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Got a load of 1p's I need changing?

Discussion in 'General' started by JinkzUK, 10 Feb 2004.

  1. JinkzUK

    JinkzUK What's a Dremel?

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    Right I got loads and loads of 1ps and im not gonna sit and count them all out so is there any easier way of doing it? If I took them into a bank would they weight them and give me the converted dosh or what?!
     
  2. kiljoi

    kiljoi I *am* a computer king.

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    i know in the US a bank wont take massive amounts of change without them being in the little rolls
     
  3. Malvolio

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    Why don't you just get some money wraps? Failing that, they have consumer counters for things like that. What they are is just a machine that'll take your coins, count them, and deposit them into money wraps. Or, if you are really lazy, just take them down to the bank in a big plastic bag and they'll figure it out for ya ;) I've done it before :naughty: with about $40 in pennys.
     
  4. JinkzUK

    JinkzUK What's a Dremel?

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    Id find it hard to roll pennies, there like coins not notes :)
     
  5. kiljoi

    kiljoi I *am* a computer king.

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    this confuses me
     
  6. JinkzUK

    JinkzUK What's a Dremel?

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    1p's are coins, so I couldnt wrap them or anything they are in a tub!
     
  7. jonesie

    jonesie What's a Dremel?

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    do it approximately and go in when it's not busy or when the old people are in doing the same thing. banks have scales to weigh it out exactly; they can tell if you have 99p or £1.01 and will correct it.

    EDIT - you'll need two trips, the first to get plastic coin bags, the second to take the money in. Or you may get away with one trip. I think they are also obliged to take coins and give you notes etc even if you dont hold an account there. so find a quiet bank where you want get crap for holding people up.
     
  8. Malvolio

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    This is a coin wrap :duh:

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    It's something like 50 coins to a wrapper.
     
  9. kiljoi

    kiljoi I *am* a computer king.

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    thank you.
     
  10. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    You need to go to the bank and get some money bags, then put 100 pennies in each bag. Take the bags back to the bank, they will weigh them and give you the money in better coinage.
     
  11. kiljoi

    kiljoi I *am* a computer king.

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    *spanks spike
     
  12. Ubermich

    Ubermich He did it!

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    Wrongo, now we have These Suckers You dump all your coins in it (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, even dollar coins I think), then it sorts, counts, and gives you a reciept that you take to the teller, the teller then gives you cash :D
     
  13. kiljoi

    kiljoi I *am* a computer king.

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    wow. i stand corrected. i wonder when they'll have them here?
     
  14. Shepps

    Shepps Slacking off since 1986..

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    asda in merry hill have a machine to count coins iirc. if you live in the UK and anywhere near it :hehe:
     
  15. craigey1

    craigey1 Minimodder

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    So does the one in slough, but the machines charge you a service fee. Don't know how much though.
     
  16. loply

    loply What's a Dremel?

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    Asda have coin counting machines in their big branches.

    Just pour coins (any mixture, unsorted) into a big tray and it counts them and totals them up for you. Then it prints out a ticket, takes off 5% and you cash teh ticket at the desk.

    Its sweet.
     
  17. JinkzUK

    JinkzUK What's a Dremel?

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    Cheers, still not sorted though.
    I now have 3 extra options, go to America and put it in a machine.
    Go to asda and get ripped off.
    Or sort them myself, which was the point of this post, was not to sort through thousands!!
    Argh might just leave them there... Or chuck em off the Blackpool tower when I go next, see if I can hit some kid!
     
  18. Lorquis

    Lorquis lorquisSpamCount++;

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    take them to a post office.... no fee at all...
     
  19. kiljoi

    kiljoi I *am* a computer king.

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    so he's good for something other than spam after all!!!
    /hides
     
  20. Tau

    Tau Sharingan!

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    Not true... I've tried it before, if you're not a customer of the bank, they won't do it. I tried Nat West and they said no
     

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