Moderately Confused by Jeff Stahler

Moderately Confused

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 3 years ago

    Those machines are a ripoff.

  2. olddog1

    olddog1 said, almost 3 years ago


    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, almost 3 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, almost 3 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, almost 3 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, almost 3 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, almost 3 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, almost 3 years ago


    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, almost 3 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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