Where to get NEW $1 bills?
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Nov 7, 2012 5:38 AM Last Post By: Olivcar
Nov 6, 2012 4:53 AM
Where to get NEW $1 bills?I'm in the US (New Jersey) and having a heck of a time getting NEW $1 bills. I've gone to 18 banks (no lie) looking for them and everyone tells me, "we get them in around Christmas, come back then". 3 banks said they would order them for me but then none of them were able to order NEW $1 bills, they just got plain old regular, beat up $1 bills. I've tried buying them from retailers (who always seem to have new money) and now I'm getting frustrated.
Any suggestions on where to get them in the US? I suspect new money goes primarily to retailers and overseas, neither of which helps me in the slightest.
Nov 6, 2012 7:21 AM
1keep trying and if not then get them from bank in Thailand at suvahnibhoum airport
Nov 6, 2012 12:17 PM
Nov 6, 2012 12:35 PM
Nov 6, 2012 1:55 PM
Nov 6, 2012 4:57 PM
5as above...you don’t really need many $1 notes....I usually take 5 maybe....they are handy to make some of those small payments but you can/will get small notes as change when you pay for your accommodation which is a handy way to top up a small stash of lower denomination notes...just check the condition of the notes as they will sometimes try and offload the dodgier notes they have got stuck with, but if you politely refuse and request better notes they will always try and oblige..
Nov 6, 2012 9:49 PM
Nov 6, 2012 10:05 PM
7Agree with above. one dollar bills are not really necessary. take mostly 100s and 50s and convert to Kyat. Keep some 20s and 10s for some admission money to sites if you want, but I often just paid in Kyat everywhere. I just asked "how much is that in Kyat" and most places converted accurately at the going rate for me. I was never outright refused when attempting to pay in their own country's currency. I also thought many vendors were experimenting with jacking up prices in markets and shops and will gladly take your money if you don't bargain - who wouldn't? However, I bargained a lot and got reasonable prices (at least they were prices I was willing to pay) for goods and services despite original asking prices. Other times I just smiled and walked away. There is always something, often the same thing, somewhere else. I did not come away from Myanmar feeling like I got hosed and that was only a few weeks ago.
Nov 6, 2012 10:14 PM
8I beg to differ with caroline on the $1 issue I purchased a rail ticket ord class from mandalay to Hopin $7 I gave $10 note and received $3 all looked very god to me so I accepted them.
after my side trip Hopin to Indaugyyi lake I asked for a ticket ordinary class to Miyktyina $2
The ticket officer refused to accept the 2X $1 singles as they had very slight tiny brown specks on them. (like bookworm specks you get in old books) he also had no change for a $10 note so I walked the town for over2hrs unsuccessfully trying to change this note for smaller denominations. The ticket officer was adamant and I was desperate how long would I be stuck in hopin as he refused to take Kyat for the ticket either.
Finally he conceded 3 hrs later as the Myiktina train was about to pull away and accepted the best of the $3 singles I had received in change from mandalay rail ticket office.
So please do not think that they will accept your grubby small change despite ebing a lowly $1 bill and also please ensure when you get change for you hotel room or entrance fees that they give you even smaller denominations in crispy clean $ bills. 1 year they gave me a dodgy $5 bill at entrance office to Inle and I had to go back to the office when the Gh refused it as pasrt payment for my room.
They did acknowledge that they had tried to palm me off with it, Burmese in general are pretty honest, and gave me a decent $5 bill
have fun and keep alert. keep the dodgy ones for cambodia where they are less discerning.
crispy clean no marks, specks or spots, dots, printers ink spots, creases crinkles wrinkles OK!!!
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