According to a Swedish news website called The Local, at a bank in Denmark, a women successfully exchanged Monopoly money for actual Danish currency.  She gave the teller two Monopoly bills and received the equivalent of $240.  Awesome.

Monopoly-Man

   I’m sure that everyone has thought of attempting this feat.  I know I have… many times.  In high school, I actually used to carry a few Monopoly dollars in my wallet, just in case.  I mean, you never know if a store will accept a $500 Monopoly bill instead of a $1 US currency bill.  That’s an extra $499 in profit the store could make.  So, it would be crazy for store to accept US currency instead of Monopoly money.  Absolutely crazy.

   Anyway, back to the article, the next day, the 61-year old lady attempted to pull off the scam a second time.  This time, she was arrested.  Ha.  Dumb move.  Everyone knows that you scam each bank only once.  Bank get wise, quickly.  Especially at the end of the day when the bank manager inevitably realizes that there’s Monopoly money in one of the registers. 

   I think it’s time to go fill my wallet with Monopoly money.  Which versions look the most real?  I’ve got the regular edition, the Corvette edition, the Millennium edition, and the Junior edition.  I guess I’ll try them all.  So, look for a subsequent update about the effectiveness of the different versions of Monopoly money, or an actual picture of me in prison for getting arrested for fraud.  Either way, it should be a great post.

 

  Here’s a link to the original article: Woman exchanges Monopoly Money for Danish Kroner.


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  1. Anonymous // January 26, 2009 at 4:03 PM  

    i have so much monopoly money too! i'm gonna be rich!

    rob

  2. Igor // January 27, 2009 at 12:58 PM  

    You might want to try the new electronic edition. You can just carry the debit card around.

  3. Adam // January 27, 2009 at 2:58 PM  

    Ooooh, electronic fraud actually sounds pretty appealing. Let's do it!

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    Making an exchange rate from USD->MD of US$1 to M$4147.869

    http://www.unclesgames.com/product_info.php/products_id/631

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