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Q&A: Legal tender….lawyers only please?

Question by Edthescienceguy: Legal tender….lawyers only please?
If I offer US legal tender currency to a merchant and he says “Sorry, we don’t accept cash.” Is the transaction complete. In other words, do I get my purchase without paying, even though I offered????
OK…now that the amateurs have answered and think it is a stupid question…let’s get a real, legal answer.

Best answer:

Answer by wazwondring
No. Generally speaking, the transaction is not complete until you actually pay for you the merchandise you are trying to buy. A merchant generally has the right to specify acceptable forms of payment.

You should consult a contracts lawyer in your area for details. If you intend to try to take merchandise without paying for it, you should consult a criminal lawyer as well.

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