Pocket change dedicated flash . . .

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  1. Canon Fan

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    Hehe after a lot of saving my leftover pocket change at the end of the day I now have "the nod" from my wife to buy a 550EX Speedlight :mrgreen: Turns out I can almost pay for the flash completely with my change only. I had almost $300 in the jar ;)

    Something tells me the coins won't fit through my modem though :scratch:

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    (only about $260 pictured above, lots of sorting/counting time :( )

    Found one for $319. Should be here by the 1st of May :wink:

    Just had to tell someone!
     
  2. ferny

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    It's amazing how much change we can end up walking around with. They claim that millions is lost from people throwing their coppers away here. Who throws money away?!?!
     
  3. MDowdey

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    yeah im totally going to copy that idea.

    now i just need to get interested in photography again :confused:
     
  4. Picksure

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    Here in Canada, with coins that include $1 and $2, its not pocket change anymore, its a savings account. :lmao:


    Great idea, the Wife puts a $2 coin(toonie) away a day, its an easy way to save for gas money, motels etc. for summer vacations.

    :thumbup: Canon Fan
     
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    I'm a miser....but for the last 4 years I've dropped the pennies I have received at stores, in their parking lot or sidewalk. Some little kid finds it and thinks it's good luck, and I really have no use for pennies....in fact, I think we should get rid of them altogether, but that's another story. I figure I've dropped maybe 3-5 dollars over the past few years.

    Of course, if a kid bent down to pick up a penny was subsequently squashed by a car...then I'm sure I'd have some bad karma coming.
     
  6. Nikon Fan

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    I've been doing the same thing, but my jar isn't full enough to count yet really. I'm not saving for a flash though, but a lens rather :) Anyway congrats on your new toy!!!
     
  7. Big Mike

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    Always a good idea, and ya, it sure does add up fast with our Canadian coins eh.
     
  8. Artemis

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    Ive been meaning to do that...never can afford a jar though :(

    Congrats Canon fan :D
     
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    We have a coffee machine at work that takes care of all that stuff, and anything thats left, the wife and kids grab from me.

    I did get hold of some stuff for next to nothing that I sold on ebay, that added up to a nice little 17-40L lens, and enough left over to go towards a 420ex flash, which I might go buy tomorrow. All together that would have cost me about £100 ($190) which ain't too bad. :D

    Must go check the kids piggy banks........
     
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    Hmmmm, My wife has been grabbing my change every night for years now :scratch:

    Eric
     
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    I used to save up all my change. Even put a good downpayment on a 8 day cruise a couple of years back. Nowadays... my change all seems to go into the laundry machines at my house. :cry:
     
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    You have coin laundry machines at your house :shock: j/k :lol:
     

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