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Buy Presidential Dollar Coins with CC @ Face Value, Free Shipping

Old Oct 22, 08, 3:47 am
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Originally Posted by beckoa View Post
Update... got an email tonight saying it was shipped

No CC charge yet

Shipped via USPS

Shipping Method:
NO CHARGE - REGISTERED

(Parcel Post)

Last time it was Fed Ex... ugh
Now its not even showing on my CC... A $1500 hold was on it for the last week... and tonight it magically disappeared... weird!

Still showing as shipped though...
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Old Oct 22, 08, 5:45 am
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Originally Posted by Marathon Man View Post
I have used them for the Doctor's office co-pay (only once or twice though if seeing same DR about an illness in a short period of time because eventually THEY probably cant use them )
Why waste the coins on the co-pay? All of my doctors accept credit cards for the co-pay so I use either my Amtrak Guest Rewards MasterCard or my Starwood Amex to pay the copay. The dollar coins are reserved for purchases at places that do not accept credit cards. Like the Carnegie Deli in NYC, which only accepts cash. Or to tip waitresses at casinos for free drinks.
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Old Oct 22, 08, 6:27 am
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Originally Posted by DCBob View Post
Why waste the coins on the co-pay? All of my doctors accept credit cards for the co-pay so I use either my Amtrak Guest Rewards MasterCard or my Starwood Amex to pay the copay. The dollar coins are reserved for purchases at places that do not accept credit cards. Like the Carnegie Deli in NYC, which only accepts cash. Or to tip waitresses at casinos for free drinks.
wasnt our regular DRs office (they take CCs) and this DR does not take CCs. Only cash or checks.
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Old Oct 23, 08, 3:21 am
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Originally Posted by timothyp_787 View Post
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The closest I came to having them refused is when I got caught at the southbound toll stand of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel one night with less than $12 dollars in my wallet. I had to scrounge for loose change in my pockets and car, and ended up paying with every bill and coin denomination lower than a five, including pennies....
Just how much is that toll??? Or were you hoping to save some bills for later?

I ordered a bunch of the coins on Sunday night. I paid for the expedited shipping that's supposed to get them here in 2 - 3 business days, but they haven't charged my credit card or shipped yet. So much for 3 business days!

I ordered some a while back, regular shipping, and they took like a month to get here..... (I think the mint was doing inventory then, though.)
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Old Oct 23, 08, 8:08 am
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Originally Posted by JudyS View Post
Just how much is that toll??? Or were you hoping to save some bills for later?

I ordered a bunch of the coins on Sunday night. I paid for the expedited shipping that's supposed to get them here in 2 - 3 business days, but they haven't charged my credit card or shipped yet. So much for 3 business days!

I ordered some a while back, regular shipping, and they took like a month to get here..... (I think the mint was doing inventory then, though.)
yeah lots of times, 'expedited shipping' only means it will get there faster from the day they send it, and not that it will be sent faster.

in other words, they could decide to send it a month from now for example, but you will just get it faster from that moment. it stinks. (Personally, I dunno why you'd want to pay anything extra to get these coins--seeing as how we are kinda doing this for the cheep miles also, but hey, I dunno... maybe you like the coins also).

In any case, I hope yours come soon.

One time, speaking of tolls, I realized as I pulled into the one on Rte 93 south in New Hampshire that I didn't have any money! But i did have a bunch of change--mostly pennies--in the cup in my car. So I had to count that out whilst waiting in the line of traffic to get there and handed the lady a handful of coins. She didn't mind taking them that way but did decide to bust on me by saying, "looks like the kids aren't going to college this year, huh?" I had to laugh too
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Old Oct 23, 08, 8:26 am
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I just received my second and third batches of coins. I'm up to $4,000 now and none have been declined or taken more than 6 days to be delivered. About 1/3 are for my wife, 1/3 with the name of the company I work for included in the address (I have a home office). No problems at all so far^
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Old Oct 23, 08, 11:28 am
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Originally Posted by JudyS View Post
Just how much is that toll??? Or were you hoping to save some bills for later?
Twelve bucks...it's a LOOONG bridge. I didn't stop for cash because I was trying to get home that night to attend a party with my wife, and when I started counting my money before I reached the toll plaza, I discovered the $10 bill I thought I had was, in fact, a five. That's when I started counting the pennies in the cupholder.
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Old Oct 23, 08, 3:41 pm
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As promised I walked the 75 feet to my "Southern Co." office to pay my power bill. The lady behind the counter pointed out that she was going to need to count my rolled dollar coins or 3 rolls. I said up to you I've got plenty of time. At that point she walked out into her managers office I assume and came back and did not count the coins. I guess this was a way of discouraging me from using the coins. She then stated she would take them this time but in the future I would need to pay with cash. HUH? I asked just what she thought dollar coins from the U.S. mint might be if not legal U.S. currency? She shrugged her shoulders realizing that I was not going to buckle quite so easy. She then complained that she would not be able to drop them off in the night deposit but would have to walk 50 feet and cross the street to deposit them at the local bank. Still undecided if I will pay in this manner next time as the bull$hit might not be worth it. I did deposit half of my first shipment at my local WaMu branch with NO problem. The teller simply stated that they just sell them to other customers. Said they do it all the time.

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Old Oct 23, 08, 7:26 pm
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Originally Posted by LastSurvivor View Post
As promised I walked the 75 feet to my "Southern Co." office to pay my power bill. The lady behind the counter pointed out that she was going to need to count my rolled dollar coins or 3 rolls. I said up to you I've got plenty of time. At that point she walked out into her managers office I assume and came back and did not count the coins. I guess this was a way of discouraging me from using the coins. She then stated she would take them this time but in the future I would need to pay with cash. HUH? I asked just what she thought dollar coins from the U.S. mint might be if not legal U.S. currency? She shrugged her shoulders realizing that I was not going to buckle quite so easy. She then complained that she would not be able to drop them off in the night deposit but would have to walk 50 feet and cross the street to deposit them at the local bank. Still undecided if I will pay in this manner next time as the bull$hit might not be worth it. I did deposit half of my first shipment at my local WaMu branch with NO problem. The teller simply stated that they just sell them to other customers. Said they do it all the time.

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Lots of people won't be paying utility bills this winter.

Maybe they'll stop complaining about what form the payment arrives in, as this economy tanks, they'll eventually be ecstatic that you are able to pay AT ALL. As a test, keep taking coins in and see if by Spring they are just plain happy to see you.
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Old Oct 23, 08, 7:28 pm
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Originally Posted by LastSurvivor View Post
As promised I walked the 75 feet to my "Southern Co." office to pay my power bill.
Make sure you get a receipt and SAVE IT. I wouldn't trust them.
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Old Oct 23, 08, 7:52 pm
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Originally Posted by LastSurvivor View Post
As promised I walked the 75 feet to my "Southern Co." office to pay my power bill.
Lucky...Tampa Electric has payment centers, but almost all of them charge a fee to accept payment at them. Oh, and they're mostly in parts of town that I wouldn't drive into during the day, let alone get out of my car. The only fee-free method they accept is payment via check. They'll gladly take a credit card for a $5 transaction fee.
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Old Oct 24, 08, 1:52 am
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Originally Posted by KRSW View Post
Lucky...Tampa Electric has payment centers, but almost all of them charge a fee to accept payment at them. Oh, and they're mostly in parts of town that I wouldn't drive into during the day, let alone get out of my car. The only fee-free method they accept is payment via check. They'll gladly take a credit card for a $5 transaction fee.
...which is why I like to make life easy by depositing all of these to my bank, then EFTing my payments to places that do not accept CCs (such as utilities) and then using new income to pay back my CC for the charge to get the coins! Saves a stamp and justifies the use of bank to unlaod the coinage. Plus, it makes it seem as though one is earing miles to pay the electric bill- (or any bill-including even property taxes, insurance or mortgage)
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Old Oct 24, 08, 11:15 am
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I started the "subdividing" of my parents house with apartment numbers but I've had two orders get cancelled in as many days. What's the deal, I thought people were able to get this to work? I wonder if it has to do with the fact that I'm logged in with my account...have those who have gotten it to work just ordered as guests without accounts?
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Old Oct 24, 08, 11:50 am
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Originally Posted by brosnan6 View Post
I started the "subdividing" of my parents house with apartment numbers but I've had two orders get cancelled in as many days. What's the deal, I thought people were able to get this to work? I wonder if it has to do with the fact that I'm logged in with my account...have those who have gotten it to work just ordered as guests without accounts?
There's really no rhyme or reason as to why some get canceled and others don't (when ordering more than the $500/president). I have found you can minimize the cancellations by doing the following:

1) Keep each order at $500 or less
2) Use different credit cards
3) Ship to different names, for example your kids, your pets, etc (it seems the 'shipping name/address' is more important than the 'billing name/address' for this.

As said, this is just my experience, and obviously I haven't gotten it down to a science yet. One thing for sure though, I would theorize that ordering beyond the $500/president from the same US Mint 'account' is an absolute SURE FIRE way to get the order canceled. This is one of the 'easiest' checks that can be programmed into their system. Probably a 100% automated cancellation.
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Old Oct 24, 08, 11:53 am
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Anyone try depositing at HSBC?

If I try this coin thing, I'd deposit into an HSBC account. Has anyone done that and were there any problems doing it?
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