Pipes Magazine » General Pipe Smoking Discussion

Search Forums  
   
Tags:  No tags yet. 

64 Fluid Ounces of Pocket Change

(15 posts)
  • Started 5 months ago by wolflarsen
  • Latest reply from judcasper
  1. wolflarsen

    wolflarsen

    Member
    Joined: Jul 2018
    Posts: 226

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    There's a gorgeous pipe calling my name. It's been haunting me for well over a month. I'd love to buy it but just can't justify the expense right now. Luckily, I have an idea. It's a 64 oz. growler from Kodiak Brewery filled to the top with random pocket change. The pipe is about $3oo and I'm telling myself that I'll pull the trigger and buy the pipe if the change in the bottle gets me at least half way there. I'll sort it and add it up as soon as I can to see how much it is. Until then, does anyone have any guesses? Anybody ever filled a growler with change before? Will this net me enough to buy the pipe and get PAD off my back?
    The anticipation is killing me.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  2. ashdigger

    ashdigger

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jul 2016
    Posts: 5,236

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I have a very large magnum Champagne bottle that I've emptied twice. The first time it was $866 and the second time it was $794.

    That bottle is approximately 3 times the size of a Growler.

    Ubi Ignis Est?
    Posted 5 months ago #
  3. acidpox

    acidpox

    Member
    Joined: Nov 2018
    Posts: 238

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I once used a 64oz mug to hold change, if I recalled correctly it would usually be anywhere from 100-175 bucks when full depending on if it was mostly pennies or mostly dimes and quarters. That was 10ish years ago so I could be off, better get counting.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  4. jpmcwjr

    jpmcwjr

    Preferred Member
    Joined: May 2015
    Posts: 13,341

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Some don't put pennies in their home change cache. Do you?

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
    Posted 5 months ago #
  5. bassbug

    bassbug

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Dec 2016
    Posts: 899

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Up here in the Great White North, your loose change can add up to a mortgage payment pretty quickly.

    We got rid of pennies years ago..thank goodness. We have nickles, dimes and quarters.

    $1 coins and $2 coins replaced paper bills years ago as well.You can easily empty your pockets and come up with $12

    I don't care who you are, you're not walking on the water while I'm fishing
    Posted 5 months ago #
  6. redglow

    redglow

    Senior Member
    Joined: Jan 2019
    Posts: 1,123

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I’m guessing that there’s $214.65 cents in the growler after it’s all said & done.

    Does closest guesser get a free tin of tobacco??

    Posted 5 months ago #
  7. upnorth1

    upnorth1

    Senior Member
    Joined: Oct 2017
    Posts: 479

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    We don't use cash much anymore and the occasional change is more of a nuisance than anything else. Those jars are no longer part of our money usage.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  8. pappymac

    pappymac

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Feb 2015
    Posts: 1,828

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I have one of the Rattray's Exotic Orange tins filled with quarters only. There's around $80 US dollars in it that I've collected in about a year and a half. I also use the tall round tins - like Rattray's Bagpipers Dream come in - that holds my pocket change. I got almost 3-1/2 of them filled in the past year but haven't counted them yet.

    So, yes, you fill up that jar with coins and it could add up to $300 if a quarter will fit into it.

    I am glad we have a good admin and responsible moderators.

    Heave to you dark colored ship under sail! Prepare to be boarded!
    Posted 5 months ago #
  9. sablebrush52

    sablebrush52

    The Bard Of Barlings
    Joined: Jun 2013
    Posts: 9,635

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I'm guessing that your pipe will be sold to another while you're growling around.

    It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain

    It is pointless to argue with a fanatic since a dim bulb can't be converted into a searchlight. - Jesse Silver
    Posted 5 months ago #
  10. User has not uploaded an avatar

    headhunter

    Member
    Joined: Dec 2017
    Posts: 162

    online

    Login to Send PM

    I have never spent a dime for 60 years. I bank them in a magum wine bottle that will only accept dimes. I have broken a $ 50 bill to keep from spending my dimes. My dad this when I was a kid and he used the dime money to take a vacation.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  11. olkofri

    Olkofri

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Sep 2017
    Posts: 2,101

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I put the nickels and dimes into a piggy bank. The quarters and toonies are useful for parkmeters, and the loonies are a must for the laundry machines.

    Not the sweet, new grass with flowers is this harvesting of mine;
    Not the upland clover bloom...
    Posted 5 months ago #
  12. acidpox

    acidpox

    Member
    Joined: Nov 2018
    Posts: 238

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    Yeah I keep pennies, when i empty my pockets when i get home all change goes into a jug and every couple days I take all 1 dollar bills and put them aside for trips and whatnot, I also tell my SO it's our stripper fund lol. We mostly use it for trips to the casino a few times a year and music festivals.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  13. mikethompson

    mikethompson

    Preferred Member
    Joined: Jun 2016
    Posts: 3,767

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    What are these pennies you speak of?

    I like the idea of saving your change in a large container and cashing out when it gets full. Going on a vacation from saved dimes seems like a good idea, even if it takes a while to get your return.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  14. acidpox

    acidpox

    Member
    Joined: Nov 2018
    Posts: 238

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    1 penny=1 cent, I wish the U.S would get rid of them, when I went to the Dominican republic I was shocked to learn that they have no coin currency.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  15. judcasper

    judcasper

    Senior Member
    Joined: Jan 2019
    Posts: 306

    offline

    Login to Send PM

    I'll sort it and add it up as soon as I can to see how much it is. Until then, does anyone have any guesses? Anybody ever filled a growler with change before? Will this net me enough to buy the pipe and get PAD off my back?

    Surely that depends on the denomination of the coins you plan to add, doesn't it?
    Over here in the UK I could fill it with 1p, 2p, 5p, 20p, 50p, or £1 coins.

    Posted 4 months ago #

Reply

You must log in to post.

 

 

    Back To Top  | Back to Forum Home Page

   Members Online Now
   buzkirk, bouwser, headhunter, sumusfumus