How do I make a crumpled dollar bill be smooth like new again? Answered
This may sound like a silly question, but if your main currency is not US dollar like me... then this is a serious matter..
Ok here's the case.. a couple weeks ago a friend came to visit me in Jakarta and he left his pouch that contains all his cards and money at the plane cabin. So all he got in his pocket was 2 x $20 and 1 x $10 ($50). Because they were crumpled dollar bills so the money changer wont accept his money, even if someone willing to take his dollars they give such loooooow rate.
So, being a good friend, I took his dollar and give him my IDR (Indonesian Rupiah). So he can at least pay for his hostel and dinner, since he wont let me pay for his expenses (he could just borrow my money and pay me back later, but he's too proud to do that :p).
So... now I'm left with crumpled dollar bills on my hand..
USD $1 = IDR 8500ish , so $50 is around IDR 425,000. But because they are crumpled.. so the highest rate I could get for $1 is IDR 7000, that means I'll get max IDR 350,000... IDR 75,000 lower than I should have get (thats around $9 difference). But if I can only get IDR 6500 or IDR 6000 for one dollar... then meh you do the math how much I'll get and the difference.
Unless.. I can find a way to make those crumpled dollars smooth and sleek as new again. Well not exactly as new, but close enough..
Any kind of suggestion or tips are greatly appreciated :)