Coin shortage?

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Re: Coin shortage?

Post by Flmope58 » Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:41 pm

Update from on the ground.

Coin is moving and in heavy amounts again.

At present levels I don't see this issue lasting more than 2-3 weeks

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Re: Coin shortage?

Post by woodsghost » Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:58 pm

Flmope58 wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:41 pm
Update from on the ground.

Coin is moving and in heavy amounts again.

At present levels I don't see this issue lasting more than 2-3 weeks
Thank you for the update!!!

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Re: Coin shortage?

Post by aikorob » Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:31 pm

stopped by Kroger to pick up some barley water after work.................

the practice of putting any change on your Kroger card is still in effect, but-------
the 2 people in front of me tried to PAY with exact change-------and they refused to accept ANY change


WTAF???????
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Re: Coin shortage?

Post by MPMalloy » Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:42 pm

aikorob wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:31 pm
stopped by Kroger to pick up some barley water after work.................

the practice of putting any change on your Kroger card is still in effect, but-------
the 2 people in front of me tried to PAY with exact change-------and they refused to accept ANY change


WTAF???????
Strange....

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Re: Coin shortage?

Post by Flmope58 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:45 am

Unless I see something strange going on this will probably be the last update.

Spot shortages seem due to Bank policy not coin availability.

I am seeing full shipments. Both loose coin going to processing centers and rolled coin going other way.

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Re: Coin shortage?

Post by woodsghost » Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:48 am

Flmope58 wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:45 am
Unless I see something strange going on this will probably be the last update.

Spot shortages seem due to Bank policy not coin availability.

I am seeing full shipments. Both loose coin going to processing centers and rolled coin going other way.
VERY interesting. Thank you for the update!
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Re: Coin shortage?

Post by raptor2 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:39 pm

I am seeing signs at many businesses noting a coin shortage and requesting exact change.
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Re: Coin shortage?

Post by MPMalloy » Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:10 pm

raptor2 wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:39 pm
I am seeing signs at many businesses noting a coin shortage and requesting exact change.
That's been the status quo here for a month. However, I haven' been turned away for a lack of change.

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Re: Coin shortage?

Post by raptor2 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:45 pm

These folks found a bunch of coins.

https://www.npr.org/2020/08/10/90101465 ... g-pandemic
The aquarium — which is soon to enter its sixth month of mandated closure because of the coronavirus — has come up with a pandemic project that can pass the time and help pay the bills.

They've drained a large waterfall at the facility and dredged up all the coins thrown in by wishful visitors.

"About 100 gallons of coins were cleaned and sorted and will go toward the general care of the aquarium and animals during this time," the aquarium said in a Facebook post last week.
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Re: Coin shortage?

Post by boskone » Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:04 pm

Jesus...a hundred gallons of coinage? I thought mom's pile was excessive.

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Re: Coin shortage?

Post by MPMalloy » Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:24 am

raptor2 wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:45 pm
These folks found a bunch of coins.

https://www.npr.org/2020/08/10/90101465 ... g-pandemic
The aquarium — which is soon to enter its sixth month of mandated closure because of the coronavirus — has come up with a pandemic project that can pass the time and help pay the bills.

They've drained a large waterfall at the facility and dredged up all the coins thrown in by wishful visitors.

"About 100 gallons of coins were cleaned and sorted and will go toward the general care of the aquarium and animals during this time," the aquarium said in a Facebook post last week.
Any bullion coinage?

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Re: Coin shortage?

Post by RoneKiln » Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:18 am

Yesterday I saw an "exact change only" sign in a store for the first time. My area may be behind the curve.
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Re: Coin shortage?

Post by boskone » Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:31 am

RoneKiln wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:18 am
Yesterday I saw an "exact change only" sign in a store for the first time. My area may be behind the curve.
I've seen a few around town. Being a college area, though, they mostly just get ignored as someone waves their phone or watch at the payment terminal.

(The other day I saw a girl go through the self-check line and pay with her watch, while talking on the phone through her earbuds and texting. Imagine trying to explain that situation to someone even a decade ago. Also I fear to be driving in the same town as her, and hope she was just passing through.)

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Re: Coin shortage?

Post by RoneKiln » Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:39 am

boskone wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:31 am
RoneKiln wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:18 am
Yesterday I saw an "exact change only" sign in a store for the first time. My area may be behind the curve.
I've seen a few around town. Being a college area, though, they mostly just get ignored as someone waves their phone or watch at the payment terminal.

(The other day I saw a girl go through the self-check line and pay with her watch, while talking on the phone through her earbuds and texting. Imagine trying to explain that situation to someone even a decade ago. Also I fear to be driving in the same town as her, and hope she was just passing through.)
It doesn't matter if she passes through if you're in a college area. You'll have another thousand just like her, and a few thousand more that'll only use one device at a time while driving. :D

Enjoy the start of the school year! :lol:
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Re: Coin shortage?

Post by CG » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:47 pm

I just got a big thank you from a cashier for paying with exact change. I'm guessing they're running low and people are being cranky with them about it.
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Re: Coin shortage?

Post by MPMalloy » Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:35 pm

CG wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:47 pm
I just got a big thank you from a cashier for paying with exact change. I'm guessing they're running low and people are being cranky with them about it.
Such signs are all over town here, but I still have yet to be turned down or refused service for using cash. Or shorted change.

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Re: Coin shortage?

Post by DrthTater » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:57 am

Flmope58 wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:41 pm
Update from on the ground.

Coin is moving and in heavy amounts again.

At present levels I don't see this issue lasting more than 2-3 weeks
Yet we still have signs all over asking for change or for payment to be made by card. Maybe it's just not getting to the rural parts of the country. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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