Monday, September 10, 2007

Small bills

You have entered 24,882 Bills worth $67,738
Bills with hits: 1,873 Total hits: 2,099
Hit rate: 7.53% Slugging Percentage: 8.44% (total hits/total bills)
George Score: 1,083.12
Your rank (based on George Score) is #838
(out of 52,295 current users with a George Score. [98.4 Percentile])
Your State Rank in Florida is: 44 out of 6,262 [99.3]

I actually got a lot of $2 bills from Washington Mutual today. I was able to get 70, which brings me to just over 600 entered. Washington Mutual seems like they’re a pretty good bank to get twos from, even though it‘s usually hit and miss. In fact, one of the bills was already entered into the system. The user that initially entered the bill seems rather fond of $2 bills. It’s nice to see that someone else is entering them.

On another note, I went to a mall in Broward the other night and had the chance to purchase an iTunes card. I paid for it in marked singles, which I think the cashier put underneath the other bills. I have no way of knowing since the tray wasn’t visible. Since it was towards the end of the day, it’s possible that they were saving them for the next day, but I doubt it. Putting the bills at the bottom of the stack usually means that they’re going to deposit them.

I got that today with some $2 bills that I spent at Aventura Mall. The cashier put them at the bottom of the singles stack, which I took to mean that they’ll be deposited. Even when a cashier puts them next to the twenties, I worry that they’ll be deposited. At work, we’ve never given a $2 bill as change. (I usually swap them out to enter and mark; if I’m not there, my coworkers will deposit them.)

I think that this is why my hit rate on $2 bills is at 0.7% and my hit rate on singles is at 8.5%. No one reissues them like singles. $2 bills have the lowest hit rate of any denomination that’s gotten a hit. (I have no hits on twenties, fifties or hundreds.) Twos almost have it as bad as hundreds in the sense that they’re usually deposited. At least $2 bills are sought out by a small fraction of the population and you can get 50 times as many bills for the same price.

I’d like to see the day when $2 bills are given as change at places other than Monticello.

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