Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Dougmeister, Jul 11, 2020.
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Too bad machines like that won't take JFK's...
I am glad I stopped searching halves right before this virus shut everything down.
I just so happened to have 3 rolls of nickels with me, and my total was about $6, I give the girl the nickels. She looks at me with this confused look and says "what are these". I said well it's $6 worth of nickels to pay for my meal. She just stares at me and there is an awkward 5 seconds of us just looking at each other and she says, "I don't know what I'm supposed to do with these" I kindly tell her that the sign says to please pay in coins and thats what I'm trying to do. She finally says that she doesn't understand what I'm trying to do and going to have to go get the manager. They were wearing masks so I'm not sure what was said, but the manager looked at her like she was an idiot and she comes back to the window with my food and a few cents in change.
I'll bet you anything you want that the vast majority of millennials have never seen a JFK half dollar, an Ike dollar, an SBA dollar, a $2 bill (They're still being printed, BTW), and wouldn't know what to do with them if they got one. When I get JFKs, I like to spend the ones I don't keep (I don't buy whole boxes, just a few rolls at a time).
How is that legal? Just curious?
I'm not sure 100% how it works. I think if you're within a few cents or a dime off the amount they can give it, and I've heard if you round up that difference can be donated to charity. I just went to a store today and the clerk asked if I wanted to round up doing that.
Here's an article on Kroger's change back comment
That's almost as interesting as the stories where $2 dollar bills result in the manager coming out and police get called on the customer.
If enough people told them to either give exact change back or they can put all the items back on the shelves and you tell them you'll shop elsewhere, I'll bet that policy ends in a hurry.
Here's hoping that there aren't "enough people" doing that, then. Most people are reasonable, and understand that these are unusual circumstances. I mean, if they can't get change from their bank, what do you want them to do? Close their doors? Cut out cash payments completely?
Kroger (the deserting jerks) had machines that wouldn't take halves, but then they pulled out of our state.
Food Lion's machines took them, I think, but then they removed ALL their self-checkout lanes.
Harris-Teeter's machines and Walmart's machines are happy to take halves, as are CoinStars, of course. I don't believe any of the machines will take Ikes.
Five or ten years ago I asked at a bank if they had any half dollars, and they came out with an envelope marked "half dollars", but containing Ikes. They charged me a dollar apiece, but I wouldn't be surprised if they paid the depositor half that.
I agree completely!
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