Pennies are BS

Submitted by: DaPalooka 8 years ago Funny

End this penny bull crap now.
There are 102 comments:
Male 150
i once got 48$ from saving pennies.
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Female 59
Also: could that kid have possibly gotten any more pissy about it
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Female 59
I pick up pennies!
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Male 1,089
avgn i think
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Male 34
If we got rid of pennies then sales tax would have to go up to 10% which would just make everything that mush more expensive. So, I`m cool with pennies for sure.
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Female 1,231
If the price of copper goes up any nore, it`ll cost more to make the penny than the penny is worth. >.>
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Female 7
theres no pennies in korea :] whoo!
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Male 1
Isnt this guy the same one that does the angry video game nerd???
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Male 108
omg James Rolfe is god.
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Male 92
idk if what i said made any cents to you guys(haha... i made a funny)

but coinstar is a ripoff(its only good after someones uses it, and doesnt grab the odd number of change on the bottom, then you can take it... i have 3 canadian cents and i think a peso... idk my friend said it was)

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Male 92
i bought a little toy that supposed to shoot little plastic monkeys... but i lost the monkeys so i shoot pennies... they arent all bad... its bad for hobos though... when they have a small cup full of pennies.. it looks like they have alot of cash... so you dont give him anymore... if they have the same amount in quarters... it looks like he has less and you give him some change...
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Male 670
Gratz, tornado.

But guys, we need to keep pennies. Why? You know those donation things at malls, where you put a penny in and it does cool things? That`s why.

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Male 9,306
Sure...you all bitch on pennies, but then you get to the front of the line and the total is an ODD number ending in 3 or 7, and you don`t want to be arsed with change.

See Also: Coin Star

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Male 1,078
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And what is that, McGovern?

(WOOT FIRST POST...I spend way too much time on IAB and only just made an account)

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Male 14,330
I have the solution get the value of the dollar back up and pennies will be effective to make.
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Male 1
Old video is old
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Female 6
You know it costs 1.23 cents to make a penny! Weird, huh?
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Male 4,594
The narrator of this ridiculously stupid video is an idiot.
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Female 1,407
Guess the guy never heard of those coin machines that exchange it for bills...or gift cards.
I currently have a bucket of coins and pennies worth $193; as soon as it reaches $200, Cha-Ching!
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Male 436
In Soviet Russia pennies get sick of YOU!
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Female 831
you know what`s BS?

their punctuation (or lack thereof).

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Male 41
I hate (swear word!) pennies!!
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Male 544
He sure does hate pennies, but where are his facts?
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Male 7,933
^^^^
Coinstar doesnt take them if you turn your coins into gift certificates. Thats what I do and make it an amazon gift card.
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Male 45
For those saying coinstar takes them, also remember that coinstar takes a percentage of your lot. I`d rather count the little things. Besides, I`m not an non-nice individual and I put them in the give a penny take a penny deal.
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Male 17,512
P.S> If you don`t want your pennies, Mail them to me. :-)
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Male 17,512
Penny hoarding is big. Estimates are that if everyone turned in their pennies all at once for dollars, At the banks, The banks wouldn`t be able to handle it.

Current estimates by the U.S. Mint place the number of pennies in circulation at around 140 billion. Other estimates place the number over 200 billion.

Thats 1.4 to 2+ billion dollars worth!

The average dollar bill has a life span of about 18-22 months.

Coins average 30 years in circulation.

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Male 234
lol

you can use your pennies at office max

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Male 649
i want pennies
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Male 954
a little something we call rounding ilfg
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Male 7,933
ilfg, they raise taxes to 10%
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Male 336
even if all prices end in a five or a zero, what about when it doesn`t end in a five or a zero after you apply taxes?
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Male 10
the angry video game nerd kicks ass
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Female 306
Everyone would get angry at things being more than it would with pennies. Gas prices wouldn`t climb penny after penny (when it`s slow), it would climb nickels and dimes. Everything would be a tad bit more expensive.

I`ve also heard that the material is worth more than face value, and they`re trying to make sure no one melts down the pennies and sells the material.

I pick up pennies off the floor all the time. I work with cash registers and people never want their pennies. I usually use them for other people but afterwards, I pocket what`s left. It adds up.

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Male 114
ya pennies are a good way to start your dreams as a biological terrorist. think about it. and without pennies what would people smash into souveneirs for 76 cents at idlewild park, oh snap everything ends in a 5 or 0 there, so yea dont plan on taking pennies. and uhhh yea a penny change in the stock market can be huge for some people. well thats my input
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Male 1,404

The only bummer about steel is rust but, hell you can always melt the steel into bullets.

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Male 81
pennies are already made out of a different metal, they are way too light now
and yeah, nickels are complete bull poo
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Male 1,404
Matwix_2004
Male, 13-17, Europe
667 Posts Sunday, July 27, 2008 3:33:11 PM
...I like counting pennies. D:
Matwix_2004
Male, 13-17, Europe
667 Posts Sunday, July 27, 2008 3:33:43 PM
Sorry for double post ^
666th post. O:

So, IAB doesent count post 666?

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Male 32
One side of it is though, if you were a company who mass produced something that cost like lets say 97 cents and you were forced to raise your price to a dollar, but you were selling like I don`t know MILLIONS of these things a day. (napkins, straws, pencils.. who knows?) Imagine what that would do to your company, so on and so forth.

Also, you`re telling me that we americans are going to take the time to change all our prices to match the tax% so EVERYTHING evens out to a 5 or 0. And that`s all things too, bank percentages, loans, etc etc. Cause you couldn`t pay it out with it needing pennies thats for sure.

This bullpoo thing is bullpoo.

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Male 493
Man James Rolfe is an awesome Filmmaker. As for pennies I don`t know I keep all of mine. Maybe it`s because my father taught me to invest and put a ton of money away into my Roth IRA.
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Male 109
Sounds like the guy in the video is trying to act like Lewis Black, and doing a terrible job.
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Female 19
Uh.

If we didn`t have pennies it would automatically raise all prices up.

Instead of paying $3.99 for your magic banana hat, you would have to pay $4.00.

tax would be raised up.

pennies are good.

stop saying they`re worthless..


you`ll be the ones complaining the loudest when they stop making them. >_>

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Male 86
Wow...coinkydink...I just heard the song Pennys From Heaven like an hour ago.
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Female 1,287
somebody needs to get a liiiiife.
:)

i agree. pennies are annoying.
but really, we need them. sure, nobody likes them but can you imagine what it would be like with no pennies?
that means no penny sculptures!!!
or no...other things made of copper!

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Male 954
I typed this post up to explain nothing, contribute nothing, and to have no effect on the topic, if you are reading this post you should feel empty.
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Female 149
^^ those = though. I gots skillz.
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Female 149
Way ahead of you. :)
At overseas military bases we run on US currency but we don`t use pennies. It isn`t worth the cost of shipping them over. If your change back is, say 3 cents, they give you a nickel. If it`s 2 cents, they keep the whole nickel. I guess it works out in the end, those I wouldn`t put it past AAFES (the folk who run our stores) to price everything at $XX.98 just to get that extra two cents out of us...
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Male 1,766
penny are good for the goverment if they get one extra penny from everyone in america thats 30,000 dollors more they have so it really does help
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Male 1,036
James the nintendo nerd. FUnny guy.
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Female 73
Pennies suck, I agree that everything should end in a 5 or 0.
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Female 112
just get a coin bank like mehayo said. last time i cashed it in i had like $200. and it was mostly pennies.
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Male 266
wow. this guy is pissed at pennies. what a loser.
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Female 87
hahah when I saw the title for this, I thought it said penises are BS. lol I guess thats what glancing at things will do to ya... :P
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Male 213
AVGN!
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Female 264
he has a point though, theyre so annoying
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Male 24
I had a guy pay $17 in dimes today, so they`re BS too. I heard they`re debating making pennies out of another metal cause it costs 2 cents to make one.
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Male 29
Amen!!
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Male 2,593
was that James Rolfe??? aka AVGN?
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Male 12,138
^^ "i always pick up pennies that are lying on the street. If someone has pennies, i ask if they want it. Eventually, ill end up with a dollar."

Eventually, a whole dollar? Wow, you`re just a regular entrepreneur with your clever get-rich-quick schemes, Shaboinkin. I must keep an eye out for you in Forbes.

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Male 68
First of all, that was definitely the Angry Video Game Nerd.

Second, come on people, just get a coin bank. It keeps all your coins in line and some even have slots to put the roll in so you don`t have to do it yourself. Whenever I go shopping, I always ask if my friends want their change and most of the time, they don`t. I take it, and turn it into a decent amount of money. I once made $17 off of loose change alone.

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Male 10,440
be happy you dont have this...

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Female 444
You know, I read onetime awhile back (it was an article in the Washington Post, I believe) where they said that it costs more to make a penny than its face value. In that article, they talked about the merits of making pennies out of a cheaper material than just discontinuing them altogether.

@ Telzen, that`s the biggest argument for pennies right now. Honestly, the consumer only loses one cent if they round it up, so it can`t be all that bad if it goes out of circulation. The biggest problem would actually be for businesses. The whole "99 cents" thing was invented for them to gain change, so they`d have to lower their item by four cents (ie, 95 cents from 99 cents) to actually have change in the register, which would cause them to lose some money. Then again, that system was invented in the 1890`s (by Sears, I think), so honestly the necessity to have denominations under a dollar was much more dire then than it is now.

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Male 456
i always pick up pennies that are lying on the street. If someone has pennies, i ask if they want it. Eventually, ill end up with a dollar.
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Female 1,142
O, didn`t see yer post, Xomb. XP
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Male 182
Hate pennies? Well, rather than thinking of them as a nuisance, think of them as a retainer. If everything was 5 or 10 cents...who keeps the 4 or 9 cents if the change would have been 1 cent....the answer...NOT YOU...which how often is your change giving you 3 or more pennies? most of the time.

Most countries which did drop their pennies, and 5 cent pieces...Their dime is now found on the streets just like the pennies used to be. (And in New Zealand`s case, they changed thier 10 cents to the same color the Penny used to be...)

STOP WHINING...Money is money...if you don`t like pennies, feel free to send them all to me... I`ll gladly take them off your hands.

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Female 1,142
"Angry video game nerd?"

Sure is!
Thought I was the only one who caught it. :)

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Male 74
The only thing pennies are good for are for ammo....

for my slingshot.

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Male 35
In the mid 1990`s Australia federal government removed 1c and 2c coins from circulation. the 5c is now the smallest coin we have.

1c and 2c coins are still legal tender, you just have to use $2 worth.

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Male 22
Would rather have pennies than have everything I buy rounded up. And yeah just throw them in a coinstar, 8 cents off every dollar is still better than not having them.
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Female 42
avgn<3
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Male 63
I bought a doormat from an actual store for a cent once. They made a mistake when they put the item into their system.
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Male 58
why are you guys obsessed with pennies...?
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Male 224
come on, less QQ more pew pew!
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Male 142
right then, my thoughts:
1. yes, pennies can be thought of as useless. I don`t agree, but I get that. But that mofo was just waaaaay too pissed off about it
2. I work with change all day (hooray banks!), and anyone who works with change eventually comes to realize that the nickel is the most useless coin of all. (think about it, i don`t feel like explaining)
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Female 1,589
"Coinstar doesnt take your money, it only does if you take it as cash, if you get a card it doesnt take a dime"

I work at a grocery store where there is a coinstar machine, and we don`t have any that gives you cash. Just a slip of paper with the amount on it plus a code. They have to bring the paper to us, and we give then cash from the till.

Also if someone comes in with their money in rolls we have to take it apart and count it anyways to make sure there is the right amount, and to also make sure that they didn`t take a roll, put a quarter on each side, and then nickels in the middle.

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Male 80
i shove all my change in one of my wallet pockets, and whenever i go to buy gas i put down however much in dollars plus all the change. every little bit helps
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Male 629
Ooh coin rolls. I`ll remember to get those, thanks!
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Male 7,933
And pennies being discontinued means they wont be made. They would still be legal tender
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Male 7,933
Coinstar doesnt take your money, it only does if you take it as cash, if you get a card it doesnt take a dime
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Female 505
Like Legacy said, if they DO discontinue making them, a really long time from now, they could be worth lots. And yeah, they`re good for Coinstar.
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Male 1,825
i heard that getting rid of pennies would cause a lot of inflation and make most trips to the store about $5 more. they don`t seem like it, but those things are important in the long run
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Male 7,933
"ever hear of coinstar??? I like pennies! They add up after a while."

I have exactly 100 bucks in coins. Around $20 in just pennies

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Male 3,301
They sure taste good though.
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Female 39
mylostdog, that was hardly a rant.
You disappoint all of us who ramble on, talk in circles, and angrily rave about all that is irksome.
No, this isn`t a rant. It could be one. But it isn`t.
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Male 43
true.
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Male 239
ever hear of coinstar??? I like pennies! They add up after a while.
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Female 5,139
haha thats what i love about IAB though, we get to have discussions about subjects instead of just making comments like "nice video" or "that was funny" all the time :)
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Female 471
lol i forgot about the goth posts

and nickels, ey... hmm..

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Male 7,933
mylostdog
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
125 Posts
[ Delete Post ] Sunday, July 27, 2008 3:42:51 PM
goddd enough with the penny videos ahhhh
IAB gets obsessed with certain subjects for like, three days. last one was the girl knocking out guy vids.

rant over. whew.


Yes IAB, lets move on to NIckels!

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Female 5,139
^ no it wasnt, it was the goth posts :P
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Female 471
goddd enough with the penny videos ahhhh

IAB gets obsessed with certain subjects for like, three days. last one was the girl knocking out guy vids.

rant over. whew.

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Female 5,139


ours are better :)

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Male 405
you can buy penny candy with pennies, how bout that one video
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Male 3
Angry video game nerd?
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Male 7,933
MutantDoll
Female, 13-17, Midwest US
6 Posts
[ Delete Post ] Sunday, July 27, 2008 3:35:04 PM
There`s nothing wrong with pennies. You just have to know how to use them... Like flicking them at that boy`s head, the one everyone hates. ^^


That hurts..

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Female 15,763
How do you pay for things that end in .99 c without pennies? How do you get your change?
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Female 39
There`s nothing wrong with pennies. You just have to know how to use them... Like flicking them at that boy`s head, the one everyone hates. ^^
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Female 5,139
hehehe matwix }-)
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Male 2,551
Sorry for double post ^
666th post. O:
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Male 2,551
...I like counting pennies. D:
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Female 5,139
and i started it XD
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Female 360
Link: Pennies are BS [Rate Link] - End this penny bull crap now.
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