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Disaster at the Coinstar machine ...

291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

The past month has been a total bust at the local Coinstar machine reject slots. So, upon heading for the exit of my local supermarket I took my usual glance into the reject slot.

Bonanza! There must have been at least 50 coins wait for my attention.

This is going to be good, really good! There appear to be many, many perfectly good US coins in the lot!

And then a tap on the shoulder.

An older gentleman holding a large change bag, now empty and a Coinstar receipt ...

He had apparently planned on cashing out at the service counter and had spotted me scooping out the coins. It was the first time he had used a Coinstar machine.

I poured the coins into his hand as he was obviously the person who had run them through the machine.

Paradise lost!

All glory is fleeting.

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    EXOJUNKIEEXOJUNKIE Posts: 1,609 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good story. Glad you were nice to the older gentleman. Sorry it didn't work out for you though. :(

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    silverpopsilverpop Posts: 6,598 ✭✭✭✭✭

    being honest does tend to have good rewards later on down the road

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    Wabbit2313Wabbit2313 Posts: 7,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "Disaster at the Coinstar machine"

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    crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,805 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes I like honest people . I'll bet that was a bit of an uncomfortable moment :D

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    DBSTrader2DBSTrader2 Posts: 3,456 ✭✭✭✭

    Could he PROVE they were his rejects?! Maybe he just hangs around Coinstar machines with an old receipt, waiting for someone to make such a discovery - - only to swoop in and dash their dreams! ;):D

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    1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It was worth it, I think................never ever heard of that happening before :smile:

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    ElcontadorElcontador Posts: 7,416 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 20, 2017 11:24PM

    It's just the right thing to do. Today, in the lobby of the building where I work, some guy who was preoccupied talking on his cell phone accidentally dropped several dollar bills on the ground. and didn't notice. I scooped up the bills, ran up to the guy, tapped him on the shoulder, handed him the bills, explaining he dropped them.

    As far as coin star machines go, I haven't found a da**ed thing in the one I pass by in at least three months.

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    ms70ms70 Posts: 13,946 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You should've said you were homeless and needed the change for a cup of coffee.

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    TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,835 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's the best story ever.

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    kevinstangkevinstang Posts: 1,517 ✭✭✭

    I always look around before approaching the slot to see if anyone was just leaving or standing at the service counter prior to reaching in for the scoop. :s

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    PocketArtPocketArt Posts: 1,335 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lucky for you it was an "older gentleman"! This could have ended much worse...lol.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have not had that happen... of course, it is rare that I ever find anything in the reject slot.... The machine is located by the checkout lines and I believe the baggers and clerks keep a close eye on it. Cheers, RickO

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    you'll get your reward down the road for it. its all good

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    WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 5,036 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Last year I had a pile of European coins from the 1990's which were mostly worthless now.

    Each time I went to the store I would bring a handful and leave them in the CoinStar machine's reject bin.

    :)

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    DBSTrader2DBSTrader2 Posts: 3,456 ✭✭✭✭

    WillieBoyd2: My Mom always told me it was the "Coinstar Fairy", but it was YOU all the time!! ;):D

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,681 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This would have been me--->

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    FredWeinbergFredWeinberg Posts: 5,720 ✭✭✭✭✭

    TwoSides2ACoin - that's
    the best line I've heard this
    week here.

    ......and, I second that emotion!

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    SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 7,475 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The past couple of days I have found three major "dumps" in the reject bin - totalled about $8 which I put in a charity bucket. The only numismatic things were a Japanese 1 yen coin and a 1969-S cent - I saved those.

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    19Lyds19Lyds Posts: 26,472 ✭✭✭✭

    @291fifth said:
    The past month has been a total bust at the local Coinstar machine reject slots. So, upon heading for the exit of my local supermarket I took my usual glance into the reject slot.

    Bonanza! There must have been at least 50 coins wait for my attention.

    This is going to be good, really good! There appear to be many, many perfectly good US coins in the lot!

    And then a tap on the shoulder.

    An older gentleman holding a large change bag, now empty and a Coinstar receipt ...

    He had apparently planned on cashing out at the service counter and had spotted me scooping out the coins. It was the first time he had used a Coinstar machine.

    I poured the coins into his hand as he was obviously the person who had run them through the machine.

    Paradise lost!

    Bummer. You'd think that he'd have scooped them out "before" running off to get his cash from the receipt.

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,745 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 22, 2017 2:29AM

    @TwoSides2aCoin said:
    Can someone give irani ( a new member) directions to CoinStar ?

    That should be good for a few hundred more threads.

    Let me know where his local Coinstar is and I'll leave something interesting in there.

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    DCWDCW Posts: 6,973 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Tragic.

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