spent many years working as a cashier, the only bills I have ever refused were $1000 bills and only because I didn’t have enough money to give change. $100 bills were common and never an issue. In fact, I liked them: less to count and less bills in my till.

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    cricky87 says...

    As a cashier, I’ve never refused a 100 dollar bill, even if it is for a small purchase. Usually I explain to the customer that I only have small bills in my float and if they don’t mind 20 five dollar bills, I break the 100 for them. The store should have plenty of cash on hand to deal with this situation.
    It is not the customer’s fault and the store should be happy to serve them regardless of their form of payment.
    The only time I’m angry about making change is when a customer comes in with a government cheque for 400 dollars and only wants to spend 50 of it. That’s annoying!

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    nick says...

    I am with the store on this one. Despite what a few said it is common practice to refuse a $100 bill for relatively small purchases because this is the tactic used by counterfeiters.If the store was conned by a sale such as this it would take about another $2500 in sales to just recover from 1 theft like this and about $3300 for something like a $5 sale. The new $100 may improve this but a store has the right to refuse you at any time.

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    nick says...

    $1000 bills have always been very rare in general circulation , mainly by people needing to carry large amounts of cash with a small volume. Illegal drug traffickers like them so they have not been printed since 2000 to make it more difficult for those doing illegal deals.

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    Tammy says...

    It should be “said my peace” not “said my piece”.

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    Sue says...

    We also have no sign posted but often have to refuse $100 bills. In our case, it’s a small business where most people (contractors) use credit cards or debit for large purchases. Our daily float is $150. We also have had customers come in hoping WE would be the ones to break their $100 bill for them as Tim’s (seriously, you wanted to buy a coffee with a $100 bill?) or the convenience store refused to break it. However, we’re not rude about it and apologetic.

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    zeeks says...

    First, some of those baby strollers are the size of minivans; so get a little real here. Second, one hundred dollars bills used to be a problem with forgeries; not now, with the new bills. Thirdly, get over the attitude, the world doesn’t revolve around you.

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    Brandon Nickel says...

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