Requiem for Penny Arcade
TD Bank has retired Penny Arcade. As always I took my saved coins to the TD Bank on Fulton Street who informed me that TD Bank got rid of Penny Arcade. I asked them what should I do with all my coins. They said I could wrap them and bring them back. Wrapping coins is so 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. We are in the 21st Century and anyway there are virtually no stores that sell those coin wrapping papers at least none near me and I have no intention of running all over Brooklyn and Queens trying to find one! Ugh! I guess my saved up coins are now worthless except Quarters for the Launderette!
R.I.P. Penny Arcade.
A few hours ago I went to my corner bodega to purchase a breakfast sandwich. Apologized to the owner for paying for my purchase in coins but Alex being the kind soul that he always is accepted my coins while I told him my TD Bank coin dilemma. Seems he has the same problem. Probably more so as businesses tend to accumulate more coins than individuals. They have buckets of coins especially pennies and of course and business owners have no time to sit around wrapping coins. He switched his account back to Chase.
I will stay with TD Bank however I say to any entrepreneurs here is your niche. For most people especially those in low-income, working class and poor neighborhoods coins are how you save. It is much easier to accumulate coins than dollar bills.
You rely on those coins to save you on a rainy day! Many of us including me are just living paycheck to paycheck. How about somebody open up Coin-Counting Machine business in low-income neighborhoods where we could exchange our coins for cash!! It would be a way to earn money and put local residents to work!!
The Revenge of Penny Arcade!!