Requiem for Penny Arcade


 

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!!

20 thoughts on “Requiem for Penny Arcade

    1. Thanks. I did the same research. Why allow one bad apple to spoil the whole bunch. I work massive overtime and my days off are for chores not rolling coins. I live in a poor neighborhood. TD Banks decision hurts many people. Now I have no lunch money. I would have sacrificed a few dollars. My work week is ruined.

    2. i’m not better off. I was going to use those coins turned to dollars for lunch money. Frankly I don’t care about their cheating. Means nothing to me. My biggest problem is survival. I don’t have time to roll coins nor can I do so since I have arthritis. Let them have their kickback. Now one of my basic survival strategies is down the drain. This will be a very bad workweek for me.

  1. I had to roll my own coins and when I brought them to the bank, they unrolled them and recounted them. Had I known they would do that, I’d have thrown them all in a paper back and let them count them to start. You are right–rolling is so darn old school.

    1. Yes I remember those days well. My Mom and I would roll coins together. We also licked and sticked those S&H Green Stamps but as time passed and technology went on S&H Green Stamps went to the wayside as should rolling up coins. Also at my age with I can see my poor hands freezing in the claw position and there goes any type of coin rolling! LOL!! 🙂 As always Thanks for reading and commenting. I enjoy your feedback.

    2. Yes I remember those days well. My Mom and I would roll coins together. We also licked and sticked those S&H Green Stamps but as time passed and technology went on S&H Green Stamps went to the wayside as should rolling up coins. Also at my age with I can see my poor hands freezing in the claw position and there goes any type of coin rolling! LOL!! 🙂 As always Thanks for reading and commenting. I enjoy your feedback. Happy Summer!!

  2. Coin wrapping seems a bit odd in this day and age, our banks have machines where you tip your money in and the coins are sorted and costed, receipt given and the teller reimburses you that amount in paper money.
    Good to have some coins handy though.
    Cheers.

    1. That’s the way it was working until one TD Bank mucked up everything by rigging their machines to steal some of the money!! Lawsuits ensued and then the death of Ms. Penny Arcade. I will hang onto my coins until I find a Coin Star accessible by bus or subway that will give me cash. Thanks!

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