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rxwine
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August 28th, 2020 at 9:40:59 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

evidently an impact of shutting down, but how exactly does it happen? In other words, there are probably plenty of coins but they have somehow wound up in a place where they are accumulating and not re-distributing. Doesn't seem to be the banks. So how does that work?



If the average person is keeping twice as many coins that really adds up.
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ChumpChange
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August 28th, 2020 at 9:55:33 AM permalink
I went to my regular store to do bottle returns and they were all out of order with a sign over the hole about the bins inside the machines are missing.
I went to WalMart and got a 60 cent receipt, took it to the cashier, and he must have been new because he spent nearly 5 minutes not being able to get my change, even after a manager was called over. The manager had to take me to her register to ring it up. Maybe they are disabling cash registers from accepting bottle return receipts, idk.
darkoz
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August 28th, 2020 at 10:07:52 AM permalink
Has there been any issues with coin tolls on the highway?
For Whom the bus tolls; The bus tolls for thee
ChumpChange
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August 28th, 2020 at 10:44:53 AM permalink
The NYS Thruway is going cashless. They're setting up metal structures over the freeway and over entrances & exits. They'll either use your EZ-Pass or grab your license plate and send a bill to the registered car owner. I think they took the toll collectors out of their booths for COVID-19 back in March 2020. They'll be removing all the toll booths through next year.

Cashless Tolling - New York State Thruway https://www.thruway.ny.gov/cashless/cashless-tolls.html

This will be impractical for the millions of homeless people roaming the roads without an EZ Pass supported by a paid off credit card.

Cashless Tolling Project - New York State Thruway https://www.thruway.ny.gov/cashless/index.html
billryan
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August 28th, 2020 at 11:24:52 AM permalink
Quote: ChumpChange

The NYS Thruway is going cashless. They're setting up metal structures over the freeway and over entrances & exits. They'll either use your EZ-Pass or grab your license plate and send a bill to the registered car owner. I think they took the toll collectors out of their booths for COVID-19 back in March 2020. They'll be removing all the toll booths through next year.

Cashless Tolling - New York State Thruway https://www.thruway.ny.gov/cashless/cashless-tolls.html

This will be impractical for the millions of homeless people roaming the roads without an EZ Pass supported by a paid off credit card.

Cashless Tolling Project - New York State Thruway https://www.thruway.ny.gov/cashless/index.html



I think they are tieing to your vehicle registration. You won't be able re-register your car if you owe tolls.
ChumpChange
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August 28th, 2020 at 11:46:49 AM permalink
Additionally, over the last ten years, approximately 80 percent of all accidents within a tenth of a mile of the Grand Island Toll Barriers were caused by "Following Too Close" or an "Unsafe Speed." With the implementation of cashless tolling, the Thruway Authority expects accidents within these areas to be reduced.
AlanMendelson
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August 28th, 2020 at 11:47:04 AM permalink
Orange County in SoCal has cashless turnpikes now. If you dont buy a monthly pass a camera grabs your license plate. You can avoid a fine by paying online before you are billed.

Red Rock casino cashes tickets as the Wizard describes in the original post. Dont tell anyone but I've picked up a couple of dollars worth of abandoned tickets ranging up to 75-cents each. Mostly they are tickets for pennies.

The 75cent ticket was left in the machine when someone cashed a ticket for $600.75

Suncoast gives you the pennies.

Smith's supermarket in Vegas gives change at the self checkout machines. If you go to a cashier the change is loaded on your Smith's card and it is applied to your next purchase.

I have a 6-cent ticket in my wallet from Red Rock right now. That's what's left after I redeemed the other "penny tickets" for a dollar.

If I spent a few hours in the casino I'd probably pick up five bucks. But I just go in to play my free play and leave. Usually in and out in less than ten minutes including getting my free temperature check, a handful of free masks and washing my hands.

If you're going to turn me in for picking up the penny tickets I'll also confess to playing $350 i found abandoned on a slot machine at Caesars twenty years ago. I sat there for a half hour waiting for someone to come by before I played it.
darkoz
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August 28th, 2020 at 11:53:58 AM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson



If you're going to turn me in for picking up the penny tickets I'll also confess to playing $350 i found abandoned on a slot machine at Caesars twenty years ago. I sat there for a half hour waiting for someone to come by before I played it.



Strange to have an anti-AP stance while vulturing abandoned credits.
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DeMango
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August 28th, 2020 at 11:56:19 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Strange to have an anti-AP stance while vulturing abandoned credits.


Short self exclusion, no?
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AlanMendelson
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August 28th, 2020 at 12:17:28 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Strange to have an anti-AP stance while vulturing abandoned credits.



Who ever said I was anti AP?

You dont have to answer. He's been saying that for years.

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