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Where to get rid of coins in Basel

Hi,

Before I leave for England, does anyone know where I can get rid of 5, 10, 20 and 50 rappen coins, preferably deposit them back into my account. I went to BKB at Schifflände but they want CHF10. No way I am paying to put my own money back in my account.

Anybody had experience of where and how to do this before?

Mike.
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Re: Where to get rid of coins in Basel

Find someone who has a post account to do it for you. The post office near Claraplatz, for example, has an ATM which allows coin deposit.
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Find someone who has a post account to do it for you. The post office near Claraplatz, for example, has an ATM which allows coin deposit.
OK, but I need someone who has a post account? I cant do it myself with a BKB account??

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Re: Where to get rid of coins in Basel

Charity collection boxes.
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Re: Where to get rid of coins in Basel

Back home like in Tesco and some bigger petrol stations we have a machine we just throw the money into and it gives it back to you in notes after taking 10% of the value.
Yep 10% is alot...

Anthing like that about?
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Re: Where to get rid of coins in Basel

yes, but they take the percentage...... eg the OPs 10chf charge and also a percentage at CS.
as said before its either a post account.

OR

credit suisse at bankverein has a machine but you need to have a CS account to use it for free...

BUT you dont need to have a normal bank account with them, I have my rental deposit account with CS and i just go to the info desk with my account details and they give you a card to access the machine and afterwards go to a teller to get your cash without charge.

other option if get the coin roll papers from the post office and sort them out yourself and give it to the post who gives you notes.
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Re: Where to get rid of coins in Basel

Some UBS branches have machines in their foyers that count all the coins, you just put them all in and it does the rest.

I'm not sure if you get paper out or an account is credited, but I have seen kids go in and empty their piggy banks..
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Re: Where to get rid of coins in Basel

So my be worth checking the one in Bankverien?
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Re: Where to get rid of coins in Basel

Go to the SBB currency exchange office and buy some English pounds.
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Re: Where to get rid of coins in Basel

I believe you can requests some papers to roll coins together and deposit them to your bank account. The rolls have to include your name and address.

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Re: Where to get rid of coins in Basel

you can get roll papers for the coins from post office, and then roll them and change at the post office. normally, they would weigh and process and send, but they'd also do it over the counter.
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I believe you can requests some papers to roll coins together and deposit them to your bank account. The rolls have to include your name and address.

This one. Although clearly in CHF and not DM...
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Re: Where to get rid of coins in Basel

A slightly different question....has anyone had any experience in DE/FR/IT on getting rid of their small euro change...the 1,2,5,10 cent pieces are really pilling up
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A slightly different question....has anyone had any experience in DE/FR/IT on getting rid of their small euro change...the 1,2,5,10 cent pieces are really pilling up
Try to pay with exact change when shopping instead of always breaking a new €50 note? Yes - that is me in front of you, trying your patience.
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Old 29.08.2012, 14:02
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A slightly different question....has anyone had any experience in DE/FR/IT on getting rid of their small euro change...the 1,2,5,10 cent pieces are really pilling up
My friends kids did this is a shop (In CH) Bill was about CHF5.40 and they paid in 20rpn. Kids ar aged around 10/11 so they arent slow at counting. There was one man behind them waiting to pay for petrol and the woman behind the counter told them they are never to pay in change like that again!!!!

I dont know, but maybe if it was an adult paying in change there wouldnt have been a problem!
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Old 29.08.2012, 14:11
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Go to the SBB currency exchange office and buy some English pounds.
I went into Raiffeisenbank with american money and they turned it into CHF, no fee what so ever, just the days exchange rate... maybe they'd swap for BP's?
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Re: Where to get rid of coins in Basel

According to this, practically all the branches of the Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank have coin deposit machines (Münzeinzahler):

http://www.blkb.ch/index/ueber-uns/uu-kontakt.htm?tab=2

I don't bank with the Kantonalbanks, but I know that to some degree they recognise accounts from other cantons for certain payment operations - maybe you could try to pay into your BKB account there?
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Re: Where to get rid of coins in Basel

I deposited my son's piggy bank change at UBS last month. They have these coin sorter deposit machines and takes about a couple of mins.
FYI - this was by just walking into the branch in Claraplatz and requesting them to get this done.

If you know someone who has a UBS account it's very easy to exchange and they dont charge any money for this unlike the kanton banks
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My friends kids did this is a shop (In CH) Bill was about CHF5.40 and they paid in 20rpn. Kids ar aged around 10/11 so they arent slow at counting. There was one man behind them waiting to pay for petrol and the woman behind the counter told them they are never to pay in change like that again!!!!
An option is to use the coins for the public transportation ticket machine.

What I do too is to pay exact amounts, not with all small coins but with a healthy combination of them, for instance 1x5CHF + 5x20Rp + 5x10 Rp.
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Re: Where to get rid of coins in Basel

I had a huge collection of coins as I was always breaking big bills so not to be a thorn in someone elses very busy hurry up day while I sorted through it for exact change...
The weekend before last I was at the farmers market in Chur, I used all of them to pay for a bunch of house-wurst and some cheese. 45 bucks in change had I in my little kangaroo pouch... my "clink-geld" (Kleingeld) holder the woman asked me if It was my earnings from singing on the corner... LOL my wife told me that someone would say that sometime if I used all my coins to pay for something.
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