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Aaron1
Old 26-03-2009, 10:25 PM
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Default Coin Counter Machines

Apologies if this is in the wrong place so please move.

I have lots of loose change in a celebrations tin, machines I have seen in supermarkets charge around 20p per 1, does anyone know of any shops/banks/supermarkets that dont charge or charge a lot less?


Thanks in advanced.
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Old 26-03-2009, 10:30 PM
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Coinstar charge 7.9p for every 1 which are available in most supermarkets. Not sure where you got the 20p from.

If you are a HSBC customer a number of their branches have coin counting machines. Although not a lot.

Other than that, coin bags are the answer.
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Old 27-03-2009, 12:26 AM
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If you could bag them up yourself and take them to the post office they can change them for you. I wouldn't do it all at once though as they might not like that.
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Old 27-03-2009, 2:13 AM
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Barclays have them to, I'm assuming they're free, as it was suggested I use one next time when i turned up at a counter with several bags of coins. They still processed them at the counter however.

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Old 27-03-2009, 8:52 AM
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Although when faced with a lot of coin it looks like it'll be a mammoth task to sort it all out, if you do it one rainy evening (maybe get a couple of friends to help), you can get through a massive amount of coin in a very short time. I managed to do 500 with a couple of people helping me in about an hour recently. In terms of celebrations tins, I'd say this was about 2-3 tins' worth.
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Old 27-03-2009, 11:16 AM
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My local Morison's has a self service checkout, scan your own items

On these checkouts there is a facility to pay cash as well as plastic

You can just bung all the change into the funnel & it sorts & counts for you, then uses it to pay for your shopping, without any fee, so 10 is still 10

I have done this with my loose change so know it works
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Old 27-03-2009, 11:32 AM
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My local Morison's has a self service checkout, scan your own items

On these checkouts there is a facility to pay cash as well as plastic

You can just bung all the change into the funnel & it sorts & counts for you, then uses it to pay for your shopping, without any fee, so 10 is still 10

I have done this with my loose change so know it works
That is an amazing idea!
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Old 27-03-2009, 6:42 PM
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HSBC have counters, they are free and it gets deposited into your bank account. If you don't have an HSBC account then do what I did and find a friend, they let me put the money in their account and then transferred it to my account.
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Old 27-03-2009, 7:52 PM
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Can First Direct customers use the HSBC coin counting machines?
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Can First Direct customers use the HSBC coin counting machines?
according to this yes - http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...ar#post3199599
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Old 28-03-2009, 7:53 AM
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I would suggest self-service machines at Morrisons, Tesco's etc...
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Old 28-03-2009, 11:13 AM
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We have a box in the house for coppers, and each year I bag it up and pay into our bank, so hassle no loss of money on "coin machines", usually bank 2 to 5 in coppers each year, which is a decent amount in weight!
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We have a box in the house for coppers, and each year I bag it up and pay into our bank, so hassle no loss of money on "coin machines", usually bank 2 to 5 in coppers each year, which is a decent amount in weight!
Exactly what I do. I have a box (for a charity) that I use to collect coppers and 5p's. When the box is full to bursting, I count it out into bank bags, then send a cheque (maybe adding a bit to make it worthwhile) to the charity.
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