Cash is king

@sol_cee (35395)
Philippines
February 10, 2022 8:26pm CST
I don’t like going to the bank. It’s an errand I purposely do last in my totem pole of priorities. Yesterday was bank day so, yeah, not very excited. I went there early to avoid the crowd and boy, it was crowded. Then I noticed a lady (client/customer) piling up bags and bags of peso coins on the counter. She had the bags labeled with the denomination, amount and how many pieces. She was waiting for someone to cater her. Finally, a bank teller was free to have her and I couldn’t help but overhear their conversation. The teller seemed to be in a bad mood, her unsmiling face fixed on the coins in front of her. Maybe she didn’t want to count the coins? Isn’t it part of the job? Aren’t coins money? Is the lady wrong in bringing the coins to the bank to have them deposited? Shouldn’t the banks be happy with coins not being hoarded? I don’t know who can answer my questions. Probably @sunrisefan because he used to be a bank owner? How about you? Do you deposit coins?
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@rsa101 (36610)
• Philippines
11 Feb
Oh well, I guess the sense of seeing the coins to be counted makes her mood bad. I know it's their job to do it but the feeling that you have to count that bagful of coins can sometimes break your mood no matter what. . I think depositors should also be conscious that when depositing smaller denominations especially coins need to be deposited in smaller and manageable to count since that can take the time of the tellers to account for each and one of the coins and it could also delay other clients from being entertained by the tellers.
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
11 Feb
@sunrisefan what do you think? So very unmaldita of me, right?
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
11 Feb
It doesn’t really bother me when someone before me takes a long time to transact. I mean I think they earned that spot. We all waited in line and our time will come so
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@sunrisefan (28719)
• Philippines
11 Feb
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@sunrisefan (28719)
• Philippines
11 Feb
And another thing - it would not only be the teller who would be grumpy receiving tons and tons of coins but also clients in line after the one depositing the coins because it will take ages for the teller to segregate and count those coins otherwise she will shoulder the cost of coins with no monetary value when she accepts all without segregating."intienda na?" Hahaha!
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
11 Feb
Really? Were you charged like that before?
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
11 Feb
@sunrisefan where should murdered bills be brought to? I thought banks accept them all
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@sunrisefan (28719)
• Philippines
11 Feb
@sol_cee Yes and not only for coins. If a teller received fake or mutilated bills then she will have to pay for that.
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@LadyDuck (426316)
• Switzerland
11 Feb
I think that small business need to deposit the coins. No human counts the coins here. There is a machine, where you throw all the coins, it separate by different denomination and count. Look at the photo.
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@LadyDuck (426316)
• Switzerland
11 Feb
@sol_cee There is one also to count the paper money. Those machines exist from ages.
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
11 Feb
@LadyDuck not sure if we have those machines here
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
11 Feb
I thought it’s a rice cooker but indeed it would make the life of bank tellers easier
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@sunrisefan (28719)
• Philippines
11 Feb
One thing more - banks don't just accept coins right away. They will segregate those that are considered of no value because they are deformed, have become very thin because they have been used in "hantak" or very badly defaced. When coins have these defects, you can probably go directly to BSP to have them replaced which would be more hassle so better charge them as losses to your "tindahan" business :)
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
11 Feb
Hantak-lollll did you use to hangak before?
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
11 Feb
Some malls here don’t accept coins that are itom or something.
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
11 Feb
Going to BSP is indeed a hassle. Do you know that the BSP in Davao is where magdalenas park at night?
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@sunrisefan (28719)
• Philippines
11 Feb
Bank owner man jud! During our time, there's this one teller who does not say how to say no. While some other tellers refuse to accept hordes of coins, this teller just smiles when all the coins are pushed to her by clients. There's even a client who owns a gasoline station down south who deposits coins in a box whose dimension I think is 20 inches in length, 15 inches in width and 8 inches in depth. Just imagine how many hundreds of pieces of coins are contained in that box. Sometimes it takes about a month for the janitor/messenger to count these on a manual coin counter because he has other errands to do. The client does not mind too that it takes that long for her coins to be credited to her checking account. This teller has long retired ahead of me and maybe she has no other thing to do that she attends several masses on a Sunday LOL!
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
11 Feb
Can you actually refuse? On what grounds?
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
11 Feb
Was that teller your mentor?
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
11 Feb
Sometimes we go to gasoline stations to pabarya
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@Kandae11 (50038)
11 Feb
It won't make much sense to throw away coins.
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@DaddyEvil (111135)
• United States
11 Feb
@sol_cee Pretty always picks them up, too... and then makes me carry them because she doesn't have pockets in her short pants. *sigh*
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
11 Feb
@DaddyEvil you've got bigger pockets too
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
11 Feb
I honestly don’t care about loose coins on the street or something but my husband always picks them up
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@ptrikha_2 (41126)
• India
11 Feb
Long time back, staff in Government owned banks ( Known as Public sector banks) used to be rude and unhelpful. They behaved as if we were not customers but a burden on them. I see them better behaved than before due to private sector competition, reforms and some performance linked pay benefits factor but at times, the kind of behavior that you talked still persists. On the other hand, private sector bank staff are better behaved but overloaded due to under staffing!. Tough world!
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
11 Feb
I don’t know but I just find bank tellers to be snooty in general. I mean I expect them to be that way so I’m always surprised to find likeminded and nice bank tellers
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@much2say (50472)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Feb
For a while, the banks here weren't accepting coins or even rolls of coins - I don't know why. I don't know about now though. If we don't spend coins, we have put the excess in our plastic coin containers here . . . not sure what we will do with them at this moment .
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@much2say (50472)
• Los Angeles, California
19 Feb
@sol_cee Well, here they say there is a coin shortage, but I'll bet no cashier will want to count out all those coins. They have machines here that you just dump all the coins in - it will count and you get a receipt to exchange for dollar bills . . . however of course it will take a percentage.
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
19 Feb
@much2say someone wrote about that here. Like 3% charge?
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
19 Feb
Can you use those coins to pay for something?
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@jstory07 (125885)
• Roseburg, Oregon
11 Feb
I save my coins for a full year and cash them in and my bank does not care. They just put them in the coin machine and it counts the coins and than you get that amount given to you.
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
11 Feb
That’s nice no hassle
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@DaddyEvil (111135)
• United States
11 Feb
Yes, coins are money even if the bank isn't thrilled to get them. (The banks have a machine they run the coins through and the machine counts them. A human doesn't have to count them anymore. The bank could also weigh the coins. I've seen banks do both in order to check the machine count.) The only reason the teller had to be scowling was if they were having a bad day and I would have spoken to bank management about that, if it were me. The bank teller should be professional at all times while waiting on the customer. It's their job!
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
11 Feb
Having a bad hair day maybe? Lol but still, she shouldn’t have been scowling. It’s disgustingly so unprofessional. I don’t know about the counting machines in banks here. I’d ask @sunrisefan
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@DaddyEvil (111135)
• United States
11 Feb
@sol_cee Sometimes, when I take a large bag of coins in to be added to my checking account, the bank teller will ask for one of my deposit slips and tape it to the bag of coins and tell me they'll run them through the machine later and send me a deposit slip for the amount. I know the machine counts correctly, so that's fine.
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
11 Feb
@DaddyEvil that’s very efficient. You don’t need to wait for a long time then
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@sunrisefan (28719)
• Philippines
11 Feb
You know what I do before when I have accumulated so much coins? I put different denominations on separate plastic bags, label them like the lady you saw in the bank and bring them to Robinsons and have them changed by any of the cashiers. They would then be glad to take the coins which they really need. Sometimes when they are busy, they just tell me to go to the Customer Service and have the coins changed. Maybe you can do that too Madam.
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
11 Feb
I haven’t done that but it’s a good idea. Sometimes I just want to palagot bank tellers so one time I brought piso piso worth 1k before. It was super heavy
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
11 Feb
@sunrisefan it was in BDO. She didn’t want to accept my coins. I said I came from Jolo, Sulu (not actually Jolo, Sulu but I did mention an infamous Muslim community in Davao).
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@sunrisefan (28719)
• Philippines
11 Feb
@sol_cee You are just plain maldita.
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@dgobucks226 (31904)
13 Feb
I would have to agree with @rsa101. Sometimes there can be a fine line between being a good customer and being a pain in the butt. You come across people like this with service type jobs. Technically the person is doing nothing wrong, but for the reasons mentioned it can be bothersome. After all, the deposited money is not going to the teller. You know, in my view, being courteous works both ways.
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
16 Feb
That’s so like the Japanese way of thinking. Always consider other people’s feelings. I’m surprised you think the same way.
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
19 Feb
@dgobucks226 people from your country?
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@dgobucks226 (31904)
17 Feb
@sol_cee Oh, I'm sure there are many people that consider other's feelings too. Although, I'm also sure there are those who are selfish and could care less about others as long as they are satisfied.
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@Anqaya (2632)
• India
11 Feb
No. Cz I finish all my coins buying snacks and delicacies.
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
11 Feb
I try to keep centavos because here prices in the supermarkets or malls are always like 8.65 or 29.30
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
17 Feb
@Anqaya in my country, 1 Philippine peso is equals to 100 centavos
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@Anqaya (2632)
• India
12 Feb
@sol_cee What are centavos?
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@Saniars (38)
• Ujung Pandang, Indonesia
11 Feb
sad to hear that. maybe the mood of the teller is not good. But it would be nice if he remained professional in serving customers. even if it's just a coin. After all, coins are also money. I haven't been to the bank in 2 years. besides I really don't like queues, I also have no interest in going there. I am not an entrepreneur who has to save money from my business in the bank. I also use cashless for almost all transactions. when it comes to coins, I give the coins to my 3 year old daughter for her to put in a piggy bank. it was quite fun for him to play while learning.
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
11 Feb
It’s nice that your son started saving money at such a young age
@snowy22315 (149074)
• United States
11 Feb
Most of the banks here now have coin counting machines in them. They do take a small percentage, but it is easier and faster than going through a teller. I have never tried to cash out deposit a large amount of coins, with a teller, but my guess is they would refer you to the machine. One day I saw a guy cashing out like a backpack full of coins in the machine. It had to have been a few hundred dollars worth.
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
11 Feb
What does ‘take a small percentage’ mean? And that backpack full of coins must have been super heavy
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@snowy22315 (149074)
• United States
11 Feb
@sol_cee The bank machines take 3 percent.
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
11 Feb
@snowy22315 oh that’s okay I think. 3 percent is fine by me
@Shavkat (130311)
• Philippines
11 Feb
There is no wrong with depositing coins in a bank.
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@Shavkat (130311)
• Philippines
12 Feb
@sol_cee Yes, I did. We have a family business before and deposited the loose coins earned.
@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
11 Feb
Have you tried it?
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@RebeccasFarm (84004)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
12 Feb
Cash is king I agree. I need some and it is so pretty to look at. I do not go near banks.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
16 Feb
@sol_cee I wish you a lot of it friend
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
16 Feb
@RebeccasFarm you too my friend, like tomorrow asap
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
16 Feb
I love cash
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@DianneN (245896)
• United States
11 Feb
Our bank has coin counter machines, however, we give all our extra coins to our grandkids. They love money more than gifts
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
16 Feb
Do they know how to count coins? Because some kids here don’t.
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
16 Feb
@DianneN you trained them well
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@DianneN (245896)
• United States
16 Feb
@sol_cee Yes, and they have known how before kindergarten. I told you they love money
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@porwest (62598)
• United States
18 Feb
Yes. All the time. And it is never an issue for me. Money is money.
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
19 Feb
Money, money, money Money, money I have no money
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
21 Feb
@porwest did you sing it Abba style?
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@porwest (62598)
• United States
21 Feb
@sol_cee lol. Seems like a problem to find resolution for.
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24 Feb
Isn't there a coin machine for bank tellers to slot the coins in? Perhaps she has had a bad day, and has got nothing to do with the coins deposit nor the lady.
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@sol_cee (35395)
• Philippines
24 Feb
yeah, I wanna give her the benefit of the doubt but please, no scowling at work lolll
24 Feb
@sol_cee Ahh, I understand what you mean. You were taken aback a bit.