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New $5 Note

PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:50 pm
by Lt. Commander Data
Found out about this today, what are people's thoughts and opinions on it? Originally I thought "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", but after doing a very small amount of research I think it's pretty cool. Will be interesting to see how long the old ones hang around, a LONG time I would have thought.

Here's a link to an official-looking website: http://banknotes.rba.gov.au/australias-banknotes/next-generation-banknotes-program/

Re: New $5 Note

PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:46 pm
by BroadGauge
No good. Poker machines won't accept it, and can't without a large amount of hardware being replaced.

Re: New $5 Note

PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:06 am
by TA3001
I don't use the pokies. So I don't see the problem :).

Re: New $5 Note

PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:53 am
by mubd
Self serve checkouts won't accept it (but the staff will manually override it i think). I wonder if there have been any major incidents where shopkeepers think it's some foreign currency or something.

Re: New $5 Note

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:39 am
by Campbelltown busboy
I was talking to a machine product restocker from a vending machine company at Blacktown about a hour ago and he told me that they are in the process of reprogramming the note slot on all vending machines that are owned by that company to except the new $5 notes

Re: New $5 Note

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:06 pm
by Lt. Commander Data
I've heard they're getting rid of the new $5 note now becuase it doesn't work in so many things. My source: A friend who recently got a job at K-Mart (my way of saying it's not a very reliable source).

Re: New $5 Note

PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:30 pm
by mubd
Yeah, there's very little chance of that happening. They didn't withdraw the first polymer notes just because they didn't work with note counting machines.

Re: New $5 Note

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:02 pm
by boronia
I've seen a few places suggesting the people with the new notes take them to a cashier and exchange them for old ones.

Re: New $5 Note

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:52 pm
by Heihachi_73
I put one in a poker machine the other day in Crown Casino. Also received one from the change machine. TAB Easybet terminals also accept them these days (at the time of this original post, they did not). Pokies used to have trouble with the off-colour 1992 "AA" $5 notes and the 2001 Federation $5 notes as well back in the day. This year the new $10 note will come out, so they will definitely need to make sure note acceptors are updated.