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Picture America – Change Machines

Having the exact change or even having coins to ride the public transportation in Jordan is quite a dilemma. I was once denied service at the Post Office because the person working there didn’t have exact change for the stamps I wanted to buy. Everyone in Jordan knows how difficult it is to find coins.

Behold one of the best man-made inventions:

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You feed the machine a paper bill of $1, $5, $10 or $20 and the machine will give you back the equivalent in coins (i.e., quarters). No need to go from shop to shop begging business owners for a change. Brilliant invention indeed!

These machines are mainly at self car wash and at washers and dryers businesses. Most apartment complexes here have a big room with many coin operated washers and dryers for the residents. Parking meters are also operated by coins.

This is another machine made to make peoples’ life easier.

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6 thoughts on “Picture America – Change Machines

  1. This is the past. These machines are being replaced by smart cards and smart phones that can pay for everything without need for coins, However, I will still use cash until they can prevent hackers from stealing people’s financial info

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    1. Yes, here in Columbia MO they replaced some of the parking meters with ones you can pay with a credit card. Not so for washing machines though 🙂

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