What can you buy for twenty cents?

@lovebuglena (11123)
Staten Island, New York
July 5, 2019 1:21pm CST
On the way to hubby's friend's house for 4th of July we stopped by a bakery to get some dessert. As I was getting out of the car I saw a shiny dime so picked it up and put it my pocket. And then when we got to his house I found another dime in the backyard. Since no one claimed it I picked it up. I was twenty cents richer. I thought about what I can possibly buy for twenty cents. The only thing that came to mind was a banana. What else can I buy with these two coins?
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@1hopefulman (42851)
• Canada
5 Jul
I don't think I can get even a banana for 20 cents here. I remember when I could make a phone call, buy a cup of coffee and even take the bus for a dime. I remember when beggars would ask us if we could spare a dime.
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@lovebuglena (11123)
• Staten Island, New York
12 Jul
Trader Joe's sells bananas per piece and the price is 19 cents. So I'd end up with a banana and a penny in my pocket.
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@1hopefulman (42851)
• Canada
12 Jul
@lovebuglena Here we don't use the penny any more. It was taken out of circulation a few years ago. Enjoy your banana and change!
@Kosgey (1460)
5 Jul
Yes, a banana and maybe a chewing gum.
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@lovebuglena (11123)
• Staten Island, New York
5 Jul
I don't eat gum so that is out. But I wouldn't mind a banana.
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@Kosgey (1460)
5 Jul
@lovebuglena ok. Sorry for that may I would substitute it with a biscuit.
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@Gillygirl (32762)
• Sutton, England
5 Jul
Couldn't buy any thing here
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@lovebuglena (11123)
• Staten Island, New York
12 Jul
Really? Not even gum?
@mrki444 (3555)
• Osijek, Croatia (Hrvatska)
5 Jul
20cents in 1 Croatia kuna. I can buy one or two Apple, depends on brand and size.
@lovebuglena (11123)
• Staten Island, New York
12 Jul
That's great. I don't think I'd be able to buy an apple here in NYC for that money.
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@mrki444 (3555)
• Osijek, Croatia (Hrvatska)
12 Jul
@lovebuglena What is most expensive grocery in your town?
@lovebuglena (11123)
• Staten Island, New York
12 Jul
@mrki444 I don't know. Black caviar or truffles are definitely very expensive, as are dried morels.
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@LindaOHio (6695)
• United States
5 Jul
Candy in those bins in the supermarket that are by the pound, $.20 worth of stamps, a pencil?
@lovebuglena (11123)
• Staten Island, New York
12 Jul
One stamp is probably 47 cents (not sure exact amount but somewhere around that) so won't work. Maybe a pencil, though don't remember the last time I used one or shopped for one. And I don't eat candy so that's out.
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@LindaOHio (6695)
• United States
12 Jul
@lovebuglena They have fill-in stamps for lesser amounts.
@lovebuglena (11123)
• Staten Island, New York
12 Jul
@LindaOHio Never heard of those.
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@velvet53 (19418)
• Palisade, Colorado
12 Jul
Now you have my brain working. Candy vending machine if you can find one that sells a dimes worth. The ones I see is twenty five cents.
@lovebuglena (11123)
• Staten Island, New York
12 Jul
Maybe those but they are probably at least a quarter.
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@velvet53 (19418)
• Palisade, Colorado
12 Jul
@lovebuglena They are around here then you don't get very much.
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@infatuatedbby (101002)
• United States
5 Jul
Maybe a piece of candy. :) Or you can save it to grow the two coins.
@lovebuglena (11123)
• Staten Island, New York
12 Jul
I don't eat candy, so just put the two dimes in the coin rolls that I will later deposit to the bank.
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• United States
12 Jul
@lovebuglena That sounds like a plan!
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@JohnRoberts (84951)
• Los Angeles, California
5 Jul
Better collect a few more dimes.
@lovebuglena (11123)
• Staten Island, New York
12 Jul
Yeah. I put the two dimes in my dime coin roll that I will deposit to the bank once it is filled.
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@May2k8 (9242)
• Indonesia
5 Jul
I thought about buying carrots.
@lovebuglena (11123)
• Staten Island, New York
12 Jul
I think one carrot would be more than 20 cents.
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