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How Do You Feel About The Penny?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 10:14 am

What do you think about getting rid of the 1/100th coin in your country?

I personally hate the penny in the USA and pence in the UK. If I get 1-4 cents in change I just say "keep the change" because it's retarded carrying around pennies. I would be up for "donating" those 1-4 cents to something automatically rather than having to deal with those bastards getting stuck all over my damn car.
 
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RE: How Do You Feel About The Penny?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 10:17 am

I don't like them. They pile up in my car, and they're only good for when I go over by a cent or two when I'm pumping gas (like $10.01).



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RE: How Do You Feel About The Penny?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 10:22 am

You know, I still stoop to pick them up. How weird is that?

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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RE: How Do You Feel About The Penny?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 10:24 am

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/02/opinion/02SAFI.html?th

A very good article about why the penny should go away. They're just a niusance.
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RE: How Do You Feel About The Penny?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 10:24 am

Question: If they do away with the penny, do you think prices will be rounded UP or DOWN?

Personally I think they will round UP and they will do so every time a molecule of comsumer goods changes hands, even transaction that are strictly paper. I believe that virtually everything will go up far more than just four cents per each. I believe that a car would go up hundreds of dollars just because of all the transactions required to bring the materials together to build one of them.

I'd keep the penny. Dump them out every time I come home, wrap them and when I have $20 worth or so, take them to the bank, just like I do now.
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RE: How Do You Feel About The Penny?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 10:28 am

It's also penny in the UK as well, pence is for more than one penny  Smile

Now way backin time, when the half-penny was eliminated in the UK, that was a smart move!

If pennies or cents were eliminated, individual products would always go up by at least 5p or 5¢ at a time. For a cart (or trolley) of groceries, that would sure add up fast!

People who wanted to keep them can keep them, and other people who want to donate them can do as well. But it's probably here to stay for a while yet!
 
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RE: How Do You Feel About The Penny?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 10:51 am

Yyz717 - my dad and I are the same way. A penny here and a penny there add up. We average a few hundred dollars a year - and that's just pennies...that doesn't count the nickels, dimes, and even quarters we find.

As a coin collector, I like pennies - especially the old ones (which are worth a half way decent amount). As a spender, I don't care for the penny. If you buy something that comes to $5.50, you can give a 5 dollar bill, and 2 quarters for example. Only if the amount in cents is very small can you use pennies. You aren't going to go into the supermarket and count out 50 pennies, are you?

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RE: How Do You Feel About The Penny?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 11:45 am

Let's put Reagan on it.

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RE: How Do You Feel About The Penny?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 11:50 am

Sometimes pennies are good, depending on the state in the U.S. and their taxation percentages. I have a favourite saying when I'm in Tennessee..."don't leave home without a bunch of pennies because if you do, you'll piss away a bunch of nickles or dimes". Even the 'free' penny bowls at cash registers in Tenn. are usualy empty.

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RE: How Do You Feel About The Penny?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 3:18 pm

I wish I had a penny for each time I found a penny on the ground while in the US

Oh wait...

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RE: How Do You Feel About The Penny?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 5:13 pm

last time i got my penny jarchanged into bigger money i got £35. was so happy

All i had to do was chuck i into a machine at asda. It counted it (and chucked out a few Qtrs, god knows how they got in there)
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