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Old November 28th, 2017, 04:40 PM
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LAND ROVER CURRENCY / Malawian 50 Kwacha Note [Interest Check]

Hey Everyone.

Strange title eh? Here is some context.

I'm an American living and working in Malawi, in Southern Africa. This is Ophelia, my 1995 Defender Tdi. We've been to lots of places. You can read about our travels here: Broke With Hats | Cape Town to Zanzibar (and back) in a Land Rover named Opheilia



Here in Malawi, our currency is very rad (albeit not very strong). Why you ask? Well, on the 50 Kwacha Note, there is a Defender on the Reverse.



This is currently legal tender currency is Malawi. The only currency in the world with your truck on it

Now, I'm flying back to the USA next month and, if there is interest, I will ship you an uncirculated Malawian 50 Kwacha note in a padded envelope via USPS. Flights are expensive. So is American college debt.


To acquire these uncirculated bills I have to:

Drive Ophelia in African City traffic to a bank.
Wait in a Malawian Bank Queue......................for a while
Drive Ophelia in African City traffic home
Fly to America
Drive a less interesting car to my local New Hampshire post office

For my time I'd ask for $15 USD shipped anywhere in the USA. You'd get X5 Uncirculated Malawian 50 Kwacha Notes actually from Malawi.

Any Interest?

Update: Red90 correctly pointed out that you can get these notes cheaper on Ebay shipped from China (I didn't know)

So....My pitch for value addition: For $30 you get X5 50 Kwacha Notes PLUS a small package of Malawian Black Tea (for an Extra British experience) for bit more (maybe $40) I can get you 1/2lb of some proper single-origin Malawian coffee.

Malawi is very famous for it's tea and coffee. What you'll get is grown just a few hours from me in the southern highlands.

Plus you get the provenance of these notes authentically coming from Malawi, transported in a Defender.... Not from China
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Old November 28th, 2017, 04:46 PM
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YES

I'll take 2 sets if this happens.
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Old November 28th, 2017, 04:50 PM
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I have one. You can buy them on eBay for a couple of dollars delivered.
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Old November 28th, 2017, 04:59 PM
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I have one. You can buy them on eBay for a couple of dollars delivered.
You're right. My pitch for value-add updated in the description.
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Old November 28th, 2017, 05:32 PM
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I will take a set. Can you get consecutive numbered bills? Or uncut bills?
Please let me know. I would pay extra for that.
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Old November 28th, 2017, 08:33 PM
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Old November 29th, 2017, 02:15 AM
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Wow, Lots of interest.

Everyone PM me your order and I'll pick everything up in the capital next week. I'll post photos as we go.

Price list as follows:

X5 Notes for $15

Malawi Pack #1 (X5 Notes + Satemwa Black Tea) (Loose Leaf or Bags) $30

Malawi Pack #2 (X5 Notes + 1/2 pound of Single Origin Coffee from the Shire Highlands) (Whole Bean or Ground) $40

All prices include shipping

I fly into Boston on the 20th of December which means I can get your package in the post on the 21st. I don't want to guarantee Christmas Delivery but I'll certainly try.

I take Paypal, Venmo and Bitcoin

Cheers,

Zach
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Old December 2nd, 2017, 09:25 AM
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Hey all,

I'll be traveling to pick everything up in Lilongwe early next week (Tuesday / Wednesday)

Please make sure you reserve your notes so that I don't forget anyone!

Cheers,

Zach
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Old December 11th, 2017, 02:37 AM
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Bump. This week last chance to reserve!
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Old December 18th, 2017, 08:01 AM
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Fresh from the reserve bank. Everyone who placed an order: expect your package in about 1 week!

I picked up some extra so if anyone is compelled for a last minute order please PM me in the next 12 hours. Cheers! Zach.

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Old December 22nd, 2017, 11:03 AM
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Everyone's packages have been shipped this morning from New Hampshire.

For the folks who ordered coffee, I shipped it separately from the notes.

Coffee shipped USPS Priority Mail.

Notes Shipped Std. Post

Merry Christmas everyone.
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Old December 22nd, 2017, 07:37 PM
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10 notes still available!
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Old December 22nd, 2017, 08:29 PM
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Old December 22nd, 2017, 08:40 PM
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5 notes left.
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Old December 27th, 2017, 02:20 PM
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Got my notes. Crisp! Coffee hasn't arrived yet, excited.

Thanks Zach
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Old December 27th, 2017, 03:09 PM
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I will take a set. Thanks
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Old December 28th, 2017, 11:40 AM
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All SOLD folks. Thanks to everyone who placed orders.

I hope everyone is happy.

Happy New Year,

Zach
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