Coin Program May Be Dead...

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  1. Jackknife

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    I don't know about you guys, but I'm almost relieved. The coin obsession was beginning to get to me.

    Mike
     
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    wasn't this inevitable after it got picked up by more mainstream media?

    -David
     
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    BUMMER!
    Actually I do agree with Mike. I am sorry to see it go, but at the same time relieved. It'll make the min. spends a little more challenging.
     
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    So how long before my backorder cancellation?...
     
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  7. Jackknife

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    Was wondering about that as well...
     
  8. NYBanker
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    I got a box of $250 today from our friends in Indiana in error. Perhaps it was a parting gift?
     
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    I did this once and never again. I got the weirdest looks from everyone in the bank as I stacked the coins on the counter (per the teller instructions), and then the super nice bank teller kept on asking me questions about the coins (out of her own curiosity). It wasn't worth the hassle for me. I had only deposited $500 of the $1000 I ordered. Keeping the rest in my house for spare change use + just in case.
     
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    Especially after NPR kept harping on it without getting all the facts.
     
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    I think we all saw this coming. I never got in on the coins, but I sure was tired of hearing about it.
     
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    I know I'll get flamed for it, but as a taxpayer i can only say "About time". Now let's fire those Mint officials who were responsible for not stopping this waste of my money years ago.
     
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    so much for my yearly npr donations ... guess I will have to go to mining aluminum cans full time ... :)
     
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    Just heard about this...too bad, but I'm surprised it lasted for as long as it did.
     
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    time to short UPS for decrease of revenue? ;)
     
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    I wonder if my SO will be happy to hear she won't be helping me take boxes of coins to the bank anymore? I thought it was a great way to spend our Saturdays together and get a great workout (we live on the top floor of a four-floor walk up). I also had the added bonus of getting to hear my name attached to a colorful plethora of expletives each weekend! I shall certainly miss those wonderful days...
     
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    After all the recent attention, saw this coming. Sigh.

    Selling UPS stock right now.
     
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    we kinda did it to ourselves......through sheer volume of users.....oh well, on to the next opportunity
     
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    I think that is the quickest any government agency has acted on anything...(notating history books now.)
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    There was just a chance, I'd say.
     
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    Bummed really, never got around to doing the mint deal myself. Oh well, other fish...
     
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