Need some money!! Quick!! Well...pesos

Discussion in 'Cancun Forum' started by lambert13, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. lambert13

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    Hiya folks!

    So, here's the deal...... Karen and I got married last July in Tulum and will be celebrating our first anniversary while we are away in Jamaica on July 4th. Yep, she has put up with me for a whole year.

    So why do I need money?? Well, I am married, that should be answer enough.

    But really, I am making her a bracelet using Mexican coins for a little add on to her anniversary gift. She knows I am an artistic, creative little devil and loves when I make stuff for her. What I need are about 10 of the 50 centavo coins. You know, the bronze/gold color ones with the scallopededge?

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    I plan on taking a bunch of those, drilling holes on both sides, shaping them into a dome shape and then linking them together with jewelery making supplies. Sound cool? I think so.

    Here is kinda what I want to make.

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    So, if anyone has any of them laying around and does not mind parting with a few.... I would appreciate it to no end. For whatever reason I do not have any of those kicking around. I have a bunch of just about every other Mexican coin ever made though.

    I will pay you for them if you want, and will gladly pay for shipping and all that too. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. janie

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    I'm sorry I don't have any pesos to contribute, but I really like the idea of the bracelet!
    She'll love it!

    (you're very creative!)
     
  3. lambert13

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    No problem Janie. I figure that someone on here will probably be able to help out. If not, maybe I gotta go down and get some coins. :lol:
     
  4. Steve

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    I have a bucketfull of them. Because they're not worth much it's a coin you tend to not bother putting in your pocket when you leave the house.

    Problem is it would cost a fortune to get them to you. Cool idea though, hopefully someone from the US can help out.
     
  5. T.J.

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    OK Jase,

    I got your back. I only have one right this moment but I can get the rest easy enough.

    I will return to the states on July 13 and can mail them the next day unless you get a quicker offer.

    Back to the first paragraph, how easy you ask?

    Well the normal way we seem to get change in Cancun is, for example, if your purchase is $33 Mxn, and you pay with $100, your $67 change would be 8-$5's, 10-$2's, 5-$1's and 4-$.50's. It doesn't take long to accumulate coins at that rate.

    Let me know if this works. Also, I will know Friday if a buddy of mine is heading back on Monday or Tuesday. You could possibly have them in a week or 10 days.

    A PM is fine if you want to give more details than the average board reader needs to know.
     
  6. angels_among_us

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    we will be in Cancun in July i'll pick as many as you want up and send them to you. Pm me your address :)

    ETA I may be to late for when you want it.. I am not getting back until the 30th BUt i think I have some here I can send
     
  7. lambert13

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    Thanks to all you guys that replied. Steve, TJ, Katrina. I appreciate it very much. Unfortunately, time is of the essence and I am a procrastinator. Our anniversary is on July 4th and we are leaving the States on June 30th. So, I need to finish my project in two weeks.

    On the good side though........I got an offer to help from a friend of mine who just got back and has a pocket full of coins.

    You guys are great! Ill be sure to post a photo when I get it finished.
     
  8. angels_among_us

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    I am still looking for you!!
     
  9. janie

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    Jason, I want to see your Jamaica pictures ...
    [​IMG]... please?!?!?
     
  10. lambert13

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    Thanks very much for looking! But, I already have a bunch on the way as we speak. A friend who just got back is mailing me a bunch.

    I sure do appreciate the effort though.

    And Janie......... We get back on July 8th and I should have a gallery up within a day or two. I will be sure to PM you the link to the gallery before I even get a report going. It's funny, I always think of you first when I am setting up my galleries and writing a report.

    When we get back I will be one week away from surgery so I may not have time to write a report for a few weeks. No laptop for me at the moment :cry: so it might have to wait till I get home from the hospital.
     
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