May 19, 2004

I've suspected as much

Al's Morning Meeting quotes a Wall Street Journal article where they tested the accuracy of Coinstar coin counting machines. They also tested a bank's coin counting machine. (Scroll down the Al's page for the coin counting item.)

For consistency, we began with equal piles of $87.26 worth of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters that we had gotten from a local bank in coin envelopes.

Talk about a tough economy. The machines at both Commerce Bank and Coinstar gave us less back than we put in -- Commerce Bank missed by a whopping $7.02, while Coinstar was off by 57 cents.

Posted by jackhodgson at May 19, 2004 01:56 PM