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does this make anybody else unashamedly mad?

(34 Posts)
charlieandthechocolatecake Mon 14-Oct-13 08:36:47

bottle of pepsi = 99p
chocolate bar (large!) =£1

both clearly priced on the original packaging.

If the person behind the counter says "£1.99 please." I will hand over £2 and not wait for my penny change.

HOWEVER, if they say "£2 please"....

GIVE ME MY BLOODY PENNY.

And breathe.

thebody Mon 14-Oct-13 08:38:39

but why would they ever charge you £2.00 if it's £1.99?

I always want my change.

glastocat Mon 14-Oct-13 08:39:50

You wouldn't like Australia. We don't have one cent coins so prices are always rounded at the till, so if something is marked 99c you will be charged a dollar. You get used to it.

BrokenSunglasses Mon 14-Oct-13 08:40:10

I have never known a shop assistant to ask me to pay the wrong price.

But if one did, I guess it would annoy me. Either way I'd wait for my penny change to go in the change jar.

Trills Mon 14-Oct-13 08:41:01

I have never been asked for £2 in a shop when my total was £1.99.

Pagwatch Mon 14-Oct-13 08:42:06

What? I have never been charged £2.
Where does this happen?

bumpandkind Mon 14-Oct-13 08:43:03

Grr, that gets my goat. Happens all the time to me and I resent feeling like a cheapskate when I stand politely waiting for my change.

thebody Mon 14-Oct-13 08:44:50

glastovat that's a bloody state sponsored scam.grin

charlieandthechocolatecake Mon 14-Oct-13 08:48:35

I must be the only one this happens to. I never wait for a penny if charged correctly but this has happened 3 times in the last week. Admittedly, its the same woman each time. I've asked for my change every time, she just doesn't get it.

Is it rude of me to ask for my change?

Am I being unreasonable!?

mumeeee Mon 14-Oct-13 08:51:15

YANBU. If something cost £1,99 you shouldn't be charged £2.

NicknameIncomplete Mon 14-Oct-13 08:54:10

I always wait for my change whether it is 1p or 1 pound.

I have never been told the wrong price before.

Pagwatch Mon 14-Oct-13 08:55:16

I always wait for the penny and then drop it in whatever charity box is on the counter.
I am a kindhearted cheapskate grin

Howsuper Mon 14-Oct-13 08:55:19

YABU for buying three large bottles of pepsi and three large chocolate bars in one week.

complexnumber Mon 14-Oct-13 08:56:40

In Oman a lot of shops have a charity box by the till, everyone puts their shrapnel in these.

Has always seemed like a good idea to me.

KirjavaTheCorpse Mon 14-Oct-13 08:59:03

I put all my pennies in a big jar at the end of the day, I've been doing it since January. It's nearly full shock

Before this habit I'd drop the change into a charity box. It's going to be interesting to see how much money I've accumulated by keeping my change. <evil, scrimping tightarse>

Yanbu!

MILLYMOLLYMANDYMAX Mon 14-Oct-13 09:03:00

What would happen if you gave £1.98

IloveJudgeJudy Mon 14-Oct-13 09:06:21

I was in SportsDirect once and they told me they didn't have 1p change and were expecting me to just let them have the 1p. I said, that OK, then give me 2p. Funnily enough, they suddenly found the 1p which I then put in the nearest charity box (which they didn't have on their counter afair).

I never take my change if its under ariund 30p I always tell them to just drop in in their charity box, dh does the same. mainly because coppers are annoying fill up your purse and never get used, we bin any that are in the house

minniemagoo Mon 14-Oct-13 09:12:29

There is talk of getting rid of the 1 and 2 cent coins in Ireland early next year. Smallest denomination will be 5c but I imagine most things will be a euro rather than 95c.

Three shock You actually bin money shock

charlieandthechocolatecake Mon 14-Oct-13 10:51:08

I was waiting for somebody to notice my unreasonable diet!

I was wondering Charlie but thought it rude to say grin

sugarman Mon 14-Oct-13 11:33:07

Same in NZ. If it's $1.99 the assistant will say $2
Confuses my 6yo every time.

They call it Swedish rounding though I never noticed it in Sweden.

Surely coins should be recycled not binned?

Pobblewhohasnotoes Mon 14-Oct-13 11:47:24

You actually bin money?

Are you the reason the economy is (quite literally) in the dustbin?

Why would you not save up loose change and swap it in the bank??

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