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Old Apr 14, 10, 1:10 am
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After being away from the coin "deal" for a few months (out traveling the world thanks to US mint and Citicard churn), I ordered 50 boxes of 2010 NAs. My order was changed to 30 boxes by the mint a few days later.
I made another order of 20 boxes, to meet the 50 box limit, and that order was cancelled today. 30 box order still shows 'in process'.

Hmmmmm?
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Old Apr 14, 10, 1:11 am
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Originally Posted by Astrophsx View Post
Send a paypal payment to a friend, they can gift you the money back to you fee free.
Yes, What I was asking was when the balance of the gift card is down to something small like $1.48 or $5.64 Staples will mail you a check for each card's remaining balance (one check per card, they don't total them up). I was wondering if Amex did the same, as gas pumps and some stores and restaurants over authorize the amount and the card would decline.

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Old Apr 14, 10, 8:10 am
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When the card gets below $25 I go in a gas station give them the card and say " I want $23.56 ( or whatever) on pump #3."
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Old Apr 14, 10, 9:57 am
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Originally Posted by specialeffects View Post
Hi,
I usually deposit the coins at bank X. Today I deposited at BOA and the teller informed me that the coins will have to be sent for counting (they were still unwrapped in 25 pcs rolls) and it will take 2~3 business days to deposit.

Has anyone else gone thru this?
I'd go back to bank X from now on, quite a few people have gotten short counts. Once the machine gets worn, you can get a lot of miscounting. But if they maintain it right, it should be fine. I have used a couple counters that were accessible to depositors, put about $8000 through them, and never gotten a short count.
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Old Apr 14, 10, 10:32 am
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Originally Posted by aviators99 View Post
It's in the US Mint Dollar Coin FAQ sticky at the top of this forum.
Thank you, this is very helpful .. ^ ... sometimes we seem to overlook the obvious that's right below our noses ..
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Old Apr 14, 10, 11:54 am
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Originally Posted by Carl Johnson View Post
I'd go back to bank X from now on, quite a few people have gotten short counts. Once the machine gets worn, you can get a lot of miscounting. But if they maintain it right, it should be fine. I have used a couple counters that were accessible to depositors, put about $8000 through them, and never gotten a short count.
In the past I've had banks ask for this or for me to drop them off and leave. I would never feel comfortable with this because it is much harder to have the deposit fixed if they screw it up. If someone started up a coin depositing service....
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Old Apr 14, 10, 6:24 pm
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Originally Posted by specialeffects View Post
Hi,
I usually deposit the coins at bank X. Today I deposited at BOA and the teller informed me that the coins will have to be sent for counting (they were still unwrapped in 25 pcs rolls) and it will take 2~3 business days to deposit.

Has anyone else gone thru this?
Yes, my BOA does the same thing. It actually took 5 business days to post when I did a test deposit. I'll stick with an even distribution across the 6 or so Chase branches on my way to work. They like coins.
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Old Apr 14, 10, 9:51 pm
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poking fun

Originally Posted by ned View Post
Does anyone know how these are shipped; USPS, FedEx, etc?
people really are getting too lazy to read, they go to the last page, read a few posts and ask questions that have been answered 500 times. If it is answers you seek young jedi, read deeper.

To the person talking about a $2 Susan B. Anthony coin, I have some $3 bills for ya...sell ya 7 for $20
and wow, before you mentioned it we never would of thought to use those deposited coins to pay our CC bills, thanks for the idea.

sorry about the sarcasm but these posts are making my brain numb.

wow, my brain really is numb, I'm commenting on posts from page 5, when i thought i was reading page 565
proof that reading stupidity makes you dumb.

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Old Apr 14, 10, 10:13 pm
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I read that post as a wake-up call. I still faithfully read replies to this thread, and I'm dismayed to see that we're about 8400 posts in. I've wasted just a huge amount of time here. And I haven't learned anything in this thread in months. I guess I'm just hopeful that the limits will go away.
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Old Apr 15, 10, 2:43 am
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Originally Posted by josephstern View Post
I read that post as a wake-up call. I still faithfully read replies to this thread, and I'm dismayed to see that we're about 8400 posts in. I've wasted just a huge amount of time here. And I haven't learned anything in this thread in months. I guess I'm just hopeful that the limits will go away.
I warned everyone that March 1st would be a defining date.
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Old Apr 15, 10, 3:55 am
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Originally Posted by josephstern View Post
I read that post as a wake-up call. I still faithfully read replies to this thread, and I'm dismayed to see that we're about 8400 posts in. I've wasted just a huge amount of time here. And I haven't learned anything in this thread in months. I guess I'm just hopeful that the limits will go away.
There has been new information posted. Some of it is very useful. It is just not posted like a neon flashing light anymore.
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Old Apr 15, 10, 11:25 am
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Originally Posted by buschoi View Post
The Flexperks card was reported a while ago as not giving out points. It started in around last December, so it is possible you did not notice it.
Can anyone please confirm positive (neg) Flexperks results for purchase of Amex Giftcards and subsequent use ?

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Old Apr 15, 10, 3:03 pm
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Originally Posted by QL_714 View Post
There has been new information posted. Some of it is very useful. It is just not posted like a neon flashing light anymore.
Like what? How to spend your money. Nothing good gets posted anymore because members freak out if you say anything that might be useful. I'll just keep collecting coins (at a lower rate) while others keep complaining about canceled orders.

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Old Apr 15, 10, 5:34 pm
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Originally Posted by nwa330 View Post
Like what? How to spend your money. Nothing good gets posted anymore because members freak out if you say anything that might be useful. I'll just keep collecting coins (at a lower rate) while others keep complaining about canceled orders.
So showing how to get your miles plus a percent or two cash back was not helpful?
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Old Apr 15, 10, 7:14 pm
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Originally Posted by QL_714 View Post
So showing how to get your miles plus a percent or two cash back was not helpful?
I didn't read that one. That sounds good if the limits weren't imposed. But we're not allowed to talk about ordering coins anymore since some thinks its a crime.
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