A days worth of travels in usual life usually yields some coinage on the street, but why is there none in EarthBound? Sure a phone call costs a buck but where’s the spare change in Onett. Surely everyone isn’t so careful they might drop a dollar or two? I think I have the answer to where all this lost money goes in the towns. Follow me if you will to a world where conspiracies of overcrowding in restrooms and overly expensive food are all too common!
A giant satellite orbits Earth, but this is no ordinary satellite mind you. It is none other than the feared IRS surveillance satellite. Armed with a giant extendo punch glove it will reduce anything that comes near it into dust! When an unsuspecting citizen drops some money on the floor, an alarm sounds and from nowhere thousands of IRS agents swarm in to collect the prize. All of this occurs in a matter of moments. The unsuspecting citizen thinks nothing of his lost money as he knows well of its new whereabouts.
What about indoors, you ask? Well that is what cameras are for! Owners of stores must save every penny they can find to pay the staggering taxes invoked by the nefarious B. H. Pirkle!