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Old Dec 23, 08, 6:24 pm
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Originally Posted by bandito View Post
You bring up an interesting point. This was ordered months ago. To be delivered to a PO box. Tracking number via UPS. Billing information received is the notation.
Coins never showed up.

They refused to look into it before 30 days was up so I did a charge back because I was going out of of the country. What has happened from there has been a nightmare.
UPS DOES NOT DELIVER TO PO BOXES !!!!

Perhaps this is the problem? Did the tracking # start with 1Z... (UPS)?

Could this be confused with USPS (the post office abbreivation)?

Don't worry, you did the right thing, don't get bullied into anything if they can't prove delivery although the debt collector will drive you nuts trying to convience you otherwise.

I got some $6000 worth but pretty sure they came via the post office, just left on my porch!
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Old Dec 23, 08, 8:09 pm
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My POBox orders have all been delivered via USPS registered mail. Assuming the shipping address you gave was "normal" for the system, they won't bother trying to ship to a POBox via UPS because they know it won't go through.
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Old Dec 23, 08, 8:16 pm
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how long does it take

to have your cc charged? I ordered mine last week, got the email confirm. of the sale but my cc has not been charged yet and I have not rec'd any shipping info. Is this normal?
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Old Dec 23, 08, 8:36 pm
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Has anyone else run into stores or businesses that refuse to accept these coins? Most places seem to like, or at least accept, them but there have been exceptions.
I had one place refuse to take them and showed me a hand written card from the owner instructing them "Do not accept $1 coins". Not a big deal but I always thought US currency was "good for all debts, public or private".
My guess it is just a PITA for them when they make bank deposits to have a few loose $1 coins.

Frankly I do not think the acceptance and use of these will really take off until the government stops production of $1 bills - like Canada.
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Old Dec 23, 08, 9:03 pm
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Originally Posted by cruisr View Post
to have your cc charged? I ordered mine last week, got the email confirm. of the sale but my cc has not been charged yet and I have not rec'd any shipping info. Is this normal?
Yeah. You don't get charged until they ship. It is a 2ish week delay these days, it seems.
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Has anyone else run into stores or businesses that refuse to accept these coins? Most places seem to like, or at least accept, them but there have been exceptions.
No troubles at all yet for me in NYC and on a couple trips, though small amounts spent while on the road.
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Old Dec 23, 08, 9:24 pm
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Old Dec 23, 08, 11:09 pm
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Originally Posted by photo_guy View Post
Not a big deal but I always thought US currency was "good for all debts, public or private".
If you read through the many, many pages of this thread you'll see that this has been addressed at least a few times. The "good for all debts" phrase is applicable only when the debt precedes the payment; when debt is cotemporaneous with payment (e.g. when buying something at a grocery store or other retailer), the merchant is allowed to restrict the forms of payment accepted.
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Old Dec 24, 08, 3:55 am
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Originally Posted by photo_guy View Post
Has anyone else run into stores or businesses that refuse to accept these coins? Most places seem to like, or at least accept, them but there have been exceptions.
I've only had this one bar refuse them. I paid the bar tab in bills and then left the tip in coins.

Part of the fun of dollar coins for me is the reactions I get. I almost always get some sort of reaction to the coins. Here are some exampls from the past week:

This waitress at the pizza place wanted to buy my coins from the register when she saw me paying as she said she wanted to put some in her son's stockings for Christmas.

This woman at K-mart kept looking at them funny and asked if it was real money. I proceeded to tell her about the presidential coin program.

What amuses me, even when there is no reaction is that they have to make speical room for the coins. As someone else said in this thread, the extra coin slot in the register is usually filled with coin rolls or paper clips. The clerk usually just dumps them in the slot. Sometimes, though, they move the coin rolls into the respective slots. What I like doing is paying with some half dollars so the coins are forced to be mixed. Yes, I'm easily amused.

It does amaze me how many people do think the coins are fake. My friend has had it happen to him so many times that when we were at the movie theater he was joking about it and the teenagers at the ticket booth got scared that the coins might be fake so they called the manager. I was annoyed but just went to the rest room while they waited. Upon my return, if the manager had still not arrived, I was ready to say, "You do realize that counterfeiting is a federal crime. I'm going to go the the theater and if these coins are fake, you can have the secret service waiting for me when the show's over." Unfortunately, they just had my ticket ready when I returned.

I'd like to close this is making a point about the "legal tender" point. I paid my cell phone bill with a bunch of dollar coins and this woman was annoyed and told me, "Well take them this time but next time we won't." I told her calmly, "You HAVE to take them according to the Coinage act of 1965 as this is a debt."

I was using these a lot to put them in circulation but I just use a few now and not large amounts. I realized that the coins just wind up at the reserve anyway but I still want my amusement when I pay cash so I just use a few of them.
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Old Dec 26, 08, 5:33 pm
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Thanks, this was a pretty easy and fun offer. I had them sent to my office and my back is right next door. I decided to just deposit all $3500 at once (which is quite something to have to carry) and the guy did give me a look. I just told him I'd bought a ton of them for a promotional campaign where winners were able to win as many coins as they could grab from a basket with one hand, and these were the leftovers. He just said, oh, OK, and gave me a receipt. It was Citibank and I'm Citigold and also have a retail business account with them, which I think helps, you can use the business deposit window. Though I deposited to my personal account and besides that one question they didn't really seem to care much. I might do it again next year. Besides the free miles it's not the worst thing to have the free cash advance too, even if it's just for a month. With a zero percent purchase offer you could really double dip.
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Old Dec 27, 08, 8:19 am
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Originally Posted by zzyzx View Post
It means I once hit a jack pot; I ordered $500 John Quincy Adams when I saw it was available to place an order. I will bring some to Vegas tomorrow, so that I don't need buy in using $20 notes on the blackjack or craps table.
I had a tough time using them in Vegas a few weeks ago.

Took 10 rolls down to the cage at the Venitian and the old cow who I walked up to said "Oh I can't take these, I don't have room for them." She then pointed to her coin tray where there was a miniscule space for the old style silver dollars. I said "They're already rolled, straight from the mint." She said "We have to break them open and count them anyway."

I said "So this casino doesn't want my money... fine, I'll go to one that does."
and proceeded to turn and leave. She stopped me and said "Wait, ok give me one of those." She broke it open, started to stack them in 5's and after the third pile she looked behind me to see the line forming.

"That's all I can take", pushing back the remaining 10 coins from the one roll she broke open. She gave me $15 for the three stacks of 5 she made and said "I just don't have time for this."

Maybe nobody told her we're in the worst recession in ages and all the casinos way down in the revenue they're taking in... it would behoove her to exchange the currency I had to a form I could use it in her establishment. I walked out and took them to the Mirage. They wouldn't take them rolled... insisting that each roll needed to be broken open and every coin counted, but they didn't complain and say they couldn't do it.
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Old Dec 28, 08, 2:01 am
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I used one at the post office last week and the lady there was quite annoyed with me using them... bought a 41 cent stamp (the envelope was too big for only a 42 cent stamp) and I passed her a solitary dollar coin. Her remark was along the lines 'we'll have to deposit coins now' in a p/o'd manner... oh well...
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Old Dec 28, 08, 3:56 am
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Originally Posted by beckoa View Post
I used one at the post office last week and the lady there was quite annoyed with me using them... bought a 41 cent stamp (the envelope was too big for only a 42 cent stamp) and I passed her a solitary dollar coin. Her remark was along the lines 'we'll have to deposit coins now' in a p/o'd manner... oh well...
If the coin annoys her so much, she could just give it out as change to the next customer. No need to deposit.
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Old Dec 28, 08, 7:48 am
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Originally Posted by beckoa View Post
I used one at the post office last week and the lady there was quite annoyed with me using them... bought a 41 cent stamp (the envelope was too big for only a 42 cent stamp) and I passed her a solitary dollar coin. Her remark was along the lines 'we'll have to deposit coins now' in a p/o'd manner... oh well...
That is really ironic as the post office gives these coins out as change if you buy stamps from their vending machines. If they are such a PITA to them why do they give them out?
If this situation comes up for me at a PO you can bet they will get an earful from me.

BTW - I don't follow the 41-cent stamp Vs. 42-cent stamp logic.
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Old Dec 28, 08, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by photo_guy View Post
That is really ironic as the post office gives these coins out as change if you buy stamps from their vending machines. If they are such a PITA to them why do they give them out?
If this situation comes up for me at a PO you can bet they will get an earful from me.

BTW - I don't follow the 41-cent stamp Vs. 42-cent stamp logic.
It was a larger envelope... (non-standard) and it already had the 42 cent stamp (forever) on it... and it subsequently cost an extra 41 cents to mail the irregular envelope...

I was just surprised at the reaction... I guess I should have charged it on my Visa and gotten an extra .41 miles out of it...
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Old Dec 28, 08, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by beckoa View Post
It was a larger envelope... (non-standard) and it already had the 42 cent stamp (forever) on it... and it subsequently cost an extra 41 cents to mail the irregular envelope...

Ahh. I understand now.

And we thought the airlines were the first to impose "oversized/extra bag" fees. THE USPS has been doing it for decades.
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