refusal of payment question

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    http://msnbc.msn.com/id/4652937/

    Two Women Try to Pay Bill in Pennies

    - Two women who live on a fixed income, said they are not pleased with a proposal to raise power rates by 20%.

    Together they delivered more than 12,000 pennies in a wheel barrow to the lobby of Idaho Power,in Boise Thursday morning.

    One of the women, Retta Green, said she just can't afford the suggested rate hike, "It's gonna kill me, in fact I'm going to have to shut my power off because right now I'm collecting pennies to pay my bill."

    An Idaho Power spokesman greeted the women in the lobby and said the company is very much concerned about the affects an increase would have on all power customers."The needs and concerns of low income customers are a part of all of the company's concerns", said Jeff Beaman, Director of Corp. Communications at Idaho Power.

    Idaho Power could not accept the pennies scattered in the wheelbarrow, but said payment would be accepted when the pennies were rolled and certified by a local bank.

    someone correct me if I'm wrong, but does ANY company have the right to refuse a cash payment? and if so, can you then claim the debt dismissed for that refusal?
     
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    Interesting question.
    I would think that the company's main concern would be to get paid, but then again it would cost them in labor time to count the pennies.
    Will they dismiss the debt? I say never. No one in this day and age is going to give anyone a break in paying their debt. With the amount of bankruptcies these days, more and more companies are even going after debts from 3 years or more ago and it doesn't matter how small the debt actually is.
     
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    They might if they had a heart. But a Utility Company?
    Ha! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! [/B][/QUOTE]
    What planet are you from to even think such a thought?:laugh:
     
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    What planet are you from to even think such a thought?:laugh: [/B][/QUOTE]


    I'm sorry, but I believe there's a special place in Hell for the utility companies. People want to talk about terrorism ?! Who terrorizes more than these people?
     
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    I'm sorry, but I believe there's a special place in Hell for the utility companies. People want to talk about terrorism ?! Who terrorizes more than these people? [/B][/QUOTE]



    Exactly my point! No one is going to give anyone a break these days! Not when it comes to paying a bill.
    Although I don't know if I would exactly equate Utility companies with Terrorism, especially do to the World's recent events.
     
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    I wouldn't either.

    It's just that these companies take advantage of soooo many people; and they are so wrong.
     
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    Agreed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
     
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    I think they can refuse the pennies if they aren't rolled - not positive though. Power companies are bloody gangsters, along with gas, phone etc, ect.
     
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    I'm sorry, but I believe there's a special place in Hell for the utility companies. People want to talk about terrorism ?! Who terrorizes more than these people? [/B][/QUOTE]


    1.I.R.S - these guys are like the mafia

    2.oil companies-gas prices are going through the roof

    3.power companies-rising and rising

    4.cigarette companies-addictive and expensive

    5The .h.m.o.- you better have medical insurance

    6.bottled water companies-it's water stupid

    maybe you can think of some more i'm tired
     

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