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post #31 of 47
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Originally Posted by Bondo View Post
BTW. some guy in the lift line asked me for change for a nickle, whats up with that? What do you need pennies for at a ski resort?
lame troll attempt JONG.
post #32 of 47
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
I'd bring a $100 bill, buy the hot chocolate and demand 98 coins. Tell the chica how excited you are about the $1 coins, tell her you'll be back all the time with LARGE bills so you can get MORE. That might change her desire to follow 'policy'.
I saw something like that in a bar. "Can I run a tab?" "No"...pays with a $100.

Buys another drink. Pays with another $100 (this was back when drinks were $2)

Buys a third, and a fouth, pays with a $100. Fianlly the bartender has to ask for something smaller. "sorry, you'll have to just run a tab"
post #33 of 47
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Originally Posted by newfydog View Post
Buys a third, and a fouth, pays with a $100. Fianlly the bartender has to ask for something smaller. "sorry, you'll have to just run a tab"
I like this.
post #34 of 47
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Originally Posted by Bondo View Post
Probably a "greenie" thing. Maybe he thinks he is saving the trees
(even though paper money is mostly cotton and the impact of minting a coin has to be much worse than printing a bill)

Bring in one of those million dollar canadian coins and ask for change!

BTW. some guy in the lift line asked me for change for a nickle, whats up with that? What do you need pennies for at a ski resort?
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Originally Posted by icanseeformiles(andmiles) View Post
lame troll attempt JONG.
Pwn3d!!!

Bondo gets JONGed on epic!
post #35 of 47
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Originally Posted by mdf View Post
Are 1 euros coins too?
Yes, and indeed 2 euros ($2.88) are also coins only. That took some getting used to. Change is actually very valuable over here, have to be careful not to lose it. When the euro notes and coins were introduced, a cottage industry in change wallets cropped up. I never got used to using two different carriers, one for notes and one for coins, but the change wallet is small, so I use it as my ski wallet and just stuff notes and coins in there.
post #36 of 47
Apparently not the strangest thing to be posting about after all. Two pages on what to do with change.

I had almost forgotten about the alpine slide. Funny to hear that again. You would think that thing was a lawsuit waiting to happen. Maybe why it is gone.
post #37 of 47
I'm wondering if their lockers and vending machines are coin operated. I've put the Susan B. Anthony in thinking it was a quarter.

Holy Sacajawea!
post #38 of 47
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Originally Posted by ManDown View Post
I had almost forgotten about the alpine slide. Funny to hear that again. You would think that thing was a lawsuit waiting to happen. Maybe why it is gone.
Stowe, Pico and quite a few other mountains still run these, so they can't be that bad of a liability. Then again Stowe has a bit more in their coffers to pay the lawyers than Song.

I do know quite a few people who skinned themselves up pretty good by not slowing down for "the dip", man I miss that slide!
post #39 of 47
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Figures I'd get my first real JONGing on Epic.

heh heh...
post #40 of 47
I hate getting those dollar coins as change. If I park in one of the parking lots at work and don't have the correct change, I get dollar coins back. The thing is, if the ski resort has any vending machines, you can't use dollar coins...you need PAPER dollars. So, it seems to me that they would be losing money AND customers!
post #41 of 47
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Originally Posted by Posaune View Post
I don't think that offering coins is a bad policy, but refusing to abide by the customer's request to get paper bills instead is stupid business.
I agree. I think I'd have been so pissed I'd have left the overpriced hot chocolate there and not given them a penny, then written a note to tell them why I was now brown bagging it. If no one ever complains, they'll think it's working.
post #42 of 47
Since you have the e-mail address, I'd:

1) Ask for an explanation of their policy and share the problem you have with coins.
2) Let them know that you have been along time patron and,
3) Let them know that they need to improve their customer service attitudes at the cafeteria.

I agree with Posaune, sibhusky and others that it's bad business and if no one complains it's not likely to change.
post #43 of 47
My bet---mgmt/owner have no idea what this cashier is talking about.

1- she is a cashier.
2- she is a cashier.
3- as a cashier, one has to play games with their job to keep ALIVE.
4- her game. F with the customers. Its easier to give coin than bills.
5- easy to blame mgmt.
6- knows she will not get fired---she is effectively working for free.
7- She will simply deny what the guy said. Honestly....."do you trust me or some guy who would this far to complain about gettting 3 coins?


PS--I was given a dollar coin 2 days ago as change. When dressing this morning...its gone. Where? I have no freaking clue. I wanted to give it to my 2 yr old as a surprise. Oopps there goes another one.

I think dollar coins are a great idea,,,but it will take me about $100 dollars in lost coins to learn their "value".


New idea---maybe she is using reverse thinking. Perhaps she hates the fact that her boss "asked" her to use drawer space for these coins....this "change" rocked her world... She did not want to do it....to teach the boss a lesson...she will give out these coins at every opportunity... "my boss makes me"
post #44 of 47
Thread Starter 

I got a response!

They didn't deny the policy (said it has been in place for 7 years), but said that if a customer wants paper money that the cashier is supposed to honor this.

I'll believe them for now, even though this sort of contradicts what the people in the office said when I went in and asked for a comment card (they said the cashier was 100% following policy).


I can't believe the collateral damage from my online ranting over such a stupid topic. I mean somebody got Jonged and Pwned (I hate myself for understanding what the second one means) because of this. All over a stupid couple of dollar coins.

I love the bar tab trick, I'm totally going to use that some time. I've got another one to pass along that I've unfortunately had to use recently. I'm very proud of myself for coming up with this one and feel the need to share even though it's way OT:

So I hate going to the mall because (amongst other reasons) the skin care places that stop you as you are walking along, i was at the mall with the ball and chain and this happened a lot and we were getting frustrated. I found it even worse when I was by myself (I'm a guy, I don't care about that crap). They kept stopping me and asking to see my hands then going on about some lotion. So now when they try, I very loudly let them know how bad of a rash it gave me last time they put it on my hands (the more potential customers around the better). I usually get a mortified look and they back right off. If they weren't so pushy I wouldn't feel the need to do this, but they are to the point that if you just walk by
they keep yelling "excuse me, excuse me". If I had any interest in your product I would stop and look.
Its kind of like the time I told the pushy T-Mobile guy that I have Verizon because I'm not a 15 year old girl. He shut up pretty quick.

Man I miss real quality non abrasive customer service. :
post #45 of 47
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Originally Posted by Lostboy View Post
Since you have the e-mail address, I'd:

1) Ask for an explanation of their policy and share the problem you have with coins.
2) Let them know that you have been along time patron and,
3) Let them know that they need to improve their customer service attitudes at the cafeteria.

I agree with Posaune, sibhusky and others that it's bad business and if no one complains it's not likely to change.
4) Include a link to this thread.
post #46 of 47
dumpy,

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Is this something I should worry about? Should I write to the owner? Does anyone have any idea why a place would institute a policy like this?
This is a marketing idea to get you to spend any unused coins while you are at the mountain, with the asumption that you will be unconfortable using the coins elsewhere.

RW
post #47 of 47
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Ron White View Post
dumpy,



This is a marketing idea to get you to spend any unused coins while you are at the mountain, with the asumption that you will be unconfortable using the coins elsewhere.

RW
Yup, they ended up telling me that. Funny thing is, it has had the opposite effect.
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