I have a checklist of items I know I want but wait for excess funds or a bad enough day I need to cheer myself up. Mostly they’re things I had or saw as a kid but haven’t given myself as an adult. It doesn’t tend to be toys or video games as you might imagine. More often than not they’re obscure tools or simple machines. A coin changer was always on the list. I haven’t seen too many around, most likely a symptom of how obsolete coins are in the US economy. Even though most meals are pieced together in 99 cent portions we very rarely opt to count out coins. They tend to stay in jars and under couch cushions. If I had it my way they’d be center stage. I enjoy how metal feels in exchange for goods much more than folding money. Bills just don’t do it for me.
When I saw this on some guy’s table at the meet I knew I was going to take it home. I didn’t even bother to haggle with the guy. ‘Tell me a price and I will give you money’, as I recall the exchange.