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A thought on finding money..................

1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,665 ✭✭✭✭✭

For the past 5 days, 12 hours per day [60 hours],
I walked along the highway, on freshly installed 350 degree asphalt,
as a 'quality control' [QC] expert,
this is what I found: :smile:
Sorry about the 'bad' pics,

A total of $0.65
2 quarters, one dime, 5 corroded cents.
Although the Bi-Centennial Quarter is in good shape, and nicely tarnished, {{@ricko would not buy it }}
it is very disappointing :disappointed:

In the past [not that long ago....maybe 10-15 years] I would find many bills and coins, perhaps a few ones and fives under the guardrail and actually 10's and 20's up against the fencing.

People are just not using ""money"" like they used to.


just my humble experienced opinion

Successful transactions with : MICHAELDIXON, Manorcourtman, Bochiman, bolivarshagnasty, AUandAG, onlyroosies, chumley, Weiss, jdimmick, BAJJERFAN, gene1978, TJM965, Smittys, GRANDAM, JTHawaii, mainejoe, softparade, derryb

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  • DBSTrader2DBSTrader2 Posts: 3,416 ✭✭✭✭

    It's hard economic times these days....... ;)

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes.... I have noticed that even change in the parking lots is scarce.... used to always find two, maybe three coins on the way into the store... now, hardly ever - once in a while a cent.... Cheers, RickO

  • TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    that is very low return on investment [of time]


    BHNC #203

  • ZotZot Posts: 825 ✭✭✭

    There's certainly been a change from just 10 years ago.
    I've had plenty of very meager outings in areas where I'd expect new coins.

    One very rarely needs cash these days. Myself, I only carry a note or two in my wallet as an "emergency reserve" in case someone has trouble with their electronic payment equipment. I usually end up eventually spending them when they're about to get pulverized after a year or so, and replace them with fresh ones.

    The other day I had to dip into my reserve when a cab driver couldn't get his equipment to work. The trip was EUR 25 (about $30), and a EUR 50 note was all I had. The driver was asking "if I had anything smaller", as he didn't have enough cash to make change for that! The best he could do was EUR 5, assuming I had EUR 30...
    Come on.. this is ridiculous! It eventually got resolved when he pooled his resources with another driver.
    Quite a poor showing on his part I'd say, but clearly illustrates how cash just isn't used anymore.

    I wish pulltabs would go virtual instead! :D

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yep... if pull tabs were cash we would all be out MD'ing...... :D I still use cash on some transactions, and I usually leave a cash tip when dining out.... However, plastic at the grocery and online is de rigueur...Cheers, RickO

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