Woman pays $200 bill with coins, town...

Woman pays $200 bill with coins, town says no more

There are 21 comments on the KBCI CBS 2 story from Apr 2, 2014, titled Woman pays $200 bill with coins, town says no more. In it, KBCI CBS 2 reports that:

A Pennsylvania township is asking residents to keep the change. Officials in Millcreek Township, along with its water and sewer authorities, have adopted a policy limiting how much change they'll accept from residents paying sewer bills and other fees.

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“....VETS”

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#1 Apr 2, 2014
geeeeeeeeeeeeeze coppppy cats .

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

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Indianapolis, IN

#2 Apr 2, 2014
They need to review the meaning of the term 'legal tender for all debts, public and private'.

“....VETS”

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#3 Apr 2, 2014
actually , it is all legal tender .. but a vender doesn't have to accept any at all . require a CC as say per car rentals

“Don't worry about me, I"m fine”

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#4 Apr 2, 2014
Usually when a person pays in change; it is because they feel wronged. Wonder what is the rest of the story?

SUJ

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#6 Apr 2, 2014
Nobody 2 Special wrote:
Usually when a person pays in change; it is because they feel wronged. Wonder what is the rest of the story?
She could be like many today and barely scraping by. A paycheck away from homeless, and being charged late fees for not paying the lords of the septic tank on time. Many people today can not afford a banks fees and earn more coin than cash; in tips for example.

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#7 Apr 2, 2014
SUJ wrote:
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She could be like many today and barely scraping by. A paycheck away from homeless, and being charged late fees for not paying the lords of the septic tank on time. Many people today can not afford a banks fees and earn more coin than cash; in tips for example.
I agree & then the bank charges you to count it. lol. Rick

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#8 Apr 2, 2014
depends on your bank . not all do

SUJ

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#9 Apr 2, 2014
tallyho wrote:
depends on your bank . not all do
True that.
Still for some it is easier to deal with cash than say a debit or credit card. A check or credit can be over drawn resulting in more fees and debt.
Even with the safety of using a debit card with no over draft leniency, a merchant or bank will charge a fee for running it through a cash register if there are insufficient funds to cover the purchase.

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#10 Apr 2, 2014
Nobody 2 Special wrote:
Usually when a person pays in change; it is because they feel wronged. Wonder what is the rest of the story?
I think you hit the nail on the head. I thought the same thing. Most people would at least roll their change if thats all they had, unless it is to protest something or express a dissatisfaction in the service they are paying for.

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#11 Apr 2, 2014
SUJ wrote:
<quoted text> True that.
Still for some it is easier to deal with cash than say a debit or credit card. A check or credit can be over drawn resulting in more fees and debt.
Even with the safety of using a debit card with no over draft leniency, a merchant or bank will charge a fee for running it through a cash register if there are insufficient funds to cover the purchase.
people know what they have , some think wishful thinking , but everyone knows what is in their coin purse ...... hell this has been done a couple of times already

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#12 Apr 2, 2014
tallyho wrote:
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people know what they have , some think wishful thinking , but everyone knows what is in their coin purse ...... hell this has been done a couple of times already
All rightly then.
Agree about it being done before. I seem to remember a news story 'bout a man making the last payment on his mortgage in pennies.
Have a pleasant good night Tallyho.:')

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#13 Apr 2, 2014
tallyho wrote:
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people know what they have , some think wishful thinking , but everyone knows what is in their coin purse ...... hell this has been done a couple of times already
I know what you mean. I've got friends and family members who are always B****ing about overdraft fees and I shake my head. It isn't the banks fault that you are too lazy and absent minded to know how much money you have. Anyone with common sense would be on top of how much money they have. It's not hard. You overdraft on your account your basically taking a loan. No one gives out loans to people who aren't friends or family without a profit incentive.
Fundies R Mentally Nil

Philadelphia, PA

#14 Apr 2, 2014
So now when she's unhappy paying it's going to be bitcoin.

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#15 Apr 3, 2014
agreed , people who live payday to payday know to the penny
Pale Wild Wood Flower

Castroville, TX

#16 Apr 3, 2014
were they antique coins? a woman stole alot of antique coins from my family a few years back.... and i want them back.
Pale Wild Wood Flower

Castroville, TX

#17 Apr 3, 2014
i remember the dates on them .... there was like hundreds of them that were stolen... i had two or three left... but i had to use them to go to the dentist.... i still have to buy them back.
Pale Wild Wood Flower

Castroville, TX

#18 Apr 3, 2014
yeah my good guy friend was with me... he introduced me to L.... L... cant remember his name... starts with an L....
mikemania

Pittsburgh, PA

#19 Apr 3, 2014
Euros

Medford, NY

#20 Apr 3, 2014
Next time she should pay with foreign currency.
protoham

Westminster, MD

#21 Apr 3, 2014
Doesn't this town know that $200.00 worth of pennies is actually worth about $300?

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