That's why I try to use up my change along the way rather than accumulate it which is then a pain to deal with.
There is always somebody, or something to accept my change throughout the day.
Ignore R8, and all her inbred ilk!
I pay in change sometimes...
However, I'm not an asshole and use coin wrappers.
[quote] Why not go to a bank with free coin counting machines?
What banks would those be? Anytime I've gone to a bank to cash in change they've insisted that it not only be rolled but that I put my name and account number on the paper roller around the change.
I like quarters, you can never have too many quarters.
I got $1.85 in change, all in the form of nickels, with a recent purchase. Normally I might've said something, but it was a tiny independent record store and I imagine the store owner was too high to go to the bank. Sure looked that way...
Quarters are a breeze for a cashier to count: take two fingers and count "50-1, 50-2, 50-3...
" It's the other smaller bullshit coins that make everyone's life so difficult.
The mean lady was mean to me because I dumped a pile of change on her counter and stared at her like the unmannered clod I am, so entitled and whiny that I shall carry the rage at her calling me on my rudeness for the rest of my life, and create DL threads about it!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote]Why not go to a bank with free coin counting machines?
The words "free" and "bank" dont belong in the same sentence.
It's irritating, OP. For the cashier and for those behind you in line. It's just a common courtesy to go to a bank, get those paper coin rolls, and roll up your excess coins. Then you can use the already counted and rolled coins ($.50 for pennies, $2 for nickels, etc) as tender. Is it the biggest deal in the world if you give a cashier $10 in pennies? No. But it's lazy on your part for sure, not to mention tacky.
R18=pissed off cashier
For those of you suggesting rolled coins use your time machine back the present. Banks don't take rolled coins at least most wont. You might short them. They all have counting machines but you have to have an account with them to use them.
Oh and change is legal currency. They must take it.
I have not paid that way myself just because it takes too long but still. Money is money.
I wonder if OP is also one of those people who demands to use the toilet in a restaurant he doesn't patronize?
I like the new National Park quarters.
That thread title reads like a Republican lament from 2008 and 2012.
A awful lot of stupid threads being started in the last few days.
I don't think TD bank cares if you have an account or not to use their coin machine.
I don't mind when someone pays with a COUPLE of dollars of quarters. I DO mind when someone dumps a handful of misc. change out on the counter. I also mind when often Seniors will say, "oh, I have the 0.97 and have to count out of their change purses" rather than just take the 3 damn pennies.
Coin counters are a beautiful thing, but all the ones I've seen all want their "cut" of the count. Does TD Bank do this too, R28?
Coinstar won't take a cut if you elect to get certain gift cards in lieu of cash, including Amazon's.
My bank in PA has a free (if you have an account with them) coin counting machine. Dump it all in and you get a voucher to bring to the teller and get bills.
I own a retail store and once had a woman - early to mid 20's - pay in quarters for a $26 dollar purchase. She has them all in a Zip-Lock bag. She actually huffed at me while I stood there counting the quarters repeating "It's all there, it's all there". I said, "I'm sure it is but I have to make sure you didn't give me too much money, right?"
[quote] Oh and change is legal currency. They must take it.
Actually R22, some countries have a restriction on the amount you can pay with particular coins.
And some countries allow people to refuse to accept some forms of payment.
The only time I used change was when I had to pay a court fine and the stupid woman wouldnt take a check because she claimed she didn't know if she could, even when I pointed out the sign that said they took checks, and wouldn't go find a supervisor to ask and their credid card/bank card machine charged $10 to use. I went to my bank and 'bought' $50 in quarters then broke open the roles into a plastic shopping bag and took it to the courthouse to pay my fine. I know it was a dickhead move but seeing the look on her face when she realized she had to count all that change was worth it.
That, R33, was worth the effort on your end.
I believe TD charges to use the machine if you don't have an account. You have to go to a teller to get the money. It doesn't come out of the machine.
Most banks do seem to charge for using coin counting services. My credit union does too, although not at the outrageous percentage that coinstar charges.
Did you have the same smarmy look on your face at the store as you did when you typed this, OP?
TD Bank's "Penny Arcade" is free for customers and charges 6% for non-customers. However, they offer "totally free checking" so go open a small balance checking account there and you've got free Penny Arcade access.