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FRIAT 2017

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C24
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Re: FRIAT 2017

Post by C24 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:48 pm

FYI, from my experience during the 2015 show, previously posted. It might be worth repeating.

If you can take with you £10 notes rather than £20s, you might avoid my experience when I tendered a £20 to pay for about £8's worth of snacks.
The change was based on a tendered £10. Fortunately the chap behind me backed me up and I was reluctantly given the correct amount. :grr:
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Re: FRIAT 2017

Post by Droptank » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:28 am

I know this is a "grumpy old git" sort of recommendation but it ALWAYS works for me when I pay for anything (even in regular shops/pubs) with a twenty pound note.

When passing the note to the person serving, I always say "sorry I only have a £20.00 note", to which they usually say "that's OK", acknowledging the fact.

This obviously makes them realise you've given them a twenty pound note and short-changing, whether accidental or otherwise, is avoided.

I am sure the vendors serving at RIAT are only human like us all and will make the odd mistake, particularly when there are a hundred people queueing for a brew or a burger, but hopefully any short-changing isn't done intentionally, using the above suggestion will make sure you aren't short-changed for whatever reason.

Have a great time, the show content is looking fantastic and the weather looks like it will be mainly fair and dry- happy days!

Take care.

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Re: FRIAT 2017

Post by C24 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:10 am

Droptank has a better approach than mine. Good idea :)

Thinking on, as a cynical, grumpy old b, I might just try both ;) or take a bag of sarnies from Tes/As/Morr. ;)

Enjoy the Show if you go :thumbs:
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Re: FRIAT 2017

Post by Rory76 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:34 am

C24 wrote:FYI, from my experience during the 2015 show, previously posted. It might be worth repeating.

If you can take with you £10 notes rather than £20s, you might avoid my experience when I tendered a £20 to pay for about £8's worth of snacks.
The change was based on a tendered £10. Fortunately the chap behind me backed me up and I was reluctantly given the correct amount. :grr:

Having worked honestly behind bars for 20 years, I can assure you it's easily done when busy!!

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