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    I don't get it

    I don't get this coinstar thing. This forum peaked my curiosity and I started looking at the two machines in my locality.

    The reject trays on these machines are right in front of the machine. How is it people fail to hear or see the coins falling into it?

    When I first saw this forum I thought they must be on the sides where someone might not be aware of rejects but that is not the case. Are some machines different?

    I started looking at them when I go to the stores but so far only once found a piece of lint

    I am really confused by this, but thankfully have not yet lost any sleep over it.

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    I have only found a few coins over the years. One was a silver Roosevelt dime. Other stuff was junk foreign coins.
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    Are you just twisting the blade? :/
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    No, 99% of the time there is nothing there.
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    Haha, no idea why people don’t notice, or ignore, the rejects. But they do!
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    At 99% I may have a better chance of getting in an accident on the way there than find anything. So I will stop making special trips and just check when I happen to be there. However, I live in the land of over the top bloodsucking lawyers (Southern, Florida) so if I get killed enroute I will have my wife drop some silver in the machine as a memorial tribute.

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    I figure the Noise of the Machine Counting Downs out people Hearing the Coins
    landing in the Return slot.

    in some cases people send their kid to Count the coins while they Shop.

    Some kids enjoy that so Much They don't know about Rejects.

    Also if there are allot of Rejects, a person may reach in grab a Handful & Not Double dip
    & search if they missed 1 or 3. Most I ever found was 15 Cents. a brand new Dime & Nickle

    Last time I Used it, I Had very Dirty coins, and started Shoving them Through & Stalled the Machine.

    The Lady Come over got it working again, Handed me a Receipt for what I already Had,
    And told me to Continue.

    I Grabbed a Handful out the Reject and Continued Feeding some fell on the floor, I Grabbed what I saw,
    And eventually Jammed the Machine again

    Called her over again, another fix another Receipt, Apologized and Asked if I Should give up.

    No she said, Try again so I Did, Again Grabbed a Handfull out the Reject Spilling some on the Floor & Mixing with what I Had yet, Jammed it a 3rd Time. after That I Gave up .

    She said the Machines are set up that after a certain amount of Dirt They shut down till The
    dirt Collection Tray is empty.

    but I'm sure I left some coins there out of frustration and sloppiness

    Either Way, I Don't feel Bad about Giving them Dirt, really, Considering what the Machines Steal,
    I Just felt bad making the Lady keep Working on it.
    Last edited by jeff of pa; Sep 30, 2019 at 09:13 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa View Post
    I figure the Noise of the Machine Counting Downs out people Hearing the Coins
    landing in the Return slot.

    in some cases people send their kid to Count the coins while they Shop.

    Some kids enjoy that so Much They don't know about Rejects.

    Also if there are allot of Rejects, a person may reach in grab a Handful & Not Double dip
    & search if they missed 1 or 3. Most I ever found was 15 Cents. a brand new Dime & Nickle

    Last time I Used it, I Had very Dirty coins, and started Shoving them Through & Stalled the Machine.

    The Lady Come over got it working again, Handed me a Receipt for what I already Had,
    And told me to Continue.

    I Grabbed a Handful out the Reject and Continued Feeding some fell on the floor, I Grabbed what I saw,
    And eventually Jammed the Machine again

    Called her over again, another fix another Receipt, Apologized and Asked if I Should give up.

    No she said, Try again so I Did, Again Grabbed a Handfull out the Reject Spilling some on the Floor & Mixing with what I Had yet, Jammed it a 3rd Time. after That I Gave up .

    She said the Machines are set up that after a certain amount of Dirt They shut down till The
    dirt Collection Tray is empty.

    but I'm sure I left some coins there out of frustration and sloppiness

    Either Way, I Don't feel Bad about Giving them Dirt, really, Considering what the Machines Steal,
    I Just felt bad making the Lady keep Working on it.
    Maybe we are from the same town and that was the day I found the lint. The only problem I have with your kid theory is that they are lower to the ground and likely facing the reject slot at eye level. Many kids are ignorant though so there always that. I was pretty dumb as a child. I cut up grandma's proof sets to play space invaders when it first came out. Who knows
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    I check the ones at my local Wal mart and Kroger in another village. I'm believing the Wal mart store gets checked by employees everyday. The Kroger store is a sometime thing. Last 3 months no luck. Good luck to all
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    I've found silver in the corner of the dump basket, and behind the handle where people get careless dumping their coins. Many, many people are not even aware of the reject tray. It depends on the user. If its a soccer mom just dumping coins then she probably won't notice the rejects. If it is a poor person, they are going to see it every time.

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    Jeff of PA has some very good points. I NEVER make a special trip to get to a coinstar machine. If there is one there, I look at it. I would never consider a special trip to check out a coinstar. Most times when I CRH it's on the way to somewhere else. Very, very few specials trips!

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    I check every time I go, it's been over a year since I found anything. BUT, but but but! One time there were 14 quarters in the tray. Usually only a penny or two.
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    There are 3 on the way from my one office to the other. I check a coinstar about 5 times a week. I get crusty coins and every once in a while a silver dime or something exciting. I don't check it unless I have a reason to go in the store. I see people checking the tray all the time. Its just luck but its easier than trying to dig up a silver coin at your local park.

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    Just check 'em when you see 'em. Once in a while you might be pleasantly surprised. I found a 1963 Roosevelt dime a couple of months ago in the one I check once in while. It's hit or miss. Mostly miss.

    Oh, and I dropped the dime between the seats of my car and haven't re-found it yet.
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