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Change disinfector

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Are you worried that the change from your purchase may be contaminated with nasty diseases ?

Be not afraid ! BorgCo is here to help !

Simply drop that change - both coins and notes - into the intake chute of a new BorgCo currency sanitizer, positioned conveniently by the checkout of numerous retail establishments, and be assured that the money will be immediately and thoroughly decontaminated, to the very highest standards*.

"BorgCo: Your Money Is Safe With Us"

*validated by MaxCo under an exclusive contract.

8th of 7, Mar 12 2020

Coinstar https://www.coinstar.com/
[Chairborne Hero, Mar 12 2020]


       Coinstar (link) beat you to it. I imagine their surcharge is slightly less than BorgCo.   

       Do they have similar contraptions in the UK? Not worried about cleanliness, but they're much more convenient than rolling up coins in paper wrappers and tanking them to the bank.
Chairborne Hero, Mar 12 2020

       Ah, YOU take paper money (and I assume also those thin plasticy banknotes of recent British and European issue) as well as coins...   

       I hardly use folding money anymore myself- but you might be able to snare some customers there.
Chairborne Hero, Mar 12 2020

       // surcharge //   

       Eh ? There's no "surcharge" as such ...
8th of 7, Mar 12 2020


       I figured you and MaxCo were hoping to keep it ALL - a 100% surcharge. I know at least one of you is part Ferengi so acquisition must come into it.
Chairborne Hero, Mar 12 2020

       Yeah, no mention of the money being RETURNED to the user...
neutrinos_shadow, Mar 12 2020

       Well done, lads ...   

       And yes, all the Ferengi genes are in [MB]'s ancestry ...
8th of 7, Mar 12 2020

       And that makes me wonder, why can't we have those dis-infectors inside our bodies? A human organism takes a few weeks to produce antibodies, and get rid of it, while drug industry takes months to years to come up with a vaccine. That makes me wonder about the technology transfer from our bodies to our industry.
Mindey, Mar 12 2020

       It's because of the useless wimps on "Ethics Committees". The procedure would be so simple - find a resistant individual, drain out all their blood, and use it to clone antibodies - if it weren't for their petty quibbling. So one exemplar stops working. Big deal ... greatest good of greatest number, and all that.
8th of 7, Mar 12 2020

       Not necessarily 8th. I routinely donate* blood components - take some out, the clinic spins out the parts they want, and give the rest back to me. Usually they're after platelets but someday it might be practical to get antibodies or some other components.   

       * yeah, donate. no money exchanged though sometime I get juice and snacks. weird, huh?
Chairborne Hero, Mar 12 2020

       Not too weird -- I imagine we don't want people to have a financial motive to lie about risk factors.
jutta, Mar 12 2020

       // we don't want people to have a financial motive to lie about risk factors   

       You would think, right? I donate through American Red Cross - but there's a joint a few blocks from where I work that BUYS plasma. A pretty scary looking crew is usually lined up outside and I do wonder about their screening protocols
Chairborne Hero, Mar 13 2020

       // we don't want people to have a financial motive to lie about risk factors //   

       So, stop electing them ... durrrrr ....
8th of 7, Mar 13 2020


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