Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by MeowtheKitty, Dec 18, 2019.
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I think Meow is probably getting a correct count of coins if they are the types of coins the machine accepts.
I think Meow should high-tail it back there with more change to count to see what happens next time!
Hiya, Meow! Long time. Glad to see you. Hope you're well!
Well ummm, Meow got Amazon gift cards with it for no fee. And Meow knows a hack to get no fee cash. But will not reveal it, as they may fix the hack if too many use it.
Meow was a bit busy with things for that last few months, but have come back to CRH after a little break. Meow hopes all is well with you too.
never trusted the accuracy of coin-counting machines. Never! Never! Never!
Being a bit OCD, I always counted my change before dumping it in any machine just to check the accuracy. I'm talking about amounts ranging between $50 and $150, and the machines have always been off by as much as 11%. When I have asked how often the machine had been calibrated, I usually got a response like, "I don't know." (with a shrug of the shoulders)
So, I can understand why some businesses are offering gift cards instead of charging a fee. They probably already know that their machine is in need of calibrating, but they don't care. They are relying on the error rate to make up for the cost of the gift cards. Anyone who opts for the cash instead of a gift card is paying twice as much!
By the way, it just happened that I read this thread after coming home from my neighborhood Publix grocery store. They have a Coin Star machine right near the exit, and I always take a quick peek to see if there is anything in the coin return.
Today, there were three items:
> 2014 Portugal 1 Euro Cent
> 2006 Mexico 50c
> Bridge Token for the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission
. I hope it is a working one. I'll mosey over there and check it out - not today though!
Tis the closest thing to arcade game use. If you are lucky you might find a silver coin in the reject box. Meow does once in a while.
Sometimes just a lone silver coin, and sometimes Samoa!
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