$50 bills accepted on purchases of $30 or more.

reginaregina

Senior Member
Chinese
Buying MetroCard at a subway station booth


  • Agents sell all cards
  • Cash only
  • $50 bills accepted on purchases of $30 or more.
  • $100 bills accepted on purchases of $70 or more.
I saw this on the metrocard selling website. I have question with this sentence"$50 bills accepted on purchases of $30 or more." Does it mean, they only accept $50 if I want to buy a metrocard worth $30. Even if I give the agent $30 bills to buy a metrocard worth $30, this action is not OK according to their webpage. Is that right? Thank you.
 
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  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    That's right, Regina. They'll accept a $50 bill as long as your purchase equals $30 or more. They won't accept a $50 bill if you only bought ten dollars' worth of merchandise or services.
     

    Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    That brought a smile ... thank you. Change is always a problem in small shops and subways, so they're saying that if you buy something for less than $30, you can't give them a $50 bill.

    You can certainly give them the right amount, or two $20 bills -- they just don't want to make change for a $50 bill if the charge is not reasonably large (in this case, $30 or more).
     
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