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Old Sep 19, 08, 8:27 am
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summary?

hi - just found out about this and ordered the 4 coins available today at the 2 per president= $2000, used my starwood amex and got the free freight!

questions: is the offer good for for me to use other credit cards or only one per name?
can my wife order using her card to the same address?
when more coins are availble can I order more with the same deal?
If the PO "looses or misplaces" my shipment, will the credit card companies put a hold on the charge like any aother non-reciept of goods on a card purchase?


I know these questions may have been anwsered before but with so many postings I would hope someone can answer all without me having to read all the comments...

thanks!
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Old Sep 19, 08, 10:16 am
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Originally Posted by bk3day View Post
Come to NYC on a MR and deposit them at a CitiBank here...so far I've had no problems

Oh wait the TSA has issues with rolls of coins in carryons...my bag once pulled for a hand search 'cause of that. the TSA agent informed me that rolled coins closely resemble a gun barrel
Both are good tips. As for an MR to NYC I would love to. However, the check bag charges for $3500 in coins would negate the point earnings on this deal.

As for the TSA..Thanks for the heads up. I am flying out tonight on a weekend trip. In preparing last night I threw a couple of rolls into my carry-on. I guess I should un-wrap them so that I don't have to deal with the TSA clowns.

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Old Sep 19, 08, 1:03 pm
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Originally Posted by jefarl View Post
hi - just found out about this and ordered the 4 coins available today at the 2 per president= $2000, used my starwood amex and got the free freight!

questions: is the offer good for for me to use other credit cards or only one per name?
can my wife order using her card to the same address?
when more coins are availble can I order more with the same deal?
If the PO "looses or misplaces" my shipment, will the credit card companies put a hold on the charge like any aother non-reciept of goods on a card purchase?


I know these questions may have been anwsered before but with so many postings I would hope someone can answer all without me having to read all the comments...

thanks!
Yes, these questions have all been answered before, in fact, even in the last couple pages.

Nonetheless, I do believe maybe a sticky at the front that answers all these questions might be useful.

Because I'm a nice guy:
No, only $500 per president per address.
Some have had success using their wife or other family members name (and card), some have not. If you live in a single family home, it seems putting an 'apartment 1' is enough to make the address look different.

So far I've gotton $3500 out of this (each president). My wife is an AU on my SPG card, and we were able to order $1000 additional dollars (JQA and Jackson), however, when we tried to get an additional $500 of Washington in my wife's name, the order got canceled...

Nonetheless between my wife and I (using the same address) we have managed to get $4500 out of this.

Thus... YMMV.
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Old Sep 19, 08, 11:59 pm
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Originally Posted by OnAMileHigh View Post
Both are good tips. As for an MR to NYC I would love to. However, the check bag charges for $3500 in coins would negate the point earnings on this deal.

As for the TSA..Thanks for the heads up. I am flying out tonight on a weekend trip. In preparing last night I threw a couple of rolls into my carry-on. I guess I should un-wrap them so that I don't have to deal with the TSA clowns.

Oh dontcha just love it when using 2 things issued by the government at the same time still make it so you are somehow caught in the middle and in the wrong?
I mean that's about as bad as how tonight, when my 2 year old insisted on pushing the shopping cart in the market and I bought a 6 pack of beer and put it in to the cart with the fruit and meet we had to run out and pick up, that the store manager told me it was illegal for her to touch the cart and he was really mad at me about it.
It's one of those things where policy is pushed beyond practicality and things fail in every way possible as a result.

Originally Posted by thehawk75 View Post
Yes, these questions have all been answered before, in fact, even in the last couple pages.

Nonetheless, I do believe maybe a sticky at the front that answers all these questions might be useful.

Because I'm a nice guy:
No, only $500 per president per address.
Some have had success using their wife or other family members name (and card), some have not. If you live in a single family home, it seems putting an 'apartment 1' is enough to make the address look different.

So far I've gotton $3500 out of this (each president). My wife is an AU on my SPG card, and we were able to order $1000 additional dollars (JQA and Jackson), however, when we tried to get an additional $500 of Washington in my wife's name, the order got canceled...

Nonetheless between my wife and I (using the same address) we have managed to get $4500 out of this.

Thus... YMMV.
Wife with APt. 1 worked, using a dif card than me.

I tried to order self to self whereas the send to version of me was at Apt1 but it failed.
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Old Sep 20, 08, 12:19 am
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with reference to all of the quotes below regarding rules or what I call 'personal rules' on why the bank I visit regularly does not like the coins and has problems taking them:

I think the issue had to do with the fact that the bank I go to knew I was just churning these because I kept bringing in boxes. So in an effort to try to get me to be more helpful to how they process their inventory (ie, I was now making the bank manager's job harder for her by doing my thing) they 'asked' me, in so many words, to refrain from bringing lots of coins until there were enough to allow them to send back to the feds. Apparently all banks who accept these--even the ones you all use--can only really ship them back to the feds like they would any excess of any currency they may have on hand--if they have lots of $2,000 worth. Otherwise the currency just sits in the bank til it can move. I dunno why or how this works but it seems to make some sense. And it seems smaller branches like to keep nominal quantities of regularly used product on hand but get bogged down trying to keep track of the weird stuff. I suppose a bunch of $2 bills, a bag of 10,000 pennies or a thou of these coins qualify as the latter.

In other words, if I made them hold onto them, they do nothing in that bank but just sit there making that manager have to use MS Excell all night instead of going home to watch Dr Phil, because she probably has to update and constantly not forget whatever the bank has or wants to send out to the federal reserve.

I think she has to count in all the day's monetary takes, transfers and other transactions and these basically suck for her. These do not fit in the normal mix of things perhaps, and while it's one thing to be able to just do your job when it throws a curve ball, it's quite another to actually meet the bloke whose throwing it--ie, ME .

Just as many merchants such as the Greek pizza lady I mentioned recently said her problem was that the cash register doesn't like how they do not fit in there either and everyone almost mistakes them for quarters, this bank manager doesn't like them because they don't 'fit' in her branch.

I think the bank is trying to make it easier on themselves. I am sure they could accept the coins... and maybe if I complained to higher ups, they'd be forced to, but I think she's hoping I accept her policy or request to make it easier and making one up to make that happen.

Of course, if everyone in here were to abide by her policy of bringing only lots of $2,000 now, she'd have a new problem because she'd take them from a few of you, but probably then go invent a new rule where only pallets of say $20,000 can be brought in.

Lastly, I think some banks have more pull than others on how they can make rules. As the teller in the other bank I recently went to stated, "well, they ARE bank of America. They can do pretty much anything they want."

I mentioned in here about my experiences but I am not going to try to make things difficult just to deposit these. I will find other means. There are other banks nearby. It will just be another step for me. Once I cash them, I just have to deposit the bills into my BofA acct at any BofA ATM.

Originally Posted by gomike View Post
I will say this, if a bank makes it difficult to deposit money and the manager is not helping I would not hesitate to speak to a regional supervisor. IMO banks should be required to accept any currency.
Originally Posted by rc408 View Post
On that note, my assumption is that money is money and if it is legal tender it cannot be refused as payment. Of course there may be no law or regulation enforcing this. Though I would think they may have passed one saying that an institution can refuse after that guy paid the IRS in pennies a while ago.
Originally Posted by cepheid View Post
It most certainly can be, if there is no pre-existing debt. "Legal tender" must be accepted for pre-existing debt, for example paying for a meal after having eaten it. When debt is incurred cotemporaneously with payment, such as when pre-paying for food before eating it, the merchant is not required to accept legal tender at all, or may restrict the forms of legal tender accepted. See Wikipedia.

By that token, banks presumably do not have to accept all forms of legal tender, since there is no debt incurred. However, a bank isn't really a merchant, and they're regulated differently, so I don't really know whether or not they can turn away specific forms of currency.
Originally Posted by rc408 View Post
That makes sense. So how about the IRS refusing paymet in pennies?
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Old Sep 20, 08, 6:29 am
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Originally Posted by Marathon Man View Post
...my 2 year old insisted on pushing the shopping cart in the market...
You have one of those, too? (A two-year-old 'helper', not a shopping cart or a market )
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Old Sep 20, 08, 1:48 pm
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If you get a weird tracking number for UPS, you should search on the UPS Mail Innovations site for tracking info.
http://www.ups-mi.net/packageID/Default.aspx

If it is sent in this manner, after the UPS-USPS hand-off, then you can check for confirmation at usps.com with the same number
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Old Sep 20, 08, 5:56 pm
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Tried to deposit 10 rolls of coins into my account at Commerce Bank. They said I had to unwrap them and feed them through their Penny Arcade machine. Think I'll try Citibank on Monday !
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Old Sep 20, 08, 7:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Marathon Man View Post
Lastly, I think some banks have more pull than others on how they can make rules. As the teller in the other bank I recently went to stated, "well, they ARE bank of America. They can do pretty much anything they want."
I've taken some to BoA (don't have much use for $2,750 coins) - mine will only take rolled coins and didn't care one bit when I walked in with $400 . . . Then again, I live in "small town where your BoA branch is closed on Saturday".
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Old Sep 22, 08, 2:11 pm
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I'm in. I'm curious what the difference is between the 'boxes' and the 'rolls'. Should I have paid more attention? I just went back to the website and can't even find the 'boxes' although they were there this morning???

Sold To: RK7
Ship To: RK7

Order Process Date: 9/22/08

Merchandise : 2000.00
Freight . . . :
Total . . : 2000.00


1. ANDREW JACKSON $250 BOX $1 COINS (Y07)
Qty 2 @ $250.00 - In stock.

2. CIRC.$1 COIN DIRECT SHIP ROLLS-J Q ADAMS (Y01)
Qty 2 @ $250.00 - In stock.

3. JAMES MADISON $250 BOX $1 COINS (Y04)
Qty 2 @ $250.00 - In stock.

4. GEORGE WASHINGTON $250 BOX $1 COINS (Y06)
Qty 2 @ $250.00 - In stock.


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Old Sep 22, 08, 4:42 pm
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Just took $500 Andrew Jackson to US Bank and the teller said "oh goodie. We have customers asking for these" She quickly gave me my change. Easy enough for the miles
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Old Sep 22, 08, 4:48 pm
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Has anyone had some issues with the mint cancelling perfectly valid orders?

I've tried to have some sent to my office as well as to my house and they've cancelled them. My roomate ordered a few coins and I've orderd two so I shouldn't be at the point where I am over the limit but they seem to think that I am :-(
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Old Sep 22, 08, 5:08 pm
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Originally Posted by RK7 View Post
I'm in. I'm curious what the difference is between the 'boxes' and the 'rolls'. Should I have paid more attention? I just went back to the website and can't even find the 'boxes' although they were there this morning???
Each box worth $250 consists of 10 rolls of 25 $1 coins each, thats all.
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Old Sep 22, 08, 6:36 pm
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They came! I just got back from the P.O. with my coins. I had to sign several things, but at last I have them. Tomorrow I will attempt to deposit most in my bank. By the way, before I went to the P.O. I checked that P.O. tracking link and this time it worked saying it had left a center of some kind yesterday. So keep checking that link.
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Old Sep 22, 08, 7:01 pm
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I just placed an order for three presidents: JQA, Madison, and Washington. Does anyone know if my order will ship separately for each president or if I will receive on larger box containing all three? I am having my order shipped USPS Registered Priority. Thanks
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