Pennies for....

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  1. ChrisHeflen

    ChrisHeflen Supporting Actor

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    Does anybody else wish that vending machines would accept pennies?
    I know it could be more work for the vendors, but hey it's still currency. Maybe they could put a limit on 5 per transaction. There have been so many times that I have been just 5 cents or less from a pop or a life saving candybar and I only have it in pennies....
     
  2. John Alvarez

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    I wish they would get rid of pennies.
     
  3. Jason Seaver

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    It's not impossible; the vending machines for stamps in the Post Office manage the trick.
     
  4. ChrisHeflen

    ChrisHeflen Supporting Actor

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    On my honeymoon in Florida the crappy hotel we stayed at had a buffet so we went and the price for adults was $9.01.

    What was the .01 for? we asked, but got a shrug of the shoulders from the hostess as she didn't speak much english.
     
  5. Matt Butler

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    I love how items are $x.99

    Why the .99?? Just make it an even amount.
    "Aladdin DVD on sale for $16.99"!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. John Alvarez

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    Plus tax which varies from county to county.
     
  7. Eric_E

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    Psychology. $16.99 SEEMS much less than $17.00, even if it's a neglibible amount in reality.

    This is also why all of Wal-Mart's prices end in strange numbers, like $3.84. Because when Target is selling something for $3.99 and Wal-Mart has it for $3.84, people get the idea in their head that Wal-Mart is just cheaper on everything. Though only marginally.
     
  8. Aaron_Mum

    Aaron_Mum Stunt Coordinator

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    My friend from Australia told me they don't have pennies there. They just round up or down I guess.

    Imagine if people did that in North America, you'd have people writing into newspapers and going on talkshows complaining about how they are getting ripped off!
     
  9. Ted Lee

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    i don't even use them. most of the time i leave them either on the register, somewhere in the store, or in the parking lot -- i figure somebody else may have use for them. i used to just throw them away (if it was just a few cents), but my wife convinced me that's stupid. [​IMG]
     
  10. brentl

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    "I wish they would get rid of pennies. " amen!

    B
     
  11. LanieParker

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    Don't give them away or toss them, just put them in a jar and then when you have enough exchange them for the good coins! I have done this forever and I always have $20 -30 saved up a month from this.
     
  12. Nick Sievers

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    I think it has been about 15 or 16 years since we got rid of the 1cent and 2cent coins and yes everything is rounded up and down. It's a lot easier without the rubbish coins.
     

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