From: sarge137 on
On Nov 29, 1:28 pm, "Roger Shoaf" <sh...(a)nospamsyix.com> wrote:
> I really do not understand why there are so many folks with vast
> accumulations of coins. What I do is to use the coins as they are intended.
> If my purchase comes to $8.32, I will rid my pocket of either $.32 cents or
> if my pocket does not have that much, then I will give them either 2 cents
> or 7 cents.
>
> Seems to me I never have much more than $2-3 change in my pockets at a time.
>
> --
>
> Roger Shoaf
>
> About the time I had mastered getting the toothpaste back in the tube, then
> they come up with this striped stuff.
>
Well Roger, I don't think it's so much that people set out accumulate
"vast" quantities of coin. Personally, I can't stand having coins
ringing and jingling in my pocket. I use them up as I can, but at the
end of the day there are always some left over. They go into a jar on
my dresser. When the jar is full I take it to my credit union where
it's counted and deposited in my account for free. For now, it's a
little bimonthly or quarterly bonus that I use to take my wife out for
a nice dinner, or buy her a gift. If the credit union ever starts
charging for the service I guess those nasty coins will go back into
my pocket in the morning. Nobody will ever find bags of coins in my
house.

Regards,
Sarge
From: The Real Bev on
Goomba38 wrote:

> When I was a teenager in the 80's,I used to work for Maryland National
> Bank's Cash Processing Center and we'd often get bags of coins which
> when counted we'd find silver. We were allowed to buy those coins at
> face value and I'd collected hundreds of dollars (at face value) of
> silver which was increasing in price. We sold the silver to dealers for
> a nice bit of money.. but silver dropped in price and I've never cared
> to play that way again. I don't have the patience or ability to store or
> haul coins about waiting for silver to go up.

Remember when there was a penny shortage and grocery stores and banks were
offering a premium to turn in your pennies? After that I saved pennies,
waiting for the next windfall. Years later hen I got tired of tripping over
the jars I decided to turn them in to the bank at face value. Imagine my
joy to discover that the local banks no longer had change-counting machines.
They DID, however, give me a lot of free paper tubes...

The Coinstar machines here have NEVER not charged a fee.

OTOH, I indeed will profit from aluminum-can and plastic-bottle arbitrage
when I turn them in -- I'd collected many pounds of them before they raised
the CRV.

--
Cheers, Bev
ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
"With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However,
this is not necessarily a good idea...."
From: krw on
In article <J4m4j.677$Mb.617(a)newsfe07.lga>, bashley101
+usenet(a)gmail.com says...
> Goomba38 wrote:
>
> > When I was a teenager in the 80's,I used to work for Maryland National
> > Bank's Cash Processing Center and we'd often get bags of coins which
> > when counted we'd find silver. We were allowed to buy those coins at
> > face value and I'd collected hundreds of dollars (at face value) of
> > silver which was increasing in price. We sold the silver to dealers for
> > a nice bit of money.. but silver dropped in price and I've never cared
> > to play that way again. I don't have the patience or ability to store or
> > haul coins about waiting for silver to go up.
>
> Remember when there was a penny shortage and grocery stores and banks were
> offering a premium to turn in your pennies? After that I saved pennies,
> waiting for the next windfall. Years later hen I got tired of tripping over
> the jars I decided to turn them in to the bank at face value. Imagine my
> joy to discover that the local banks no longer had change-counting machines.
> They DID, however, give me a lot of free paper tubes...

The banks around where we used to live (just moved and haven't been
in a bank here) have coin counters for customer use. At least the CU
didn't "guard" it so anyone could walk in and use it. My wife took
several zip-lock bags of pennies the kid left behind, recently. She
took the $80something and put it in her account.

> The Coinstar machines here have NEVER not charged a fee.

Don't think I've ever seen one. Maybe because the bank's are free.

> OTOH, I indeed will profit from aluminum-can and plastic-bottle arbitrage
> when I turn them in -- I'd collected many pounds of them before they raised
> the CRV.

;-) A friend had his SO's son take back his cans a while back. He
grabbed over $80. I kid the friend that those were only his Bud cans
for one weekend. The friend at one time had some thing like $35K in
quarters and SBAs. He lived off them for over a year.

--
Keith
From: Bill on


The Real Bev wrote:
>
> The Coinstar machines here have NEVER not charged a fee.

Real Coinstar machines that do not charge a fee when just
converting coins to bills? I've never heard of that. How do they
make their money?

Bill
From: Rod Speed on
Bill <billrubin(a)prodigy.net> wrote:
> The Real Bev wrote:
>>
>> The Coinstar machines here have NEVER not charged a fee.
>
> Real Coinstar machines that do not charge a fee when just
> converting coins to bills? I've never heard of that. How do they
> make their money?

Never NOT charged a fee, stupid.


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