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"Hey, can you spare a quarter."
« on: February 03, 2009, 05:47:41 PM »
It might just be a way of an ingenuous way to get iTunes Gift Cards! smile.gif Check this link to <CoinStar>, who make change machines, to find one near you. These machines normally let you dump all your lose change into them and give you a voucher you can convert to cash (at the store) minus 10% of your coins value. Apple has teamed up with them now and they will waive that 10% fee if you will accept your 'money' as an iTunes Gift Card. Apple pays them 8.9%. You get the whole cash value. CoinStar probably is betting that more people that many more people will want to dump their coins to make up the 1.1% difference or even more. They could end up having more coins to 'sell' back to banks or the Fed. Of course, Apple gets the 99¢ plus the profit on any purchases. This whole process is called a 'stimulus package.' wink.gif

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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2009, 09:33:27 PM »
Interesting. Too bad I don't have excessive amounts of change to turn into iTunes cards! tongue.gif
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2009, 08:31:55 AM »
I usually let coins pile up in trays on my dresser and in jars and then every six months or so I cart them into the savings and loan and "make their day!"  I'd
do it for iTunes credit but there don't seem to be any of these machines in the zipcodes that I go to and live in!
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2009, 08:47:16 AM »
Although I didn't see it on the CoinStar site, someone claims the company says that most American homes have an average of $90 in change laying around. I guess we're just way below 'average!' While I do usually have some pennies laying around, I don't use that much cash, anyway. And when I do get some 'silver,' we have a little 'piggy bank' at out sound booth at church which we out that kind of money in hopes of buying a new mic! clap.gif Nor am I much of an iTunes supporter! Apple would be burning through its surplus if they depended on me and iTunes! laugh.gif
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2009, 02:54:29 PM »
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Although I didn't see it on the CoinStar site, someone claims the company says that most American homes have an average of $90 in change laying around.

I probably have more than $90 at times.  Everywhere that I go I come into contact with no armed bandits that entice me with candy, chips, and soft drinks!  When my will power is working I'm good so then I have even more change!
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