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Old 26.11.2009, 08:39
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Re: UBS does not want our piggy bank money...

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Hey, Swisskat lives in Vaud! Mind you, she could buy a train ticket to Zürich with some of the 5 cent pieces and put the rest through the machine when she arrived...
Have you ever bought a ticket from Vaud to zurich...RETURN???
Her little piggies better be huge wart hogs. There'd be nothing left to deposit.
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Old 26.11.2009, 19:54
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Re: UBS does not want our piggy bank money...

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Has it ever occurred to you that a zombie bank like UBS might not be the best choice for your kids' money anyway?

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you mean they might run away with all those coins??
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Old 26.11.2009, 20:09
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Re: UBS does not want our piggy bank money...

It's common at UBS that they'll take the money, honestly deal with it later, put it in your account and charge you something like CHF10.- for the service.

It's just how they do things.
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Old 26.11.2009, 21:50
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Re: UBS does not want our piggy bank money...

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...charge you something like CHF10.- for the service.
Luckily the friendly UBS lady did not disclose that information to me on the day!
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Old 26.11.2009, 22:21
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Re: UBS does not want our piggy bank money...

I had a similar experience at UBS in Dietikon. I went in with a sack of coins accumulated over the year. They stared at me in disbelief, tossed a bunch of paper coin rollls, and said I should sort them myself. Total and complete disinterest. Then I went across the street to Credit Suisse... similiar story...yes, but we have to ship it all to another center to count..what a load of BULLOCKS.

Then walked across the street to ZKB (in Dietikon they are all right next to one anohter). NO PROBLEM. They took me back and dumped my sack into a coin counting machine...OVER A THOUSAND FRANCS. Gave me a receipt that I could redeem at the counter, NO PROBLEM.

My advise after 23 yrs in Switzerland...DUMP UBS AND CS and go with ZKB.

That is all.
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Old 26.11.2009, 22:44
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Re: UBS does not want our piggy bank money...

BEKB now have a kids bank account. Not only will they count the coins (for free), but they give the kids a gift for bringing in a full piggy bank. (And it's a cool plush toy elephant piggy bank at that).

Apparently it's to encourage the savings habit in children.

The name of this new kids account - Bimbo!
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Old 03.12.2009, 17:11
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Re: Rolling up coins--is it done in CH?

I have nearly 500 chf in the form of .05, .10, .20 and .50... Need to clear them up before leaving Switzerland...

Thanks to this thread, will rush to Claraplatz (Basel) post office tomorrow...

By the way, I don't understand the concept of "Paper Rolling" of coins, as I never heard it before.... Would any one take the pain to explain it please?
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Re: Rolling up coins--is it done in CH?

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By the way, I don't understand the concept of "Paper Rolling" of coins, as I never heard it before.... Would any one take the pain to explain it please?
Here is a video that shows the rolling act!
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Old 04.12.2009, 16:16
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Re: Rolling up coins--is it done in CH?

ZKB in Dietikon has a coin counting machine. They just dump all the coins in, and it adds them all up and gives you a receipt which you redeem at the counter for cash. Be careful, though, after a certain limit, I believe 500 CHF or so, they charge a percentage, and not on the amount over the limit, but the ENTIRE sum. So keep it below the limit.
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Old 25.01.2010, 13:13
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Re: Rolling up coins--is it done in CH?

Does anyone who if the Sihlpost in ZH has a self-sorting change machine?

I like the prospect of dumping in all the change, and don't like the thought of rolling up tons of coins in paper.

Thanks.
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Old 25.01.2010, 15:05
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Re: Rolling up coins--is it done in CH?

pretty sure it doesn't, got roll and they tutt if it's not neat.
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Old 25.01.2010, 17:44
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Re: Rolling up coins--is it done in CH?

I could do without tutting staff there; they may even go postal on me!
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Re: Rolling up coins--is it done in CH?

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At the bigger PostFinance, at least the ones in Basel (Freiestrasse, and Claraplatz), but presumably elsewhere too, they have a self-service machine you can dump the loose coins in to, and it gives you the receipt which you then take to the desk. No need to sort out the coins yourselves. It spits anything it doesn't like (eg Euro coins) back out to you. There wasn't any charge for doing it.

Once you give the counter staff the receipt, they credited my PostFinance account, but I think you also will give you the cash in notes if you ask them.
Hi MoeCat, today my husband went to Claraplatz post office to dump coins (for first time). But he couldn't find any such machine there and the "Die Post" employee helped him to roll the coins (ahh I hate that and so are in search of dumping machine) and asked him to do it at home from next time.

Any one knows where dump machine available in Basel, please?
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Re: Rolling up coins--is it done in CH?

All the machines have disappeared it seems

This morning I went to the "big post" at HB and got tutted at for untidy rolls and those ones were from the bank, little tubes.

The reason I am posting is I have been folding, rolling and sticking rolls and chasing coins around the floor for the last hour. Much to the enjoyment of others

I have watched the video it does not help me question am I allowed to use sticky tape ..
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Re: Rolling up coins--is it done in CH?

Unfortunately, I think you will be tutted for tape.

I find the video pratzabrat87 posted a bit misleading, as it shows a USA method. As far as I know, the method here is different - you fold one end up and in, and then line up the coins and roll.

I found a German video on Youtube which shows - very badly filmed - how it's done. Sorry, commentary only in German. But it might give you a bit of a better idea of how to deal than the US version...


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Re: Rolling up coins--is it done in CH?

Thanks the.frollein
I'll see if I can remove the tape and hope they hold.

The video helps but it is still a fiddly operation
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ridiculous amount of change. what now?

I have a few hundred francs in change. what do I do with it now. are there counting machines or what. I really don't want to go to the bank with a bag of change......
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Old 02.09.2010, 18:33
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Re: ridiculous amount of change. what now?

I'll take it off your hands if you wish.

Even if you take it to the bank or PO they'll tell you to wrap it up in special rolls and send you on your way...
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Re: ridiculous amount of change. what now?

If you have a Credit Suisse account, they usually have a machine you can dump the change directly into.

This goes straight into your account.


This is how I have a cracker of a new years (dumping the schrapnel out of my wallet, collecting it, cashing it in before New years).
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Old 02.09.2010, 18:35
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Re: ridiculous amount of change. what now?

we just take ours to the bank , they charge i think 1 or 2 % to count it , then the next day its in your account ......its what they are there for ....you know Banking
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