Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Hellofthenorth, Feb 20, 2012.
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Personally, I would feel somewhat embarrassed if people were watching me check the reject slots in coin machines.
One thing I have done while in a grocery and seeing someone head to the Coinstar with a jar or bucket of change, is offer to buy all of their change, on the spot, for cash.
Of the few people I've actually asked, only one young couple accepted my offer. The rest looked at me like I was a bum trying to get their money. Even after I explained to them that I collect coins and that by selling me their coins they would be saving money, their bad looks just changed from "bum" to "swindler".
People have gotten so used to having to protect themselves from getting ripped off, that you can't hardly talk to anyone about anything to do with money without them thinking you're some kind of thief.
Meow only checks them while actually using them.
I'm not complaining, I'm just wondering.
When ever I'm out in public, I always feel like people are watching me......and judging.
Oh, we are.
Just curious, why would you care that others are watching? For me to care what someone else thinks means I need to value their opinion. I don't know them, so I don't care what they think.
Gotta be comfortable in your own skin.
Since I don't use them, that would be...never. However when I walk past, I try and be stealthy looking at the reject slot or fishing around in it...and I totally give myself away when I do my "I found silver" dance...
Nope, the chance of free silver certainly outweighs any weird looks directed towards me when checking the reject slot.
I reported a couple of months ago about being burned by hot coins that did come back. Was burned bad enough to put a painful blister on my palm. I had several enlightening conversations with a corporate Vice President of VYSTAR and I asked directly about those inside trays and he deftly avoided answering me on that. Last week I took several hundreds of dollars in and had them open the machine. There were a number of “bent, damaged and foreign coins in the trays and scattered inside in other spots. I asked for them because I teach metal detecting to kids and would use them as targets but was told they are AUDITED on those coins and must keep them. ???????? That’s pure profit for them.
but there was a nice undamaged Ike dollar in there.
Meow has mentioned this on this site before, but Meow one day decided to make two separate tickets with the CRH leftovers in the Coinstar. So Meow did about $60 in change, and ticketed out. Then ran roughly the same amount again. But on the SECOND load two Samoan coins fell out into the tray. Of course Meow did not put them in there, so where did they come from? And why drop on the second load? Something just does not feel right about it, and Meow suspects shenanigans going on.
These CoinStar machines must not work very good when they reject $1.97 of recent U.S. coins! What's up with that?
There's always a small chance of rejecting a good coin or accepting a bad one. If someone dumps several hundred dollars through, there'll be a few good coins improperly rejected. Most people check the slot, pull out the rejected coins, and try to run them through again; they're usually accepted the second time through. Some people forget to check, or just don't bother. (If you're already giving up 11% of the value of your coins, what's a few more lost dollars?)
It's a conspiracy of the dogs...
Nothing in my area for a long time now. The gravy train is over for me.
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