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R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-04 18:24:56 Reply

"TodayâEUTMs the day the Royal Canadian Mint stops distributing pennies to banks and retailers.

From here on in, that pound of pocket fluff youâEUTMve been carrying around will gradually dwindle into oblivion, putting all the heat on the nickel and the dime as the next candidates for cash extinction."

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I bet you thought I was talking about the Penny from the show Big Bang Theory, weren't you?

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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-04 18:28:20 Reply

When will this happen in America?


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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-04 18:30:24 Reply

There was something on the news about this in the UK too, but it won't happen over here for a long while yet.


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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-04 18:31:46 Reply

What a shame.

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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-04 18:32:53 Reply

At 2/4/13 06:28 PM, Manly-Chicken wrote: When will this happen in America?

Not anytime soon.

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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-04 18:37:42 Reply

At 2/4/13 06:24 PM, Painbringer wrote: I bet you thought I was talking about the Penny from the show Big Bang Theory, weren't you?

Bazinga?!

Also, today I heard so many people complaining about this. I still think it's for the best.


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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-04 18:42:59 Reply

At 2/4/13 06:37 PM, UVSoaked wrote: Also, today I heard so many people complaining about this. I still think it's for the best.

People are naturally afraid of change (no pun), especially the older they get.

People can still pay with the pennies they have left. And it makes the remaining pennies grow in value as they become scarcer.

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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-04 18:50:35 Reply

At 2/4/13 06:42 PM, Painbringer wrote:
At 2/4/13 06:37 PM, UVSoaked wrote: Also, today I heard so many people complaining about this. I still think it's for the best.
People are naturally afraid of change (no pun), especially the older they get.

People can still pay with the pennies they have left. And it makes the remaining pennies grow in value as they become scarcer.

One guy just kept going on about how we're getting ripped off since stores will set their prices so they don't have to round down. I was glad when that conversation ended.


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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-04 18:53:36 Reply

I sure will miss her.

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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-04 18:55:20 Reply

At 2/4/13 06:28 PM, Manly-Chicken wrote: When will this happen in America?

The same day we also get rid of the dollar bill in favor of the dollar coin.


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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-04 18:55:29 Reply

i understand this reference.


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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-04 18:59:11 Reply

At 2/4/13 06:53 PM, Sword-of-Kings wrote: I sure will miss her.

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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-04 19:19:01 Reply

So does this mean I wont be getting those Canadian pennies I randomly get in my change anymore?


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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-04 19:20:44 Reply

I'm willing to bet inflation caused this


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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-04 19:26:40 Reply

At 2/4/13 06:59 PM, Painbringer wrote:
At 2/4/13 06:53 PM, Sword-of-Kings wrote: I sure will miss her.
ripriprip

This was my first thought as well.

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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-04 19:27:42 Reply

At 2/4/13 06:53 PM, Sword-of-Kings wrote: I sure will miss her.

That's kinda hot


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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-04 19:32:14 Reply

At 2/4/13 06:24 PM, Painbringer wrote: From here on in, that pound of pocket fluff you've been carrying around will gradually dwindle into oblivion...

I doubt it. NES games have been out of production for many years, yet I could find a bunch of them either online, at a thrift store, or at my local Swap Meet/ Flea Market. I know it's comparing apples and oranges, but that just goes to show how things out of circulation are still spread around and saved, and there are much more pennies than there are NES cartridges.

Anyway, this all reminds me of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=bN6 fxqvGBSs#t=12s

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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-04 19:37:18 Reply

At 2/4/13 07:32 PM, Jay wrote: Anyway, this all reminds me of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=bN6 fxqvGBSs#t=12s

That is so true,. I hate all the wasteful packaging and crap like that/ The worst in my mind is when you buy a bag of sweets and then EVERY sweet inside it is in its own little plastic / paper packaging. If you buy stuff like Chewits this is even more ridiculous as you can buy a 4 pack which obviously comes in a packet, then each of the 4 is individually wrapped THEN each of the sweets inside the roll is individually wrapped. Why waste so much bloody resources on pointless things?


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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-04 19:43:00 Reply

At 2/4/13 07:32 PM, Jay wrote: I doubt it. NES games have been out of production for many years, yet I could find a bunch of them either online, at a thrift store, or at my local Swap Meet/ Flea Market. I know it's comparing apples and oranges, but that just goes to show how things out of circulation are still spread around and saved, and there are much more pennies than there are NES cartridges.

But game cartridges aren't being recycled nearly as often as every coin that gets pulled from circulation.

Carts are worth more in tact than for the materials they contain: Coins, on the other hand, (pennies especially) are the opposite.

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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-04 19:43:36 Reply

At 2/4/13 06:24 PM, Painbringer wrote: I bet you thought I was talking about the Penny from the show Big Bang Theory, weren't you?

I'll admit it: yes.

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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-04 20:07:00 Reply

It's really sad that the government is not using pennies anymore. I'm not really big on them anyway.


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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-04 20:11:58 Reply

Putting the pinch on the penny.

Get rid of nickels and dimes, they're a pain in the ass too.


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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-05 03:25:49 Reply

At 2/4/13 07:37 PM, Ragnarokia wrote: That is so true,. I hate all the wasteful packaging and crap like that/ The worst in my mind is when you buy a bag of sweets and then EVERY sweet inside it is in its own little plastic / paper packaging. If you buy stuff like Chewits this is even more ridiculous as you can buy a 4 pack which obviously comes in a packet, then each of the 4 is individually wrapped THEN each of the sweets inside the roll is individually wrapped. Why waste so much bloody resources on pointless things?

Actually, I totally meant to link the penny episode. But thanks for responding in interest and making me seem like less of an idiot xP I think bagged cereal should be mandatory, the outer box is totally unnecessary.

At 2/4/13 07:43 PM, Painbringer wrote: But game cartridges aren't being recycled nearly as often as every coin that gets pulled from circulation.

Carts are worth more in tact than for the materials they contain: Coins, on the other hand, (pennies especially) are the opposite.

I don't get if you're trying to say that pennies ARE going to be around longer because they are recycled even more so than old NES games, since that's what I also said. Or if you're saying that they won't be, since they're worth less...

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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-05 04:59:00 Reply

At 2/5/13 03:25 AM, Jay wrote:
I don't get if you're trying to say that pennies ARE going to be around longer because they are recycled even more so than old NES games, since that's what I also said. Or if you're saying that they won't be, since they're worth less...

The number of pennies will quickly disappear because of the metal recycling. However, the few that remain years from now will be worth many times their amount due to their scarcity.

Penny now: Plentiful, and not worth the metal they're made from.

Penny in a decade or two: Rare, and worth way more than their face value.

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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-05 05:17:54 Reply

RIP.

Always sad to see old valors fade away in favor of bigger bills.

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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-05 16:33:02 Reply

I really wish that America would do away with the penny.


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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-05 16:41:14 Reply

At 2/5/13 04:33 PM, zag wrote: I really wish that America would do away with the penny.

Think about all the sayings that would disappear with it though, it's a part of the language!

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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-05 16:47:13 Reply

At 2/4/13 06:28 PM, Manly-Chicken wrote: When will this happen in America?

NEVER EVER EVER, EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-05 16:47:19 Reply

At 2/5/13 04:41 PM, Cyberdevil wrote:
At 2/5/13 04:33 PM, zag wrote: I really wish that America would do away with the penny.
Think about all the sayings that would disappear with it though, it's a part of the language!

They're so useless though...


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Response to R.i.p. Penny 2013-02-05 17:35:52 Reply

At 2/4/13 06:24 PM, Painbringer wrote: I bet you thought I was talking about the Penny from the show Big Bang Theory, weren't you?

I thought you were talking about Penny Bain.

The day she dies will indeed be an interesting one for NG. I bet Tom's had something hidden on his hard drive for all these years just for the occasion.