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    Anything other than CoinStar??

    Ok, so this is wayyyy off topic. But does anyone know of ways to cash in coins other than the CoinStar service? All of the banks in the area have stopped taking them unless you put them into rolls, and I have way too many for that. Yet I would like to dodge the 9% CoinStar fee. Any ideas?



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    Re: Anything other than CoinStar??

    Your banks won't let you deposit coins into your account? That's unbelievable. I'd say switch banks if they're pulling stuff like that...


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    Re: Anything other than CoinStar??

    put the coins into rolls at one bank, and bring them to the next for your cash.



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    Re: Anything other than CoinStar??

    I once told a lady at some bank that my little brother had a bunch of change in his piggy bank and wanted to know if she could exchange the change for cash.. she couldnt turn me down.



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    Re: Anything other than CoinStar??

    Quote Originally Posted by ornryactor View Post
    Your banks won't let you deposit coins into your account? That's unbelievable. I'd say switch banks if they're pulling stuff like that...
    They are saying that they will only take small cups of coins. Anything more than that and they suggest I go to a CoinStar or roll them. The problem is I have probably about $350 - $600 worth. I'm not sure if I have the patience to roll all of them.



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    Re: Anything other than CoinStar??

    I think there are still a few casino's that use coins in some machines, except for pennies. You could take them there and put them into the coin counting machines. I know that the casino in Tama still had some the last time I was there.

    now I see your in Houston, not sure about down there.



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    Re: Anything other than CoinStar??

    This may not be a great help, but I think it is possible at CoinStar to get gift certificates or gift cards for face value with no fee. Obviously, it's only certain retailers and not great if you really have a bunch of coins.



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    Re: Anything other than CoinStar??

    My old bank had a change machine, you just brough buckets in, and they put the $$ in your account. No fee.


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    Re: Anything other than CoinStar??

    My gf works at a bank and said that typically any bank will charge you 10% to count change if you do not have an account with them and that's not saving you anything from CoinStar. So, if you're bank won't count them (which is bs anyway) then you might just have to take the loss


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    Re: Anything other than CoinStar??

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKyro View Post
    They are saying that they will only take small cups of coins. Anything more than that and they suggest I go to a CoinStar or roll them. The problem is I have probably about $350 - $600 worth. I'm not sure if I have the patience to roll all of them.
    Ouch. Just start taking them in using small containers. Start with a 32oz cup and see. You can get quite a bit of $$ in a 32oz cup. Unless you are a penny hound!

    Sucks that your bank won't do this for you. Did you only talk to one person or have you tried others? Perhaps the one you talked to didn't like the idea of having to lug a large container to the counting machine. I don't see many banks turning down deposits, even if it is in change.

    Even if you roll the coins, won't they run them through a counter anyway? This will keep them from taking rolls with a quarter short or with washers for coins in the roll.

    If all else fails, invite me over for nickel-ante poker. I'm sure I could clean you out of your coins in a sitting or two!



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    Re: Anything other than CoinStar??

    thats stupid... money is money.. and if ur a bank...wow world is messed up..


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    Re: Anything other than CoinStar??

    I know you can get free coin counting when you get a gift card through them.

    http://www.coinstar.com/us/WebDocs/A1-0-3-1

    Otherwise, switch banks. Some banks still do it for free.



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    Re: Anything other than CoinStar??

    I would be switching banks. I've never banked anywhere that wouldn't take my coins as long as I had an account with them. They are just being lazy. Worst case, just bring all your change in in a pillow case with a deposit slip already filled out with a good geustimate (make sure you go a little higher on the amount) of how much change you have. Say you want to deposit it into your account. i would say at that point, it would be up to them weather or not they want to count it.



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    Re: Anything other than CoinStar??

    Change banks, go to any other bank and tell tham that your bank won't do this service for you. The new bank will happily count your change in order to open a new account.



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    Re: Anything other than CoinStar??

    What bank do you use? I bank at Wells Fargo and they have done it for free several times and I usually have anywhere from $20-$60 in coins (no quarters and lots of pennies) when I do it.



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