Aug 12, 2012, 10:44 PM
What do you say to tellers?
I'm sure this has already been asked before but I couldn't find the answer. I'm hoping that, being a noob/first-time poster here, I'll get a free pass this time. Anyways what I'm wondering is... what do y'all say to bank tellers that ask about what you do with boxes and boxes of coins? Do you tell the truth and say you're just hunting for silver? Or do you pretend to be filling out old coin books and that you're just missing a few dates. I'm about to order my first two boxes of halves tomorrow and want to be prepared for any weird looks, haha. I can sorta see the benefit to both answers; I'm just wondering what you guys do. Thanks and HH!
Aug 12, 2012 10:44 PM
Aug 12, 2012, 10:55 PM
I tell them I'm going to roll around in the tub with them, but then again, my Grandma and my cousin work at the bank I go to, so it's all laughs. :P
Aug 12, 2012, 10:58 PM
i tell them "I'm rollin' dawg"
Aug 12, 2012, 11:16 PM
just tell them you're looking for anything old, interesting, or collectible. Just be honest but you don't have to go out of your way to say "I'm collecting all silver pre 1965 (or 1971) coins"
Aug 12, 2012, 11:32 PM
i say that previous hobbies left me with less money and a pile of stuff that i didn't want an longer and that this one leaves me with a pile of money.
Aug 13, 2012, 12:18 AM
I tell them i'm saving all post 1982 Zinc Pennies because im from the future and they are worth thousands.
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Aug 13, 2012, 04:49 AM
Haha, thanks for all the quick, entertaining responses. I think I'll be going with Silver's advice on this one though.
Aug 13, 2012, 04:50 AM
Don't tell 'em anything...none of their cotton-pickin business!
Aug 13, 2012, 07:18 AM
Whaaaat? Mine was the best
Originally Posted by BeamerCW
Aug 13, 2012, 08:57 AM
Just tell them you collect old coins; that you are a coin collector. "I am always looking for old coins." It is best to not say anything if possible, except Thank You. I had a couple supervisors/managers hear that I was only a collector, and cut me off from ordering with a "this is for our business customers...You are wasting everyone's time..." which are now my favorite dump banks! If the tellers are cool with you, and are politely doing their job, you can make friends and perhaps have a extremely consistent pick up spot. I also bought a collection of a teller's sniped coins from my friendliest pickup bank a few weeks ago.
What every you do - do not mention the "s" word - SILVER!
I have had discussions with tellers about silver, but only if they bring it up, and I make sure I don't give out any details on how to find it, what to look for, etc. I do say if you every find some & want to sell it, here's my number.
Aug 13, 2012, 09:09 AM
Originally Posted by MrSchulz
Aug 13, 2012, 09:14 AM
I just ask ....... Hello can you order boxes of halfs If they say yes isay that would be great its JUST A HOBBY!!! ,,,,,, Can you get them every week Ok i can open a acct Thanks
Aug 13, 2012, 07:40 PM
These people work hard for me, so when they ask what I do, I tell them.
"I'm a coin collector. I look for the older coins."
They deserve that much respect, anyway.
Since I do very little CWR's I have never had any competition come from it that I know about.
After all, if you are really into secrecy, why post your finds and methods here?
Keep on Rollin' !
Aug 15, 2012, 04:14 PM
Tell em your melting all the coins down to make yourself a new gun to rob banks with.
Aug 15, 2012, 07:23 PM
I tell them I am pathologically afraid of accidentally ripping up my paper money, so I exclusivity deal with coins for my currency needs.
Aug 15, 2012, 07:44 PM
They stopped making guns out of copper in 1791.
Originally Posted by Okie115
Aug 16, 2012, 12:08 PM
Even better, they won't know what hit them!
Originally Posted by namster
Aug 20, 2012, 09:58 AM
Paper money is still usable if ripped, just tape it up.
Originally Posted by sack0silver
1/100 of an American dollar is a cent. It is NOT a penny. The word penny is used by several other countries, such as Great Britain, to denote their smallest denomination. In order to be numismatically correct, you must use the term cent to describe the American coin.
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― Edmund Burke
Aug 20, 2012, 12:18 PM
I'm going to tell them I'm saving them up to fill a chest to play "Pirate" with.
Aug 20, 2012, 02:28 PM
It can get dangerous, what if I accidentally tape myself and then my special helmet gets stuck to my head?
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