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    Default Banks that do free coin counting?

    Anyone know of a bank in center city that does free coin counting? I have a huge mass of coins I'd like to convert to cash ...

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    All TD Banks have free coin counting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanmcgpa View Post
    Anyone know of a bank in center city that does free coin counting? I have a huge mass of coins I'd like to convert to cash ...

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    TD Bank. Used them a few month ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Litter Box View Post
    TD Bank. Used them a few month ago.
    So how does that work? Do you separate the coins or what?

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    take in coins.

    dump in machine.

    prints casino ticket.

    No sorting needed.

    20 something girl will help most likely.

    Penny will ask to guess yur coins. You may win ****ty TD bank prize.
    I'm not seeing all these supposed bikes in all these million dollar bike lanes.

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    While the service is "free", the TD machines may skim a little off the top through miscounting. Dimes are particularly susceptible. Otherwise, it's easy and convenient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinitone View Post
    While the service is "free", the TD machines may skim a little off the top through miscounting. Dimes are particularly susceptible. Otherwise, it's easy and convenient.
    I don't mean to be rude but this question is just bugging me:
    did you count your coins before you went to TD and then did not win the prize because the machine miscounted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by giraffe42 View Post
    I don't mean to be rude but this question is just bugging me:
    did you count your coins before you went to TD and then did not win the prize because the machine miscounted?
    I've used the Penny Arcade a number of times in the past. Prior to the last visit I had come across a report about the machines being inaccurate. A little Googling led to various other reports. Here's one I found just now. Anyway, I thought I'd test it out myself. I did count my coins before going and they were, in fact, counted incorrectly. I didn't play the "guess your total" game, however, because I really don't need another plastic coin purse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinitone View Post
    I've used the Penny Arcade a number of times in the past. Prior to the last visit I had come across a report about the machines being inaccurate. A little Googling led to various other reports. Here's one I found just now. Anyway, I thought I'd test it out myself. I did count my coins before going and they were, in fact, counted incorrectly. I didn't play the "guess your total" game, however, because I really don't need another plastic coin purse.
    I'm curious what happened after you told TD the machine counted incorrect?

    I like using those machines ever few months for change I accumulate.

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    Here are your options:
    1) count and roll coins, bring to teller
    2) go to TD, dump coins in, get $ bills
    3) use Coinstar in your local supermarket, get charged an 8% fee
    4) count your coins, then un stack them, dump them into a TD machine to see if it counts 100% accurately, call me to come smack you upside your head.

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    Do the Coinstars still do the gift certificates in place of the fee?

    It used to be an 8% service charge unless you decided you wanted a gift card to Amazon.com or something, then you'd get the 100% but could only use it at that one place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBL View Post
    Do the Coinstars still do the gift certificates in place of the fee?
    Yes, their merchant list also seems to be expanding.

    Coinstar : Our Products

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thayer View Post
    Yes, their merchant list also seems to be expanding.

    Coinstar : Our Products
    Nice. I haven't been to one in awhile, but I know I'm filling up too. I'd do the iTunes credit all day long...one less credit card for the evil Internet.

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    I really need to do this. I must have 70 or 80 lbs of coins in various containers at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guzzijason View Post
    I really need to do this. I must have 70 or 80 lbs of coins in various containers at home.

    __Jason
    An FYI, TD Bank's machines seem to jam or stop on huge volumes of coins. Employees have to 'empty the bags' a lot, too. I had a huge amount of pennies I took to them last year. Did it in several passes. i.e., I took about 1/4 of the coins on one visit, carrying a five gallon bucket of pennies was out of the question. I went to a dollar tree or dollar general store and got a big, cheap tupperwear container with a lid, and took the pennies in several trips over a few weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guzzijason View Post
    I really need to do this. I must have 70 or 80 lbs of coins in various containers at home.

    __Jason

    it's shocking how much money that can be. when we moved, my wife and i exchanged about 30 pounds of coins (maybe 4 or 5 sandwich-sized stuffed ziploc bags) and it was a little over $300. i had guessed $80 or so. that was a nice surprise.

    i can tell you for a fact that $1500 in nickels weighs 506lbs.

 

 

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