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Old 12-09-2006, 3:06 PM
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Default Asda money changing thingy

If this is in the wrong place, please can the mod move it.

Does anyone here know how much the change sorting machines take as a 'fee' in asda and or the links of?

Basically got £18 needing to go into a bank, but dont have mony bags.

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Old 12-09-2006, 3:13 PM
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If you go into the bank they will give you some money bags. Sorry don't know about those machines though.
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Hi, I don't know about the change sorting machine, but we had our daughter's piggy bank money to pay in to the bank. We didn't have any money bags either, but just used plastic sandwich bags and the bank accepted them! We separated the coins so they didn't mind, and they gave us some proper coin bags to use next time.
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If this is in the wrong place, please can the mod move it.

Does anyone here know how much the change sorting machines take as a 'fee' in asda and or the links of?

Basically got £18 needing to go into a bank, but dont have mony bags.

rgds
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As far as I am aware the coin sorting machines can charge between 6% and 9%.

I have no idea why people use these, a little time out of your day and you save this money instantly by bagging the coins yourself.
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As far as I am aware the coin sorting machines can charge between 6% and 9%.

I have no idea why people use these, a little time out of your day and you save this money instantly by bagging the coins yourself.
What a money spinner they must be, when I was a wee fella, my gran used to use us as her copper counters.
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The one in my local sainsburys is 7.5% .

My local branch never has coin bags - no idea why. Plus they only let you pay in 5 bags at a time. (Though you can pay as much as you want into a childs account).
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In our local Barclays they have a change machine where you stick your card in first, tip your change in and then it credits it to your account - you don't pay any % extra to them for doing so. Check out your barclays people!!
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The Same thing is available in the HSBC branch in Newcastle upon Tyne
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I sort mine into money bags provided free by the Halifax - they too only accept 5 bags per day unless it is a childs account.
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........Basically got £18 needing to go into a bank, but dont have mony bags.
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The machine in my local Asda would "steal" £1.35 of your hard earned £18 if you choose to use it.

Basically 7.5%

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I just wish they would introduce a machine that would accept £5, £10, £20 and £50 notes and convert them in £100's.

Don't people realise how annoying and inconvenient it is having to carry round stacks of low value notes !!!!
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I saw someone use a coin counter in asda recently they counted out just over £1200 at a charge of around £90, they must be mad.
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I have no idea why people use these, a little time out of your day and you save this money instantly by bagging the coins yourself.
The last time I went into my bank RBS with copper, I was first told to seperate all the coins (already seperated) into individual value bags, 50 pennies, 20 x 2p 50 x 5p, and so on, after going through all this, and the fact you need to be an existing customer with the bank. I was still charged a servicing fee. So for the convenience, that extra quid I would save via the old fashioned bag it n tag it, and pay for the service anyway, is neither here nor there, I think thats why most people use them. And for those whom dont have a bank account. (ever tried opening an account if you havent had one?). Its a far easier and convenient method, unless your going to use it at the till to pay for your groceries.
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If you give to charity, you could use the coins for your donations. I save mine up until I have a full jar, and then take them along to a local charity shop...
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Info on Coinstar machines:
http://www.coinstar.co.uk/uk/WebDocs/A1-1
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7p in a pound i think
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no charge for under a pound though!

(found that out when i changed some coppers that turned out to be 99p !)
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no charge for under a pound though!

(found that out when i changed some coppers that turned out to be 99p !)
cool, next time I go to Asda, I'll take 2p out of every bag of copper, and redeem them one by one !!! LOL
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I was in Woolworths a couple of months ago and they had little 'coin sorter' machines on offer.
I was amazed how cheap they were - only about £20.

I just Googled for "coin sorter" and found them on the Amazon and Maplin Electronics websites, too.
They're on Ebay too, but make sure these are suitable for UK coins..

So why not get your own machine, instead of paying those bandits at the supermarket?
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I was in Woolworths a couple of months ago and they had little 'coin sorter' machines on offer.
I was amazed how cheap they were - only about £20.

I just Googled for "coin sorter" and found them on the Amazon and Maplin Electronics websites, too.
They're on Ebay too, but make sure these are suitable for UK coins..

So why not get your own machine, instead of paying those bandits at the supermarket?
I was going to make this suggestion earlier if the actual sorting and counting bit is "the problem" rather than taking them into a bank or similar.

I've seen these for as little as £5.99
My local Woolworths has 2 sorts at the minute - I think both are half price at £14.99 and £19.99 (the latter being the "Deluxe plus")
Having said that I know I've seen Woolworths selling one for £9.99 not long ago.

The one I looked sometime ago automatically stops if any of the "sorted columns" reached a "full" position

There appear to be 3 online at Woolies including the £14.99 one

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