I get the toilet paper shortage, paper towel shortage, and the Lysol wipe shortage, but now this?

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  1. ManglerYJ

    ManglerYJ Well-Known Member

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    So I'm at Lowes today and they have signs posted about a nationwide shortage of change. I blow it off thinking it's just that some manager forgot to go to the bank and posted some bogus signs to ask everyone to use exact change when they can. It didn't affect me because we are paying credit, but then we go to Aldi and the same signs are up.

    Dude in front of me was paying cash and did not have exact change and was refused. I happened to scrounge enough change to cover ours out of both pockets and wife's change purse.

    So this is a thing? Are we seriously out of change? Is this the secret Illuminati push to go to a cash-less society? Is there going to be a tin-foil shortage?
     
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  2. 93redzj

    93redzj Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm I work at teeter, I haven’t heard of this or seen signs at my store, although I don’t work on the front end with the cashiers and such. It is odd though, not sure how that happens
     
  3. kaiser715

    kaiser715 Doing hard time

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  4. kaiser715

    kaiser715 Doing hard time

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    BTW, WhoTF uses real money any more? I can't remember the last time I actually used cash for something, especially in a retail store.

    Easier, faster, and I'd rather have the 2% back anyway.
     
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  5. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid How's your hammer hangin'?

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    Hmm...sounds like it's time for me to start selling change at a mark up :D
     
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  6. Silverado_Express

    Silverado_Express Well-Known Member

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    Happened around here last week, signs were up in different places. My best guess as to the reason is banks aren't open for people to turn in their change (sure you can use grocery store coinstar but that comes with a surcharge) and the people who notoriously buy their "Eagle light 100s" with a handful of pennies are now hood rich with stimulus and unemployment benefits.

    Just my $.02 pun intended
     
  7. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    If there's a cash discount, I'm happy to use cash. Saved 5% on a $5000 purchase yesterday because I paid cash. Also, got pizza last night, and they charge 5% for credit cards, so i cashed it up.
     
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  8. RatLabGuy

    RatLabGuy You look like a monkey and smell like one too

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    Well ill be hobest, i did yesterday when had a need to buyc1 9/16 lucknut abd a washer from a local hardware store.
    1.59 just seened too little to put on credit.

    And related, when i had a local tree guy clear out 11 and level the ground etc, his "cash price" was a lot lower. Im happy to save him the fees on credit.
     
  9. RatLabGuy

    RatLabGuy You look like a monkey and smell like one too

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    So somebody needs to give that nitwit Congresswoman a math lesson on how rounding works and how if you cut it in the middle like you should, on average it comes out exactly the same with no difference of profit.
    Same logic for why we don't really need pennies anyway.
     
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  10. 93redzj

    93redzj Well-Known Member

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    I’m with you there, no incentives using my debit card but 9 times out of 10 I don’t have cash on me so the card it is. Even for that $1.50 purchase at break time
     
  11. tknopp

    tknopp Well-Known Member

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    I guess I will go to the bank tomorrow and help them out. ;)
     
  12. UTfball68

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    Coincidentally, the wife and I are going back to a cash basis. Swiping the card is just too easy. We have a budget, but have basically a 50% monthly contingency built in, but the 2% back doesn’t really make up for the dumb shit we’ve gotten in a bad habit of snagging just because it’s there. Stings more when you’re handing over a few Benjamin’s than swiping the card.
     
  13. LT1JEEP

    LT1JEEP Well-Known Member

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    I pay cash for just about everything I buy that is not business related. I started putting all my fuel on a credit card for my business so I can keep up with it better I was losing my fuel receipts and didn't know how much I was spending of fuel each month. I thought I was spending about $500.00 a month but in reality it was almost $1000.00 a month. I wright checks for all my parts and materials so I can keep up with that but is hard find a place to pay for fuel with a check now. Now I pay my fuel bill in full each month with a check to the credit card company. My accountant/wife can keep up with it better.
     
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  14. 1-tonmudder

    1-tonmudder Doin my part to stir the pot.

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    (Raises hand) I do.You gonna swipe my card when I show up to buy that clapped out jeep you've had sitting in the back yard for 10 years??:D I mostly deal in cash and I guess I'm part of the problem,as usual, since I'm sitting on about $300 or more in loose change.
     
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  15. 1-tonmudder

    1-tonmudder Doin my part to stir the pot.

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    My BIL was talking about this just yesterday.He said it happened to him at Lowes.Either have exact change or round it to the next $.
     
  16. 1-tonmudder

    1-tonmudder Doin my part to stir the pot.

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    I always look at my change and keep the old stuff and the bicentennial quarters.We usually keep change from one year to the next and use it to buy fuel or hotel room for vacation.Change paid for about 1/2 of our Disney tickets back in Dec.When I worked in the junkyard we dug it out of the wrecks when they came in and split it once a year.
     
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  17. ManglerYJ

    ManglerYJ Well-Known Member

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    This.

    Dave Ramsey Principle.
     
  18. DAWGTOY

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    somebodys gonna have to go to town and get a shitload of dimes.












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    CasterTroy Motarded

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  20. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    One of the best scenes from one of the best movies ever.
     
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  21. shelby27604

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    I have a 5 gallon water cooler bottle that is just about full, been saving my change in it for ~15 years, maybe a little more.

    The last time I picked it up to weigh it, there was about 80lbs. of change in there. When I was full time in a manufacturing plant, if I got change for the vending machines, whatever I didn't spend that day, went in the jar....the ATM only spit out $20's and the change machine would spit out 20 sacagawea's happily... should be a tidy sum when I bother to roll it all.
     
  22. Atla

    Atla Pew Pew! Vroom Vroom!

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    Don't forget to check dates, anything 1965 or earlier is silver.

    A silver dime is worth about a buck fifty now.

    Rare, but it's been a habit of mine for years to check dates. (Or you can do a quick 'side glance')

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    And silver is 'real money'. :)
     
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  23. UTfball68

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  24. shelby27604

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    someone missed a decimal.......but I would be pretty happy if my 5 gallon jug had $9125 in it after all this time!
     
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  25. Tacoma747

    Tacoma747 Well-Known Member

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    It is much easier to print cash. They don't normally pay attention to the serial numbers being the same unless you go to a bank.
     

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