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ekster
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Re: [Rant] Math, lacking at Tim Horton's

That doesn't change anything for the amount though. Doesn't matter where you round it, the change ends up the same.



dirtyjeffer
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bought a drink while at Ikea yesterday, which was $1...normally, this would be $1.07 with GST...instead, it was $1.05...woohoo, saved 2c.



I_H8_Spam

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Swedish rounding, swedish meatballs - seems fitting for Ikea



corster
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said by ekster:

That doesn't change anything for the amount though. Doesn't matter where you round it, the change ends up the same.

Good point. Guess I need a math lesson too


elwoodblues
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Home Depot is rounding down.
I said this would happen when we first discussed it, retailers will take advantage of the customer if they can.

You can bycott, but I seriously doubt enough will to affect the business.



Anav
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Making the combined gst + pst (or HST), a nice round 10% can only help calculations.


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said by elwoodblues:

Home Depot is rounding down.
I said this would happen when we first discussed it, retailers will take advantage of the customer if they can.

You can bycott, but I seriously doubt enough will to affect the business.

How is rounding down taking advantage of the customer,


I_H8_Spam

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I'm reading that as two separate thoughts.

HD is rounding down ie. Customer Friendly

others are rounding up. Customer Gouging



koira
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said by dirtyjeffer:

bought a drink while at Ikea yesterday, which was $1...normally, this would be $1.07 with GST...instead, it was $1.05...woohoo, saved 2c.

did they charge you extra for the paper cup yet


dirtyjeffer
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no.


HeadSpinning
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So a Hot Dog & Pop at Costco, which used to be $1.58 will now be $1.60? The horror of it all!
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And this is where Debit will win, no rounding, and no being shorted!

..and no waiting for them to calculate.



FFH
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said by I_H8_Spam:

Total was 1.76 - I mentioned rounding down to 1.75 due to no penny and the whole BOC change. Confused teenager blank look.

Didn't want to argue over a penny, gave $1.80, got $0.10 given change.

Unless their store computer does it for them, I found most young people at retail stores are completely incompetent at doing even very basic math calculations.

Until they reprogram the computers with new prices and new tax calculations and new change calculations you will continue to see this mess.
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FFH
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A poll taken about doing away with the penny says US residents think it is a good idea too.
»www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/04/ca···+Text%29

Citing the cost of producing the ubiquitous coins, Canada today moved to end production and ultimately retire the penny -- despite the estimated 6 billion in circulation.

Do you think the U.S. should follow suit and drop the 1 cent coin as well?
Thank you for voting!
Yes. 73.05% (507 votes)
No. 24.35% (169 votes)
Not sure 2.59% (18 votes)
Total Votes: 694


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MaynardKrebs
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said by HeadSpinning:

So a Hot Dog & Pop at Costco, which used to be $1.58 will now be $1.60? The horror of it all!

If the extra $0.02 will keep people from swallowing all that sugar & mystery meat, I'm all for it.


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said by FFH:

Unless their store computer does it for them, I found most young people at retail stores are completely incompetent at doing even very basic math calculations.

You can blame calculators for that. Just ask a young person to multiply two long numbers together. Chances are they can't do it.
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said by MaynardKrebs:

said by HeadSpinning:

So a Hot Dog & Pop at Costco, which used to be $1.58 will now be $1.60? The horror of it all!

If the extra $0.02 will keep people from swallowing all that sugar & mystery meat, I'm all for it.

You really want your property taxes going up once the humane society has lost a method of getting rid of stray cats?
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I_H8_Spam

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said by FFH:

A poll
»www.foxnews.com/

Lost me right there.

said by J E F F:

You really want your property taxes going up once the humane society has lost a method of getting rid of stray cats?

That's why they were so tasty
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MaynardKrebs
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said by J E F F:

said by MaynardKrebs:

said by HeadSpinning:

So a Hot Dog & Pop at Costco, which used to be $1.58 will now be $1.60? The horror of it all!

If the extra $0.02 will keep people from swallowing all that sugar & mystery meat, I'm all for it.

You really want your property taxes going up once the humane society has lost a method of getting rid of stray cats?

Ok, you've convinced me.
Anybody who eats that stuff is henceforth deemed to be a drain on society because it will cost a bloody fortune to have the paramedics haul their sorry asses to the hospital when they stroke out, the cost of their hospital stay (if they survive), and their ongoing treatment/monitoring if they do survive. Henceforth, all such people shall be euthanized as a preventative measure before they fall ill, such costs of euthanasia to be paid by the person's family for not breaking them of their anti-social habits.

Seems to have your thesis covered.


mazhurg
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reply to I_H8_Spam

If it round down, pay with cash; otherwise pay with debit. (only work for unlimited free debit transactions)


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said by reboot :

And this is where Debit will win, no rounding, and no being shorted!

..and no waiting for them to calculate.

No the banks will win because if you were to suddenly go all debit transaction to avoid getting "penny screwed and wallet foolish" then you'd surely blow past the meager limited number of debit transactions you get, unless you fork over the monthly banking fees for the unlimited transaction option.

Frankly I can see the banks loving this, expect the banks to start tightening the screws on the monthly transaction limits on your accounts soon or "suggesting" you "upgrade" to an unlimited account.

NefCanuck


dirtyjeffer
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i bank with PCF...i already get unlimited transactions with no fees.


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said by dirtyjeffer:

i bank with PCF...i already get unlimited transactions with no fees.

Right now yes, but if everyone switched to debit, it'd be a nice little cash cow for the banks n'est pas?

In fact with the release of the new "sticky" polymer currency, I was joking with my mom on the phone that the government did this and killed the penny, to get everyone hooked on debit / credit as their only choices.

NefCanuck


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Think of the money the .gov saves when these people die before 65. No CPP, no Old Age Security and no Guaranteed Income Supplement if they qualified for little or no CPP.

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Anav
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said by HeadSpinning:

So a Hot Dog & Pop at Costco, which used to be $1.58 will now be $1.60? The horror of it all!

Does anybody actually eat that crap??


ekster
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Every time I stop at a Costco, their food court is always full around here.


DanteX

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Math Lacking at Tim Hortons? ha thats putting it lightly. I walked into Timmies in my area picked up one of those 17 dollar Stainless steel refillable mugs from the shelf got in line to pay for it and the cashier only charged me the cost of a refill I didnt say a thing just walked out wondering if she was blind to barbecue it still had the tag on it.


slivers

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So you shoplifted the item... Good Job! Her mistake, but theft is theft.



Wolfie00
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said by DanteX:

I walked into Timmies in my area picked up one of those 17 dollar Stainless steel refillable mugs from the shelf got in line to pay for it and the cashier only charged me the cost of a refill I didnt say a thing just walked out wondering if she was blind to barbecue it still had the tag on it.

Would be interesting to try that stunt in a store where the item has been planted with an EAS security tag and the alarm goes off at the door. The next stainless steel item you would see would be handcuffs.


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I am just waiting for tourism season and American yobbos claiming they didn't get the right change...
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