Man Makes Final Mortgage Payment in 800 Pounds of Pennies

Jul 6, 2012 Full story: NBC Dallas 30

Thomas Daigle handed his bank a pair of boxes filled with 62,000 pennies this year, The Milford Daily News reported.

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“....VETS”

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#1 Jul 6, 2012
bet there are a few collectors there , but how did he carry 800 lbs , one under each arm ???

“frequently laughing”

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#2 Jul 6, 2012
Dolly would be my guess.

“....VETS”

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#3 Jul 6, 2012
Always Wary wrote:
Dolly would be my guess.
oh I see one box on the original and one box on the clone

“Jody”

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#4 Jul 6, 2012
Haa ha, they didn't see that coming.

“Jody”

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#5 Jul 6, 2012
Com"pounded" interest?

“Jody”

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#6 Jul 6, 2012
Makes cents to me.

[ok, I quit]

“frequently laughing”

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#7 Jul 6, 2012
tallyho wrote:
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oh I see one box on the original and one box on the clone
Even then I think he would have needed at least one other person to help. Fully loaded ammo boxes, even with pennies, aren't light.

“....VETS”

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#8 Jul 6, 2012
Always Wary wrote:
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Even then I think he would have needed at least one other person to help. Fully loaded ammo boxes, even with pennies, aren't light.
tell me I humped a few ammo boxes [no pun intended] and even I doubt they will hold what was it 64 thousand in pennies

but I haven't been in active service since 64 so have no idea ??

interesting story

“Mrs_E”

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#9 Jul 6, 2012
see a penny, pick it up
all day long
you'll have good luck

“....VETS”

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#10 Jul 6, 2012
reebie wrote:
see a penny, pick it up
all day long
you'll have good luck
I did it for one year and I ended up with a few cents shy of $7

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#11 Jul 6, 2012
reebie wrote:
see a penny, pick it up
all day long
you'll have good luck
And do that several times a day, for years on end, and you can pay off your mortgage!

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#12 Jul 6, 2012
My son-in-law cashed in the change he saved in an old water bottle. We had 12 double-bagged plastic bags and needed a wagon to take them into WalMart to be counted. The coin counter kicked out old pennies and foreign coins. It took about 1 hour as the machine would sometimes complain (yes, a message would appear) saying we were going too fast while feeding the coins into the tray.

Unfortunately there was a fee. I told him next time I'll roll the coins and I wouldn't charge him a fee.

“please drop some $$ in that”

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#13 Jul 6, 2012
Gail Snail wrote:
My son-in-law cashed in the change he saved in an old water bottle. We had 12 double-bagged plastic bags and needed a wagon to take them into WalMart to be counted. The coin counter kicked out old pennies and foreign coins. It took about 1 hour as the machine would sometimes complain (yes, a message would appear) saying we were going too fast while feeding the coins into the tray.
Unfortunately there was a fee. I told him next time I'll roll the coins and I wouldn't charge him a fee.
Our bank does this for free. I put all my change in a big ol' goldfish bowl, and when it gets full I carry it into the bank. They aren't exactly glad to see me comin', but about twice a year I walk outta that bank with an empty goldfish bowl and upwards of $150.

And I'm not too proud to pick up random change in a parking lot. Though I freely admit, the ground is further away than it used to be.......

=|

“Mrs_E”

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#14 Jul 6, 2012
tallyho wrote:
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I did it for one year and I ended up with a few cents shy of $7
that might get ya a couple movie rentals :)

“hellshade”

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#15 Jul 6, 2012
interesting thing to do but i don't think i wod have. they'd stll have to count it all before he could leave and that would take some time

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#16 Jul 6, 2012
Gail Snail wrote:
My son-in-law cashed in the change he saved in an old water bottle. We had 12 double-bagged plastic bags and needed a wagon to take them into WalMart to be counted. The coin counter kicked out old pennies and foreign coins. It took about 1 hour as the machine would sometimes complain (yes, a message would appear) saying we were going too fast while feeding the coins into the tray.
Unfortunately there was a fee. I told him next time I'll roll the coins and I wouldn't charge him a fee.
Banks unroll the coins and recount. Might as well let them do it in the first place.

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#17 Jul 6, 2012
Who raided my money box?!

“Hey ,yawl !”

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#18 Jul 6, 2012
I say , way to go.

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#19 Jul 6, 2012
"Money is money,no matter how you slice it."

“I'll just kick me down a wall,”

Since: Dec 11

And walk outa here!

#20 Jul 6, 2012
this guy lived by the old saying, a penny saved is a penny earned.

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