Moderately Confused by Jeff Stahler

Moderately Confused

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 2 years ago

    Those machines are a ripoff.

  2. olddog1

    olddog1 said, over 2 years ago

    @simpsonfan2

    Damn right. In the time it takes to get to one and use it you can roll your own and get the full amount.

  3. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 2 years ago

    I don’t use Coinstar, but the one in my local supermarket doesn’t charge a commission if you choose to have it converted into a shopping card for that supermarket.

  4. Retired Dude

    Retired Dude said, over 2 years ago

    From Coinstar’s website:

    FREE coin counting is available at most locations in the United States if you convert your coins to a nationally-branded gift card (i.e. Amazon, iTunes, Home Depot, Applebee’s) or eCertificate. If you get cash back for your coins, we charge a 10.9% coin processing fee.

  5. Mowog

    Mowog said, over 2 years ago

    Counting and rolling coins can be a cathartic activity. My bank gives me free coin sleeves anytime I need them. I can’t imagine pouring good money into a faceless machine knowing you are going to lose 10% of it. Oh wait; i guess that’s better than pouring it into a gambling machine where you will lose 100% of it.

  6. nlmyers45

    nlmyers45 said, over 2 years ago

    My bank will just take my coins and count them and give me the equivalent back in cash without rolling them.

  7. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 2 years ago

    My Credit Union doesn’t charge a fee if you’re a member, 10% if you’re not. Credit Union, Si, Banks, no.

  8. David Henderson

    David Henderson said, over 2 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    That is what I do. I only use it if I am going to be shopping at that supermarket at that time. I got over $75 in food and paid for it all with change just the other day like that. And I did not have to pay a counting fee.

  9. BROOKfan

    BROOKfan said, over 2 years ago

    The Coinstar in our local Safeway charged $8.50 I was so mad we didn’t shop there for five years. When we started again I noticed the machine was gone.

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