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iamwhatiam

@verizon.net
reply to shortckt

Re: [Rant] US Post Office doesn't want coins anymore

They aren't required to accept rolled coins, but they are required to accept U.S. currency (except, in some circumstances, pennies). Just "un-roll" them next time (which really does nothing more than verify that all of the coins are U.S. currency, as opposed to plugs or currency from other countries--Canada for example). If they still refuse, then refer them to the Department of the Treasury and/or the Federal Reserve.



Jawsinc
Jaws Incorporated

join:2011-01-12
Woodside, NY
reply to Caddyroger

i would love to be able to ship usps but the line is so goddamn long in nyc that i gave up and go to the ups store. the extra money i spend evens out with the hours i gain back onto my life...



Gbcue
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said by Jawsinc:

i would love to be able to ship usps but the line is so goddamn long in nyc that i gave up and go to the ups store. the extra money i spend evens out with the hours i gain back onto my life...

I guess you don't do online shipping. I can send stuff out in the middle of the night and just drop it in the bins.
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Caddyroger
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To the west
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reply to Jawsinc

said by Jawsinc:

i would love to be able to ship usps but the line is so goddamn long in nyc that i gave up and go to the ups store. the extra money i spend evens out with the hours i gain back onto my life...

I believe the longest was about 6 people and that was on a Monday mourning.
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Caddy


CptGemini
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Corpus Christi, TX
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reply to shortckt

Our local CBS affiliate has a troubleshooters segment they do every week and it always gets results. Thankfully I haven't had the need to contact them.

If interested here is their page: »www.kztv10.com/troubleshooters1/



Jawsinc
Jaws Incorporated

join:2011-01-12
Woodside, NY
reply to Caddyroger

when i lived in PA i hardly ever waited more than 5 mins. in nyc, 20 people in line if ur lucky, 40 if ur not.



Caddyroger
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To the west
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said by Jawsinc:

when i lived in PA i hardly ever waited more than 5 mins. in nyc, 20 people in line if ur lucky, 40 if ur not.

With my luck they will close mine.
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Caddy


dvd536
as Mr. Pink as they come
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join:2001-04-27
Phoenix, AZ
kudos:4
reply to hitachi369

said by hitachi369:

If you wanted you could have been a dick and just bought one stamp at a time, then you would have been able to use your change as each stamp is less than a dollar and change would be expected for the transaction.

I've done that before with no issues.
FUCK COINSTAR and their 9.5% counting fee!
pennies 1982 and earlier i save because if the gov does away with the penny, its legal to sell em as scrap!


Madness
Like a flea circus at a dog show

join:2000-01-05
Quincy, MA
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reply to Caddyroger

My PO can have a queue, but it often moves quickly (biggest hold-up is often someone applying for a passport). But just this past Monday, I went to send out some stuff. Got there at exactly 8am (opening time) & there was hardly a soul there!



dvd536
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Phoenix, AZ
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reply to Omega

said by Omega:

said by Jackarino:

I'm surprised USPS is still in business. Send an email and send packages via ups or FedEx

Who do you think ships some packages last mile?

hint: it isn't UPS or FedEx.

Exactly. and reverse too!

like the time i shipped a computer to someone here and it got handed off to UPS and arrived broken. I've never seen a video of usps tossing electronics or a hard drive over a fence!


dvd536
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reply to CptGemini

said by CptGemini:

Our local CBS affiliate has a troubleshooters segment they do every week and it always gets results. Thankfully I haven't had the need to contact them.

If interested here is their page: »www.kztv10.com/troubleshooters1/

Channel 15[KNXV-TV] and Channel 3[KTVK-TV] are the best in AZ in my humble opinion. Channel 3 to me doesn't appear to want to dabble in the unPC issues. Channel 15 does[like sky harbor airport having unmanned security points at some times of the day](sorry can't say more than that)


dvd536
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reply to Madness

said by Madness:

My PO can have a queue, but it often moves quickly (biggest hold-up is often someone applying for a passport). But just this past Monday, I went to send out some stuff. Got there at exactly 8am (opening time) & there was hardly a soul there!

you mean your PO doesn't do the bank thing like mine does[8 stations, one manned, at least 3 people talking amongst themselves and at least one on a phone talking about how much fun she had at the club last night]


Caddyroger
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reply to Madness

said by Madness:

My PO can have a queue, but it often moves quickly (biggest hold-up is often someone applying for a passport). But just this past Monday, I went to send out some stuff. Got there at exactly 8am (opening time) & there was hardly a soul there!

We have 1 teller most of the time but when it is busy a second will help out.
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battleop

join:2005-09-28
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reply to CptGemini

You mean they extort results. "Either give us what we want or we shame you no matter who is right!"
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Madness
Like a flea circus at a dog show

join:2000-01-05
Quincy, MA
kudos:1
reply to dvd536

said by dvd536:

you mean your PO doesn't do the bank thing like mine does[8 stations, one manned, at least 3 people talking amongst themselves and at least one on a phone talking about how much fun she had at the club last night]

Amazingly, no. Our office has five windows & there can two or three people there at a given time. But it is a suburban office. I haven't been to any of the bigger offices in Boston for quite awhile, so I can't say how they are.

Secyurityet
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join:2012-01-07
untied state
reply to dvd536

said by dvd536:

said by a href:

They didn't want your coins but if you had bought stamps from one of their infernal machines with a twenty, your change would have been a fistful of Susan B Anthony dollars.

uhmmmm NO! SBAs are worth at least $40 apiece. the usps machines give back prez coins not SBAs.

That estimate seems a bit high compared to info available at this site... »www.coinflation.com/coins/1979-1···lue.html

But I agree with a PP -- if the PO guy won't take the rolls, it's time to unroll the coins and let him count them himself.


aannoonn

@optonline.net
reply to shortckt

The last two times I was at the post office, the clerk asked me to pay with change. One time it was something like $2.17, and I had $2.15 and he said that was fine.



Madness
Like a flea circus at a dog show

join:2000-01-05
Quincy, MA
kudos:1
reply to shortckt

Regarding SBA dollars, I believe it's the 1981 issues that are valuable, due to rarity. I have plenty of '79, '80 & '99 (reissues), but I've never seen an '81 in the flesh.

The ticket machines for our local transit system give dollar coins for change. One would get mostly presidents, but there can an SBA or two mixed in.



dvd536
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Phoenix, AZ
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said by Madness:

Regarding SBA dollars, I believe it's the 1981 issues that are valuable, due to rarity. I have plenty of '79, '80 & '99 (reissues), but I've never seen an '81 in the flesh.

Why were there reissues in 99 when the coins were melted down by the ton in the 80s?


Madness
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said by dvd536:

Why were there reissues in 99 when the coins were melted down by the ton in the 80s?

I would guess mostly for the recent uses in such things as vending machines & for transit authorities (just prior to the issue of the newer coins). They were discontinued back in the 80's due to the common problem of people confusing them w/ quarters.

Mele20
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Hilo, HI
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reply to Jackarino

said by Jackarino:

I'm surprised USPS is still in business. Send an email and send packages via ups or FedEx

Oh. That makes sense. All elderly and poor folks without computers should just go kill themselves, right? Include those folks who could afford a computer but live where only dialup is available...they should kill themselves also since you personally don't need the USPS. Yeah, you make a lot of sense.
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When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. Thomas Jefferson

Mele20
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Hilo, HI
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reply to Caddyroger

We have 5 tellers but usually only 2 or 3 stations are open. However, if you go to the Post Office no more than 15 minutes before closing time all stations are manned at that time and you will get served very quickly even if there are 20 people in line when you walk in. So, I try to time my trips to go just before closing.
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When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. Thomas Jefferson



Omega
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Denver, CO

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reply to Mele20

said by Mele20:

said by Jackarino:

I'm surprised USPS is still in business. Send an email and send packages via ups or FedEx

Oh. That makes sense. All elderly and poor folks without computers should just go kill themselves, right? Include those folks who could afford a computer but live where only dialup is available...they should kill themselves also since you personally don't need the USPS. Yeah, you make a lot of sense.

I too am baffled by the US post office haters. Yes, it isn't a perfect service, but nothing is. The country still needs the post office. Major services would be disrupted without it.
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rody_44
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I hate them. But then the one i go to has the bank style stations with one manned and three people behind him shooting the shit. Doesnt take to long to get that way when your dealing with the one i do. I actually started driving the extra distance to one that isnt as bad. I drive past that one and go to the next one. Of course if you get a certified letter or a delivery that requires signature you really dont have a choice. You just bite your tongue and curse them under your breath as you wait in line.