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      22.08.2013 16:49
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      1980s mechanics thirty years on.

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      You will require two 1.5V batteries to witness a pointless exercise

      My maturity has cultivated vexation for slogans and brands that claim, 'perfect solutions' - nothing is perfect - so, why make a brand out of it? The corporate identity folk at Perfect Solutions have just dropped down from the last shower; their skin bathed in embryo glop. I envisage, by day six of their existence, Perfect Solutions saw a market existed for a 'Coin Sorter' by going to their local groceries and witnessing the exchange of small coinage. Eureka! Let's make it easier to sort out coinage. Size and weight is no object, the perfect solution is to succumb small valued coinage to the, 'troubled coin sorter, ordered instigator.' I received my PS Coin Sorter two years ago believing the perfect solution for unwanted coppers. I incorrectly had an inkling the gadget could add-up coinage amounts via weight alone. I was disappointed. Notably, the bulk and quantity of my coinage had literary burned holes in once thought robust pockets. I also saw the Coin Sorter as a solution to resolve the aging concern of warped and faded Jean pockets. Carrying excessive change gives the impression you've taken to doing bunny droppings, not exactly a fashion fad that'll catch on regardless the number of times I slip into it subconsciously - too kitsch for the likes of 'Gaultier and Gaga.' Then again, carrying the 'Coin Sorter' where-ever I go would be insanity, let alone a noise pollutant. A far from a perfect solution and pockets still resemble a pouch for rabbit droppings.

      Availability rightly so, is as likely as filming sasquatch - bad news for Proletarians who are hooked on bulked up rectangular gadgets which do very little for less than 20 quid - The troubled 'Coin Sorter, the Mini Bank Ultra Coin Sorter;' is an audacious rattler - an order battler? The eight transparent 'Smartie' styled funnels are the final resting places for my 1, 2, and 5 pence pieces - vertical transparent tombs of little value. I never get excited at the thought of using up the coinage from the 'Coin Sorter' I just try not to drop in the change into the waste disposal unit, which PS have obviously modeled the device on. During the time of elegant, smooth 'hard plastic' ergonomics - the clumsiness of the product is astoundingly out of place from today's modern devices. Ridding yourself of 100 one penny pieces is too generous for a contraption that makes you grind your molars whenever you turn it on. The cogs and coils croak into action before the coins are dispensed, as soon as the coinage enters the disposal black-hole, the spitting audio resembled the whipping cacophony backing for Prodigy's 'Fire Starter,' starts. Dividing the coin weights is no hindrance, albeit, complains like banshees. The 'Coin Sorter' spring mechanisms simulate a 1981 Soda Stream; all it needs is a gaudy angelic child graphic wearing a cheesy simper, holding several coins.

      Coins are prone to jamming to the orderly chaos of the Fire Starter, therefore worth watching out for this occurrence; coins are also prone to be spat out if the plastic tubular tombs are 60% full. A sharp interruption from the satisfying clink of coin on coin - but you could get that satisfaction by flicking coins in your hand. 'One Tip:' instead of purchasing this from Perfect Solutions; try and use your small pocketed coinage by giving the exact money in the newsagents, may I suggest, handing over as much of your shrapnel, is the perfect solution for resolving excessive coinage issues. It will eliminate those weak moments when looking to purchase products such as this - you'll thank me later.

      Coming up with a solution to a problem that doesn't really exist is the bane of modern living? Micro-financing / management was borne out of the same synergy. The fact the product lacks consumer reviews speaks volumes - volume being the operative word, Liam Howlett style.

      What does that say about me? Heaven knows. Not recommended.

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        21.07.2011 20:52

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        Well worth the money, great to have around the house

        I was sick and fed up of counting my spare change, and even getting it into the correct denominations which was a task I always put off until I purchased this great Coin Sorting machine.

        All you do is put a few batteries in and you're ready to go. Put your coins in press the button and your coins are sorting.

        The machine sorts your coins in denominations from 1p up to £2, which is great if you have a lot of spare change.

        The only way I can fault this machine is that it is very noisy. Also, sometimes when there is lots of coins the sorter where the coins are pushed down the different slots, the 5p occasionally gets stuck.

        I recommend this coin sorter to people who regularly have spare change, or people who dislike the task of having to sort and cont there coins. Although you still have to count the coins you know how many is in each tube which makes it easier.

        Thanks for reading! I hope this has been of interest to you and has helped assist you in your decision.

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        05.07.2010 22:16
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        Novelty way of counting all your spare change

        I was often counting out my spare change at work and putting it in to the special plastic bags you get from the bank and so one of my bosses gave me the Perfect Solutions Coin Sorter.

        It is exactly the same in appearance as the one in the image above and measures 28cm x 23.5cm x 14.5cm and so although larger than a lot of money boxes it will fit splendidly on a desk. It is made mainly of sturdy thick plastic and is powered by 3 C size Duracell batteries and although I have used this fairly regularly for roughly a couple of years it still operates fine with the original ones that were in it when inherited by me.

        The machine will sort every coin from a penny to the two pound variety and is simple to use. There is a hole on the top which you pour your change in to, push a button to the left of this and then the mechanism sorts quickly and distributes them in to the relevant tubes at the front which are made from transparent plastic.

        If you place too many of one type of coin in for the relevant tube to hold there is an overspill to the rear of the collection tubes which can be accessed using a door at the back of the coin sorter. When you sort your coins I would be careful to stagger how many you put in at a time as in my experience if you overload it can jam and the mechanism stops moving completely. Another problem is that every now and again five pence pieces as they are so small can get stuck and also prevent the machine from functioning properly and I have had to shake it vigorously on occasion to retrieve the 5p's that have disappeared inside altogether.

        If you like to collect and bag your change you will know that a bag from the bank requires you to have exact amounts like for example a pounds worth of pennies or two pence pieces. Unfortunately the tubes on the machine contain enough space to collect only 25 two pence pieces and 50 pennies, this means that you can not fill a bag in one go, only a small issue I know but it is something I have noticed.

        This product has great novelty value and it is quite satisfying to pour in your change and watch it be directed in to the correct tube however if you have lots of spare coins it won't take long to fill it at all. Unless you have lots of disposable income or you are trying to buy an interesting gift for someone I would just keep storing your loose change in one of those massive whisky or gin bottles and count it out by hand which is actually quite satisfying as well.

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          13.06.2010 20:47
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          gimmicky yet useful

          My friend has one of these contraptions on his bedroom window sill. Personally, I cannot see the point in it. For the time it takes to pick up your coins, feed them into the top of the machine and wait for them to be sorted, you could have just laid all your coins on a table and by hand sorted out all the different coin types. What this machine does have going for it though, is that all the coins are very neatly laid out in rows so you can quickly see a collection building.

          All too often I rummage around in my wallet searching for that much needed ten pence piece, but if you have them all laid out in easy to see format, you can easily collect the desired coin as and when you need it.

          The design of the coin sorter is sleek, compact and suitable for bedroom or office desk. You simply feed your coins into the top section, and turning the machine on, it whirrs and grinds and puts them into the correct slot. Quite noisily too, I always think my friend is having a shave, but no it's this thing going off. It can sort all coins up to and including the two pound coin. If it jams then you can open the tray at the bottom and de-clog with ease.

          The price tag is quite a lot for a gimmicky present, twenty pounds seems about five pounds too much for me to want to buy one myself. It does work though and I do like nosing at his coins lined up, especially when I need car park change! You can buy it online and I have also seen similar versions sold in leading department stores.

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            10.06.2010 20:40
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            Yes I love mine now but I wouldn't rush to buy one if it broke!

            A Christmas present I didn't know I wanted, thought of selling, then fell in love with.

            It was the year when the shops were full of these simple gadgets like mini claw arcade games, flying helicopters and money sorters (Christmas 2008). We were all probably responsible for buying one such gadget that year, did we all want to receive one though? Well I didn't give this type of gadget a second thought when making my wish list for Santa but it still ended up under the tree. I guess Santa always knows best because after finally deciding to get it out of the box for a trial run I was hooked - the thing was, it worked, and it worked well. Never did a penny end up in the 2p slot, or a 50p find itself sandwich with 20s.

            It now finds a home on my windowsill in the home office. I use it to rid my pockets (already full with gadgets like my dictaphone, iphone and usb pen etc - and all of which I do not want to scratch for the sake of keeping hold of the pennies) of unwanted noise makers which are more than willing to scratch up my mobile.

            ---What is it---
            Well it is a coin sorter which at first glance is very plastic and thus cheap looking, but given the chance does the job it was designed to well.

            This coin sorter will easily sort and store these coins:
            1P (50 max)
            2P (25)
            5p (40)
            10P (50)
            20P (50)
            50P (40)
            £1 (25)
            £2 (25)

            ---Problems---
            This is a product that does have a problem which should be highlighted.

            The perfect solutions coin sorted is LOUD. My neighbours know when I am counting my pennies. As such, it is recommended for short use - you wouldn't want to tackle that giant whiskey bottle you have had since the 90's full of copper.

            I am still glad I kept it and it has its uses. Probably more suitable for the kids bedroom.

            ---Final Note---
            A safe place to pop the pennies you earn from DVD reviews on dooyoo since the mileage change.

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              27.09.2009 10:52
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              A nice little piece of hardware which can sort your coins nicely.

              ~ Overview ~

              This product ended up in my hands as I was given it as a Christmas present. If you like to save all those ones and twos then this is the gadget for you. I have saved quite a bit through chucking money into this coin sorter and only take them out when we go to the funfair to play on the 2p machines.

              It can sort coins ranging from 1p all the way to £2 and does the job fairly well. The machine does require batteries and does make a loud noise as if it is shredding your coins into a huge vacuum deep into space but it does do a good job without the need for assistance.

              Well I tell a little lie; every now and then it does jam (not the edible stuff). Now if you mix plastic and metal together and it breaks it does create a few problems with regards trying to get it unstuck. Every now and then some coins which are thrown into the coin sorter escape from the sorting mechanism.

              These renegade coins cause havoc by getting stuck in-between the cogs, and at this stage you know you will need all the brain power you have to fix this thing. You just have to take it apart, remembering what goes where and you should be ok. This is the only negative point I have about the coin sorter but still can be a little annoying at times as a piggy bank doesn't spit your money back at you.

              ~ Price and shop ~

              I understand that this coin sorter cost around £19.99 and £5 postage last Christmas but after looking online it is still around this price and can expect to pay around the same postage. It is available on Amazon but after looking it doesn't seem to be in stock yet. Other website such as E-Bay may sell them too.

              ~ Design ~

              The design looks quite nice and swish. It looks like something that should be in a bank or office. It has a black body with a grey top and see through tubes which store the sorted coins into the correct slots.

              There is a handle on the bottom of the sorter which enables you to pull it out which allows you to fix any jammings or coins which may have escaped from the clutches of the coin sorting mechanism.

              The coin sorter is quite heavy and would recommend carrying around when you have had a few glasses of wine as this can really hurt your big toes if you drop it on them. Sadly it doesn't sort paper money but who has that many paper notes to sort anyway (Gordon Brown could though!).

              ~ In my opinion...~

              In my opinion this is a great device which amazes me time and time again at how it sorts the different types of coins. Every now and then I try to fool the sorter by putting in a 5p and 1p coin in at the same time and see if it will make a mistake but to no avail.

              The price is quite reasonable for the technology you are buying, and the change you get from a twenty pound note can be sorted when you get it.

              This is a great for saving coins which you would otherwise through down the couch or shove in the car glove box and helps save for those days out at the fair, when the kids want lots of 2p's for the coin machines.

              ~ Ratings ~

              Quality: 5/5
              Price: 4/5
              Design: 3/5

              Overall: 4/5

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                28.08.2009 20:43
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                Great machine

                Hi today I will be reviewing a Coin Sorter by Perfect Solutions.

                This is a machine which sorts coins into cylinders which have the coin value and how many will fit into the cylinder printed on them.

                The machine has a black casing with a grey top which has got a flat surface to put the coins before you sort them and on the other side it has a funnel sort of hole where you slide the coins into to sort. The slots where the coins go are see through and sit in plastic slots which are grey.

                The machine sorts these coins:

                1P - 50 will fit into the cylinders
                2P - 25 will fit
                5p - 40 will fit
                10P - 50 will fit
                20P - 50 will fit
                50P - 40 will fit
                £1 - 25 will fit
                £2 - 25 will fit

                When you turn the machine on it is quite loud but is only on for short periods of time so this isn't a problem. If you want to sort large amounts of coins you should use the flat surface next to the hole. Otherwise the machine will jam and need to take the grey lid off to move the coins.

                On feature the machine has is an overflow tray which you can access by a flap at the back of the machine. Once the machine has sorted the coins you can retrieve them by pressing a button on the front of the machine. When you press this it pings out the all of the slots and cylinders by using springs. A problem with this is when the slots are full if you use the button on the front and don't hold the slots it usually pings a few coins out.

                Apart from these problems the machine does what its meant to and is effective at doing so.

                Thanks for reading

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