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Old Jul 16, 11, 9:31 pm
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Originally Posted by KhalilSheikh View Post
The next time NPR has one of their fundraising pledge drives, I think I know how to donate to my local station...
yes or as another poster said (I think Scuba?) it would be even more effective to NOT donate money to that station any longer!
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Old Jul 16, 11, 9:51 pm
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Originally Posted by KhalilSheikh View Post
The next time NPR has one of their fundraising pledge drives, I think I know how to donate to my local station...
AMEN to that.
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Old Jul 16, 11, 9:51 pm
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Dose the visa gift card still work for buying coins?
Thank you for your time,
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Old Jul 16, 11, 9:56 pm
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Originally Posted by jamesteroh View Post
Most people do realize legit contractors sometimes pay in cash. I do all those things before hiring a contractor as well as check their BBB rating for complaints and require a certificate of insurance. And I only hire Americans
You do realize anyone can buy an excellent BBB rating. THE MORE YOU PAY IN DUES THE HIGHER YOUR RATING IS.
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Old Jul 16, 11, 10:00 pm
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Originally Posted by jamesteroh View Post
Most people do realize legit contractors sometimes pay in cash. I do all those things before hiring a contractor as well as check their BBB rating for complaints and require a certificate of insurance. And I only hire Americans
Better Business Bureau: The Best Ratings Money Can Buy - ABC News
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Old Jul 16, 11, 11:18 pm
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Originally Posted by AlohaDaveKennedy View Post
Nice try there, but we want to know - North, Central or South Americans?
The way contractors are around here, the likely adjective is LATIN!
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Old Jul 17, 11, 12:01 am
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Originally Posted by jamesteroh View Post
Welcome to the club! I am sure these wont be your last orders

Smart move on going to Walmart with them if you couldn't deposit them right away. Walmart has given me larger bills as well in the past. And if they wont, they will give money orders up to $1,000 and Walmart offers the cheapest price on money orders. I have had problems with Kroger (who only gives money orders up to $500) accepting the coins for a Money Order purchase in the past but Walmart is always great about accepting them.
I will just say that my Walmart in San Diego would not accept the coins to purchase a money order. Hell, they would not even accept them as currency for the purchase of a $108 radio. Consider yourself lucky.
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Old Jul 17, 11, 1:37 am
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Originally Posted by DrSifu View Post
I will just say that my Walmart in San Diego would not accept the coins to purchase a money order. Hell, they would not even accept them as currency for the purchase of a $108 radio. Consider yourself lucky.
If it is the one by the 805 fwy,I think that I pIssed them off. Try another location.
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Old Jul 17, 11, 7:18 am
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Originally Posted by mrpickles View Post
If it is the one by the 805 fwy,I think that I pIssed them off. Try another location.
Why am I not surprised to hear that?
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Old Jul 17, 11, 7:21 am
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Originally Posted by mrpickles View Post
If it is the one by the 805 fwy,I think that I pIssed them off. Try another location.
How much did you bring in for purchases?
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Old Jul 17, 11, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by NYBanker View Post
How much did you bring in for purchases?
I hope by purchase you mean purchase of money orders. A TRUE FTer is going to use his mileage credit card for a merchandise purchase at walmart
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Old Jul 17, 11, 1:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Marathon Man View Post
yes or as another poster said (I think Scuba?) it would be even more effective to NOT donate money to that station any longer!
Also perhaps contacting our elected officials over our tax dollars supporting NPR as well.
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Old Jul 17, 11, 1:26 pm
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Originally Posted by DrSifu View Post
I will just say that my Walmart in San Diego would not accept the coins to purchase a money order. Hell, they would not even accept them as currency for the purchase of a $108 radio. Consider yourself lucky.
You should have asked to have spoken to a manager over the purchase. As a WMT shareholder that really irritates me a cashier would deny a sale.

I have never had a problem using the coins at WMT to buy money orders. As one poster indicated sometimes they will just give me paper bills if they realize I am just trying to get rid of the coins, especially if I wait until I have my items in my cart before going up to the counter so they will know I am making a purchase. And if they make me buy a money order their prices are the best out there and they will sell them up to $1,000 where many places its only $500. The only time I do that is if I get a shipment and don't have a chance to go to the bank during business hours and am heading out of town. It is nice being able to deposit them in the ATM or just having the money orders to deposit later as opposed to all those coins sitting in nmy car or office.
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Old Jul 17, 11, 1:28 pm
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Originally Posted by mrpickles View Post
If it is the one by the 805 fwy,I think that I pIssed them off. Try another location.
If Walmart is successful in getting chattered as a bank, a large volume amount might not be an issue for them to process.
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Old Jul 17, 11, 1:35 pm
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Originally Posted by jamesteroh View Post
Also perhaps contacting our elected officials over our tax dollars supporting NPR as well.
The irony...

Isn't this whole coin scheme supported by our tax dollars as well? I'm outraged, I tell ya.
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