From: ultimauw on
On Nov 25, 6:49 am, "Evelyn C. Leeper" <elee...(a)optonline.net> wrote:
> Not only does Coinstar charge an exorbitant fee for counting your coins
> (almost 10%), but they apparently frequently undercount the amount.
>


I haven't even seen a Coinstar kiosk anywhere in L.A for the past
several years, but I'm sure they are here. Are people really that lazy
that they can't count the coins in advance and need to go to a robot
to do it (don't take this as a flame, it's something I have wondered
for years now ever since I heard about it)? In fact, this would be a
much better activity than sitting down and getting sludge pumped at
you from the tee vee.
From: Larry Bud on
On Nov 26, 3:11 am, ultim...(a)hotmail.com wrote:
> On Nov 25, 6:49 am, "Evelyn C. Leeper" <elee...(a)optonline.net> wrote:
>
> > Not only does Coinstar charge an exorbitant fee for counting your coins
> > (almost 10%), but they apparently frequently undercount the amount.
>
> I haven't even seen a Coinstar kiosk anywhere in L.A for the past
> several years, but I'm sure they are here. Are people really that lazy
> that they can't count the coins in advance and need to go to a robot
> to do it (don't take this as a flame, it's something I have wondered
> for years now ever since I heard about it)? In fact, this would be a
> much better activity than sitting down and getting sludge pumped at
> you from the tee vee.

I used coinstar once. I had $210 worth of coins. It would have taken
me hours to count and roll all of those. For $20, I did it in about
10 minutes. Since I freelance as a web developer/programmer for $80
an hour, it was a simple ROI calculation to make the decision.

From: Goomba38 on
ultimauw(a)hotmail.com wrote:

> I haven't even seen a Coinstar kiosk anywhere in L.A for the past
> several years, but I'm sure they are here. Are people really that lazy
> that they can't count the coins in advance and need to go to a robot
> to do it (don't take this as a flame, it's something I have wondered
> for years now ever since I heard about it)? In fact, this would be a
> much better activity than sitting down and getting sludge pumped at
> you from the tee vee.

Well.. just recently while cleaning my deceased mother in law's
apartment (out of state) out we found multiple jars and bags of coins
she'd been stashing. Time was at a premium so coinstar machine certainly
was the best option for us. We ended up with $397.00 that we didn't have
to haul or carry out of state. Try carrying that much coin in carry on
luggage at the airport....
From: Evelyn C. Leeper on
Goomba38 wrote:
> ultimauw(a)hotmail.com wrote:
>
>> I haven't even seen a Coinstar kiosk anywhere in L.A for the past
>> several years, but I'm sure they are here. Are people really that lazy
>> that they can't count the coins in advance and need to go to a robot
>> to do it (don't take this as a flame, it's something I have wondered
>> for years now ever since I heard about it)? In fact, this would be a
>> much better activity than sitting down and getting sludge pumped at
>> you from the tee vee.
>
> Well.. just recently while cleaning my deceased mother in law's
> apartment (out of state) out we found multiple jars and bags of coins
> she'd been stashing. Time was at a premium so coinstar machine certainly
> was the best option for us. We ended up with $397.00 that we didn't have
> to haul or carry out of state. Try carrying that much coin in carry on
> luggage at the airport....

One approach my friends take with their change is to get the rolls form
the bank and pay their children (ages 11 and 4) to roll the coins. I
think for quarters they may get a dollar per roll (which is what
Coinstar charges, but they'd rather pay their children and teach them
about working to earn money).

--
Evelyn C. Leeper
I believe I found the missing link between animal
and civilized man. It is us. -Konrad Lorenz
From: Goomba38 on
Evelyn C. Leeper wrote:
> Goomba38 wrote:
>> ultimauw(a)hotmail.com wrote:
>>
>>> I haven't even seen a Coinstar kiosk anywhere in L.A for the past
>>> several years, but I'm sure they are here. Are people really that lazy
>>> that they can't count the coins in advance and need to go to a robot
>>> to do it (don't take this as a flame, it's something I have wondered
>>> for years now ever since I heard about it)? In fact, this would be a
>>> much better activity than sitting down and getting sludge pumped at
>>> you from the tee vee.
>>
>> Well.. just recently while cleaning my deceased mother in law's
>> apartment (out of state) out we found multiple jars and bags of coins
>> she'd been stashing. Time was at a premium so coinstar machine
>> certainly was the best option for us. We ended up with $397.00 that we
>> didn't have to haul or carry out of state. Try carrying that much coin
>> in carry on luggage at the airport....
>
> One approach my friends take with their change is to get the rolls form
> the bank and pay their children (ages 11 and 4) to roll the coins. I
> think for quarters they may get a dollar per roll (which is what
> Coinstar charges, but they'd rather pay their children and teach them
> about working to earn money).
>
Ideal if one is doing it as they get them....which certainly wasn't our
situation at all.
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