How do you get rid of coins?

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My bank won't take rolled coins anymore. They referred me to another bank, maybe I should just get a fucking account there. I have about $150 this time. I think they are full of shit anyway.

I won't go to some bank and expect them to take my change without ever doing business there, that is bullshit and I don't believe a bank like that exists.

Why the hassle, now? Change devalued? Coinstar sure as hell takes 11%.
 
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Sometimes you can get a gift card through Coin Star and no commission is taken out of it.

If it's someplace you're going to spend the money anyway, not a bad way to go.
 
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Is it a chain or a local bank. I can understand not taking large bag of loose coins, but rolled should be taken. Sounds fishy. Maybe a lazy teller.

Open an account at a new bank, dump the $150 there. Keep as a rainy day fund....or just move all your shit there because screw the other bank.
 
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Sometimes you can get a gift card through Coin Star and no commission is taken out of it.

If it's someplace you're going to spend the money anyway, not a bad way to go.
Yeah that's good advice. I think the good gift cards are starting to get scarce though. Since I don't roll pennies I got rid of $47 worth the other day in a coinstar. The only gift card offered was Applebee's so I went ahead and took the 11% hit.
 
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Is it a chain or a local bank.
Chain...even have "no rolled coins" signs at every teller station now.

You know how it is when you go in someplace and you feel like they are trying to get you outta there as soon as you walk in? That's how I felt, that teller saw what I walked in with, was asking me "may I help you" from across the lobby before I could fill out a deposit slip.
 
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Just box it up and send it to me. I have at least 50lbs of loose change, it's my retirement account.
They don't want rolled coin because some asshole may have put a stack of washers in it.
My bank has a machine in the lobby for coins. I've never used it, but I can guarantee they are not going to charge me for using it.
 
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Banks have been doing the no rolls thing by me for 20 years, for the exact reason MC said. Cracheads were putting washers in them.

I take mine in once a year in plastic bags. Bank I go to has the change counter, and only charges 5%.
 
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And if I can make 5%~10% off peoples loose change, I'm getting one of those machines cashing in.
 
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heck even our grocery stores here (at least publix does) has those coinstar machines in them.

id imagine the coinstar folks have an app or a website thatll tell you the closest one to you.
 
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I just figured out you can look online to find the Coinstar machine that has the gift card you want. Not all of them offer the same gift cards. For instance, Lowe's gift cards are in the machines at Kroger. I think I could make use of that one, or the Amazon.
 
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Fuck coins

I throw em away or put em in tip jars

I’ve even started telling cashiers “just the bills”

Don’t hAve time for coins. Not everyone is a baller like me tho.
 
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Interesting little factoid, a pound a quarters is $20.
A pound of dimes is $20 as well.

Just went to Coinstars website., looks like you can only get certificate from Applebee's, Southwest Airlines or Starbucks.

I probably have $1,000 in change laying around and can't see myself eating $1,000 worth of Applebee's or Starbucks. Don't plan to fly anywhere anytime soon.

Where do you find the Amazon coupon?
 
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My bank has a change counting machine in the lobby, it's free if you have an account there.
 
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Mine used to have one but I think it was too high of a maintenance item for them to keep. I used it one time and the teller couldn't get to me fast enough to observe what I was dumping in the tray. Just sticks in my craw that I have to pay 11% to turn these coins to usable currency.
 
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Go to the top of a really tall building, at least 80 floors, and throw them. If they’re in rolls, better yet.
 
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I meant to gamble it all away in Vegas, should have taken it with me. Bet casinos would gladly take it.
 
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I have a large artillery shell casing in my bedroom I put my change in. I never use change in any cash purchase, always bills. At the end of the day, all silver change goes in the artillery shell. Pennies go in a can if I have any, but I usually leave them in the take a penny thing on the counter. It usually takes me 3-4 years to fill up the shell casing, but then it's $1200-1400 extra bucks!

All the years I've been doing it, I always plan on blowing the money on something like a gun, little trip somewhere, something fun.... But every year, some bill comes up that needs paying just as I top it off. :screama::sad:
 
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OK, here's a cool fact. Random pocket change from my pockets netted about $12.60 per pound.....that's without digging around and scamming the quarters.....so there's a great scientific data point for ya's! :)
 
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I remember people used to jingle carrying change...lol.
Some crackhead robbed my ashtray and got like $30 in change polices later found him on the street along with my pants he stole. Never did get that shit back
 
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I probably have $1,000 in change laying around and can't see myself eating $1,000 worth of Applebee's or Starbucks. Don't plan to fly anywhere anytime soon.
Fly to party with us at MotoGP Austin, TX 2020. :fu:
 
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I've been doing the same thing as Stetson, only paying with bills and saving the change, I've averaged 600 a year the last several, my wife drives me nuts ... digging around for the exact change. :roll:
 
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I've been doing the same thing as Stetson, only paying with bills and saving the change, I've averaged 600 a year the last several, my wife drives me nuts ... digging around for the exact change. :roll:
My wife does that too. Standing at the checkout line, ten people behind us and at the last minute starts digging for change. Pull that shit out ahead of time, or wear one of those old change belts like at the carnival!
 
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I've been doing the same thing as Stetson, only paying with bills and saving the change, I've averaged 600 a year the last several, my wife drives me nuts ... digging around for the exact change. :roll:
Does she at least put it in the cashier's hand or is she like mine, just slaps it down on the counter like it's a bar room?
 
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I usually keep 4 pennies in my vehicle just in case a drive through or something comes up to $10.02....... I hate that shit.
I used to do that too, but it's amazing the amount of counter people/clerks that just vapor lock, because they have to do math if they already entered the $10 bill they saw you dig out of your wallet. I had a kid a my local coffee stop that had to call a manager over, cancel the sale and ring it up again because of the three extra pennies I handed him.
 
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There are people who purchase/collect pennies in bulk looking for the high copper content pennies. They were made before 1982, they are 95% copper. After 1983, they are mostly zinc with a wafer thin copper coating. You can tell the difference in them by just dropping one on metal or other hard surface. They have a greatly different sounds when dropped.
They are hoarding these pennies for when the government ceases to use pennies as currency. They will then sell the copper. If the bastards are not already melting them down.
 
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There are people who purchase/collect pennies in bulk looking for the high copper content pennies. They were made before 1982, they are 95% copper. After 1983, they are mostly zinc with a wafer thin copper coating. You can tell the difference in them by just dropping one on metal or other hard surface. They have a greatly different sounds when dropped.
They are hoarding these pennies for when the government ceases to use pennies as currency. They will then sell the copper. If the bastards are not already melting them down.
I was doing that for a while, then figured they are never gonna get rid of the penny, and they start taking up too much room to be a worthwhile venture. The people that do this hoard multiple 5 gallon buckets of pennies waiting for that payday. who wants to store all that?
 
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