Covid coin shortage?

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    Covid coin shortage?

    Guess I don't keep up with news enough, first I heard of it was a sign at local gas station requesting exact change or plastic payments. Google says it's a thing due to people not out spending cash for past few months, or cashing in their piggy banks (but figure the truly hard up people would be scrounging up pennies).

    Anybody seeing this local to them? Not super tin-foily, but first step to cash-less society? Weird coincidence, but seem to be finding more loose change in parking lots than I ever recall before.

    #2
    They been pushing debit and credit cards up here at most stores... a bunch trying to refuse to take cash.

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      #3
      I saw this sign at the local circle K.
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      "working overtime to keep the wolves away"

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        #4
        It is just a matter of not handling dirty, germ infested cash.

        I have been using a credit card because many places you don't have to sign or touch the screen, where as a debit card you have to enter your pin every time.

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          #5
          Saw the sign at my local Circle K yesterday for the first time. Washington State

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            #6
            Originally posted by Tiha View Post
            It is just a matter of not handling dirty, germ infested cash.

            I have been using a credit card because many places you don't have to sign or touch the screen, where as a debit card you have to enter your pin every time.
            I've read that plastic is worse than cash for transferring the virus. (Paper cash) Not sure about coins. Probably same as plastic. I often say keep the change.
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              #7
              Originally posted by WaterH View Post

              I've read that plastic is worse than cash for transferring the virus. (Paper cash) Not sure about coins. Probably same as plastic..

              True that the virus will live longer on plastic, but I am not talking about handing my plastic to anyone. I am inserting it into a machine where only other peoples plastic can reach.

              So you are correct, it raises risk in one area but lowers it in another.

              There is no sure fire way to keep from transferring germs but we all knew we can't stop it, we just hope to slow the infection rate.

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                #8
                I was at costco yesterday and the big plastic barricades dont have a hole for handing cash back and forth

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                  #9
                  Have you seen a teen try and count change lately its embarrassing for our country

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                    #10
                    Cashless push, this is bigger than the goofy inept government making a series of mistakes.

                    this is a scam

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Tiha View Post


                      True that the virus will live longer on plastic, but I am not talking about handing my plastic to anyone. I am inserting it into a machine where only other peoples plastic can reach.

                      So you are correct, it raises risk in one area but lowers it in another.

                      There is no sure fire way to keep from transferring germs but we all knew we can't stop it, we just hope to slow the infection rate.
                      "other peoples plastic" that they've handled, cut lines of coke with, scratched behind their ear, let their toddler/dog chew on, stewed in their wallet soaked with swampass sweat...

                      While they could possibly build a UV disinfectant light setup into the pay station, I'm sure it's pretty much a cesspool of germs inside most of them. They were putting plastic covers over ones locally, some of them were legit ziploc bags, but not like they changed between customers or did anything for the card slot. Tap-and-go cards or scanned phone pay systems are probably the cleanest.

                      We know how the government and fed refuses to waste a good crisis, just hoping cash doesn't end up like gold did under Roosevelt and people are left with digital credits

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                        #12
                        Over here it's been like this since march: "please also pay minimal amounts with your card. It's ok, we won't be mad at you for charging 3.25 with a card."
                        Because of Covid.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Swayzeexpress View Post
                          Have you seen a teen try and count change lately its embarrassing for our country
                          The teachers were busy teaching them how to hook ropes on monuments.
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                            #14
                            I bought something at a Quick Trip with cash the other day. They had a similar sign on the counter. When I asked the guy about it, he said that they have plenty of change, they just put the signs up in hopes to deter the hand to hand swapping of cash

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                              #15
                              Been seeing a lot of local places out of change and not accepting cash, or only exact amount. How exactly are we running out of change? People are still filling drive thrus and buying stuff. Where did the change go? Are the banks hoarding the deposits?

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