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Does Your Bank Have A Coin Counter Anymore? (GTA)

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Does Your Bank Have A Coin Counter Anymore? (GTA)

Wondering who has a coin counter in the bank anymore? A few years ago, they were everywhere (BMO & TD in North York), now, they are nowhere!

Use to be free for customers too!

Anyone spot them?
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booblehead wrote:
Dec 6th, 2018 6:38 pm
All removed.
Seriously? Wow, I hope someone knows of one.

It's a lose-lose for the consumer.

You roll it, you gotta buy rolls (waste of money).
If you throw it in the grocery store machine, you lose because they take a percentage of the money.

Can't win!
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I bank with Td. They provided me a bunch of wrappers when asked. No charge.
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booblehead wrote:
Dec 6th, 2018 8:14 pm
I bank with Td. They provided me a bunch of wrappers when asked. No charge.
Might be the way to go. Thought maybe a bank teller might have some. Okay thanks for the suggestion.
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Really liked the counters . A shame someone complained and they were taken out .
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DaVibe wrote:
Dec 6th, 2018 7:23 pm
Seriously? Wow, I hope someone knows of one.

It's a lose-lose for the consumer.

You roll it, you gotta buy rolls (waste of money).
If you throw it in the grocery store machine, you lose because they take a percentage of the money.

Can't win!
They were removed because they were inaccurate. TD faced lawsuits in the US due to counts being off and so they pulled all their machines. BMO followed their lead.

Your options are to roll, use Coinstar or cash them in at a casino. If you're up for a road trip, there's a mall in Ottawa that has a coin counter and will give you a mall gift card in exchange for your coins.
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Coinstar machines in Toronto

There is a 11.9% processing fee

1. Metro / 0.80 km
89 Gould St
Toronto, ON M5B 2R1
ACCEPTS:
PAPER MONEY, COINS
CONVERTS TO:
CASH VOUCHER


2. Loblaws / 0.84 km
10 Lower Jarvis
Toronto, ON M5E 1Z2
ACCEPTS:
PAPER MONEY, COINS
CONVERTS TO:
CASH VOUCHER


3.Metro / 1.57 km
425 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON M5S 1X6
ACCEPTS:
PAPER MONEY, COINS
CONVERTS TO:
CASH VOUCHER

4.Loblaws / 2.30 km
720 Broadview Ave
Toronto, ON M4K 2P1
ACCEPTS:
PAPER MONEY, COINS
CONVERTS TO:
CASH VOUCHER


5.Food Basics / 2.73 km
1000 Gerrard Street
Toronto, ON M4M 1Z4
ACCEPTS:
PAPER MONEY, COINS
CONVERTS TO:
CASH VOUCHER


6.Loblaws / 2.85 km
396 St. Clair Ave W
Toronto, ON M5P 3N3
ACCEPTS:
PAPER MONEY, COINS
CONVERTS TO:
CASH VOUCHER


7.Sobeys / 2.88 km
1015 Broadview Ave.
East York, ON M4K 2S2
ACCEPTS:
PAPER MONEY, COINS
CONVERTS TO:
CASH VOUCHER


8.Loblaws / 2.94 km
17 Leslie St
Toronto, ON M4M 3H9
ACCEPTS:
PAPER MONEY, COINS
CONVERTS TO:
CASH VOUCHER


9.Loblaws / 3.37 km
2280 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON M6R 1X4
ACCEPTS:
PAPER MONEY, COINS
CONVERTS TO:
CASH VOUCHER


10.Food Basics / 3.43 km
1070 Pape Ave
East York, ON M4K 3W5
ACCEPTS:
PAPER MONEY, COINS
CONVERTS TO:
CASH VOUCHER


11.Loblaws / 3.89 km
11 Redway Rd.
Toronto, ON M4H 1P6
ACCEPTS:
PAPER MONEY, COINS
CONVERTS TO:
CASH VOUCHER


12.Food Basics / 4.29 km
45 Overlea Blvd
Toronto, ON M4H 1C3
ACCEPTS:
PAPER MONEY, COINS
CONVERTS TO:
CASH VOUCHER


13.Metro / 4.63 km
2155 St. Clair Ave W
Toronto, ON M6N 1K5
ACCEPTS:
PAPER MONEY, COINS
CONVERTS TO:
CASH VOUCHER


14.Sobeys / 4.84 km
2451 Danforth Ave. East
Toronto, ON M4C 1L1
ACCEPTS:
PAPER MONEY, COINS
CONVERTS TO:
CASH VOUCHER


15.Sobeys / 4.97 km
125 The Queensway
Etobicoke, ON M8Y 1H6
ACCEPTS:
PAPER MONEY, COINS
CONVERTS TO:
CASH VOUCHER

There are other coinstar machines in other GTA cities, mostly they are in food basics, sobeys, loblaws, metro.
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Some Vancity branches in BC have them: https://www.vancity.com/Banking/WaysToB ... nchDesign/

They come with a huge disclaimer: This coin counting machine is made available for your use free of charge on an “as is, as available, and with all faults” basis. Machines can make errors. Risk of errors increase if you deposit large quantities of coins, or you or other users deposit foreign objects or debris, or a blockage occurs. We do not represent or guarantee that coin counts provided to you by this machine will be accurate, or that the machine will be free from defects, of any kind, from any cause, including errors that may have been preventable by ordinary maintenance. We reserve the right to verify counts before making payment on any receipt from this machine. You must, upon request, provide information about the source of funds, personal identifying information, and show identification before we make payment on any receipt for risk management and legal compliance purposes.

You may use this machine ONLY if you accept ALL risk of erroneous counts. By agreeing to these terms you agree that you will not have any claim against Vancity for loss arising from your use of this machine, due to any cause of any kind, even if we were negligent, could have taken steps to avoid the risk, or were made aware of risk of error in counting by this particular machine. Branch staff do not have any authority to alter these terms by agreement or representations made to you. If you do not agree to these terms you may not use this machine.
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DaVibe wrote:
Dec 6th, 2018 7:23 pm
Seriously? Wow, I hope someone knows of one.

It's a lose-lose for the consumer.

You roll it, you gotta buy rolls (waste of money).
If you throw it in the grocery store machine, you lose because they take a percentage of the money.

Can't win!
I heard some scumbag sued the banks challenging the accuracy of the machines, so they were removed for liability purposes. It's really too bad, I loved having one at the TD branch near my place.
Could HAVE, not could OF. What does 'could of' even mean?

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