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milnoc

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

It's actually a confusing situation here. Many people will be rounding the CHANGE instead of the original amount, and accidentally get it backwards. Just point the mistake out to the merchant. The honest ones will realize their mistake, apologise, and give you back what you're owed.

But if any merchant even dares to try and use this period of confusion as a way to make a bit of extra cash, they need to be denounced immediately. Any merchant who's willing to cheat you out of a couple of cents on a sale will be more than willing to cheat you out of a whole lot more.
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BASIL

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All cash purchases made without exact change will be rounded up to the nearest nickel. -Tim Hortons on Campus

slivers

join:2009-08-28
Canada
said by BASIL :

All cash purchases made without exact change will be rounded up to the nearest nickel. -Tim Hortons on Campus

I just don't understand... since were getting rid of the penny why not also get rid of prices like X.X9 that would result the need of a penny?


ekster
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Lachine, QC
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Because taxes will screw that up in the end anyway.

Only real solution is to have the prices set to already rounded amounts and taxes included... but that won't be fair to merchants. Figuring out the prices and setting up a proper budget while including taxes and other extra fees just adds extra work for nothing.


I_H8_Spam

join:2004-03-10
St Catharines, ON
reply to BASIL
said by BASIL :

All cash purchases made without exact change will be rounded up to the nearest nickel. -Tim Hortons on Campus

Really! So Tim's is using this to make a few extra cents profit per item. In a volume operation that should add nicely to the bottom line.
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Perma

join:2011-12-20
reply to BASIL
Are they not supposed to round down at .6 and .7?


I_H8_Spam

join:2004-03-10
St Catharines, ON
Australia where I've experienced this, it's accustomed to round down the 0.1, 0.2, 0.6, 0.7 endings.


ekster
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Lachine, QC
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The next few months will be fun. Who needs math, eh? We got calculators for that.


Perma

join:2011-12-20
reply to BASIL
Do they have this up on a sign? If so, can you take a picture?


corster
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join:2002-02-23
Gatineau, QC
reply to milnoc
said by milnoc:

It's actually a confusing situation here. Many people will be rounding the CHANGE instead of the original amount, and accidentally get it backwards. Just point the mistake out to the merchant. The honest ones will realize their mistake, apologise, and give you back what you're owed.

In all fairness, the Government rounding guideline does mention rounding either the final purchase price or the change owed.


ekster
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Lachine, QC
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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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London, ON
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

join:2004-03-10
St Catharines, ON
Swedish rounding, swedish meatballs - seems fitting for Ikea


corster
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Gatineau, QC
reply to ekster
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


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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