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Around the Internet => Antimustachian Wall of Shame and Comedy => Topic started by: Frizhand on June 24, 2014, 01:17:51 PM

Title: New web company
Post by: Frizhand on June 24, 2014, 01:17:51 PM
I've seen a lot of crazy ideas for web companies but this is so crazy, I bet it will actually fly.  Imagine, paying $15 for $10 worth of quarters?!

http://washboard.co/ (http://washboard.co/)

The Change Bank from SNL in real life!
Title: Re: New web company
Post by: Frizhand on June 24, 2014, 01:19:54 PM
Maybe this should be in "Antimustachian Wall of Shame and Comedy"?
Title: Re: New web company
Post by: Fred Tracy on June 24, 2014, 01:24:32 PM
This is awesome!!!!!!!!! Seriously lol
Title: Re: New web company
Post by: Middlesbrough on June 24, 2014, 02:28:38 PM
What did I just read? Is this real life?
Title: Re: New web company
Post by: Frizhand on June 24, 2014, 02:32:19 PM
I did some searching around and, from what I can tell, it is not a joke.  Hard to believe but I bet some suckers will pay for the 'service'.
Title: Re: New web company
Post by: deborah on June 24, 2014, 04:46:24 PM
But there's postage involved - and they even say it will be $15 to Australia!
Title: Re: New web company
Post by: Donovan on June 24, 2014, 04:58:15 PM
You know, this is crazy from our standpoint, but I truly commend the creators on coming up with this. I can't imagine that it will be a huge cash cow, but the business itself seems trivial to setup and run for a nice, simple profit :p
Title: Re: New web company
Post by: Eric on June 24, 2014, 05:27:20 PM
How else would you even get quarters now-a-days?  It's not like you get change when you swipe your CC for a $5.35 starbucks or a $4.50 cupcake.
Title: Re: New web company
Post by: Davids on June 24, 2014, 08:05:02 PM
This is a brilliant idea. There are enough people dumb enough who will subscribe to this service.
Title: Re: New web company
Post by: dragoncar on June 24, 2014, 11:34:13 PM
I see no evidence they have a single customer.  I'd guess its a project for a web business class
Title: Re: New web company
Post by: nordlead on June 25, 2014, 05:33:53 AM
How else would you even get quarters now-a-days?  It's not like you get change when you swipe your CC for a $5.35 starbucks or a $4.50 cupcake.

Quarter machines are easy to come by at any location that does lots of business in quarters. Self service car washes, laundromats, arcades, etc... Or, just go to the bank.

Interesting that the website now says it is shut down...
Title: Re: New web company
Post by: A_P_ on June 25, 2014, 06:55:31 AM
Shut down already. That didn't last long. Glad to see consumers have a shred of common sense left...
Title: Re: New web company
Post by: Nothlit on June 25, 2014, 07:33:59 AM
How else would you even get quarters now-a-days?  It's not like you get change when you swipe your CC for a $5.35 starbucks or a $4.50 cupcake.

Many supermarket customer service counters will happily change a $20 bill for two rolls of quarters. Your bank will also let you withdraw cash from your account in the form of rolled coins.
Title: Re: New web company
Post by: ProfWinkie on June 25, 2014, 08:06:39 AM
Proves that most people have a limited capacity to manage thier money
Title: Re: New web company
Post by: jefffff on June 25, 2014, 08:10:12 AM
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Title: Re: New web company
Post by: eil on June 25, 2014, 09:25:52 AM
I visited the site and they say they have decided to shut it down. But they don't say why?

I'm guessing out of sheer embarrassment.
Title: Re: New web company
Post by: dragoncar on June 25, 2014, 10:26:59 AM
Shut down already. That didn't last long. Glad to see consumers have a shred of common sense left...

This makes me think it's still some kind of experiment/joke.  They say "we did have customers that were excited for it" and yet shut it down?  Who would turn down free money?