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What do you do with your spare change?

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I don't think I've every lived in a country where I seem to accumulate so much coin change. I've probably got several hundred baht in 1 and 2 baht coins sitting around the house.

Back in the US you could put it in sleeves and the bank would take it. Can you do the same with Thai banks?

I hate the look I get when I try to pay for a purchase with 1 baht coins.

My most amusing one to date was paying the food delivery guy. The bill was something like 158 baht. I give the guy two 100 baht notes and 8 one baht coins hoping to get back a 50 baht note or at least two 20's and a 10 baht coin. He digs into his little change pouch and gives me two 20's and 10 baht in 1 baht coins.

Arrrrrrrrrgh!!!!!!!

It's impossible to get rid of them!

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It's impossible to get rid of them!

I feel ya on that one. I keep them to get water, but the way they are building up, its impossible to drink that much. Maybe start using them on motorbike taxis.

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I hate the look I get when I try to pay for a purchase with 1 baht coins.

My Uncle's wife tapes the coins in stacks of 10B & 5B.

It's useful as you can quickly hand them to the cashier, grab your stuff & go lol

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I have so many of those 1 baht coins lying everywhere!!! You can't get rid of them and I can't drink that much red bull! Lol.

In general, I hate change anyway. I have a jar of American change, a jar of Canadian change, and a jar of Thai change. Damn! I think I am currency trading now lol.

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put them to your bank account, the bank will take them and charge you 'counting' fee

Yeah, because counting money is not one of their normal services :-)

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I collect the coins in a mug. I have 1, 2, 5, 10 baht coins... I throw them in there never count. Once the mug is fulled, I bring them out and count I always get like 300 - 500 baht each time. I brought them to the hospital mail room, they need coins. So I got bank notes return.

You can also bring them to 7-11 they will do some change for you as well.

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I've saved up a thousand baht or two in a big jar, can be handy at times. Since I cannot get hold of proper clay chips for poker here, we use the coins as chips instead. Not quite the same, true, but better than nothing.

To clarify, we don't use the money as such; we nominate different values to each kind of coin and use them as score keepers, counters, chips or whatever you want to call it. After the tournament, all the coin goes back to me :)

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