Originally Posted by Stella Artois
Walmart in Denver (NC) has one of the counting machines. The charge is 9.5 percent of the total. It is worth it to me.
If I had to cough up nearly 10% to have my change counted, I'd make it a point to have as little change as possible.
My change is my stupid fun money. It adds up to a couple hundred $$$ a year, maybe more if I choose to feed it, and I use it to buy things I'd never normally buy. Maybe a kitchen appliance that I'd like to have but can't justify. Stupidly priced gourmet food. A piece of clothing that I like, but again, can't justify. A toy for the car. That's why I get the Amaozn cards, so I have lots of options.
Originally Posted by Feltdesigner
I seriously doubt any coin counter is free... unless you know the exact amount of the coins how would one know if they were getting the service for free?
IMO it's still worth it to get coins counted for a 5 or 10% fee. Most banks will take wrapped coins but some make you write your account number on each roll. Tedious but if you are cheap it's worth it.
If you're suggesting that "free" coin counters are intentionally inaccurate, that's a serious allegation. But then why would you assume a paid counter is accurate? Maybe they're taking a bit off the top, and
charging the fee.