From: max on
In article <gZSdnRUexsuW29LanZ2dnUVZ_oimnZ2d(a)comcast.com>,
"Bob F" <bobnospam(a)gmail.com> wrote:

> "Larry Bud" <larrybud2002(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:0aa3516e-6daf-4a7f-89d2-a5a77d58cbce(a)w40g2000hsb.googlegroups.com...
> > 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.
>
> I have one of those cheap plastic battery powered sorters I bought for $.50
> at a
> yard sale. I just drop my coins in it. When a tube fills, I wrap it. Easy,
> quick, and no losses.
>
> Bob F

i put it in a fruit bowl and let my nieces take a big fat double-handful
at Christmas and on birthdays.

..max

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From: max on
In article <13kn2gsaj21nj44(a)corp.supernews.com>,
gheston(a)hiwaay.net (Gary Heston) wrote:

> In article <QZudnaaoIa8LSdfanZ2dnUVZ_oSnnZ2d(a)comcast.com>,
> Goomba38 <Goomba38(a)comcast.net> wrote:
> [ ... ]
> >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....

further research is indicated...

>
> Wonder how many rare/silver coins were in those jars and bags...
>
> I'd have shipped them home UPS ground and gone through them.


heh. or those weird dollar bills with the blue printing...


i don't know what's driving it, but i've gotten 4 or five wheat pennies
since the end of sept. statistically speaking that's an avalanche.

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From: val189 on
On Nov 26, 11:21 am, je...(a)panix.com (Jeff Jonas) wrote:

> I no longer have any coins in the car's coin tray
> since nearly all toll roads in NY/NJ/CT/PA/MD/VA
> take E-Z Pass, but I use coins (particularly dollar coins)
> when buying train tickets from the vending machines
> and I need quarters for the laundromat.

We keep about 15 dollars in silver in the car for parking meters in
cities we're visiting, laundry while on trips, and the occasional
toll my EZpass doesn't handle.




From: val189 on
On Nov 29, 3:28 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.

I agree, but there are instances when a coin counter is key to your
sanity.
If you've ever been the collector of fundraising piggy banks around
town, you can sympathize. A big waste of time for the amount
collected and I don't recommend it. I once had some kids 'help' count
and roll. Some rolls were visibly short, like, by a half inch.
Needless to say, I had to recount and roll. Had there been Coinstar
in those days, I wouldn've paid the commission gladly.
From: krw on
In article <726600a4-9c67-474e-a601-94f3d6bd58e0
@d21g2000prf.googlegroups.com>, gwehrenb(a)bellsouth.net says...
> On Nov 26, 11:21 am, je...(a)panix.com (Jeff Jonas) wrote:
>
> > I no longer have any coins in the car's coin tray
> > since nearly all toll roads in NY/NJ/CT/PA/MD/VA
> > take E-Z Pass, but I use coins (particularly dollar coins)
> > when buying train tickets from the vending machines
> > and I need quarters for the laundromat.
>
> We keep about 15 dollars in silver in the car for parking meters in
> cities we're visiting, laundry while on trips, and the occasional
> toll my EZpass doesn't handle.
>
Better make sure it's not in sight. Windows cost a *lot* more than
$15, particularly the side ones.
>

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Keith
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