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Me too. UK has it right - the notes are sized according to value. My favorite all time coin was the super sized 50p coin from the 90s. They've since made it smaller. But the old school 50p coin was awesome.
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How can you put a dollar coin in the stripper's g-string?
To those that hate carrying change (I'm one of them as well), have you thought about how much LESS change you'd carry if there were no pennies? When I take that into consideration, I think that I may not actually be opposed to carrying change. It's when you get 4 pennies back as change that it becomes a pain in the ass.
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." - Mark Dantonio.
Coins and the metric system can eat my schwantz.
When is physical money going to just go away? It's only used for weed and uhhhhh, just weed.
The government should round up all the pennies in circulation (most of them in jars, I'm sure) as a donation from the U.S. population and use them to pay off whatever portion of the national debt those pennies add up to.
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One of my many favorite things about living in Canada has been having a pocket full of change that is worth like thirty bucks......loonies and twoonies are cool.......
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Evidently you aren't aware that retailers are charged a fee of 2-3% of the amount of every transaction by the issuing bank when the custormer uses his/her debit/check/credit card? They will pass that along in a heart beat.
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Most are aware of this, but how does getting rid of the dollar bill "force people to use debit and check cards"?
Yes, well when you erode away 97% of the purchasing power of your currency, that tends to happen. Same basic principle behind why "dollar" stores rarely have everything for a dollar anymore.
While we're on this topic, I think its time for gas stations to put the 9/10 penny thing to bed.
I don't know if it is just too funny or simply insulting at this point.
You think that people who don't like change actually fucking carry their pennies with them. We leave them in the store or toss them in the parking lot like the true fucking free Americans we are.
The gas station that does that is going to look like it's a penny more expensive than the station across the street, and will lose business since there are cheap mofos out there that will make a more difficult turn or wait in line to save a penny per gallon.
To me, if a station's empty and convenient to turn in and out of, I'd spend 10 cents per gallon more.
Easy solution: station sets it's price at an even penny under those near it. They are all selling for say $3.35 9/10 sell for a flat $3.35.
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So your solution is to appear to sell it at the same price, get no sales advantage over the competitor, and lose money by selling it cheaper. Wow, wanna be my CFO?
Wouldn't it just make more sense to regulate how gas stations can price things?
The industry is already regulated pretty heavily. The 9/10 thing is really stupid.
Yeah, of course it would, but that was in no way what he suggested, I was just pointing out that what he said was dumb as shit.
I would go to the station that didnt' have the f'd up antiquated prices up on their board..so yeah, I think this guy has a decent idea and what you said was dumb as shit
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Ingress/egress is highly underrated when it comes to gas stations. I hate the effers who will try to turn left out of a gas station 10' from the stop light.
We need to go Harry Potter style and carry around a bunch of galleons
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