posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 09:09 PM
I hated the change over from paper bills to the Canadian loonie and toonie at first, but then got used to it and find it handy for vending machines
The one thing though is the weight of them. If I'm paying twenty bucks for something, I tend to dig through my purse counting out loonies and
toonies in order to get rid of the excess weight. You'd be surprised how much coinage you accumulate over a short period of time because it's just
easier to pull out the wallet and pay with paper bills most times. We women have bottomless pits for purses and eventually find all kinds of goodies
in there (change, gum, kitchen sink, reciprocating saw, etc)... so the weight does tend to accumulate if you don't clean it out regularly.
But like one poster mentioned, most people tend to toss their change into a jar at home... and when it's $1/$2 dollar coins, you end up with a nice
chunk of money on hand for a rainy day.
It's really not a big deal guys, and if it can save the taxpayer money overall with reduction of printing costs, why on earth would you be opposed ?
Every penny of savings for your country is a benefit, not a liability.