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Barakkus
Posted - 2011.03.15 19:35:00 - [1]
 

http://cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2011/03/15/dnt.credit.card.bill.pennies.XETV

650,000 pennies to pay his credit card.
Laughing

I wonder how much I have sitting around in change. I have like 7 coffee cans filled with pennies, nickles and dimes...quarters all get used for laundry...

Zindela
Caldari
School of Applied Knowledge
Posted - 2011.03.16 04:24:00 - [2]
 

Being American, I tend to have the mentality, that, if I have coins, just to toss them into a jar, and forget about them for a year or 3. However, I'm living in Canada, for Uni now, and instead of the American $1.00 bill, they give dollar coins in change. However, I still just toss them all into a jar, and forget about them, even though coins are actually a frequently used method of payment on smaller items.

Counted it the other day, over about 5 months, and discovered I've managed to accrue about $75 in coins. Made me happy Very Happy.

Don't think the liquor store will be too happy about it though...

Alotta Baggage
Amarr
Imperial Shipment
Posted - 2011.03.16 04:50:00 - [3]
 

You're going to need a bigger vault...

Chainsaw Plankton
IDLE GUNS
IDLE EMPIRE
Posted - 2011.03.16 05:00:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Zindela
Being American, I tend to have the mentality, that, if I have coins, just to toss them into a jar, and forget about them for a year or 3. However, I'm living in Canada, for Uni now, and instead of the American $1.00 bill, they give dollar coins in change. However, I still just toss them all into a jar, and forget about them, even though coins are actually a frequently used method of payment on smaller items.

Counted it the other day, over about 5 months, and discovered I've managed to accrue about $75 in coins. Made me happy Very Happy.

Don't think the liquor store will be too happy about it though...


I had $90+ in coins, biggest one being a quarter at one point Laughing

now I just try to use a credit card for everything, carrying change in pockets is more of a pita than it is worth. Evil or Very Mad

one time I was working the register at a food place and someone tried to pay in change, I took his word on what it was worth, a bit later when I had some free time I counted it and it was over by about a dollar.

Zindela
Caldari
School of Applied Knowledge
Posted - 2011.03.16 05:08:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Chainsaw Plankton


one time I was working the register at a food place and someone tried to pay in change, I took his word on what it was worth, a bit later when I had some free time I counted it and it was over by about a dollar.


I was once that annoying kid who pays for a Jamba Juice in nickels Twisted Evil. The cashier actually took the time to count all $6.00. I wish I had a video camera to for her face, when my friend walked up with a bag of pennies... She did take them though.

Alotta Baggage
Amarr
Imperial Shipment
Posted - 2011.03.16 05:10:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Chainsaw Plankton
Originally by: Zindela
Being American, I tend to have the mentality, that, if I have coins, just to toss them into a jar, and forget about them for a year or 3. However, I'm living in Canada, for Uni now, and instead of the American $1.00 bill, they give dollar coins in change. However, I still just toss them all into a jar, and forget about them, even though coins are actually a frequently used method of payment on smaller items.

Counted it the other day, over about 5 months, and discovered I've managed to accrue about $75 in coins. Made me happy Very Happy.

Don't think the liquor store will be too happy about it though...


I had $90+ in coins, biggest one being a quarter at one point Laughing

now I just try to use a credit card for everything, carrying change in pockets is more of a pita than it is worth. Evil or Very Mad

one time I was working the register at a food place and someone tried to pay in change, I took his word on what it was worth, a bit later when I had some free time I counted it and it was over by about a dollar.


Hooray for capitalism Very Happy

Chainsaw Plankton
IDLE GUNS
IDLE EMPIRE
Posted - 2011.03.16 05:55:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Zindela
Originally by: Chainsaw Plankton


one time I was working the register at a food place and someone tried to pay in change, I took his word on what it was worth, a bit later when I had some free time I counted it and it was over by about a dollar.


I was once that annoying kid who pays for a Jamba Juice in nickels Twisted Evil. The cashier actually took the time to count all $6.00. I wish I had a video camera to for her face, when my friend walked up with a bag of pennies... She did take them though.


I was lucky it looked like they were mostly quarters and whatnot, if they were all pennies I'd tell em to **** off. I was in a game store once and they were talking about a kid coming in earlier and buying the new shiny game (FFX I think it was) in pennies....

Barakkus
Posted - 2011.03.16 17:55:00 - [8]
 

My wife keeps trying to get me to change in the coffee cans full of coins we keep...I kinda like them the way they are :P

Star NL
Posted - 2011.03.17 15:00:00 - [9]
 

I used to collect coins in this massive 3 ft cola bottle I had. Now that I live in Europe I have to use change to park everywhere so it gets used pretty quickly. You don't find 'Coin Stars' in Europe.

Vogue
Short Bus Pole Dancers
Posted - 2011.03.17 15:19:00 - [10]
 

In UK supermarkets there are change converters that take coins and give you a voucher. I have used them a few times when I was desperate for cigarette money.

This machines are the anti-slot machine. They make the same chachingchachingchaching noise but even louder so a lot of people in check out queues look at the poor sod using the change converter Laughing

Barakkus
Posted - 2011.03.17 15:25:00 - [11]
 

Yeah they have those in the US too, I don't think they're very accurate though, lots of coins get stuck in various parts of the machines.

Damiez
Amarr
Eye of God
Intergalactic Exports Group
Posted - 2011.03.17 15:31:00 - [12]
 

In the UK, pennies or Coppers are only legal tender upto 50p... Never seen it inforced tho

ChromeStriker
Posted - 2011.03.17 15:38:00 - [13]
 

Uk has 2 coins that i never really liked so i just chucked them in a pot... i now really really like them Very Happy

Jon Taggart
State War Academy
Posted - 2011.03.17 16:14:00 - [14]
 

Most of the change machines in the US take a percentage now, but I hear there are some bank branches that do not as long as you're a member.

Kazuo Ishiguro
House of Marbles
Posted - 2011.03.17 20:10:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Damiez
In the UK, pennies or Coppers are only legal tender upto 50p... Never seen it enforced though.


There's a higher limit for larger coins. Strangely, the US is one of the few countries whose law contains no such limit, so the sort of thing seen in the OP is slightly more common there.

Sig Sour
Posted - 2011.03.20 19:55:00 - [16]
 

He should have called the police. He doesn't have to roll them or count them. They have to take it and if they don't trust it is enough they have to count it.

Taedrin
Gallente
Kushan Industrial
Posted - 2011.03.20 21:49:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Jon Taggart
Most of the change machines in the US take a percentage now, but I hear there are some bank branches that do not as long as you're a member.


Credit Unions ftw

GizzyBoy
Posted - 2011.03.21 14:39:00 - [18]
 

Edited by: GizzyBoy on 21/03/2011 14:40:31
my granddad back in the day had a debt with a local store and they where in a disagreement and where getting antsy at him, so he paid a penny just to pee them off, the head cashier threw the penny out the window when he tried to make a payment.

The cashier was promptly arrested for disrespecting the king (penny is legal tender and had the kings face on it) store promptly forgot about the debt.

ah the olden days eh =)

Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2011.03.21 23:04:00 - [19]
 

Just a heads up, every penny that you have that was produced, I belive, between 1962-1982 is probably worth 3 cents Wink Unfortunately, there is no leagal way to attain that value Twisted Evil

Also, those coin exchange machines are one of the biggest scams IMO, considering the above and other issues.


Slade

GizzyBoy
Posted - 2011.03.22 06:12:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Slade Trillgon
Just a heads up, every penny that you have that was produced, I belive, between 1962-1982 is probably worth 3 cents Wink Unfortunately, there is no leagal way to attain that value Twisted Evil

Also, those coin exchange machines are one of the biggest scams IMO, considering the above and other issues.


Slade



do the people who make /own those machines play eve?

Alotta Baggage
Amarr
Imperial Shipment
Posted - 2011.03.22 06:20:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: GizzyBoy
Originally by: Slade Trillgon
Just a heads up, every penny that you have that was produced, I belive, between 1962-1982 is probably worth 3 cents Wink Unfortunately, there is no leagal way to attain that value Twisted Evil

Also, those coin exchange machines are one of the biggest scams IMO, considering the above and other issues.


Slade



do the people who make /own those machines play eve?


No, if they did it would give you a piece of paper admitting you just got scammed and wouldn't give you the money Laughing


 

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