Big news from the Mint?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by -jeffB, Feb 25, 2023.

  1. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Well, THIS is interesting, from an email the Mint sent out this morning:


    If you log in from several different browsers/sessions, do you get one place in line per Mint user ID, or per browser session?

    Getting all your friends/employees to wait in line for you will still work, same as always.
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  3. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    Waiting room, what is this the ER...LOL
  4. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Blah, blah, blah same old buffalo chips, dog do-do, and human excrement. Call, put on hold, pick a number. Duh, what's new with that! Instead of "Space" it should be "Mint, The Final Frontier."
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  5. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated Supporter

    Sounds like a lottery approach, better than the present system. Still the guy who logs in 5 hours in advance and gets the 12,999,000 spot in line won't be happy.
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  6. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    He might get the very first one then
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  7. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage Supporter

    Wonder if they will have a Readers Digest or a National Geographic. Probably just have catalogs of last years leftovers.
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    A new way to put you on hold. No thanks US Mint.
  9. longnine009

    longnine009 Most Exalted Excellency Supporter

    It's a good bet that letters or emails that start with: "we are exicited" are not going to excite anyone. At least not in a good way.
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  10. KBBPLL

    KBBPLL Well-Known Member

    I predict that the "wait room" crashes.
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  11. Millard

    Millard Coindog

    with their current overpricing I don't think they are going to experience the long waiting line they expect.
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  12. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    It’s a good idea but I am not a fan of getting in the wait room and possibly being the last person in line when you were there before someone who clocked in at 11:59 and having them possibly get the number one spot.
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  13. jb10000lakes

    jb10000lakes Well-Known Member

    It doesn't say, but you would think the "waiting room" would be isolated down to those who want to buy that day's release (you want to buy the "x" we are releasing today, click here to join the waiting room), but going by their wording, anyone who's on the site will be moved to the waiting room at a few minutes before the release time. That's a bit of an unwieldy way to go at it.
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  14. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    They also have a new motto: "Wait for it, wait for it...!" :D
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  15. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Celebrating 75 Years Active Collecting Supporter

    Sure glad I quit using the US Mint.
  16. slackaction1

    slackaction1 Supporter! Supporter

    Marketing great idea!! (NOT) they look through the waiting list and see who has purchased the most and move them accordingly. up or down until things get back to NORMAL. I don't trust them one bit. That think tank idea isn't worth the paper it is wrote on.
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  17. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I don't think they'll actually do that, but I can't see how they'll convince people that they aren't doing that.
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  18. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Well-Known Member

    I think that the "Waiting Room" will only help a few people that are computer literate and know how to "beat the system." Most of the things that I buy are in my Subscription File". I'm not sure how that will work with the "Waiting Room."
  19. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Celebrating 75 Years Active Collecting Supporter

    When you are completely incompetent at your job you devise ways to get others to do it for you. You do this by developing new procedures and make others responsible for implementing them. You get credit for a great idea and everyone else gets blamed if it doesn't work.
  20. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Did you work for Ford at one time? When the assembly line was developed he realized how it ran. He put the laziest person in the hardest position. Why? Because they found the easiest way to do the job.
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  21. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    I put the same thought another way when I was working and had to explain the corporate bureaucracy to bright-eyed and eager new young things: "When someone doesn't know what to do but feels that they must do something, they either write a memo or create a form. This has the appearance of action without any of the risk or effort of taking real action."
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