Discussion:
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins?
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Commander Kinsey
2019-05-12 15:24:04 UTC
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Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virtually worthless.
Flop
2019-05-12 17:19:20 UTC
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Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins?  They're virtually worthless.
Go into a supermarket with self-service checkouts.

If it takes coins use as many as you like.

If you have overpaid it will return the excess as largest coin refund.
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Flop

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Commander Kinsey
2019-05-12 18:45:43 UTC
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Post by Flop
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virtually worthles=
s.
Post by Flop
Go into a supermarket with self-service checkouts.
In Morrisons it would probably say "surprising coin in the chute!"
Post by Flop
If it takes coins use as many as you like.
Yeah and have every other one pop back out when it can't recognise it. =
I never attempt any kind of cash with those useless things, just a debit=
card.
Post by Flop
If you have overpaid it will return the excess as largest coin refund.=
I know I can get rid of them that way, or even easier just deposit them =
in my bank next time I'm there. But the point is we just don't need the=
m. We could then do away with this =A34.99 shit and just have things fo=
r =A35.
Chris in Makati
2019-05-13 00:11:07 UTC
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On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virtually worthless.
We can get rid of them, but the Treasury has decided not to.

If we did then prices would have to be rounded off to the nearest 5p,
and you can bet your life they'd be rounded UP to the nearest 5p.
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-13 14:59:43 UTC
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Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virtually worthless.
We can get rid of them, but the Treasury has decided not to.
If we did then prices would have to be rounded off to the nearest 5p,
and you can bet your life they'd be rounded UP to the nearest 5p.
Rubbish. Prices are governed by competition between businesses. If you currently buy something in Asda for 47p, they could make it 50p, but Tesco might make it 45p and everyone would go there instead.
Chris in Makati
2019-05-15 05:09:22 UTC
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On Mon, 13 May 2019 15:59:43 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virtually worthless.
We can get rid of them, but the Treasury has decided not to.
If we did then prices would have to be rounded off to the nearest 5p,
and you can bet your life they'd be rounded UP to the nearest 5p.
Rubbish. Prices are governed by competition between businesses. If you currently buy something in Asda for 47p, they could make it 50p, but Tesco might make it 45p and everyone would go there instead.
So even if (and it's a very big if) Tesco did reduce the price from
47p to 45p and Asda increased it to 50p then the average price of that
product has increased by 0.5p.

You must have forgotten what happened in 1971 with decimalisation.
Prices had to be rounded off, and in almost every case they were
rounded upwards.

Rather than reducing the price to 45p, past experience has shown that
both stores would increase the price to 50p.
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-15 11:09:03 UTC
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Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 13 May 2019 15:59:43 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virtually worthl=
ess.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
We can get rid of them, but the Treasury has decided not to.
If we did then prices would have to be rounded off to the nearest 5p=
,
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
and you can bet your life they'd be rounded UP to the nearest 5p.
Rubbish. Prices are governed by competition between businesses. If =
you currently buy something in Asda for 47p, they could make it 50p, but=
Tesco might make it 45p and everyone would go there instead.
Post by Chris in Makati
So even if (and it's a very big if) Tesco did reduce the price from
47p to 45p and Asda increased it to 50p then the average price of that=
product has increased by 0.5p.
You must have forgotten what happened in 1971 with decimalisation.
Prices had to be rounded off, and in almost every case they were
rounded upwards.
Rather than reducing the price to 45p, past experience has shown that
both stores would increase the price to 50p.
A store has to make a certain profit to stay in business. Prices will b=
e adjusted for that, and competition with others.

Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid =A35.99 shit.=
It does not look less than =A36, we're not thick!
Stephen Wolstenholme
2019-05-15 14:25:08 UTC
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On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid £5.99 shit. It does not look less than £6, we're not thick!
In just a quick glance at the price £5.99 looks to be a £ cheaper than
£6 and £6.00

Years ago when I did the same shopping every week a wine that I like
was over 20 quid a bottle and that price was stuck in my mind. Then it
changed to £19.95 a bottle at the same shop so it seemed like a
bargain. Then I noticed that it was £34.95 for two bottles. I'm not
safe when I shop! These days I do my shopping online and get
everything delivered.

Steve
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Commander Kinsey
2019-05-15 14:54:35 UTC
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Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid =A35.99 sh=
it. It does not look less than =A36, we're not thick!
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
In just a quick glance at the price =A35.99 looks to be a =A3 cheaper =
than
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
=A36 and =A36.00
Er, only if you're an idiot. Although in the same way, all those 9s cou=
ld make other idiots think it was more.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Years ago when I did the same shopping every week a wine that I like
was over 20 quid a bottle and that price was stuck in my mind. Then it=
changed to =A319.95 a bottle at the same shop so it seemed like a
bargain.
Er.... ok. So what did you treat yourself to with those 5ps?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Then I noticed that it was =A334.95 for two bottles.
You mean they didn't take off another 5p?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I'm not
safe when I shop! These days I do my shopping online and get
everything delivered.
I stopped doing that, since I now use 4 supermarkets. Some are cheaper =
for some things, some are cheaper for others, plus some have better qual=
ity of certain items. It's not too much hassle, as I only shop every 3 =
weeks and make extensive use of the freezer.
Stephen Wolstenholme
2019-05-15 15:25:23 UTC
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On Wed, 15 May 2019 15:54:35 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid £5.99 shit. It does not look less than £6, we're not thick!
In just a quick glance at the price £5.99 looks to be a £ cheaper than
£6 and £6.00
Er, only if you're an idiot. Although in the same way, all those 9s could make other idiots think it was more.
It was randomly tested on lots of people shopping in the Manchester
Arndale about 30 years ago. Guess who worked in the Arndale?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Years ago when I did the same shopping every week a wine that I like
was over 20 quid a bottle and that price was stuck in my mind. Then it
changed to £19.95 a bottle at the same shop so it seemed like a
bargain.
Er.... ok. So what did you treat yourself to with those 5ps?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Then I noticed that it was £34.95 for two bottles.
You mean they didn't take off another 5p?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I'm not
safe when I shop! These days I do my shopping online and get
everything delivered.
I stopped doing that, since I now use 4 supermarkets. Some are cheaper for some things, some are cheaper for others, plus some have better quality of certain items. It's not too much hassle, as I only shop every 3 weeks and make extensive use of the freezer.
I'm in a wheelchair these days and so I avoid all shops, even the
wheelchair friendly ones!

Steve
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http://www.npsnn.com
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-15 15:59:11 UTC
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Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 15:54:35 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid =A35.99 =
shit. It does not look less than =A36, we're not thick!
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
In just a quick glance at the price =A35.99 looks to be a =A3 cheape=
r than
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
=A36 and =A36.00
Er, only if you're an idiot. Although in the same way, all those 9s =
could make other idiots think it was more.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
It was randomly tested on lots of people shopping in the Manchester
Arndale about 30 years ago. Guess who worked in the Arndale?
Manchester is renowned for stupidity.

When I see =A34.99, I automatically think "That means =A35" - all it doe=
s is annoy me, especially if there's 10 items all with 99 on the end.

It did make me laugh once when I bought something for =A319.99 and the s=
hop assistant (if that's what you call them - teller? cashier?) insisted=
on giving me the penny change which she didn't have. I told her not to=
be ridiculous but she wouldn't listen and wandered off to find a manage=
r. I left the store a penny short and didn't bother waiting.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Years ago when I did the same shopping every week a wine that I like=
was over 20 quid a bottle and that price was stuck in my mind. Then =
it
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
changed to =A319.95 a bottle at the same shop so it seemed like a
bargain.
Er.... ok. So what did you treat yourself to with those 5ps?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Then I noticed that it was =A334.95 for two bottles.
You mean they didn't take off another 5p?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I'm not
safe when I shop! These days I do my shopping online and get
everything delivered.
I stopped doing that, since I now use 4 supermarkets. Some are cheap=
er for some things, some are cheaper for others, plus some have better q=
uality of certain items. It's not too much hassle, as I only shop every=
3 weeks and make extensive use of the freezer.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I'm in a wheelchair these days and so I avoid all shops, even the
wheelchair friendly ones!
But you can rent (they might even be free) those electric supermarket th=
ings that go at 1mph and knock everything over. You'd have great fun ba=
rging into people's ankles.
Stephen Wolstenholme
2019-05-16 12:01:33 UTC
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On Wed, 15 May 2019 16:59:11 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 15:54:35 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid £5.99 shit. It does not look less than £6, we're not thick!
In just a quick glance at the price £5.99 looks to be a £ cheaper than
£6 and £6.00
Er, only if you're an idiot. Although in the same way, all those 9s could make other idiots think it was more.
It was randomly tested on lots of people shopping in the Manchester
Arndale about 30 years ago. Guess who worked in the Arndale?
Manchester is renowned for stupidity.
When I see £4.99, I automatically think "That means £5" - all it does is annoy me, especially if there's 10 items all with 99 on the end.
It did make me laugh once when I bought something for £19.99 and the shop assistant (if that's what you call them - teller? cashier?) insisted on giving me the penny change which she didn't have. I told her not to be ridiculous but she wouldn't listen and wandered off to find a manager. I left the store a penny short and didn't bother waiting.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Years ago when I did the same shopping every week a wine that I like
was over 20 quid a bottle and that price was stuck in my mind. Then it
changed to £19.95 a bottle at the same shop so it seemed like a
bargain.
Er.... ok. So what did you treat yourself to with those 5ps?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Then I noticed that it was £34.95 for two bottles.
You mean they didn't take off another 5p?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I'm not
safe when I shop! These days I do my shopping online and get
everything delivered.
I stopped doing that, since I now use 4 supermarkets. Some are cheaper for some things, some are cheaper for others, plus some have better quality of certain items. It's not too much hassle, as I only shop every 3 weeks and make extensive use of the freezer.
I'm in a wheelchair these days and so I avoid all shops, even the
wheelchair friendly ones!
But you can rent (they might even be free) those electric supermarket things that go at 1mph and knock everything over. You'd have great fun barging into people's ankles.
My wife and my carer went shopping yesterday. They "borrowed" one the
shopping things at the supermarket and filled it up. Then they went
back to the car, transferred the shopping into the boot and drove back
home. Then they realised they had forgotten to pay for the shopping.
My wife went back to the supermarket and explained what she had done.
It took about 30 minutes to correct the mistake and work out why the
alarm had not gone off. The manager apologised for the inconvenience!

Steve
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Commander Kinsey
2019-05-16 15:10:20 UTC
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Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 16:59:11 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 15:54:35 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid =A35.9=
9 shit. It does not look less than =A36, we're not thick!
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
In just a quick glance at the price =A35.99 looks to be a =A3 chea=
per than
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
=A36 and =A36.00
Er, only if you're an idiot. Although in the same way, all those 9=
s could make other idiots think it was more.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
It was randomly tested on lots of people shopping in the Manchester
Arndale about 30 years ago. Guess who worked in the Arndale?
Manchester is renowned for stupidity.
When I see =A34.99, I automatically think "That means =A35" - all it =
does is annoy me, especially if there's 10 items all with 99 on the end.=
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
It did make me laugh once when I bought something for =A319.99 and th=
e shop assistant (if that's what you call them - teller? cashier?) insis=
ted on giving me the penny change which she didn't have. I told her not=
to be ridiculous but she wouldn't listen and wandered off to find a man=
ager. I left the store a penny short and didn't bother waiting.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Years ago when I did the same shopping every week a wine that I li=
ke
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
was over 20 quid a bottle and that price was stuck in my mind. The=
n it
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
changed to =A319.95 a bottle at the same shop so it seemed like a
bargain.
Er.... ok. So what did you treat yourself to with those 5ps?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Then I noticed that it was =A334.95 for two bottles.
You mean they didn't take off another 5p?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I'm not
safe when I shop! These days I do my shopping online and get
everything delivered.
I stopped doing that, since I now use 4 supermarkets. Some are che=
aper for some things, some are cheaper for others, plus some have better=
quality of certain items. It's not too much hassle, as I only shop eve=
ry 3 weeks and make extensive use of the freezer.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I'm in a wheelchair these days and so I avoid all shops, even the
wheelchair friendly ones!
But you can rent (they might even be free) those electric supermarket=
things that go at 1mph and knock everything over. You'd have great fun=
barging into people's ankles.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
My wife and my carer went shopping yesterday. They "borrowed" one the
shopping things at the supermarket and filled it up. Then they went
back to the car, transferred the shopping into the boot and drove back=
home. Then they realised they had forgotten to pay for the shopping.
My wife went back to the supermarket and explained what she had done.
It took about 30 minutes to correct the mistake and work out why the
alarm had not gone off. The manager apologised for the inconvenience!
Why is someone more likely to do that than with a regular trolley? Didn=
't they go through the same exit (as in past the tills?)

And why on earth did they go back?!!?
Chris in Makati
2019-05-17 04:51:31 UTC
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On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:10:20 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 16:59:11 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 15:54:35 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid £5.99 shit. It does not look less than £6, we're not thick!
In just a quick glance at the price £5.99 looks to be a £ cheaper than
£6 and £6.00
Er, only if you're an idiot. Although in the same way, all those 9s could make other idiots think it was more.
It was randomly tested on lots of people shopping in the Manchester
Arndale about 30 years ago. Guess who worked in the Arndale?
Manchester is renowned for stupidity.
When I see £4.99, I automatically think "That means £5" - all it does is annoy me, especially if there's 10 items all with 99 on the end.
It did make me laugh once when I bought something for £19.99 and the shop assistant (if that's what you call them - teller? cashier?) insisted on giving me the penny change which she didn't have. I told her not to be ridiculous but she wouldn't listen and wandered off to find a manager. I left the store a penny short and didn't bother waiting.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Years ago when I did the same shopping every week a wine that I like
was over 20 quid a bottle and that price was stuck in my mind. Then it
changed to £19.95 a bottle at the same shop so it seemed like a
bargain.
Er.... ok. So what did you treat yourself to with those 5ps?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Then I noticed that it was £34.95 for two bottles.
You mean they didn't take off another 5p?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I'm not
safe when I shop! These days I do my shopping online and get
everything delivered.
I stopped doing that, since I now use 4 supermarkets. Some are cheaper for some things, some are cheaper for others, plus some have better quality of certain items. It's not too much hassle, as I only shop every 3 weeks and make extensive use of the freezer.
I'm in a wheelchair these days and so I avoid all shops, even the
wheelchair friendly ones!
But you can rent (they might even be free) those electric supermarket things that go at 1mph and knock everything over. You'd have great fun barging into people's ankles.
My wife and my carer went shopping yesterday. They "borrowed" one the
shopping things at the supermarket and filled it up. Then they went
back to the car, transferred the shopping into the boot and drove back
home. Then they realised they had forgotten to pay for the shopping.
My wife went back to the supermarket and explained what she had done.
It took about 30 minutes to correct the mistake and work out why the
alarm had not gone off. The manager apologised for the inconvenience!
Why is someone more likely to do that than with a regular trolley? Didn't they go through the same exit (as in past the tills?)
And why on earth did they go back?!!?
They went back to pay for the shopping. Did you miss the part where he
said they had forgotten to do so?
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-17 20:09:46 UTC
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Post by Chris in Makati
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:10:20 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 16:59:11 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 15:54:35 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid =A35=
.99 shit. It does not look less than =A36, we're not thick!
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
In just a quick glance at the price =A35.99 looks to be a =A3 ch=
eaper than
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
=A36 and =A36.00
Er, only if you're an idiot. Although in the same way, all those=
9s could make other idiots think it was more.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
It was randomly tested on lots of people shopping in the Mancheste=
r
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Arndale about 30 years ago. Guess who worked in the Arndale?
Manchester is renowned for stupidity.
When I see =A34.99, I automatically think "That means =A35" - all i=
t does is annoy me, especially if there's 10 items all with 99 on the en=
d.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
It did make me laugh once when I bought something for =A319.99 and =
the shop assistant (if that's what you call them - teller? cashier?) ins=
isted on giving me the penny change which she didn't have. I told her n=
ot to be ridiculous but she wouldn't listen and wandered off to find a m=
anager. I left the store a penny short and didn't bother waiting.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Years ago when I did the same shopping every week a wine that I =
like
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
was over 20 quid a bottle and that price was stuck in my mind. T=
hen it
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
changed to =A319.95 a bottle at the same shop so it seemed like =
a
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
bargain.
Er.... ok. So what did you treat yourself to with those 5ps?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Then I noticed that it was =A334.95 for two bottles.
You mean they didn't take off another 5p?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I'm not
safe when I shop! These days I do my shopping online and get
everything delivered.
I stopped doing that, since I now use 4 supermarkets. Some are c=
heaper for some things, some are cheaper for others, plus some have bett=
er quality of certain items. It's not too much hassle, as I only shop e=
very 3 weeks and make extensive use of the freezer.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I'm in a wheelchair these days and so I avoid all shops, even the
wheelchair friendly ones!
But you can rent (they might even be free) those electric supermark=
et things that go at 1mph and knock everything over. You'd have great f=
un barging into people's ankles.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
My wife and my carer went shopping yesterday. They "borrowed" one th=
e
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
shopping things at the supermarket and filled it up. Then they went
back to the car, transferred the shopping into the boot and drove ba=
ck
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
home. Then they realised they had forgotten to pay for the shopping.=
My wife went back to the supermarket and explained what she had done=
.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
It took about 30 minutes to correct the mistake and work out why the=
alarm had not gone off. The manager apologised for the inconvenience=
!
Post by Chris in Makati
Why is someone more likely to do that than with a regular trolley? D=
idn't they go through the same exit (as in past the tills?)
Post by Chris in Makati
And why on earth did they go back?!!?
They went back to pay for the shopping. Did you miss the part where he=
said they had forgotten to do so?
But they could have got the stuff for free!
Chris in Makati
2019-05-18 02:32:40 UTC
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On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:09:46 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:10:20 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 16:59:11 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 15:54:35 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid £5.99 shit. It does not look less than £6, we're not thick!
In just a quick glance at the price £5.99 looks to be a £ cheaper than
£6 and £6.00
Er, only if you're an idiot. Although in the same way, all those 9s could make other idiots think it was more.
It was randomly tested on lots of people shopping in the Manchester
Arndale about 30 years ago. Guess who worked in the Arndale?
Manchester is renowned for stupidity.
When I see £4.99, I automatically think "That means £5" - all it does is annoy me, especially if there's 10 items all with 99 on the end.
It did make me laugh once when I bought something for £19.99 and the shop assistant (if that's what you call them - teller? cashier?) insisted on giving me the penny change which she didn't have. I told her not to be ridiculous but she wouldn't listen and wandered off to find a manager. I left the store a penny short and didn't bother waiting.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Years ago when I did the same shopping every week a wine that I like
was over 20 quid a bottle and that price was stuck in my mind. Then it
changed to £19.95 a bottle at the same shop so it seemed like a
bargain.
Er.... ok. So what did you treat yourself to with those 5ps?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Then I noticed that it was £34.95 for two bottles.
You mean they didn't take off another 5p?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I'm not
safe when I shop! These days I do my shopping online and get
everything delivered.
I stopped doing that, since I now use 4 supermarkets. Some are cheaper for some things, some are cheaper for others, plus some have better quality of certain items. It's not too much hassle, as I only shop every 3 weeks and make extensive use of the freezer.
I'm in a wheelchair these days and so I avoid all shops, even the
wheelchair friendly ones!
But you can rent (they might even be free) those electric supermarket things that go at 1mph and knock everything over. You'd have great fun barging into people's ankles.
My wife and my carer went shopping yesterday. They "borrowed" one the
shopping things at the supermarket and filled it up. Then they went
back to the car, transferred the shopping into the boot and drove back
home. Then they realised they had forgotten to pay for the shopping.
My wife went back to the supermarket and explained what she had done.
It took about 30 minutes to correct the mistake and work out why the
alarm had not gone off. The manager apologised for the inconvenience!
Why is someone more likely to do that than with a regular trolley? Didn't they go through the same exit (as in past the tills?)
And why on earth did they go back?!!?
They went back to pay for the shopping. Did you miss the part where he
said they had forgotten to do so?
But they could have got the stuff for free!
Yes, you can always steal other people's property.

Do you do that kind of thing regularly?
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-18 14:11:37 UTC
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Post by Chris in Makati
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:09:46 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:10:20 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 16:59:11 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 15:54:35 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
On Wed, 15 May 2019 15:25:08 +0100, Stephen Wolstenholme <steve=
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid =A3=
5.99 shit. It does not look less than =A36, we're not thick!
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
In just a quick glance at the price =A35.99 looks to be a =A3 =
cheaper than
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
=A36 and =A36.00
Er, only if you're an idiot. Although in the same way, all tho=
se 9s could make other idiots think it was more.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
It was randomly tested on lots of people shopping in the Manches=
ter
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Arndale about 30 years ago. Guess who worked in the Arndale?
Manchester is renowned for stupidity.
When I see =A34.99, I automatically think "That means =A35" - all=
it does is annoy me, especially if there's 10 items all with 99 on the =
end.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
It did make me laugh once when I bought something for =A319.99 an=
d the shop assistant (if that's what you call them - teller? cashier?) i=
nsisted on giving me the penny change which she didn't have. I told her=
not to be ridiculous but she wouldn't listen and wandered off to find a=
manager. I left the store a penny short and didn't bother waiting.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Years ago when I did the same shopping every week a wine that =
I like
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
was over 20 quid a bottle and that price was stuck in my mind.=
Then it
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
changed to =A319.95 a bottle at the same shop so it seemed lik=
e a
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
bargain.
Er.... ok. So what did you treat yourself to with those 5ps?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Then I noticed that it was =A334.95 for two bottles.
You mean they didn't take off another 5p?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I'm not
safe when I shop! These days I do my shopping online and get
everything delivered.
I stopped doing that, since I now use 4 supermarkets. Some are=
cheaper for some things, some are cheaper for others, plus some have be=
tter quality of certain items. It's not too much hassle, as I only shop=
every 3 weeks and make extensive use of the freezer.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I'm in a wheelchair these days and so I avoid all shops, even th=
e
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
wheelchair friendly ones!
But you can rent (they might even be free) those electric superma=
rket things that go at 1mph and knock everything over. You'd have great=
fun barging into people's ankles.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
My wife and my carer went shopping yesterday. They "borrowed" one =
the
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
shopping things at the supermarket and filled it up. Then they wen=
t
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
back to the car, transferred the shopping into the boot and drove =
back
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
home. Then they realised they had forgotten to pay for the shoppin=
g.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
My wife went back to the supermarket and explained what she had do=
ne.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
It took about 30 minutes to correct the mistake and work out why t=
he
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
alarm had not gone off. The manager apologised for the inconvenien=
ce!
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Why is someone more likely to do that than with a regular trolley? =
Didn't they go through the same exit (as in past the tills?)
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
And why on earth did they go back?!!?
They went back to pay for the shopping. Did you miss the part where =
he
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
said they had forgotten to do so?
But they could have got the stuff for free!
Yes, you can always steal other people's property.
Do you do that kind of thing regularly?
It wasn't theft it was a mistake.
Chris in Makati
2019-05-19 14:31:56 UTC
Permalink
On Sat, 18 May 2019 15:11:37 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:09:46 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:10:20 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 16:59:11 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 15:54:35 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid £5.99 shit. It does not look less than £6, we're not thick!
In just a quick glance at the price £5.99 looks to be a £ cheaper than
£6 and £6.00
Er, only if you're an idiot. Although in the same way, all those 9s could make other idiots think it was more.
It was randomly tested on lots of people shopping in the Manchester
Arndale about 30 years ago. Guess who worked in the Arndale?
Manchester is renowned for stupidity.
When I see £4.99, I automatically think "That means £5" - all it does is annoy me, especially if there's 10 items all with 99 on the end.
It did make me laugh once when I bought something for £19.99 and the shop assistant (if that's what you call them - teller? cashier?) insisted on giving me the penny change which she didn't have. I told her not to be ridiculous but she wouldn't listen and wandered off to find a manager. I left the store a penny short and didn't bother waiting.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Years ago when I did the same shopping every week a wine that I like
was over 20 quid a bottle and that price was stuck in my mind. Then it
changed to £19.95 a bottle at the same shop so it seemed like a
bargain.
Er.... ok. So what did you treat yourself to with those 5ps?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Then I noticed that it was £34.95 for two bottles.
You mean they didn't take off another 5p?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I'm not
safe when I shop! These days I do my shopping online and get
everything delivered.
I stopped doing that, since I now use 4 supermarkets. Some are cheaper for some things, some are cheaper for others, plus some have better quality of certain items. It's not too much hassle, as I only shop every 3 weeks and make extensive use of the freezer.
I'm in a wheelchair these days and so I avoid all shops, even the
wheelchair friendly ones!
But you can rent (they might even be free) those electric supermarket things that go at 1mph and knock everything over. You'd have great fun barging into people's ankles.
My wife and my carer went shopping yesterday. They "borrowed" one the
shopping things at the supermarket and filled it up. Then they went
back to the car, transferred the shopping into the boot and drove back
home. Then they realised they had forgotten to pay for the shopping.
My wife went back to the supermarket and explained what she had done.
It took about 30 minutes to correct the mistake and work out why the
alarm had not gone off. The manager apologised for the inconvenience!
Why is someone more likely to do that than with a regular trolley? Didn't they go through the same exit (as in past the tills?)
And why on earth did they go back?!!?
They went back to pay for the shopping. Did you miss the part where he
said they had forgotten to do so?
But they could have got the stuff for free!
Yes, you can always steal other people's property.
Do you do that kind of thing regularly?
It wasn't theft it was a mistake.
You try telling the judge that you drove home with a trolley load of
stuff from the supermarket without paying, and it was all just a
mistake. Then when you realised what happened you failed to take any
action to pay the money you owed, and that was just a mistake too.
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-19 15:25:19 UTC
Permalink
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sat, 18 May 2019 15:11:37 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:09:46 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:10:20 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 16:59:11 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
On Wed, 15 May 2019 16:25:23 +0100, Stephen Wolstenholme <steve=
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 15:54:35 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
On Wed, 15 May 2019 15:25:08 +0100, Stephen Wolstenholme <ste=
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid =
=A35.99 shit. It does not look less than =A36, we're not thick!
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
In just a quick glance at the price =A35.99 looks to be a =A3=
cheaper than
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
=A36 and =A36.00
Er, only if you're an idiot. Although in the same way, all t=
hose 9s could make other idiots think it was more.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
It was randomly tested on lots of people shopping in the Manch=
ester
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Arndale about 30 years ago. Guess who worked in the Arndale?
Manchester is renowned for stupidity.
When I see =A34.99, I automatically think "That means =A35" - a=
ll it does is annoy me, especially if there's 10 items all with 99 on th=
e end.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
It did make me laugh once when I bought something for =A319.99 =
and the shop assistant (if that's what you call them - teller? cashier?)=
insisted on giving me the penny change which she didn't have. I told h=
er not to be ridiculous but she wouldn't listen and wandered off to find=
a manager. I left the store a penny short and didn't bother waiting.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Years ago when I did the same shopping every week a wine tha=
t I like
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
was over 20 quid a bottle and that price was stuck in my min=
d. Then it
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
changed to =A319.95 a bottle at the same shop so it seemed l=
ike a
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
bargain.
Er.... ok. So what did you treat yourself to with those 5ps?=
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Then I noticed that it was =A334.95 for two bottles.
You mean they didn't take off another 5p?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I'm not
safe when I shop! These days I do my shopping online and get=
everything delivered.
I stopped doing that, since I now use 4 supermarkets. Some a=
re cheaper for some things, some are cheaper for others, plus some have =
better quality of certain items. It's not too much hassle, as I only sh=
op every 3 weeks and make extensive use of the freezer.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I'm in a wheelchair these days and so I avoid all shops, even =
the
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
wheelchair friendly ones!
But you can rent (they might even be free) those electric super=
market things that go at 1mph and knock everything over. You'd have gre=
at fun barging into people's ankles.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
My wife and my carer went shopping yesterday. They "borrowed" on=
e the
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
shopping things at the supermarket and filled it up. Then they w=
ent
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
back to the car, transferred the shopping into the boot and drov=
e back
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
home. Then they realised they had forgotten to pay for the shopp=
ing.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
My wife went back to the supermarket and explained what she had =
done.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
It took about 30 minutes to correct the mistake and work out why=
the
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
alarm had not gone off. The manager apologised for the inconveni=
ence!
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Why is someone more likely to do that than with a regular trolley=
? Didn't they go through the same exit (as in past the tills?)
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
And why on earth did they go back?!!?
They went back to pay for the shopping. Did you miss the part wher=
e he
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
said they had forgotten to do so?
But they could have got the stuff for free!
Yes, you can always steal other people's property.
Do you do that kind of thing regularly?
It wasn't theft it was a mistake.
You try telling the judge that you drove home with a trolley load of
stuff from the supermarket without paying, and it was all just a
mistake. Then when you realised what happened you failed to take any
action to pay the money you owed, and that was just a mistake too.
If you leave without paying, they notice and stop you there and then. C=
learly you would have got away with it.
Chris in Makati
2019-05-20 00:32:49 UTC
Permalink
On Sun, 19 May 2019 16:25:19 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sat, 18 May 2019 15:11:37 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:09:46 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:10:20 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 16:59:11 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 15:54:35 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid £5.99 shit. It does not look less than £6, we're not thick!
In just a quick glance at the price £5.99 looks to be a £ cheaper than
£6 and £6.00
Er, only if you're an idiot. Although in the same way, all those 9s could make other idiots think it was more.
It was randomly tested on lots of people shopping in the Manchester
Arndale about 30 years ago. Guess who worked in the Arndale?
Manchester is renowned for stupidity.
When I see £4.99, I automatically think "That means £5" - all it does is annoy me, especially if there's 10 items all with 99 on the end.
It did make me laugh once when I bought something for £19.99 and the shop assistant (if that's what you call them - teller? cashier?) insisted on giving me the penny change which she didn't have. I told her not to be ridiculous but she wouldn't listen and wandered off to find a manager. I left the store a penny short and didn't bother waiting.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Years ago when I did the same shopping every week a wine that I like
was over 20 quid a bottle and that price was stuck in my mind. Then it
changed to £19.95 a bottle at the same shop so it seemed like a
bargain.
Er.... ok. So what did you treat yourself to with those 5ps?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Then I noticed that it was £34.95 for two bottles.
You mean they didn't take off another 5p?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I'm not
safe when I shop! These days I do my shopping online and get
everything delivered.
I stopped doing that, since I now use 4 supermarkets. Some are cheaper for some things, some are cheaper for others, plus some have better quality of certain items. It's not too much hassle, as I only shop every 3 weeks and make extensive use of the freezer.
I'm in a wheelchair these days and so I avoid all shops, even the
wheelchair friendly ones!
But you can rent (they might even be free) those electric supermarket things that go at 1mph and knock everything over. You'd have great fun barging into people's ankles.
My wife and my carer went shopping yesterday. They "borrowed" one the
shopping things at the supermarket and filled it up. Then they went
back to the car, transferred the shopping into the boot and drove back
home. Then they realised they had forgotten to pay for the shopping.
My wife went back to the supermarket and explained what she had done.
It took about 30 minutes to correct the mistake and work out why the
alarm had not gone off. The manager apologised for the inconvenience!
Why is someone more likely to do that than with a regular trolley? Didn't they go through the same exit (as in past the tills?)
And why on earth did they go back?!!?
They went back to pay for the shopping. Did you miss the part where he
said they had forgotten to do so?
But they could have got the stuff for free!
Yes, you can always steal other people's property.
Do you do that kind of thing regularly?
It wasn't theft it was a mistake.
You try telling the judge that you drove home with a trolley load of
stuff from the supermarket without paying, and it was all just a
mistake. Then when you realised what happened you failed to take any
action to pay the money you owed, and that was just a mistake too.
If you leave without paying, they notice and stop you there and then. Clearly you would have got away with it.
But in this case the shop didn't notice and they didn't get stopped.
They got all the way home before they realised they hadn't paid for
the things they had taken. They were honest enough to go back to the
shop and pay for the goods.

Then you ask why they went back? If you get away with stealing does
that make it ok in your opinion? If not then why did you need to ask
why they went back? I suppose the real answer is not everyone is
dishonest. Some people try to do what they know is the right.
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-20 20:10:31 UTC
Permalink
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 19 May 2019 16:25:19 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sat, 18 May 2019 15:11:37 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:09:46 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:10:20 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
On Thu, 16 May 2019 13:01:33 +0100, Stephen Wolstenholme <steve=
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 16:59:11 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
On Wed, 15 May 2019 16:25:23 +0100, Stephen Wolstenholme <ste=
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 15:54:35 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
On Wed, 15 May 2019 15:25:08 +0100, Stephen Wolstenholme <s=
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupi=
d =A35.99 shit. It does not look less than =A36, we're not thick!
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
In just a quick glance at the price =A35.99 looks to be a =
=A3 cheaper than
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
=A36 and =A36.00
Er, only if you're an idiot. Although in the same way, all=
those 9s could make other idiots think it was more.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
It was randomly tested on lots of people shopping in the Man=
chester
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Arndale about 30 years ago. Guess who worked in the Arndale?=
Manchester is renowned for stupidity.
When I see =A34.99, I automatically think "That means =A35" -=
all it does is annoy me, especially if there's 10 items all with 99 on =
the end.
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It did make me laugh once when I bought something for =A319.9=
9 and the shop assistant (if that's what you call them - teller? cashier=
?) insisted on giving me the penny change which she didn't have. I told=
her not to be ridiculous but she wouldn't listen and wandered off to fi=
nd a manager. I left the store a penny short and didn't bother waiting.=
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Years ago when I did the same shopping every week a wine t=
hat I like
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was over 20 quid a bottle and that price was stuck in my m=
ind. Then it
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changed to =A319.95 a bottle at the same shop so it seemed=
like a
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bargain.
Er.... ok. So what did you treat yourself to with those 5p=
s?
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Then I noticed that it was =A334.95 for two bottles.
You mean they didn't take off another 5p?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I'm not
safe when I shop! These days I do my shopping online and g=
et
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Post by Commander Kinsey
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everything delivered.
I stopped doing that, since I now use 4 supermarkets. Some=
are cheaper for some things, some are cheaper for others, plus some hav=
e better quality of certain items. It's not too much hassle, as I only =
shop every 3 weeks and make extensive use of the freezer.
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Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
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I'm in a wheelchair these days and so I avoid all shops, eve=
n the
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Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
wheelchair friendly ones!
But you can rent (they might even be free) those electric sup=
ermarket things that go at 1mph and knock everything over. You'd have g=
reat fun barging into people's ankles.
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My wife and my carer went shopping yesterday. They "borrowed" =
one the
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shopping things at the supermarket and filled it up. Then they=
went
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back to the car, transferred the shopping into the boot and dr=
ove back
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home. Then they realised they had forgotten to pay for the sho=
pping.
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My wife went back to the supermarket and explained what she ha=
d done.
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It took about 30 minutes to correct the mistake and work out w=
hy the
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alarm had not gone off. The manager apologised for the inconve=
nience!
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Why is someone more likely to do that than with a regular troll=
ey? Didn't they go through the same exit (as in past the tills?)
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And why on earth did they go back?!!?
They went back to pay for the shopping. Did you miss the part wh=
ere he
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said they had forgotten to do so?
But they could have got the stuff for free!
Yes, you can always steal other people's property.
Do you do that kind of thing regularly?
It wasn't theft it was a mistake.
You try telling the judge that you drove home with a trolley load of=
stuff from the supermarket without paying, and it was all just a
mistake. Then when you realised what happened you failed to take any=
action to pay the money you owed, and that was just a mistake too.
If you leave without paying, they notice and stop you there and then.=
Clearly you would have got away with it.
Post by Chris in Makati
But in this case the shop didn't notice and they didn't get stopped.
There you go then, they could have had those goods for free.
Post by Chris in Makati
They got all the way home before they realised they hadn't paid for
the things they had taken. They were honest enough to go back to the
shop and pay for the goods.
Then you ask why they went back? If you get away with stealing does
that make it ok in your opinion? If not then why did you need to ask
why they went back? I suppose the real answer is not everyone is
dishonest. Some people try to do what they know is the right.
The company that owns the shop will be 50000 times richer than them. Th=
ey won't miss it.
Chris in Makati
2019-05-21 00:36:33 UTC
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On Mon, 20 May 2019 21:10:31 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 19 May 2019 16:25:19 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sat, 18 May 2019 15:11:37 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:09:46 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:10:20 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 16:59:11 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 15:54:35 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid £5.99 shit. It does not look less than £6, we're not thick!
In just a quick glance at the price £5.99 looks to be a £ cheaper than
£6 and £6.00
Er, only if you're an idiot. Although in the same way, all those 9s could make other idiots think it was more.
It was randomly tested on lots of people shopping in the Manchester
Arndale about 30 years ago. Guess who worked in the Arndale?
Manchester is renowned for stupidity.
When I see £4.99, I automatically think "That means £5" - all it does is annoy me, especially if there's 10 items all with 99 on the end.
It did make me laugh once when I bought something for £19.99 and the shop assistant (if that's what you call them - teller? cashier?) insisted on giving me the penny change which she didn't have. I told her not to be ridiculous but she wouldn't listen and wandered off to find a manager. I left the store a penny short and didn't bother waiting.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Years ago when I did the same shopping every week a wine that I like
was over 20 quid a bottle and that price was stuck in my mind. Then it
changed to £19.95 a bottle at the same shop so it seemed like a
bargain.
Er.... ok. So what did you treat yourself to with those 5ps?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Then I noticed that it was £34.95 for two bottles.
You mean they didn't take off another 5p?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I'm not
safe when I shop! These days I do my shopping online and get
everything delivered.
I stopped doing that, since I now use 4 supermarkets. Some are cheaper for some things, some are cheaper for others, plus some have better quality of certain items. It's not too much hassle, as I only shop every 3 weeks and make extensive use of the freezer.
I'm in a wheelchair these days and so I avoid all shops, even the
wheelchair friendly ones!
But you can rent (they might even be free) those electric supermarket things that go at 1mph and knock everything over. You'd have great fun barging into people's ankles.
My wife and my carer went shopping yesterday. They "borrowed" one the
shopping things at the supermarket and filled it up. Then they went
back to the car, transferred the shopping into the boot and drove back
home. Then they realised they had forgotten to pay for the shopping.
My wife went back to the supermarket and explained what she had done.
It took about 30 minutes to correct the mistake and work out why the
alarm had not gone off. The manager apologised for the inconvenience!
Why is someone more likely to do that than with a regular trolley? Didn't they go through the same exit (as in past the tills?)
And why on earth did they go back?!!?
They went back to pay for the shopping. Did you miss the part where he
said they had forgotten to do so?
But they could have got the stuff for free!
Yes, you can always steal other people's property.
Do you do that kind of thing regularly?
It wasn't theft it was a mistake.
You try telling the judge that you drove home with a trolley load of
stuff from the supermarket without paying, and it was all just a
mistake. Then when you realised what happened you failed to take any
action to pay the money you owed, and that was just a mistake too.
If you leave without paying, they notice and stop you there and then. Clearly you would have got away with it.
But in this case the shop didn't notice and they didn't get stopped.
There you go then, they could have had those goods for free.
When you say "they could have had those goods for free" you mean they
could have got away with stealing them.
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Post by Chris in Makati
They got all the way home before they realised they hadn't paid for
the things they had taken. They were honest enough to go back to the
shop and pay for the goods.
Then you ask why they went back? If you get away with stealing does
that make it ok in your opinion? If not then why did you need to ask
why they went back? I suppose the real answer is not everyone is
dishonest. Some people try to do what they know is the right.
The company that owns the shop will be 50000 times richer than them. They won't miss it.
If that's the answer to the question I asked, then your answer is yes,
it's just fine to steal from someone richer than you?
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-21 18:11:46 UTC
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Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 20 May 2019 21:10:31 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 19 May 2019 16:25:19 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sat, 18 May 2019 15:11:37 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:09:46 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:10:20 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
On Thu, 16 May 2019 13:01:33 +0100, Stephen Wolstenholme <ste=
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 16:59:11 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
On Wed, 15 May 2019 16:25:23 +0100, Stephen Wolstenholme <s=
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 15:54:35 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
On Wed, 15 May 2019 15:25:08 +0100, Stephen Wolstenholme =
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stu=
pid =A35.99 shit. It does not look less than =A36, we're not thick!
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Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
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In just a quick glance at the price =A35.99 looks to be =
a =A3 cheaper than
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=A36 and =A36.00
Er, only if you're an idiot. Although in the same way, a=
ll those 9s could make other idiots think it was more.
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Post by Commander Kinsey
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Post by Commander Kinsey
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Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
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It was randomly tested on lots of people shopping in the M=
anchester
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Post by Commander Kinsey
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Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Arndale about 30 years ago. Guess who worked in the Arndal=
e?
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Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Manchester is renowned for stupidity.
When I see =A34.99, I automatically think "That means =A35"=
- all it does is annoy me, especially if there's 10 items all with 99 o=
n the end.
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Post by Commander Kinsey
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Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
It did make me laugh once when I bought something for =A319=
.99 and the shop assistant (if that's what you call them - teller? cashi=
er?) insisted on giving me the penny change which she didn't have. I to=
ld her not to be ridiculous but she wouldn't listen and wandered off to =
find a manager. I left the store a penny short and didn't bother waitin=
g.
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Post by Commander Kinsey
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Post by Commander Kinsey
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Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
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Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Years ago when I did the same shopping every week a wine=
that I like
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was over 20 quid a bottle and that price was stuck in my=
mind. Then it
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changed to =A319.95 a bottle at the same shop so it seem=
ed like a
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bargain.
Er.... ok. So what did you treat yourself to with those =
5ps?
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Then I noticed that it was =A334.95 for two bottles.
You mean they didn't take off another 5p?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I'm not
safe when I shop! These days I do my shopping online and=
get
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
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Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
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Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
everything delivered.
I stopped doing that, since I now use 4 supermarkets. So=
me are cheaper for some things, some are cheaper for others, plus some h=
ave better quality of certain items. It's not too much hassle, as I onl=
y shop every 3 weeks and make extensive use of the freezer.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I'm in a wheelchair these days and so I avoid all shops, e=
ven the
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
wheelchair friendly ones!
But you can rent (they might even be free) those electric s=
upermarket things that go at 1mph and knock everything over. You'd have=
great fun barging into people's ankles.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
My wife and my carer went shopping yesterday. They "borrowed=
" one the
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
shopping things at the supermarket and filled it up. Then th=
ey went
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Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
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Post by Commander Kinsey
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back to the car, transferred the shopping into the boot and =
drove back
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home. Then they realised they had forgotten to pay for the s=
hopping.
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My wife went back to the supermarket and explained what she =
had done.
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Post by Commander Kinsey
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It took about 30 minutes to correct the mistake and work out=
why the
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alarm had not gone off. The manager apologised for the incon=
venience!
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Post by Commander Kinsey
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Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Why is someone more likely to do that than with a regular tro=
lley? Didn't they go through the same exit (as in past the tills?)
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
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Post by Chris in Makati
And why on earth did they go back?!!?
They went back to pay for the shopping. Did you miss the part =
where he
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Post by Commander Kinsey
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Post by Chris in Makati
said they had forgotten to do so?
But they could have got the stuff for free!
Yes, you can always steal other people's property.
Do you do that kind of thing regularly?
It wasn't theft it was a mistake.
You try telling the judge that you drove home with a trolley load =
of
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
stuff from the supermarket without paying, and it was all just a
mistake. Then when you realised what happened you failed to take a=
ny
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
action to pay the money you owed, and that was just a mistake too.=
If you leave without paying, they notice and stop you there and the=
n. Clearly you would have got away with it.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
But in this case the shop didn't notice and they didn't get stopped.=
There you go then, they could have had those goods for free.
When you say "they could have had those goods for free" you mean they
could have got away with stealing them.
Which is free. And it's not stealing, stealing implies they did it deli=
berately.
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Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
They got all the way home before they realised they hadn't paid for
the things they had taken. They were honest enough to go back to the=
shop and pay for the goods.
Then you ask why they went back? If you get away with stealing does
that make it ok in your opinion? If not then why did you need to ask=
why they went back? I suppose the real answer is not everyone is
dishonest. Some people try to do what they know is the right.
The company that owns the shop will be 50000 times richer than them. =
They won't miss it.
Post by Chris in Makati
If that's the answer to the question I asked, then your answer is yes,=
it's just fine to steal from someone richer than you?
Agreed.
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-18 14:12:04 UTC
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Post by Chris in Makati
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:09:46 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:10:20 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 16:59:11 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 15:54:35 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
On Wed, 15 May 2019 15:25:08 +0100, Stephen Wolstenholme <steve=
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid =A3=
5.99 shit. It does not look less than =A36, we're not thick!
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
In just a quick glance at the price =A35.99 looks to be a =A3 =
cheaper than
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
=A36 and =A36.00
Er, only if you're an idiot. Although in the same way, all tho=
se 9s could make other idiots think it was more.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
It was randomly tested on lots of people shopping in the Manches=
ter
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Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Arndale about 30 years ago. Guess who worked in the Arndale?
Manchester is renowned for stupidity.
When I see =A34.99, I automatically think "That means =A35" - all=
it does is annoy me, especially if there's 10 items all with 99 on the =
end.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
It did make me laugh once when I bought something for =A319.99 an=
d the shop assistant (if that's what you call them - teller? cashier?) i=
nsisted on giving me the penny change which she didn't have. I told her=
not to be ridiculous but she wouldn't listen and wandered off to find a=
manager. I left the store a penny short and didn't bother waiting.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Years ago when I did the same shopping every week a wine that =
I like
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Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
was over 20 quid a bottle and that price was stuck in my mind.=
Then it
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
changed to =A319.95 a bottle at the same shop so it seemed lik=
e a
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
bargain.
Er.... ok. So what did you treat yourself to with those 5ps?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Then I noticed that it was =A334.95 for two bottles.
You mean they didn't take off another 5p?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I'm not
safe when I shop! These days I do my shopping online and get
everything delivered.
I stopped doing that, since I now use 4 supermarkets. Some are=
cheaper for some things, some are cheaper for others, plus some have be=
tter quality of certain items. It's not too much hassle, as I only shop=
every 3 weeks and make extensive use of the freezer.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I'm in a wheelchair these days and so I avoid all shops, even th=
e
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
wheelchair friendly ones!
But you can rent (they might even be free) those electric superma=
rket things that go at 1mph and knock everything over. You'd have great=
fun barging into people's ankles.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
My wife and my carer went shopping yesterday. They "borrowed" one =
the
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
shopping things at the supermarket and filled it up. Then they wen=
t
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
back to the car, transferred the shopping into the boot and drove =
back
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
home. Then they realised they had forgotten to pay for the shoppin=
g.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
My wife went back to the supermarket and explained what she had do=
ne.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
It took about 30 minutes to correct the mistake and work out why t=
he
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
alarm had not gone off. The manager apologised for the inconvenien=
ce!
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Why is someone more likely to do that than with a regular trolley? =
Didn't they go through the same exit (as in past the tills?)
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
And why on earth did they go back?!!?
They went back to pay for the shopping. Did you miss the part where =
he
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
said they had forgotten to do so?
But they could have got the stuff for free!
Yes, you can always steal other people's property.
Do you do that kind of thing regularly?
Well I'm not always honest when the Aldi worker says "how many of those =
have you bought" :-)
Stephen Wolstenholme
2019-05-17 10:22:28 UTC
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On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:10:20 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 16:59:11 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 15:54:35 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid £5.99 shit. It does not look less than £6, we're not thick!
In just a quick glance at the price £5.99 looks to be a £ cheaper than
£6 and £6.00
Er, only if you're an idiot. Although in the same way, all those 9s could make other idiots think it was more.
It was randomly tested on lots of people shopping in the Manchester
Arndale about 30 years ago. Guess who worked in the Arndale?
Manchester is renowned for stupidity.
When I see £4.99, I automatically think "That means £5" - all it does is annoy me, especially if there's 10 items all with 99 on the end.
It did make me laugh once when I bought something for £19.99 and the shop assistant (if that's what you call them - teller? cashier?) insisted on giving me the penny change which she didn't have. I told her not to be ridiculous but she wouldn't listen and wandered off to find a manager. I left the store a penny short and didn't bother waiting.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Years ago when I did the same shopping every week a wine that I like
was over 20 quid a bottle and that price was stuck in my mind. Then it
changed to £19.95 a bottle at the same shop so it seemed like a
bargain.
Er.... ok. So what did you treat yourself to with those 5ps?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Then I noticed that it was £34.95 for two bottles.
You mean they didn't take off another 5p?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I'm not
safe when I shop! These days I do my shopping online and get
everything delivered.
I stopped doing that, since I now use 4 supermarkets. Some are cheaper for some things, some are cheaper for others, plus some have better quality of certain items. It's not too much hassle, as I only shop every 3 weeks and make extensive use of the freezer.
I'm in a wheelchair these days and so I avoid all shops, even the
wheelchair friendly ones!
But you can rent (they might even be free) those electric supermarket things that go at 1mph and knock everything over. You'd have great fun barging into people's ankles.
My wife and my carer went shopping yesterday. They "borrowed" one the
shopping things at the supermarket and filled it up. Then they went
back to the car, transferred the shopping into the boot and drove back
home. Then they realised they had forgotten to pay for the shopping.
My wife went back to the supermarket and explained what she had done.
It took about 30 minutes to correct the mistake and work out why the
alarm had not gone off. The manager apologised for the inconvenience!
Why is someone more likely to do that than with a regular trolley? Didn't they go through the same exit (as in past the tills?)
They are "regular" at some supermarkets. They can go to different
exits to avoid some queues. That's the way shopping is going. The most
automated shopping system I have heard of is the one my Auntie in LA
uses. All she does is wave a card at each item that would normally be
for the shopping trolley. She does not need a trolley. The whole lot
arrives home before she does.
And why on earth did they go back?!!?
Wife is very honest. Carer could lose her job. More women than men go
shopping and more women than men steal items when shopping. The
supermarkets often prosecute despite the legal costs being much higher
than a trolley full of groceries!

Steve
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Commander Kinsey
2019-05-17 20:18:49 UTC
Permalink
Post by Chris in Makati
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:10:20 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 16:59:11 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 15:54:35 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid =A35=
.99 shit. It does not look less than =A36, we're not thick!
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
In just a quick glance at the price =A35.99 looks to be a =A3 ch=
eaper than
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
=A36 and =A36.00
Er, only if you're an idiot. Although in the same way, all those=
9s could make other idiots think it was more.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
It was randomly tested on lots of people shopping in the Mancheste=
r
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Arndale about 30 years ago. Guess who worked in the Arndale?
Manchester is renowned for stupidity.
When I see =A34.99, I automatically think "That means =A35" - all i=
t does is annoy me, especially if there's 10 items all with 99 on the en=
d.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
It did make me laugh once when I bought something for =A319.99 and =
the shop assistant (if that's what you call them - teller? cashier?) ins=
isted on giving me the penny change which she didn't have. I told her n=
ot to be ridiculous but she wouldn't listen and wandered off to find a m=
anager. I left the store a penny short and didn't bother waiting.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Years ago when I did the same shopping every week a wine that I =
like
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
was over 20 quid a bottle and that price was stuck in my mind. T=
hen it
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
changed to =A319.95 a bottle at the same shop so it seemed like =
a
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
bargain.
Er.... ok. So what did you treat yourself to with those 5ps?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Then I noticed that it was =A334.95 for two bottles.
You mean they didn't take off another 5p?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I'm not
safe when I shop! These days I do my shopping online and get
everything delivered.
I stopped doing that, since I now use 4 supermarkets. Some are c=
heaper for some things, some are cheaper for others, plus some have bett=
er quality of certain items. It's not too much hassle, as I only shop e=
very 3 weeks and make extensive use of the freezer.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I'm in a wheelchair these days and so I avoid all shops, even the
wheelchair friendly ones!
But you can rent (they might even be free) those electric supermark=
et things that go at 1mph and knock everything over. You'd have great f=
un barging into people's ankles.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
My wife and my carer went shopping yesterday. They "borrowed" one th=
e
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
shopping things at the supermarket and filled it up. Then they went
back to the car, transferred the shopping into the boot and drove ba=
ck
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
home. Then they realised they had forgotten to pay for the shopping.=
My wife went back to the supermarket and explained what she had done=
.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
It took about 30 minutes to correct the mistake and work out why the=
alarm had not gone off. The manager apologised for the inconvenience=
!
Post by Chris in Makati
Why is someone more likely to do that than with a regular trolley? D=
idn't they go through the same exit (as in past the tills?)
Post by Chris in Makati
They are "regular" at some supermarkets. They can go to different
exits to avoid some queues. That's the way shopping is going. The most=
automated shopping system I have heard of is the one my Auntie in LA
uses. All she does is wave a card at each item that would normally be
for the shopping trolley. She does not need a trolley. The whole lot
arrives home before she does.
That is very strange indeed. Why go to the supermarket if it's being de=
livered anyway? Why not order online?
Post by Chris in Makati
And why on earth did they go back?!!?
Wife is very honest. Carer could lose her job. More women than men go
shopping and more women than men steal items when shopping. The
supermarkets often prosecute despite the legal costs being much higher=
than a trolley full of groceries!
If they left without being chased by a security guard, they weren't noti=
ced.
Chris in Makati
2019-05-15 23:18:18 UTC
Permalink
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 13 May 2019 15:59:43 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virtually worthless.
We can get rid of them, but the Treasury has decided not to.
If we did then prices would have to be rounded off to the nearest 5p,
and you can bet your life they'd be rounded UP to the nearest 5p.
Rubbish. Prices are governed by competition between businesses. If you currently buy something in Asda for 47p, they could make it 50p, but Tesco might make it 45p and everyone would go there instead.
So even if (and it's a very big if) Tesco did reduce the price from
47p to 45p and Asda increased it to 50p then the average price of that
product has increased by 0.5p.
You must have forgotten what happened in 1971 with decimalisation.
Prices had to be rounded off, and in almost every case they were
rounded upwards.
Rather than reducing the price to 45p, past experience has shown that
both stores would increase the price to 50p.
A store has to make a certain profit to stay in business. Prices will be adjusted for that, and competition with others.
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid £5.99 shit. It does not look less than £6, we're not thick!
Actually £5.99 is less than £6

If you got rid of 1p, 2p and 5p coins they'd just show it as £5.90.

I can't remember the last time I used cash in a supermarket anyway, so
the issue of getting rid of small coins has got little to do with the
way prices are expressed. In fact I hardly ever use cash anywhere
these days, but many older people still do.
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-15 23:33:56 UTC
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Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 13 May 2019 15:59:43 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virtually wort=
hless.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
We can get rid of them, but the Treasury has decided not to.
If we did then prices would have to be rounded off to the nearest =
5p,
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
and you can bet your life they'd be rounded UP to the nearest 5p.
Rubbish. Prices are governed by competition between businesses. I=
f you currently buy something in Asda for 47p, they could make it 50p, b=
ut Tesco might make it 45p and everyone would go there instead.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
So even if (and it's a very big if) Tesco did reduce the price from
47p to 45p and Asda increased it to 50p then the average price of th=
at
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
product has increased by 0.5p.
You must have forgotten what happened in 1971 with decimalisation.
Prices had to be rounded off, and in almost every case they were
rounded upwards.
Rather than reducing the price to 45p, past experience has shown tha=
t
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
both stores would increase the price to 50p.
A store has to make a certain profit to stay in business. Prices wil=
l be adjusted for that, and competition with others.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid =A35.99 sh=
it. It does not look less than =A36, we're not thick!
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Actually =A35.99 is less than =A36
Not by most people's standards. It's a 6th of a percent, not even enoug=
h to trigger a speed camera.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
If you got rid of 1p, 2p and 5p coins they'd just show it as =A35.90.
Which would be preferable.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I can't remember the last time I used cash in a supermarket anyway, so=
the issue of getting rid of small coins has got little to do with the
way prices are expressed.
Wrong, the prices are based on the available denominations. As you said=
above, getting rid of the 3 smallest coins would change prices to =A35.=
90.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
In fact I hardly ever use cash anywhere
these days, but many older people still do.
Cash is useful any time you want to pay someone who isn't a big business=
, like a gardener, or your neighbour. For example I ordered something o=
n Ebay for my neighbour, she paid me some cash for it. It would have be=
en more hassle to do some kind of bank transfer.
Flop
2019-05-16 10:40:44 UTC
Permalink
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 13 May 2019 15:59:43 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
On Mon, 13 May 2019 01:11:07 +0100, Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins?  They're virtually
worthless.
We can get rid of them, but the Treasury has decided not to.
If we did then prices would have to be rounded off to the nearest 5p,
and you can bet your life they'd be rounded UP to the nearest 5p.
Rubbish.  Prices are governed by competition between businesses.
If you currently buy something in Asda for 47p, they could make it
50p, but Tesco might make it 45p and everyone would go there instead.
So even if (and it's a very big if) Tesco did reduce the price from
47p to 45p and Asda increased it to 50p then the average price of that
product has increased by 0.5p.
You must have forgotten what happened in 1971 with decimalisation.
Prices had to be rounded off, and in almost every case they were
rounded upwards.
Rather than reducing the price to 45p, past experience has shown that
both stores would increase the price to 50p.
A store has to make a certain profit to stay in business.  Prices
will be adjusted for that, and competition with others.
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid £5.99
shit.  It does not look less than £6, we're not thick!
Actually £5.99 is less than £6
Not by most people's standards.  It's a 6th of a percent, not even
enough to trigger a speed camera.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
If you got rid of 1p, 2p and 5p coins they'd just show it as £5.90.
Which would be preferable.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I can't remember the last time I used cash in a supermarket anyway, so
the issue of getting rid of small coins has got little to do with the
way prices are expressed.
Wrong, the prices are based on the available denominations.  As you said
above, getting rid of the 3 smallest coins would change prices to £5.90.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
In fact I hardly ever use cash anywhere
these days, but many older people still do.
Cash is useful any time you want to pay someone who isn't a big
business, like a gardener, or your neighbour.  For example I ordered
something on Ebay for my neighbour, she paid me some cash for it.  It
would have been more hassle to do some kind of bank transfer.
The Republic of Ireland has stopped minting 1¢ and 2¢ coins.

Supermarkets have kept the original prices and then round up or down at
the till.

see:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_euro_coins
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Truly the Good Lord gave us computers that we might learn patience
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-16 15:11:03 UTC
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Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
m>
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 13 May 2019 15:59:43 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
On Mon, 13 May 2019 01:11:07 +0100, Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virtually worthless.
We can get rid of them, but the Treasury has decided not to.
If we did then prices would have to be rounded off to the neares=
t 5p,
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
and you can bet your life they'd be rounded UP to the nearest 5p=
.
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Rubbish. Prices are governed by competition between businesses.
If you currently buy something in Asda for 47p, they could make i=
t
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
50p, but Tesco might make it 45p and everyone would go there inst=
ead.
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
So even if (and it's a very big if) Tesco did reduce the price fro=
m
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
47p to 45p and Asda increased it to 50p then the average price of =
that
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
product has increased by 0.5p.
You must have forgotten what happened in 1971 with decimalisation.=
Prices had to be rounded off, and in almost every case they were
rounded upwards.
Rather than reducing the price to 45p, past experience has shown t=
hat
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
both stores would increase the price to 50p.
A store has to make a certain profit to stay in business. Prices
will be adjusted for that, and competition with others.
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid =A35.99
shit. It does not look less than =A36, we're not thick!
Actually =A35.99 is less than =A36
Not by most people's standards. It's a 6th of a percent, not even
enough to trigger a speed camera.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
If you got rid of 1p, 2p and 5p coins they'd just show it as =A35.90=
.
Post by Commander Kinsey
Which would be preferable.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I can't remember the last time I used cash in a supermarket anyway, =
so
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
the issue of getting rid of small coins has got little to do with th=
e
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
way prices are expressed.
Wrong, the prices are based on the available denominations. As you s=
aid
Post by Commander Kinsey
above, getting rid of the 3 smallest coins would change prices to =A3=
5.90.
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
In fact I hardly ever use cash anywhere
these days, but many older people still do.
Cash is useful any time you want to pay someone who isn't a big
business, like a gardener, or your neighbour. For example I ordered
something on Ebay for my neighbour, she paid me some cash for it. It=
would have been more hassle to do some kind of bank transfer.
The Republic of Ireland has stopped minting 1=A2 and 2=A2 coins.
Supermarkets have kept the original prices and then round up or down a=
t
the till.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_euro_coins
Some sense from Ireland, well I never!
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-16 15:13:16 UTC
Permalink
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
m>
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 13 May 2019 15:59:43 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
On Mon, 13 May 2019 01:11:07 +0100, Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virtually worthless.
We can get rid of them, but the Treasury has decided not to.
If we did then prices would have to be rounded off to the neares=
t 5p,
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
and you can bet your life they'd be rounded UP to the nearest 5p=
.
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Rubbish. Prices are governed by competition between businesses.
If you currently buy something in Asda for 47p, they could make i=
t
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
50p, but Tesco might make it 45p and everyone would go there inst=
ead.
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
So even if (and it's a very big if) Tesco did reduce the price fro=
m
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
47p to 45p and Asda increased it to 50p then the average price of =
that
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
product has increased by 0.5p.
You must have forgotten what happened in 1971 with decimalisation.=
Prices had to be rounded off, and in almost every case they were
rounded upwards.
Rather than reducing the price to 45p, past experience has shown t=
hat
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
both stores would increase the price to 50p.
A store has to make a certain profit to stay in business. Prices
will be adjusted for that, and competition with others.
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid =A35.99
shit. It does not look less than =A36, we're not thick!
Actually =A35.99 is less than =A36
Not by most people's standards. It's a 6th of a percent, not even
enough to trigger a speed camera.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
If you got rid of 1p, 2p and 5p coins they'd just show it as =A35.90=
.
Post by Commander Kinsey
Which would be preferable.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I can't remember the last time I used cash in a supermarket anyway, =
so
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
the issue of getting rid of small coins has got little to do with th=
e
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
way prices are expressed.
Wrong, the prices are based on the available denominations. As you s=
aid
Post by Commander Kinsey
above, getting rid of the 3 smallest coins would change prices to =A3=
5.90.
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
In fact I hardly ever use cash anywhere
these days, but many older people still do.
Cash is useful any time you want to pay someone who isn't a big
business, like a gardener, or your neighbour. For example I ordered
something on Ebay for my neighbour, she paid me some cash for it. It=
would have been more hassle to do some kind of bank transfer.
The Republic of Ireland has stopped minting 1=A2 and 2=A2 coins.
Supermarkets have kept the original prices and then round up or down a=
t
the till.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_euro_coins
Do they still round it if you pay by card?
Flop
2019-05-16 17:16:33 UTC
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Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Flop
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 13 May 2019 15:59:43 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
On Mon, 13 May 2019 01:11:07 +0100, Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins?  They're virtually
worthless.
We can get rid of them, but the Treasury has decided not to.
If we did then prices would have to be rounded off to the nearest 5p,
and you can bet your life they'd be rounded UP to the nearest 5p.
Rubbish.  Prices are governed by competition between businesses.
If you currently buy something in Asda for 47p, they could make it
50p, but Tesco might make it 45p and everyone would go there instead.
So even if (and it's a very big if) Tesco did reduce the price from
47p to 45p and Asda increased it to 50p then the average price of that
product has increased by 0.5p.
You must have forgotten what happened in 1971 with decimalisation.
Prices had to be rounded off, and in almost every case they were
rounded upwards.
Rather than reducing the price to 45p, past experience has shown that
both stores would increase the price to 50p.
A store has to make a certain profit to stay in business.  Prices
will be adjusted for that, and competition with others.
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid £5.99
shit.  It does not look less than £6, we're not thick!
Actually £5.99 is less than £6
Not by most people's standards.  It's a 6th of a percent, not even
enough to trigger a speed camera.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
If you got rid of 1p, 2p and 5p coins they'd just show it as £5.90.
Which would be preferable.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I can't remember the last time I used cash in a supermarket anyway, so
the issue of getting rid of small coins has got little to do with the
way prices are expressed.
Wrong, the prices are based on the available denominations.  As you said
above, getting rid of the 3 smallest coins would change prices to £5.90.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
In fact I hardly ever use cash anywhere
these days, but many older people still do.
Cash is useful any time you want to pay someone who isn't a big
business, like a gardener, or your neighbour.  For example I ordered
something on Ebay for my neighbour, she paid me some cash for it.  It
would have been more hassle to do some kind of bank transfer.
The Republic of Ireland has stopped minting 1¢ and 2¢ coins.
Supermarkets have kept the original prices and then round up or down at
the till.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_euro_coins
Do they still round it if you pay by card?
I think so because the till produces a rounded total.

This value would then be fed to the card reader.
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Commander Kinsey
2019-05-16 18:28:07 UTC
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Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 13 May 2019 15:59:43 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
On Mon, 13 May 2019 01:11:07 +0100, Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virtually worthless.
We can get rid of them, but the Treasury has decided not to.
If we did then prices would have to be rounded off to the nearest 5p,
and you can bet your life they'd be rounded UP to the nearest =
5p.
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Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Commander Kinsey
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Post by Chris in Makati
Rubbish. Prices are governed by competition between businesses=
.
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If you currently buy something in Asda for 47p, they could make=
it
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Post by Chris in Makati
50p, but Tesco might make it 45p and everyone would go there instead.
So even if (and it's a very big if) Tesco did reduce the price f=
rom
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Post by Chris in Makati
47p to 45p and Asda increased it to 50p then the average price o=
f
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Post by Commander Kinsey
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Post by Chris in Makati
that
product has increased by 0.5p.
You must have forgotten what happened in 1971 with decimalisatio=
n.
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Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
Prices had to be rounded off, and in almost every case they were=
rounded upwards.
Rather than reducing the price to 45p, past experience has shown=
that
Post by Flop
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
both stores would increase the price to 50p.
A store has to make a certain profit to stay in business. Prices=
will be adjusted for that, and competition with others.
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid =A35.9=
9
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Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
shit. It does not look less than =A36, we're not thick!
Actually =A35.99 is less than =A36
Not by most people's standards. It's a 6th of a percent, not even
enough to trigger a speed camera.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
If you got rid of 1p, 2p and 5p coins they'd just show it as =A35.=
90.
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Which would be preferable.
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I can't remember the last time I used cash in a supermarket anyway=
, so
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the issue of getting rid of small coins has got little to do with =
the
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way prices are expressed.
Wrong, the prices are based on the available denominations. As you=
said
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above, getting rid of the 3 smallest coins would change prices to =A3=
5.90.
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Post by Commander Kinsey
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Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
In fact I hardly ever use cash anywhere
these days, but many older people still do.
Cash is useful any time you want to pay someone who isn't a big
business, like a gardener, or your neighbour. For example I ordere=
d
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Post by Commander Kinsey
something on Ebay for my neighbour, she paid me some cash for it. =
It
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would have been more hassle to do some kind of bank transfer.
The Republic of Ireland has stopped minting 1=A2 and 2=A2 coins.
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at
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the till.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_euro_coins
Do they still round it if you pay by card?
I think so because the till produces a rounded total.
This value would then be fed to the card reader.
I guess they'd have to or you'd get some annoying customers complaining =
because the woman in front got away with a cent off.
Stephen Wolstenholme
2019-05-16 12:17:44 UTC
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On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
It would have been more hassle to do some kind of bank transfer.
It's a lot easier than searching for coins.

I pay my gardener and my main carer by bank transfer. It's been setup
in my Lloyd Internet account for years. My wife has tried to get her
RBS Internet account to do the same thing but it's so "secure" that
it's impossible to use!

Steve
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Commander Kinsey
2019-05-16 15:09:15 UTC
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Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
It would have been more hassle to do some kind of bank transfer.
It's a lot easier than searching for coins.
She didn't search, she just took a fiver out of her purse.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I pay my gardener and my main carer by bank transfer. It's been setup
in my Lloyd Internet account for years. My wife has tried to get her
RBS Internet account to do the same thing but it's so "secure" that
it's impossible to use!
Way too much hassle. Handing someone a twenty quid note is way easier. I wouldn't mind if they could take cards, but portable card readers cost too much.
Chris in Makati
2019-05-17 04:51:31 UTC
Permalink
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:09:15 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
It would have been more hassle to do some kind of bank transfer.
It's a lot easier than searching for coins.
She didn't search, she just took a fiver out of her purse.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I pay my gardener and my main carer by bank transfer. It's been setup
in my Lloyd Internet account for years. My wife has tried to get her
RBS Internet account to do the same thing but it's so "secure" that
it's impossible to use!
Way too much hassle. Handing someone a twenty quid note is way easier. I wouldn't mind if they could take cards, but portable card readers cost too much.
That's fine if it happens to be an exact number of Pounds, but what if
the eBay item was £15.50? One of you would have had to search around
for the right change to give.

This is one of the annoying things that happens in shops. People in
front of you in the queue spend ages counting out notes and coins to
hand to the cashier. I just tap my contactless card on the reader and
I'm out the door before the little old lady has ahead of me has got
her change back into her purse.
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-17 20:14:46 UTC
Permalink
Post by Chris in Makati
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:09:15 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
It would have been more hassle to do some kind of bank transfer.
It's a lot easier than searching for coins.
She didn't search, she just took a fiver out of her purse.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I pay my gardener and my main carer by bank transfer. It's been setu=
p
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
in my Lloyd Internet account for years. My wife has tried to get her=
RBS Internet account to do the same thing but it's so "secure" that
it's impossible to use!
Way too much hassle. Handing someone a twenty quid note is way easie=
r. I wouldn't mind if they could take cards, but portable card readers =
cost too much.
Post by Chris in Makati
That's fine if it happens to be an exact number of Pounds, but what if=
the eBay item was =A315.50? One of you would have had to search around=
for the right change to give.
No, somebody would just say keep the change. And people tend to have co=
ins kicking about. Cash is so much easier than farting around logging i=
nto bank accounts.
Post by Chris in Makati
This is one of the annoying things that happens in shops. People in
front of you in the queue spend ages counting out notes and coins to
hand to the cashier.
Nope. Last time I used cash, I just handed a few =A320 notes to the cas=
hier and got a handful of change back. Took no longer than using a card=
. She was getting the coins from the till while I was putting the goods=
in the trolley anyway.
Post by Chris in Makati
I just tap my contactless card on the reader and
Actually, you don't tap it. There's no physical detection of contact wi=
th the pad. You wave it nearby.
Post by Chris in Makati
I'm out the door before the little old lady has ahead of me has got
her change back into her purse.
Contactless cards are useless - who spends a small enough amount for tha=
t?! =A330 I think it is? Most supermarket shops are over =A350.
Chris in Makati
2019-05-18 02:32:40 UTC
Permalink
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:14:46 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:09:15 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
It would have been more hassle to do some kind of bank transfer.
It's a lot easier than searching for coins.
She didn't search, she just took a fiver out of her purse.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I pay my gardener and my main carer by bank transfer. It's been setup
in my Lloyd Internet account for years. My wife has tried to get her
RBS Internet account to do the same thing but it's so "secure" that
it's impossible to use!
Way too much hassle. Handing someone a twenty quid note is way easier. I wouldn't mind if they could take cards, but portable card readers cost too much.
That's fine if it happens to be an exact number of Pounds, but what if
the eBay item was £15.50? One of you would have had to search around
for the right change to give.
No, somebody would just say keep the change. And people tend to have coins kicking about. Cash is so much easier than farting around logging into bank accounts.
Post by Chris in Makati
This is one of the annoying things that happens in shops. People in
front of you in the queue spend ages counting out notes and coins to
hand to the cashier.
Nope. Last time I used cash, I just handed a few £20 notes to the cashier and got a handful of change back. Took no longer than using a card. She was getting the coins from the till while I was putting the goods in the trolley anyway.
Post by Chris in Makati
I just tap my contactless card on the reader and
Actually, you don't tap it. There's no physical detection of contact with the pad. You wave it nearby.
Actually, I do tap it.

http://www.theukcardsassociation.org.uk/contactless_consumer/How_to_use_a_Contactless_card.asp

"Simply touch your contactless card or device against the terminal."

You wave your card around like a flag if you want. It's better to hold
it steady to let the terminal read it.
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-18 14:13:29 UTC
Permalink
Post by Chris in Makati
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:14:46 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:09:15 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
It would have been more hassle to do some kind of bank transfer.
It's a lot easier than searching for coins.
She didn't search, she just took a fiver out of her purse.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I pay my gardener and my main carer by bank transfer. It's been se=
tup
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
in my Lloyd Internet account for years. My wife has tried to get h=
er
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
RBS Internet account to do the same thing but it's so "secure" tha=
t
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
it's impossible to use!
Way too much hassle. Handing someone a twenty quid note is way eas=
ier. I wouldn't mind if they could take cards, but portable card reader=
s cost too much.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
That's fine if it happens to be an exact number of Pounds, but what =
if
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
the eBay item was =A315.50? One of you would have had to search arou=
nd
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
for the right change to give.
No, somebody would just say keep the change. And people tend to have=
coins kicking about. Cash is so much easier than farting around loggin=
g into bank accounts.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
This is one of the annoying things that happens in shops. People in
front of you in the queue spend ages counting out notes and coins to=
hand to the cashier.
Nope. Last time I used cash, I just handed a few =A320 notes to the =
cashier and got a handful of change back. Took no longer than using a c=
ard. She was getting the coins from the till while I was putting the go=
ods in the trolley anyway.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
I just tap my contactless card on the reader and
Actually, you don't tap it. There's no physical detection of contact=
with the pad. You wave it nearby.
Post by Chris in Makati
Actually, I do tap it.
http://www.theukcardsassociation.org.uk/contactless_consumer/How_to_us=
e_a_Contactless_card.asp
Post by Chris in Makati
"Simply touch your contactless card or device against the terminal."
You wave your card around like a flag if you want. It's better to hold=
it steady to let the terminal read it.
Tapping is not holding it steady. A tap is a fraction of a second.

Anyway, I'll stick to simply inserting the card and typing my pin number=
. Hey guess what, people can steal your money, they just have to take y=
our card and provide no proof that they're you. What a fucking stupidl=
y insecure idea.
Stephen Wolstenholme
2019-05-17 10:28:25 UTC
Permalink
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:09:15 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
It would have been more hassle to do some kind of bank transfer.
It's a lot easier than searching for coins.
She didn't search, she just took a fiver out of her purse.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I pay my gardener and my main carer by bank transfer. It's been setup
in my Lloyd Internet account for years. My wife has tried to get her
RBS Internet account to do the same thing but it's so "secure" that
it's impossible to use!
Way too much hassle. Handing someone a twenty quid note is way easier. I wouldn't mind if they could take cards, but portable card readers cost too much.
I don't carry any money or cards.

Steve
--
http://www.npsnn.com
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-17 20:19:09 UTC
Permalink
Post by Chris in Makati
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:09:15 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
It would have been more hassle to do some kind of bank transfer.
It's a lot easier than searching for coins.
She didn't search, she just took a fiver out of her purse.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I pay my gardener and my main carer by bank transfer. It's been setup
in my Lloyd Internet account for years. My wife has tried to get her
RBS Internet account to do the same thing but it's so "secure" that
it's impossible to use!
Way too much hassle. Handing someone a twenty quid note is way easier. I wouldn't mind if they could take cards, but portable card readers cost too much.
I don't carry any money or cards.
How on earth do you buy things?
Stephen Wolstenholme
2019-05-17 22:19:35 UTC
Permalink
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:19:09 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:09:15 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
It would have been more hassle to do some kind of bank transfer.
It's a lot easier than searching for coins.
She didn't search, she just took a fiver out of her purse.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I pay my gardener and my main carer by bank transfer. It's been setup
in my Lloyd Internet account for years. My wife has tried to get her
RBS Internet account to do the same thing but it's so "secure" that
it's impossible to use!
Way too much hassle. Handing someone a twenty quid note is way easier. I wouldn't mind if they could take cards, but portable card readers cost too much.
I don't carry any money or cards.
How on earth do you buy things?
I don't buy anything. I get lots of presents.

Steve
--
http://www.npsnn.com
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-17 22:49:26 UTC
Permalink
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:19:09 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:09:15 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
It would have been more hassle to do some kind of bank transfer.
It's a lot easier than searching for coins.
She didn't search, she just took a fiver out of her purse.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I pay my gardener and my main carer by bank transfer. It's been setup
in my Lloyd Internet account for years. My wife has tried to get her
RBS Internet account to do the same thing but it's so "secure" that
it's impossible to use!
Way too much hassle. Handing someone a twenty quid note is way easier. I wouldn't mind if they could take cards, but portable card readers cost too much.
I don't carry any money or cards.
How on earth do you buy things?
I don't buy anything. I get lots of presents.
And they happen to fulfill your every need?
Chris in Makati
2019-05-18 02:32:40 UTC
Permalink
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:19:09 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:09:15 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
It would have been more hassle to do some kind of bank transfer.
It's a lot easier than searching for coins.
She didn't search, she just took a fiver out of her purse.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I pay my gardener and my main carer by bank transfer. It's been setup
in my Lloyd Internet account for years. My wife has tried to get her
RBS Internet account to do the same thing but it's so "secure" that
it's impossible to use!
Way too much hassle. Handing someone a twenty quid note is way easier. I wouldn't mind if they could take cards, but portable card readers cost too much.
I don't carry any money or cards.
How on earth do you buy things?
Apple Pay, Google Pay etc.
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-18 14:16:00 UTC
Permalink
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:19:09 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:09:15 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
It would have been more hassle to do some kind of bank transfer.
It's a lot easier than searching for coins.
She didn't search, she just took a fiver out of her purse.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I pay my gardener and my main carer by bank transfer. It's been setup
in my Lloyd Internet account for years. My wife has tried to get her
RBS Internet account to do the same thing but it's so "secure" that
it's impossible to use!
Way too much hassle. Handing someone a twenty quid note is way easier. I wouldn't mind if they could take cards, but portable card readers cost too much.
I don't carry any money or cards.
How on earth do you buy things?
Apple Pay, Google Pay etc.
So you have to carry a phone around with you, I just carry a card which is 10 times smaller, and doesn't get upset if it rains or if it falls out of my pocket.
Chris in Makati
2019-05-19 14:31:56 UTC
Permalink
On Sat, 18 May 2019 15:16:00 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:19:09 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:09:15 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
It would have been more hassle to do some kind of bank transfer.
It's a lot easier than searching for coins.
She didn't search, she just took a fiver out of her purse.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I pay my gardener and my main carer by bank transfer. It's been setup
in my Lloyd Internet account for years. My wife has tried to get her
RBS Internet account to do the same thing but it's so "secure" that
it's impossible to use!
Way too much hassle. Handing someone a twenty quid note is way easier. I wouldn't mind if they could take cards, but portable card readers cost too much.
I don't carry any money or cards.
How on earth do you buy things?
Apple Pay, Google Pay etc.
So you have to carry a phone around with you, I just carry a card which is 10 times smaller, and doesn't get upset if it rains or if it falls out of my pocket.
I take the phone around with me anyway. Most people who own mobile
phones do too. The payment option is just an additional function it
provides. Saves having to carry a wallet.
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-19 15:27:25 UTC
Permalink
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sat, 18 May 2019 15:16:00 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:19:09 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:09:15 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
It would have been more hassle to do some kind of bank transfer.
It's a lot easier than searching for coins.
She didn't search, she just took a fiver out of her purse.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I pay my gardener and my main carer by bank transfer. It's been setup
in my Lloyd Internet account for years. My wife has tried to get her
RBS Internet account to do the same thing but it's so "secure" that
it's impossible to use!
Way too much hassle. Handing someone a twenty quid note is way easier. I wouldn't mind if they could take cards, but portable card readers cost too much.
I don't carry any money or cards.
How on earth do you buy things?
Apple Pay, Google Pay etc.
So you have to carry a phone around with you, I just carry a card which is 10 times smaller, and doesn't get upset if it rains or if it falls out of my pocket.
I take the phone around with me anyway. Most people who own mobile
phones do too.
Do you have a magical phone which is immune to water? In this country it rains. Unfit for purpose.
Post by Chris in Makati
The payment option is just an additional function it
provides. Saves having to carry a wallet.
I don't, I carry one slim debit card, a tenth of the size of a phone.

And why on earth do you feel the need to make phonecalls when you're out?! Are you a teenager or something?
Chris in Makati
2019-05-20 00:32:49 UTC
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On Sun, 19 May 2019 16:27:25 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sat, 18 May 2019 15:16:00 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:19:09 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:09:15 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
It would have been more hassle to do some kind of bank transfer.
It's a lot easier than searching for coins.
She didn't search, she just took a fiver out of her purse.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I pay my gardener and my main carer by bank transfer. It's been setup
in my Lloyd Internet account for years. My wife has tried to get her
RBS Internet account to do the same thing but it's so "secure" that
it's impossible to use!
Way too much hassle. Handing someone a twenty quid note is way easier. I wouldn't mind if they could take cards, but portable card readers cost too much.
I don't carry any money or cards.
How on earth do you buy things?
Apple Pay, Google Pay etc.
So you have to carry a phone around with you, I just carry a card which is 10 times smaller, and doesn't get upset if it rains or if it falls out of my pocket.
I take the phone around with me anyway. Most people who own mobile
phones do too.
Do you have a magical phone which is immune to water? In this country it rains. Unfit for purpose.
I've been carrying mobiles phones around for the last 25 years, and
never once have I had one damaged by rain. Just use a bit of common
sense.
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
The payment option is just an additional function it
provides. Saves having to carry a wallet.
I don't, I carry one slim debit card, a tenth of the size of a phone.
And why on earth do you feel the need to make phonecalls when you're out?! Are you a teenager or something?
No, I'm a manager in a multinational company. People call, text and
message me multiple times a day for all kinds of things. I need to
make decisions, I need to speak to staff, I need to speak to
customers, I need to do all the things that people in business
routinely do every day.
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-20 20:09:36 UTC
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Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 19 May 2019 16:27:25 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sat, 18 May 2019 15:16:00 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:19:09 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:09:15 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
It would have been more hassle to do some kind of bank transfer.
It's a lot easier than searching for coins.
She didn't search, she just took a fiver out of her purse.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I pay my gardener and my main carer by bank transfer. It's been setup
in my Lloyd Internet account for years. My wife has tried to get her
RBS Internet account to do the same thing but it's so "secure" that
it's impossible to use!
Way too much hassle. Handing someone a twenty quid note is way easier. I wouldn't mind if they could take cards, but portable card readers cost too much.
I don't carry any money or cards.
How on earth do you buy things?
Apple Pay, Google Pay etc.
So you have to carry a phone around with you, I just carry a card which is 10 times smaller, and doesn't get upset if it rains or if it falls out of my pocket.
I take the phone around with me anyway. Most people who own mobile
phones do too.
Do you have a magical phone which is immune to water? In this country it rains. Unfit for purpose.
I've been carrying mobiles phones around for the last 25 years, and
never once have I had one damaged by rain. Just use a bit of common
sense.
Like what? Conceal it in a waterproof bag? Manufacturers really need to design them properly.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
The payment option is just an additional function it
provides. Saves having to carry a wallet.
I don't, I carry one slim debit card, a tenth of the size of a phone.
And why on earth do you feel the need to make phonecalls when you're out?! Are you a teenager or something?
No, I'm a manager in a multinational company. People call, text and
message me multiple times a day for all kinds of things. I need to
make decisions, I need to speak to staff, I need to speak to
customers, I need to do all the things that people in business
routinely do every day.
Most people don't do that stuff.
Chris in Makati
2019-05-21 00:36:33 UTC
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On Mon, 20 May 2019 21:09:36 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 19 May 2019 16:27:25 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sat, 18 May 2019 15:16:00 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:19:09 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:09:15 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
It would have been more hassle to do some kind of bank transfer.
It's a lot easier than searching for coins.
She didn't search, she just took a fiver out of her purse.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I pay my gardener and my main carer by bank transfer. It's been setup
in my Lloyd Internet account for years. My wife has tried to get her
RBS Internet account to do the same thing but it's so "secure" that
it's impossible to use!
Way too much hassle. Handing someone a twenty quid note is way easier. I wouldn't mind if they could take cards, but portable card readers cost too much.
I don't carry any money or cards.
How on earth do you buy things?
Apple Pay, Google Pay etc.
So you have to carry a phone around with you, I just carry a card which is 10 times smaller, and doesn't get upset if it rains or if it falls out of my pocket.
I take the phone around with me anyway. Most people who own mobile
phones do too.
Do you have a magical phone which is immune to water? In this country it rains. Unfit for purpose.
I've been carrying mobiles phones around for the last 25 years, and
never once have I had one damaged by rain. Just use a bit of common
sense.
Like what? Conceal it in a waterproof bag? Manufacturers really need to design them properly.
Like putting it in my pocket. It's never been a problem.
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
The payment option is just an additional function it
provides. Saves having to carry a wallet.
I don't, I carry one slim debit card, a tenth of the size of a phone.
And why on earth do you feel the need to make phonecalls when you're out?! Are you a teenager or something?
No, I'm a manager in a multinational company. People call, text and
message me multiple times a day for all kinds of things. I need to
make decisions, I need to speak to staff, I need to speak to
customers, I need to do all the things that people in business
routinely do every day.
Most people don't do that stuff.
Yes they do. I see people around me everywhere using their mobiles
while they're outside.

Most people have a mobile phone because it enables them to stay in
touch when they're traveling away from home. And there are millions
who use it for business. If one day you grow up and get a proper job
you'll understand this.
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-21 18:09:24 UTC
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Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 20 May 2019 21:09:36 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 19 May 2019 16:27:25 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sat, 18 May 2019 15:16:00 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:19:09 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:09:15 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
It would have been more hassle to do some kind of bank transfer.
It's a lot easier than searching for coins.
She didn't search, she just took a fiver out of her purse.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I pay my gardener and my main carer by bank transfer. It's been setup
in my Lloyd Internet account for years. My wife has tried to get her
RBS Internet account to do the same thing but it's so "secure" that
it's impossible to use!
Way too much hassle. Handing someone a twenty quid note is way easier. I wouldn't mind if they could take cards, but portable card readers cost too much.
I don't carry any money or cards.
How on earth do you buy things?
Apple Pay, Google Pay etc.
So you have to carry a phone around with you, I just carry a card which is 10 times smaller, and doesn't get upset if it rains or if it falls out of my pocket.
I take the phone around with me anyway. Most people who own mobile
phones do too.
Do you have a magical phone which is immune to water? In this country it rains. Unfit for purpose.
I've been carrying mobiles phones around for the last 25 years, and
never once have I had one damaged by rain. Just use a bit of common
sense.
Like what? Conceal it in a waterproof bag? Manufacturers really need to design them properly.
Like putting it in my pocket. It's never been a problem.
You must have special waterproof pockets.

And what about when you want to use it and it's raining?
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
The payment option is just an additional function it
provides. Saves having to carry a wallet.
I don't, I carry one slim debit card, a tenth of the size of a phone.
And why on earth do you feel the need to make phonecalls when you're out?! Are you a teenager or something?
No, I'm a manager in a multinational company. People call, text and
message me multiple times a day for all kinds of things. I need to
make decisions, I need to speak to staff, I need to speak to
customers, I need to do all the things that people in business
routinely do every day.
Most people don't do that stuff.
Yes they do. I see people around me everywhere using their mobiles
while they're outside.
For pointless activities like facebook. I do that shit at home on a real computer.
Post by Chris in Makati
Most people have a mobile phone because it enables them to stay in
touch when they're traveling away from home.
The only reason I can think of for using one is to call the breakdown service when your car fails. But it stays in the car where it's dry.
Post by Chris in Makati
And there are millions
who use it for business. If one day you grow up and get a proper job
you'll understand this.
Most people using a phone for business use it in the office or the van.
Chris in Makati
2019-05-21 21:22:59 UTC
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On Tue, 21 May 2019 19:09:24 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 20 May 2019 21:09:36 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 19 May 2019 16:27:25 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sat, 18 May 2019 15:16:00 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:19:09 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Thu, 16 May 2019 16:09:15 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
It would have been more hassle to do some kind of bank transfer.
It's a lot easier than searching for coins.
She didn't search, she just took a fiver out of her purse.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I pay my gardener and my main carer by bank transfer. It's been setup
in my Lloyd Internet account for years. My wife has tried to get her
RBS Internet account to do the same thing but it's so "secure" that
it's impossible to use!
Way too much hassle. Handing someone a twenty quid note is way easier. I wouldn't mind if they could take cards, but portable card readers cost too much.
I don't carry any money or cards.
How on earth do you buy things?
Apple Pay, Google Pay etc.
So you have to carry a phone around with you, I just carry a card which is 10 times smaller, and doesn't get upset if it rains or if it falls out of my pocket.
I take the phone around with me anyway. Most people who own mobile
phones do too.
Do you have a magical phone which is immune to water? In this country it rains. Unfit for purpose.
I've been carrying mobiles phones around for the last 25 years, and
never once have I had one damaged by rain. Just use a bit of common
sense.
Like what? Conceal it in a waterproof bag? Manufacturers really need to design them properly.
Like putting it in my pocket. It's never been a problem.
You must have special waterproof pockets.
I'm not in the habit of walking around in torrential rain so heavy
that I get soaked to the skin. If that happens I'll make sure the
phone and any other valuables are protected. Just a little common
sense is needed. Maybe mummy could put it in her handbag for you.
Post by Commander Kinsey
And what about when you want to use it and it's raining?
Then I'd shelter from the rain before using the phone. I can't believe
I'm having this conversation. It seems that small value coins are the
least of the problems you should be worrying about.
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
The payment option is just an additional function it
provides. Saves having to carry a wallet.
I don't, I carry one slim debit card, a tenth of the size of a phone.
And why on earth do you feel the need to make phonecalls when you're out?! Are you a teenager or something?
No, I'm a manager in a multinational company. People call, text and
message me multiple times a day for all kinds of things. I need to
make decisions, I need to speak to staff, I need to speak to
customers, I need to do all the things that people in business
routinely do every day.
Most people don't do that stuff.
Yes they do. I see people around me everywhere using their mobiles
while they're outside.
For pointless activities like facebook. I do that shit at home on a real computer.
No. For business use.
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Most people have a mobile phone because it enables them to stay in
touch when they're traveling away from home.
The only reason I can think of for using one is to call the breakdown service when your car fails. But it stays in the car where it's dry.
Keep thinking, you'll come up with lots of other situations too if you
try.
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
And there are millions
who use it for business. If one day you grow up and get a proper job
you'll understand this.
Most people using a phone for business use it in the office or the van.
In a van, yes, or in any of the many other situations where they're
traveling away from their home or office. See, when you start to
actually think you can work these things out for yourself.

At least you've progressed from "why on earth do you feel the need to
make phonecalls when you're out?". Good boy.
Stephen Wolstenholme
2019-05-22 11:49:06 UTC
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On Tue, 21 May 2019 19:09:24 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
For pointless activities like facebook. I do that shit at home on a real computer.
In 2004 I was one of the first people on Facebook but I soon gave it
up.

Steve
--
http://www.npsnn.com
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-22 18:40:00 UTC
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Post by Chris in Makati
On Tue, 21 May 2019 19:09:24 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
For pointless activities like facebook. I do that shit at home on a real computer.
In 2004 I was one of the first people on Facebook but I soon gave it up.
I gave it up as my timeline was just full of friends of friends of friends I've never heard of posting pictures of what they'd eaten in McDonalds.

Some people seem to think you can sell things on it, but I prefer sites designed for selling, like Ebay, Gumtree, Freecycle.
Chris in Makati
2019-05-17 04:51:31 UTC
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On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 13 May 2019 15:59:43 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virtually worthless.
We can get rid of them, but the Treasury has decided not to.
If we did then prices would have to be rounded off to the nearest 5p,
and you can bet your life they'd be rounded UP to the nearest 5p.
Rubbish. Prices are governed by competition between businesses. If you currently buy something in Asda for 47p, they could make it 50p, but Tesco might make it 45p and everyone would go there instead.
So even if (and it's a very big if) Tesco did reduce the price from
47p to 45p and Asda increased it to 50p then the average price of that
product has increased by 0.5p.
You must have forgotten what happened in 1971 with decimalisation.
Prices had to be rounded off, and in almost every case they were
rounded upwards.
Rather than reducing the price to 45p, past experience has shown that
both stores would increase the price to 50p.
A store has to make a certain profit to stay in business. Prices will be adjusted for that, and competition with others.
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid £5.99 shit. It does not look less than £6, we're not thick!
Actually £5.99 is less than £6
Not by most people's standards. It's a 6th of a percent, not even enough to trigger a speed camera.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
If you got rid of 1p, 2p and 5p coins they'd just show it as £5.90.
Which would be preferable.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I can't remember the last time I used cash in a supermarket anyway, so
the issue of getting rid of small coins has got little to do with the
way prices are expressed.
Wrong, the prices are based on the available denominations.
Wrong. The denominations made available are based on the needs of the
market, not the other way around.

That's why a decision has been made NOT to get rid of those coins. The
Treasury has recognised that there is still a demand for them.

I for one certainly don't want my penny sweets costing 10p.
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-17 20:11:36 UTC
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Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 13 May 2019 15:59:43 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virtually wo=
rthless.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
We can get rid of them, but the Treasury has decided not to.
If we did then prices would have to be rounded off to the neares=
t 5p,
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
and you can bet your life they'd be rounded UP to the nearest 5p=
.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
Rubbish. Prices are governed by competition between businesses. =
If you currently buy something in Asda for 47p, they could make it 50p,=
but Tesco might make it 45p and everyone would go there instead.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
So even if (and it's a very big if) Tesco did reduce the price fro=
m
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
47p to 45p and Asda increased it to 50p then the average price of =
that
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Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
product has increased by 0.5p.
You must have forgotten what happened in 1971 with decimalisation.=
Prices had to be rounded off, and in almost every case they were
rounded upwards.
Rather than reducing the price to 45p, past experience has shown t=
hat
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
both stores would increase the price to 50p.
A store has to make a certain profit to stay in business. Prices w=
ill be adjusted for that, and competition with others.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid =A35.99 =
shit. It does not look less than =A36, we're not thick!
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Actually =A35.99 is less than =A36
Not by most people's standards. It's a 6th of a percent, not even en=
ough to trigger a speed camera.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
If you got rid of 1p, 2p and 5p coins they'd just show it as =A35.90=
.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Which would be preferable.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I can't remember the last time I used cash in a supermarket anyway, =
so
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
the issue of getting rid of small coins has got little to do with th=
e
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
way prices are expressed.
Wrong, the prices are based on the available denominations.
Wrong. The denominations made available are based on the needs of the
market, not the other way around.
Bullshit. When they removed half pence coins, my local shop stopped hal=
fpenny sweets and just sold larger sweets for 1p, or two small ones.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
That's why a decision has been made NOT to get rid of those coins. The=
Treasury has recognised that there is still a demand for them.
You can't get anything useful for less than about 20p. The cheapest thi=
ng I can think of that I can buy in my local supermarket is 18p.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I for one certainly don't want my penny sweets costing 10p.
Why would you buy 1? Just buy 10 at a time.
Chris in Makati
2019-05-18 02:32:40 UTC
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On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:11:36 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 13 May 2019 15:59:43 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virtually worthless.
We can get rid of them, but the Treasury has decided not to.
If we did then prices would have to be rounded off to the nearest 5p,
and you can bet your life they'd be rounded UP to the nearest 5p.
Rubbish. Prices are governed by competition between businesses. If you currently buy something in Asda for 47p, they could make it 50p, but Tesco might make it 45p and everyone would go there instead.
So even if (and it's a very big if) Tesco did reduce the price from
47p to 45p and Asda increased it to 50p then the average price of that
product has increased by 0.5p.
You must have forgotten what happened in 1971 with decimalisation.
Prices had to be rounded off, and in almost every case they were
rounded upwards.
Rather than reducing the price to 45p, past experience has shown that
both stores would increase the price to 50p.
A store has to make a certain profit to stay in business. Prices will be adjusted for that, and competition with others.
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid £5.99 shit. It does not look less than £6, we're not thick!
Actually £5.99 is less than £6
Not by most people's standards. It's a 6th of a percent, not even enough to trigger a speed camera.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
If you got rid of 1p, 2p and 5p coins they'd just show it as £5.90.
Which would be preferable.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I can't remember the last time I used cash in a supermarket anyway, so
the issue of getting rid of small coins has got little to do with the
way prices are expressed.
Wrong, the prices are based on the available denominations.
Wrong. The denominations made available are based on the needs of the
market, not the other way around.
Bullshit. When they removed half pence coins, my local shop stopped halfpenny sweets and just sold larger sweets for 1p, or two small ones.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
That's why a decision has been made NOT to get rid of those coins. The
Treasury has recognised that there is still a demand for them.
You can't get anything useful for less than about 20p. The cheapest thing I can think of that I can buy in my local supermarket is 18p.
Tesco Bananas - 14p
Swizzels Matlow Strawberry Refresher Bar
Lidl Kiwi Fruit - 16p
Haribo Maoam Giant Strawberry Stripes - 10p
Swizzels Matlow Chunky Drumstick Lolly - 10p

Those are just a few things I found with a quick look.
.
Norman Wells
2019-05-18 07:59:43 UTC
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Post by Chris in Makati
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:11:36 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
You can't get anything useful for less than about 20p. The cheapest thing I can think of that I can buy in my local supermarket is 18p.
Tesco Bananas - 14p
Swizzels Matlow Strawberry Refresher Bar
Lidl Kiwi Fruit - 16p
Haribo Maoam Giant Strawberry Stripes - 10p
Swizzels Matlow Chunky Drumstick Lolly - 10p
Those are just a few things I found with a quick look.
But think how much better the country's dental health would be if we
abolished all the shrapnel.
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-18 14:11:17 UTC
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Post by Chris in Makati
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:11:36 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 13 May 2019 15:59:43 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virtually =
worthless.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
We can get rid of them, but the Treasury has decided not to.
If we did then prices would have to be rounded off to the near=
est 5p,
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
and you can bet your life they'd be rounded UP to the nearest =
5p.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
Rubbish. Prices are governed by competition between businesses=
. If you currently buy something in Asda for 47p, they could make it 50=
p, but Tesco might make it 45p and everyone would go there instead.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
So even if (and it's a very big if) Tesco did reduce the price f=
rom
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
47p to 45p and Asda increased it to 50p then the average price o=
f that
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
product has increased by 0.5p.
You must have forgotten what happened in 1971 with decimalisatio=
n.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
Prices had to be rounded off, and in almost every case they were=
rounded upwards.
Rather than reducing the price to 45p, past experience has shown=
that
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
both stores would increase the price to 50p.
A store has to make a certain profit to stay in business. Prices=
will be adjusted for that, and competition with others.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid =A35.9=
9 shit. It does not look less than =A36, we're not thick!
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Actually =A35.99 is less than =A36
Not by most people's standards. It's a 6th of a percent, not even =
enough to trigger a speed camera.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
If you got rid of 1p, 2p and 5p coins they'd just show it as =A35.=
90.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Which would be preferable.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I can't remember the last time I used cash in a supermarket anyway=
, so
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
the issue of getting rid of small coins has got little to do with =
the
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
way prices are expressed.
Wrong, the prices are based on the available denominations.
Wrong. The denominations made available are based on the needs of th=
e
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
market, not the other way around.
Bullshit. When they removed half pence coins, my local shop stopped =
halfpenny sweets and just sold larger sweets for 1p, or two small ones.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
That's why a decision has been made NOT to get rid of those coins. T=
he
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Treasury has recognised that there is still a demand for them.
You can't get anything useful for less than about 20p. The cheapest =
thing I can think of that I can buy in my local supermarket is 18p.
Post by Chris in Makati
Tesco Bananas - 14p
Swizzels Matlow Strawberry Refresher Bar
Lidl Kiwi Fruit - 16p
Haribo Maoam Giant Strawberry Stripes - 10p
Swizzels Matlow Chunky Drumstick Lolly - 10p
Those are just a few things I found with a quick look.
Those don't need 1p and 2p coins. As for the 5p coins, just make the si=
ze of the goods different.
Chris in Makati
2019-05-19 14:31:56 UTC
Permalink
On Sat, 18 May 2019 15:11:17 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:11:36 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 13 May 2019 15:59:43 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virtually worthless.
We can get rid of them, but the Treasury has decided not to.
If we did then prices would have to be rounded off to the nearest 5p,
and you can bet your life they'd be rounded UP to the nearest 5p.
Rubbish. Prices are governed by competition between businesses. If you currently buy something in Asda for 47p, they could make it 50p, but Tesco might make it 45p and everyone would go there instead.
So even if (and it's a very big if) Tesco did reduce the price from
47p to 45p and Asda increased it to 50p then the average price of that
product has increased by 0.5p.
You must have forgotten what happened in 1971 with decimalisation.
Prices had to be rounded off, and in almost every case they were
rounded upwards.
Rather than reducing the price to 45p, past experience has shown that
both stores would increase the price to 50p.
A store has to make a certain profit to stay in business. Prices will be adjusted for that, and competition with others.
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid £5.99 shit. It does not look less than £6, we're not thick!
Actually £5.99 is less than £6
Not by most people's standards. It's a 6th of a percent, not even enough to trigger a speed camera.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
If you got rid of 1p, 2p and 5p coins they'd just show it as £5.90.
Which would be preferable.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I can't remember the last time I used cash in a supermarket anyway, so
the issue of getting rid of small coins has got little to do with the
way prices are expressed.
Wrong, the prices are based on the available denominations.
Wrong. The denominations made available are based on the needs of the
market, not the other way around.
Bullshit. When they removed half pence coins, my local shop stopped halfpenny sweets and just sold larger sweets for 1p, or two small ones.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
That's why a decision has been made NOT to get rid of those coins. The
Treasury has recognised that there is still a demand for them.
You can't get anything useful for less than about 20p. The cheapest thing I can think of that I can buy in my local supermarket is 18p.
Tesco Bananas - 14p
Swizzels Matlow Strawberry Refresher Bar
Lidl Kiwi Fruit - 16p
Haribo Maoam Giant Strawberry Stripes - 10p
Swizzels Matlow Chunky Drumstick Lolly - 10p
Those are just a few things I found with a quick look.
Those don't need 1p and 2p coins. As for the 5p coins, just make the size of the goods different.
You can't seem to grasp that the coins and notes in circulation are
based on what it is believed the public want.

The decision has been made. They're keeping those coins. Accept it and
move on.
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-19 15:26:10 UTC
Permalink
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sat, 18 May 2019 15:11:17 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:11:36 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 13 May 2019 15:59:43 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virtuall=
y worthless.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
We can get rid of them, but the Treasury has decided not to.=
If we did then prices would have to be rounded off to the ne=
arest 5p,
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
and you can bet your life they'd be rounded UP to the neares=
t 5p.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
Rubbish. Prices are governed by competition between business=
es. If you currently buy something in Asda for 47p, they could make it =
50p, but Tesco might make it 45p and everyone would go there instead.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
So even if (and it's a very big if) Tesco did reduce the price=
from
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
47p to 45p and Asda increased it to 50p then the average price=
of that
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
product has increased by 0.5p.
You must have forgotten what happened in 1971 with decimalisat=
ion.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
Prices had to be rounded off, and in almost every case they we=
re
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
rounded upwards.
Rather than reducing the price to 45p, past experience has sho=
wn that
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
both stores would increase the price to 50p.
A store has to make a certain profit to stay in business. Pric=
es will be adjusted for that, and competition with others.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid =A35=
.99 shit. It does not look less than =A36, we're not thick!
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Actually =A35.99 is less than =A36
Not by most people's standards. It's a 6th of a percent, not eve=
n enough to trigger a speed camera.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
If you got rid of 1p, 2p and 5p coins they'd just show it as =A3=
5.90.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Which would be preferable.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I can't remember the last time I used cash in a supermarket anyw=
ay, so
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
the issue of getting rid of small coins has got little to do wit=
h the
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
way prices are expressed.
Wrong, the prices are based on the available denominations.
Wrong. The denominations made available are based on the needs of =
the
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
market, not the other way around.
Bullshit. When they removed half pence coins, my local shop stoppe=
d halfpenny sweets and just sold larger sweets for 1p, or two small ones=
.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
That's why a decision has been made NOT to get rid of those coins.=
The
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Treasury has recognised that there is still a demand for them.
You can't get anything useful for less than about 20p. The cheapes=
t thing I can think of that I can buy in my local supermarket is 18p.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Tesco Bananas - 14p
Swizzels Matlow Strawberry Refresher Bar
Lidl Kiwi Fruit - 16p
Haribo Maoam Giant Strawberry Stripes - 10p
Swizzels Matlow Chunky Drumstick Lolly - 10p
Those are just a few things I found with a quick look.
Those don't need 1p and 2p coins. As for the 5p coins, just make the=
size of the goods different.
Post by Chris in Makati
You can't seem to grasp that the coins and notes in circulation are
based on what it is believed the public want.
What an absolutely insane thing to say. The government never ever does =
what the public wants.
Post by Chris in Makati
The decision has been made. They're keeping those coins. Accept it and=
move on.
Why should I accept gross stupidity?
Chris in Makati
2019-05-20 00:32:49 UTC
Permalink
On Sun, 19 May 2019 16:26:10 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sat, 18 May 2019 15:11:17 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:11:36 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 13 May 2019 15:59:43 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virtually worthless.
We can get rid of them, but the Treasury has decided not to.
If we did then prices would have to be rounded off to the nearest 5p,
and you can bet your life they'd be rounded UP to the nearest 5p.
Rubbish. Prices are governed by competition between businesses. If you currently buy something in Asda for 47p, they could make it 50p, but Tesco might make it 45p and everyone would go there instead.
So even if (and it's a very big if) Tesco did reduce the price from
47p to 45p and Asda increased it to 50p then the average price of that
product has increased by 0.5p.
You must have forgotten what happened in 1971 with decimalisation.
Prices had to be rounded off, and in almost every case they were
rounded upwards.
Rather than reducing the price to 45p, past experience has shown that
both stores would increase the price to 50p.
A store has to make a certain profit to stay in business. Prices will be adjusted for that, and competition with others.
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid £5.99 shit. It does not look less than £6, we're not thick!
Actually £5.99 is less than £6
Not by most people's standards. It's a 6th of a percent, not even enough to trigger a speed camera.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
If you got rid of 1p, 2p and 5p coins they'd just show it as £5.90.
Which would be preferable.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I can't remember the last time I used cash in a supermarket anyway, so
the issue of getting rid of small coins has got little to do with the
way prices are expressed.
Wrong, the prices are based on the available denominations.
Wrong. The denominations made available are based on the needs of the
market, not the other way around.
Bullshit. When they removed half pence coins, my local shop stopped halfpenny sweets and just sold larger sweets for 1p, or two small ones.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
That's why a decision has been made NOT to get rid of those coins. The
Treasury has recognised that there is still a demand for them.
You can't get anything useful for less than about 20p. The cheapest thing I can think of that I can buy in my local supermarket is 18p.
Tesco Bananas - 14p
Swizzels Matlow Strawberry Refresher Bar
Lidl Kiwi Fruit - 16p
Haribo Maoam Giant Strawberry Stripes - 10p
Swizzels Matlow Chunky Drumstick Lolly - 10p
Those are just a few things I found with a quick look.
Those don't need 1p and 2p coins. As for the 5p coins, just make the size of the goods different.
You can't seem to grasp that the coins and notes in circulation are
based on what it is believed the public want.
What an absolutely insane thing to say. The government never ever does what the public wants.
Post by Chris in Makati
The decision has been made. They're keeping those coins. Accept it and
move on.
Why should I accept gross stupidity?
Because the decision has been made. What are you going to do about it?
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-20 20:10:49 UTC
Permalink
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 19 May 2019 16:26:10 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sat, 18 May 2019 15:11:17 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:11:36 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 13 May 2019 15:59:43 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virtua=
lly worthless.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
We can get rid of them, but the Treasury has decided not t=
o.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
If we did then prices would have to be rounded off to the =
nearest 5p,
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
and you can bet your life they'd be rounded UP to the near=
est 5p.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
Rubbish. Prices are governed by competition between busine=
sses. If you currently buy something in Asda for 47p, they could make i=
t 50p, but Tesco might make it 45p and everyone would go there instead.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
So even if (and it's a very big if) Tesco did reduce the pri=
ce from
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
47p to 45p and Asda increased it to 50p then the average pri=
ce of that
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
product has increased by 0.5p.
You must have forgotten what happened in 1971 with decimalis=
ation.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
Prices had to be rounded off, and in almost every case they =
were
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
rounded upwards.
Rather than reducing the price to 45p, past experience has s=
hown that
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
both stores would increase the price to 50p.
A store has to make a certain profit to stay in business. Pr=
ices will be adjusted for that, and competition with others.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid =A3=
5.99 shit. It does not look less than =A36, we're not thick!
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Actually =A35.99 is less than =A36
Not by most people's standards. It's a 6th of a percent, not e=
ven enough to trigger a speed camera.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
If you got rid of 1p, 2p and 5p coins they'd just show it as =A3=
5.90.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Which would be preferable.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I can't remember the last time I used cash in a supermarket an=
yway, so
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
the issue of getting rid of small coins has got little to do w=
ith the
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
way prices are expressed.
Wrong, the prices are based on the available denominations.
Wrong. The denominations made available are based on the needs o=
f the
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
market, not the other way around.
Bullshit. When they removed half pence coins, my local shop stop=
ped halfpenny sweets and just sold larger sweets for 1p, or two small on=
es.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
That's why a decision has been made NOT to get rid of those coin=
s. The
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Treasury has recognised that there is still a demand for them.
You can't get anything useful for less than about 20p. The cheap=
est thing I can think of that I can buy in my local supermarket is 18p.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Tesco Bananas - 14p
Swizzels Matlow Strawberry Refresher Bar
Lidl Kiwi Fruit - 16p
Haribo Maoam Giant Strawberry Stripes - 10p
Swizzels Matlow Chunky Drumstick Lolly - 10p
Those are just a few things I found with a quick look.
Those don't need 1p and 2p coins. As for the 5p coins, just make t=
he size of the goods different.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
You can't seem to grasp that the coins and notes in circulation are
based on what it is believed the public want.
What an absolutely insane thing to say. The government never ever do=
es what the public wants.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
The decision has been made. They're keeping those coins. Accept it a=
nd
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
move on.
Why should I accept gross stupidity?
Because the decision has been made. What are you going to do about it?=
Point out how stupid they are.
Chris in Makati
2019-05-21 00:36:33 UTC
Permalink
On Mon, 20 May 2019 21:10:49 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 19 May 2019 16:26:10 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sat, 18 May 2019 15:11:17 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:11:36 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 13 May 2019 15:59:43 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virtually worthless.
We can get rid of them, but the Treasury has decided not to.
If we did then prices would have to be rounded off to the nearest 5p,
and you can bet your life they'd be rounded UP to the nearest 5p.
Rubbish. Prices are governed by competition between businesses. If you currently buy something in Asda for 47p, they could make it 50p, but Tesco might make it 45p and everyone would go there instead.
So even if (and it's a very big if) Tesco did reduce the price from
47p to 45p and Asda increased it to 50p then the average price of that
product has increased by 0.5p.
You must have forgotten what happened in 1971 with decimalisation.
Prices had to be rounded off, and in almost every case they were
rounded upwards.
Rather than reducing the price to 45p, past experience has shown that
both stores would increase the price to 50p.
A store has to make a certain profit to stay in business. Prices will be adjusted for that, and competition with others.
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid £5.99 shit. It does not look less than £6, we're not thick!
Actually £5.99 is less than £6
Not by most people's standards. It's a 6th of a percent, not even enough to trigger a speed camera.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
If you got rid of 1p, 2p and 5p coins they'd just show it as £5.90.
Which would be preferable.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I can't remember the last time I used cash in a supermarket anyway, so
the issue of getting rid of small coins has got little to do with the
way prices are expressed.
Wrong, the prices are based on the available denominations.
Wrong. The denominations made available are based on the needs of the
market, not the other way around.
Bullshit. When they removed half pence coins, my local shop stopped halfpenny sweets and just sold larger sweets for 1p, or two small ones.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
That's why a decision has been made NOT to get rid of those coins. The
Treasury has recognised that there is still a demand for them.
You can't get anything useful for less than about 20p. The cheapest thing I can think of that I can buy in my local supermarket is 18p.
Tesco Bananas - 14p
Swizzels Matlow Strawberry Refresher Bar
Lidl Kiwi Fruit - 16p
Haribo Maoam Giant Strawberry Stripes - 10p
Swizzels Matlow Chunky Drumstick Lolly - 10p
Those are just a few things I found with a quick look.
Those don't need 1p and 2p coins. As for the 5p coins, just make the size of the goods different.
You can't seem to grasp that the coins and notes in circulation are
based on what it is believed the public want.
What an absolutely insane thing to say. The government never ever does what the public wants.
Post by Chris in Makati
The decision has been made. They're keeping those coins. Accept it and
move on.
Why should I accept gross stupidity?
Because the decision has been made. What are you going to do about it?
Point out how stupid they are.
And be ignored.
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-21 18:12:32 UTC
Permalink
Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 20 May 2019 21:10:49 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 19 May 2019 16:26:10 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sat, 18 May 2019 15:11:17 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:11:36 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 13 May 2019 15:59:43 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
On Mon, 13 May 2019 01:11:07 +0100, Chris in Makati <mail=
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virt=
ually worthless.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
We can get rid of them, but the Treasury has decided not=
to.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
If we did then prices would have to be rounded off to th=
e nearest 5p,
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
and you can bet your life they'd be rounded UP to the ne=
arest 5p.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
Rubbish. Prices are governed by competition between busi=
nesses. If you currently buy something in Asda for 47p, they could make=
it 50p, but Tesco might make it 45p and everyone would go there instead=
.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
So even if (and it's a very big if) Tesco did reduce the p=
rice from
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
47p to 45p and Asda increased it to 50p then the average p=
rice of that
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
product has increased by 0.5p.
You must have forgotten what happened in 1971 with decimal=
isation.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
Prices had to be rounded off, and in almost every case the=
y were
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
rounded upwards.
Rather than reducing the price to 45p, past experience has=
shown that
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
both stores would increase the price to 50p.
A store has to make a certain profit to stay in business. =
Prices will be adjusted for that, and competition with others.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid =
=A35.99 shit. It does not look less than =A36, we're not thick!
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Actually =A35.99 is less than =A36
Not by most people's standards. It's a 6th of a percent, not=
even enough to trigger a speed camera.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
If you got rid of 1p, 2p and 5p coins they'd just show it as=
=A35.90.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Which would be preferable.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I can't remember the last time I used cash in a supermarket =
anyway, so
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
the issue of getting rid of small coins has got little to do=
with the
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
way prices are expressed.
Wrong, the prices are based on the available denominations.
Wrong. The denominations made available are based on the needs=
of the
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
market, not the other way around.
Bullshit. When they removed half pence coins, my local shop st=
opped halfpenny sweets and just sold larger sweets for 1p, or two small =
ones.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
That's why a decision has been made NOT to get rid of those co=
ins. The
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Treasury has recognised that there is still a demand for them.=
You can't get anything useful for less than about 20p. The che=
apest thing I can think of that I can buy in my local supermarket is 18p=
.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Tesco Bananas - 14p
Swizzels Matlow Strawberry Refresher Bar
Lidl Kiwi Fruit - 16p
Haribo Maoam Giant Strawberry Stripes - 10p
Swizzels Matlow Chunky Drumstick Lolly - 10p
Those are just a few things I found with a quick look.
Those don't need 1p and 2p coins. As for the 5p coins, just make=
the size of the goods different.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
You can't seem to grasp that the coins and notes in circulation ar=
e
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
based on what it is believed the public want.
What an absolutely insane thing to say. The government never ever =
does what the public wants.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
The decision has been made. They're keeping those coins. Accept it=
and
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
move on.
Why should I accept gross stupidity?
Because the decision has been made. What are you going to do about i=
t?
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Point out how stupid they are.
And be ignored.
If enough do it via a petition, they are not ignored. The powers that b=
e don't want people voting against them at the next erection.
Chris in Makati
2019-05-21 21:22:59 UTC
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On Tue, 21 May 2019 19:12:32 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 20 May 2019 21:10:49 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 19 May 2019 16:26:10 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sat, 18 May 2019 15:11:17 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:11:36 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 13 May 2019 15:59:43 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virtually worthless.
We can get rid of them, but the Treasury has decided not to.
If we did then prices would have to be rounded off to the nearest 5p,
and you can bet your life they'd be rounded UP to the nearest 5p.
Rubbish. Prices are governed by competition between businesses. If you currently buy something in Asda for 47p, they could make it 50p, but Tesco might make it 45p and everyone would go there instead.
So even if (and it's a very big if) Tesco did reduce the price from
47p to 45p and Asda increased it to 50p then the average price of that
product has increased by 0.5p.
You must have forgotten what happened in 1971 with decimalisation.
Prices had to be rounded off, and in almost every case they were
rounded upwards.
Rather than reducing the price to 45p, past experience has shown that
both stores would increase the price to 50p.
A store has to make a certain profit to stay in business. Prices will be adjusted for that, and competition with others.
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid £5.99 shit. It does not look less than £6, we're not thick!
Actually £5.99 is less than £6
Not by most people's standards. It's a 6th of a percent, not even enough to trigger a speed camera.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
If you got rid of 1p, 2p and 5p coins they'd just show it as £5.90.
Which would be preferable.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I can't remember the last time I used cash in a supermarket anyway, so
the issue of getting rid of small coins has got little to do with the
way prices are expressed.
Wrong, the prices are based on the available denominations.
Wrong. The denominations made available are based on the needs of the
market, not the other way around.
Bullshit. When they removed half pence coins, my local shop stopped halfpenny sweets and just sold larger sweets for 1p, or two small ones.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
That's why a decision has been made NOT to get rid of those coins. The
Treasury has recognised that there is still a demand for them.
You can't get anything useful for less than about 20p. The cheapest thing I can think of that I can buy in my local supermarket is 18p.
Tesco Bananas - 14p
Swizzels Matlow Strawberry Refresher Bar
Lidl Kiwi Fruit - 16p
Haribo Maoam Giant Strawberry Stripes - 10p
Swizzels Matlow Chunky Drumstick Lolly - 10p
Those are just a few things I found with a quick look.
Those don't need 1p and 2p coins. As for the 5p coins, just make the size of the goods different.
You can't seem to grasp that the coins and notes in circulation are
based on what it is believed the public want.
What an absolutely insane thing to say. The government never ever does what the public wants.
Post by Chris in Makati
The decision has been made. They're keeping those coins. Accept it and
move on.
Why should I accept gross stupidity?
Because the decision has been made. What are you going to do about it?
Point out how stupid they are.
And be ignored.
If enough do it via a petition, they are not ignored. The powers that be don't want people voting against them at the next erection.
How many people have signed your petition so far? Where is it?
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-21 21:32:30 UTC
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Post by Chris in Makati
On Tue, 21 May 2019 19:12:32 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 20 May 2019 21:10:49 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 19 May 2019 16:26:10 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sat, 18 May 2019 15:11:17 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:11:36 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
On Wed, 15 May 2019 06:09:22 +0100, Chris in Makati <mail=
Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 13 May 2019 15:59:43 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
On Mon, 13 May 2019 01:11:07 +0100, Chris in Makati <ma=
On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"=
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're vi=
rtually worthless.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
We can get rid of them, but the Treasury has decided n=
ot to.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
If we did then prices would have to be rounded off to =
the nearest 5p,
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
and you can bet your life they'd be rounded UP to the =
nearest 5p.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
Rubbish. Prices are governed by competition between bu=
sinesses. If you currently buy something in Asda for 47p, they could ma=
ke it 50p, but Tesco might make it 45p and everyone would go there inste=
ad.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
So even if (and it's a very big if) Tesco did reduce the=
price from
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
47p to 45p and Asda increased it to 50p then the average=
price of that
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
product has increased by 0.5p.
You must have forgotten what happened in 1971 with decim=
alisation.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
Prices had to be rounded off, and in almost every case t=
hey were
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
rounded upwards.
Rather than reducing the price to 45p, past experience h=
as shown that
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Chris in Makati
both stores would increase the price to 50p.
A store has to make a certain profit to stay in business.=
Prices will be adjusted for that, and competition with others.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupi=
d =A35.99 shit. It does not look less than =A36, we're not thick!
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Actually =A35.99 is less than =A36
Not by most people's standards. It's a 6th of a percent, n=
ot even enough to trigger a speed camera.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
If you got rid of 1p, 2p and 5p coins they'd just show it =
as =A35.90.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Which would be preferable.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I can't remember the last time I used cash in a supermarke=
t anyway, so
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
the issue of getting rid of small coins has got little to =
do with the
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
way prices are expressed.
Wrong, the prices are based on the available denominations.=
Wrong. The denominations made available are based on the nee=
ds of the
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
market, not the other way around.
Bullshit. When they removed half pence coins, my local shop =
stopped halfpenny sweets and just sold larger sweets for 1p, or two smal=
l ones.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
That's why a decision has been made NOT to get rid of those =
coins. The
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Treasury has recognised that there is still a demand for the=
m.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
You can't get anything useful for less than about 20p. The c=
heapest thing I can think of that I can buy in my local supermarket is 1=
8p.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Tesco Bananas - 14p
Swizzels Matlow Strawberry Refresher Bar
Lidl Kiwi Fruit - 16p
Haribo Maoam Giant Strawberry Stripes - 10p
Swizzels Matlow Chunky Drumstick Lolly - 10p
Those are just a few things I found with a quick look.
Those don't need 1p and 2p coins. As for the 5p coins, just ma=
ke the size of the goods different.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
You can't seem to grasp that the coins and notes in circulation =
are
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
based on what it is believed the public want.
What an absolutely insane thing to say. The government never eve=
r does what the public wants.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
The decision has been made. They're keeping those coins. Accept =
it and
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
move on.
Why should I accept gross stupidity?
Because the decision has been made. What are you going to do about=
it?
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Point out how stupid they are.
And be ignored.
If enough do it via a petition, they are not ignored. The powers tha=
t be don't want people voting against them at the next erection.
Post by Chris in Makati
How many people have signed your petition so far? Where is it?
I didn't say I'd made one, do keep up at the back.
Chris in Makati
2019-05-22 05:34:15 UTC
Permalink
On Tue, 21 May 2019 22:32:30 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Tue, 21 May 2019 19:12:32 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 20 May 2019 21:10:49 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 19 May 2019 16:26:10 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sat, 18 May 2019 15:11:17 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:11:36 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 13 May 2019 15:59:43 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virtually worthless.
We can get rid of them, but the Treasury has decided not to.
If we did then prices would have to be rounded off to the nearest 5p,
and you can bet your life they'd be rounded UP to the nearest 5p.
Rubbish. Prices are governed by competition between businesses. If you currently buy something in Asda for 47p, they could make it 50p, but Tesco might make it 45p and everyone would go there instead.
So even if (and it's a very big if) Tesco did reduce the price from
47p to 45p and Asda increased it to 50p then the average price of that
product has increased by 0.5p.
You must have forgotten what happened in 1971 with decimalisation.
Prices had to be rounded off, and in almost every case they were
rounded upwards.
Rather than reducing the price to 45p, past experience has shown that
both stores would increase the price to 50p.
A store has to make a certain profit to stay in business. Prices will be adjusted for that, and competition with others.
Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stupid £5.99 shit. It does not look less than £6, we're not thick!
Actually £5.99 is less than £6
Not by most people's standards. It's a 6th of a percent, not even enough to trigger a speed camera.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
If you got rid of 1p, 2p and 5p coins they'd just show it as £5.90.
Which would be preferable.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I can't remember the last time I used cash in a supermarket anyway, so
the issue of getting rid of small coins has got little to do with the
way prices are expressed.
Wrong, the prices are based on the available denominations.
Wrong. The denominations made available are based on the needs of the
market, not the other way around.
Bullshit. When they removed half pence coins, my local shop stopped halfpenny sweets and just sold larger sweets for 1p, or two small ones.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
That's why a decision has been made NOT to get rid of those coins. The
Treasury has recognised that there is still a demand for them.
You can't get anything useful for less than about 20p. The cheapest thing I can think of that I can buy in my local supermarket is 18p.
Tesco Bananas - 14p
Swizzels Matlow Strawberry Refresher Bar
Lidl Kiwi Fruit - 16p
Haribo Maoam Giant Strawberry Stripes - 10p
Swizzels Matlow Chunky Drumstick Lolly - 10p
Those are just a few things I found with a quick look.
Those don't need 1p and 2p coins. As for the 5p coins, just make the size of the goods different.
You can't seem to grasp that the coins and notes in circulation are
based on what it is believed the public want.
What an absolutely insane thing to say. The government never ever does what the public wants.
Post by Chris in Makati
The decision has been made. They're keeping those coins. Accept it and
move on.
Why should I accept gross stupidity?
Because the decision has been made. What are you going to do about it?
Point out how stupid they are.
And be ignored.
If enough do it via a petition, they are not ignored. The powers that be don't want people voting against them at the next erection.
How many people have signed your petition so far? Where is it?
I didn't say I'd made one, do keep up at the back.
I'd start one if I were you.

Your mum, dad and granny will sign. Maybe that odd couple who live
across the road would too. You know, the ones who are always
complaining and have problems with everything. And you could ask the
nurse when she comes to give you your injections. That would make six.
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-22 19:33:32 UTC
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Post by Chris in Makati
On Tue, 21 May 2019 22:32:30 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Tue, 21 May 2019 19:12:32 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Mon, 20 May 2019 21:10:49 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 19 May 2019 16:26:10 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sat, 18 May 2019 15:11:17 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Chris in Makati
On Fri, 17 May 2019 21:11:36 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:33:56 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
On Thu, 16 May 2019 00:18:18 +0100, Chris in Makati <mail=
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 12:09:03 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
On Wed, 15 May 2019 06:09:22 +0100, Chris in Makati <ma=
On Mon, 13 May 2019 15:59:43 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"=
On Mon, 13 May 2019 01:11:07 +0100, Chris in Makati <=
On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinse=
y"
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're =
virtually worthless.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
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We can get rid of them, but the Treasury has decided=
not to.
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Post by Commander Kinsey
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Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
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If we did then prices would have to be rounded off t=
o the nearest 5p,
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and you can bet your life they'd be rounded UP to th=
e nearest 5p.
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Rubbish. Prices are governed by competition between =
businesses. If you currently buy something in Asda for 47p, they could =
make it 50p, but Tesco might make it 45p and everyone would go there ins=
tead.
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So even if (and it's a very big if) Tesco did reduce t=
he price from
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47p to 45p and Asda increased it to 50p then the avera=
ge price of that
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product has increased by 0.5p.
You must have forgotten what happened in 1971 with dec=
imalisation.
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Prices had to be rounded off, and in almost every case=
they were
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rounded upwards.
Rather than reducing the price to 45p, past experience=
has shown that
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both stores would increase the price to 50p.
A store has to make a certain profit to stay in busines=
s. Prices will be adjusted for that, and competition with others.
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Anyway it's worth it to get rid of the monumentally stu=
pid =A35.99 shit. It does not look less than =A36, we're not thick!
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Post by Commander Kinsey
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Actually =A35.99 is less than =A36
Not by most people's standards. It's a 6th of a percent,=
not even enough to trigger a speed camera.
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If you got rid of 1p, 2p and 5p coins they'd just show i=
t as =A35.90.
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Which would be preferable.
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I can't remember the last time I used cash in a supermar=
ket anyway, so
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the issue of getting rid of small coins has got little t=
o do with the
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way prices are expressed.
Wrong, the prices are based on the available denomination=
s.
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Wrong. The denominations made available are based on the n=
eeds of the
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market, not the other way around.
Bullshit. When they removed half pence coins, my local sho=
p stopped halfpenny sweets and just sold larger sweets for 1p, or two sm=
all ones.
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That's why a decision has been made NOT to get rid of thos=
e coins. The
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Treasury has recognised that there is still a demand for t=
hem.
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You can't get anything useful for less than about 20p. The=
cheapest thing I can think of that I can buy in my local supermarket is=
18p.
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Tesco Bananas - 14p
Swizzels Matlow Strawberry Refresher Bar
Lidl Kiwi Fruit - 16p
Haribo Maoam Giant Strawberry Stripes - 10p
Swizzels Matlow Chunky Drumstick Lolly - 10p
Those are just a few things I found with a quick look.
Those don't need 1p and 2p coins. As for the 5p coins, just =
make the size of the goods different.
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You can't seem to grasp that the coins and notes in circulatio=
n are
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based on what it is believed the public want.
What an absolutely insane thing to say. The government never e=
ver does what the public wants.
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The decision has been made. They're keeping those coins. Accep=
t it and
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move on.
Why should I accept gross stupidity?
Because the decision has been made. What are you going to do abo=
ut it?
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Point out how stupid they are.
And be ignored.
If enough do it via a petition, they are not ignored. The powers t=
hat be don't want people voting against them at the next erection.
Post by Chris in Makati
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
How many people have signed your petition so far? Where is it?
I didn't say I'd made one, do keep up at the back.
I'd start one if I were you.
Your mum, dad and granny will sign. Maybe that odd couple who live
across the road would too. You know, the ones who are always
complaining and have problems with everything. And you could ask the
nurse when she comes to give you your injections. That would make six.=
People are too busy signing things like save the tigers. Yes, let's sav=
e creatures which can kill us on sight.

AnthonyL
2019-05-15 11:35:28 UTC
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On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virtually worthless.
I thought they were worth 1p, 2p, & 5p respectively.

My pint jar full of shrapnel is certainly not worthless.
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AnthonyL
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-15 12:07:23 UTC
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Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virtually worthless.
I thought they were worth 1p, 2p, & 5p respectively.
My pint jar full of shrapnel is certainly not worthless.
So you'd also be happy with a 50 tonne jar with 0.000001p coins? At some point we have to say it just isn't worth handling such worthless coins. It's a long time since 0.5p coins went. It's high time the next ones went.
David Woolley
2019-05-15 12:49:19 UTC
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So you'd also be happy with a 50 tonne jar with 0.000001p coins?  At
some point we have to say it just isn't worth handling such worthless
coins.  It's a long time since 0.5p coins went.  It's high time the next
ones went.
Given that a pre-1992 penny is actually worth about a penny for its
metal content, I imagine a 0.000001p coin would be worth several orders
of magnitude more than its face value.

Post 1992 pennies are probably worth around 0.2p, for the metal, being
mainly steel.
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-15 13:14:27 UTC
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Post by David Woolley
Post by Commander Kinsey
So you'd also be happy with a 50 tonne jar with 0.000001p coins? At
some point we have to say it just isn't worth handling such worthless=
coins. It's a long time since 0.5p coins went. It's high time the n=
ext
Post by David Woolley
Post by Commander Kinsey
ones went.
Given that a pre-1992 penny is actually worth about a penny for its
metal content, I imagine a 0.000001p coin would be worth several order=
s
Post by David Woolley
of magnitude more than its face value.
Post 1992 pennies are probably worth around 0.2p, for the metal, being=
mainly steel.
That doesn't really matter as much as the hassle of dealing with the dam=
n things. When I go for petrol and give them some =A320 notes, I don't =
want loads of bloody coppers in change.

And think how easy it would be to add things up without the 99p shit on =
the end of prices!
Stephen Wolstenholme
2019-05-15 14:29:29 UTC
Permalink
On Wed, 15 May 2019 14:14:27 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by David Woolley
Post by Commander Kinsey
So you'd also be happy with a 50 tonne jar with 0.000001p coins? At
some point we have to say it just isn't worth handling such worthless
coins. It's a long time since 0.5p coins went. It's high time the next
ones went.
Given that a pre-1992 penny is actually worth about a penny for its
metal content, I imagine a 0.000001p coin would be worth several orders
of magnitude more than its face value.
Post 1992 pennies are probably worth around 0.2p, for the metal, being
mainly steel.
That doesn't really matter as much as the hassle of dealing with the damn things. When I go for petrol and give them some £20 notes, I don't want loads of bloody coppers in change.
And think how easy it would be to add things up without the 99p shit on the end of prices!
You'll be wanting decimalization next!

Steve
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Commander Kinsey
2019-05-15 14:57:06 UTC
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Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 14:14:27 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by David Woolley
So you'd also be happy with a 50 tonne jar with 0.000001p coins? A=
t
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by David Woolley
some point we have to say it just isn't worth handling such worthle=
ss
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Post by David Woolley
coins. It's a long time since 0.5p coins went. It's high time the=
next
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by David Woolley
ones went.
Given that a pre-1992 penny is actually worth about a penny for its
metal content, I imagine a 0.000001p coin would be worth several ord=
ers
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by David Woolley
of magnitude more than its face value.
Post 1992 pennies are probably worth around 0.2p, for the metal, bei=
ng
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Post by David Woolley
mainly steel.
That doesn't really matter as much as the hassle of dealing with the =
damn things. When I go for petrol and give them some =A320 notes, I don=
't want loads of bloody coppers in change.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
And think how easy it would be to add things up without the 99p shit =
on the end of prices!
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
You'll be wanting decimalization next!
We should either have it or not. At the moment I have some supermarkets=
selling me 4 pints of milk and some selling me 2 litres, not easily com=
parable. At least in Australia it's illegal to sell in pints.

I think petrol stations only changed to litres as it was getting too exp=
ensive. I'm only 43, but I remember it going over a pound a gallon, now=
it's over a pound a litre?! I don't think anything else has got that m=
uch more expensive in the same time period. Is it the tax or the oil th=
at now costs 5 times more?
Stephen Wolstenholme
2019-05-15 15:41:41 UTC
Permalink
On Wed, 15 May 2019 15:57:06 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 14:14:27 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by David Woolley
Post by Commander Kinsey
So you'd also be happy with a 50 tonne jar with 0.000001p coins? At
some point we have to say it just isn't worth handling such worthless
coins. It's a long time since 0.5p coins went. It's high time the next
ones went.
Given that a pre-1992 penny is actually worth about a penny for its
metal content, I imagine a 0.000001p coin would be worth several orders
of magnitude more than its face value.
Post 1992 pennies are probably worth around 0.2p, for the metal, being
mainly steel.
That doesn't really matter as much as the hassle of dealing with the damn things. When I go for petrol and give them some £20 notes, I don't want loads of bloody coppers in change.
And think how easy it would be to add things up without the 99p shit on the end of prices!
You'll be wanting decimalization next!
We should either have it or not. At the moment I have some supermarkets selling me 4 pints of milk and some selling me 2 litres, not easily comparable. At least in Australia it's illegal to sell in pints.
I think petrol stations only changed to litres as it was getting too expensive. I'm only 43, but I remember it going over a pound a gallon, now it's over a pound a litre?! I don't think anything else has got that much more expensive in the same time period. Is it the tax or the oil that now costs 5 times more?
I gave up driving years ago. Now I don't notice fuel prices. If I was
still driving I think I would have gone electric. I'll asked my carer
about the relative cost of electric cars. A thousand milk men can't be
wrong. Perhaps you are too young to remember milk deliver!

Steve
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Commander Kinsey
2019-05-15 16:00:54 UTC
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Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 15:57:06 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 14:14:27 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
So you'd also be happy with a 50 tonne jar with 0.000001p coins? =
At
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
some point we have to say it just isn't worth handling such worth=
less
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Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
coins. It's a long time since 0.5p coins went. It's high time t=
he next
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
ones went.
Given that a pre-1992 penny is actually worth about a penny for it=
s
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
metal content, I imagine a 0.000001p coin would be worth several o=
rders
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
of magnitude more than its face value.
Post 1992 pennies are probably worth around 0.2p, for the metal, b=
eing
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
mainly steel.
That doesn't really matter as much as the hassle of dealing with th=
e damn things. When I go for petrol and give them some =A320 notes, I d=
on't want loads of bloody coppers in change.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
And think how easy it would be to add things up without the 99p shi=
t on the end of prices!
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
You'll be wanting decimalization next!
We should either have it or not. At the moment I have some supermark=
ets selling me 4 pints of milk and some selling me 2 litres, not easily =
comparable. At least in Australia it's illegal to sell in pints.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I think petrol stations only changed to litres as it was getting too =
expensive. I'm only 43, but I remember it going over a pound a gallon, =
now it's over a pound a litre?! I don't think anything else has got tha=
t much more expensive in the same time period. Is it the tax or the oil=
that now costs 5 times more?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I gave up driving years ago. Now I don't notice fuel prices. If I was
still driving I think I would have gone electric. I'll asked my carer
about the relative cost of electric cars.
It depends. If you were going to buy a new car, then an electric costs =
a bit more but saves you loads on fuel. If you buy second hand, there j=
ust aren't any available yet, plus the battery is probably knackered and=
will cost about =A34000 to replace.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
A thousand milk men can't be
wrong. Perhaps you are too young to remember milk deliver!
My next door neighbour gets it delivered, although she's 90.
Stephen Wolstenholme
2019-05-16 12:40:42 UTC
Permalink
On Wed, 15 May 2019 17:00:54 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 15:57:06 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 14:14:27 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by David Woolley
Post by Commander Kinsey
So you'd also be happy with a 50 tonne jar with 0.000001p coins? At
some point we have to say it just isn't worth handling such worthless
coins. It's a long time since 0.5p coins went. It's high time the next
ones went.
Given that a pre-1992 penny is actually worth about a penny for its
metal content, I imagine a 0.000001p coin would be worth several orders
of magnitude more than its face value.
Post 1992 pennies are probably worth around 0.2p, for the metal, being
mainly steel.
That doesn't really matter as much as the hassle of dealing with the damn things. When I go for petrol and give them some £20 notes, I don't want loads of bloody coppers in change.
And think how easy it would be to add things up without the 99p shit on the end of prices!
You'll be wanting decimalization next!
We should either have it or not. At the moment I have some supermarkets selling me 4 pints of milk and some selling me 2 litres, not easily comparable. At least in Australia it's illegal to sell in pints.
I think petrol stations only changed to litres as it was getting too expensive. I'm only 43, but I remember it going over a pound a gallon, now it's over a pound a litre?! I don't think anything else has got that much more expensive in the same time period. Is it the tax or the oil that now costs 5 times more?
I gave up driving years ago. Now I don't notice fuel prices. If I was
still driving I think I would have gone electric. I'll asked my carer
about the relative cost of electric cars.
It depends. If you were going to buy a new car, then an electric costs a bit more but saves you loads on fuel. If you buy second hand, there just aren't any available yet, plus the battery is probably knackered and will cost about £4000 to replace.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
A thousand milk men can't be
wrong. Perhaps you are too young to remember milk deliver!
My next door neighbour gets it delivered, although she's 90.
Our milk was delivered every day before breakfast on an electric Milk
float. I assume the batteries where charged after all the deliveries
had been done. I know there is a big difference in batteries but it's
the way everything is going. One of my neighbours is aiming to buy a
petrol/electric hybrid. He is already complaining about it due to
delivery delays. To quote "It would be easier to collect it in Japan".

Steve
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Commander Kinsey
2019-05-16 15:07:05 UTC
Permalink
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 17:00:54 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 15:57:06 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
On Wed, 15 May 2019 14:14:27 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
So you'd also be happy with a 50 tonne jar with 0.000001p coins=
? At
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
some point we have to say it just isn't worth handling such wor=
thless
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
coins. It's a long time since 0.5p coins went. It's high time=
the next
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
ones went.
Given that a pre-1992 penny is actually worth about a penny for =
its
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
metal content, I imagine a 0.000001p coin would be worth several=
orders
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
of magnitude more than its face value.
Post 1992 pennies are probably worth around 0.2p, for the metal,=
being
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
mainly steel.
That doesn't really matter as much as the hassle of dealing with =
the damn things. When I go for petrol and give them some =A320 notes, I=
don't want loads of bloody coppers in change.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
And think how easy it would be to add things up without the 99p s=
hit on the end of prices!
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
You'll be wanting decimalization next!
We should either have it or not. At the moment I have some superma=
rkets selling me 4 pints of milk and some selling me 2 litres, not easil=
y comparable. At least in Australia it's illegal to sell in pints.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I think petrol stations only changed to litres as it was getting to=
o expensive. I'm only 43, but I remember it going over a pound a gallon=
, now it's over a pound a litre?! I don't think anything else has got t=
hat much more expensive in the same time period. Is it the tax or the o=
il that now costs 5 times more?
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
I gave up driving years ago. Now I don't notice fuel prices. If I wa=
s
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
still driving I think I would have gone electric. I'll asked my care=
r
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
about the relative cost of electric cars.
It depends. If you were going to buy a new car, then an electric cos=
ts a bit more but saves you loads on fuel. If you buy second hand, ther=
e just aren't any available yet, plus the battery is probably knackered =
and will cost about =A34000 to replace.
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
Post by Stephen Wolstenholme
A thousand milk men can't be
wrong. Perhaps you are too young to remember milk deliver!
My next door neighbour gets it delivered, although she's 90.
Our milk was delivered every day before breakfast on an electric Milk
float. I assume the batteries where charged after all the deliveries
had been done. I know there is a big difference in batteries but it's
the way everything is going. One of my neighbours is aiming to buy a
petrol/electric hybrid. He is already complaining about it due to
delivery delays. To quote "It would be easier to collect it in Japan".=
Hybrids are utterly pointless. They still consume petrol just like any =
other car, they're just saving a tiny amount on regenerative braking, al=
l of which is lost in the weight of the batteries, and the cost of repla=
cing them.

You need an all electric car, if they ever make batteries that don't cos=
t =A34000 to replace every 5 years.
AnthonyL
2019-05-16 12:33:12 UTC
Permalink
On Wed, 15 May 2019 13:07:23 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virtually worthless.
I thought they were worth 1p, 2p, & 5p respectively.
My pint jar full of shrapnel is certainly not worthless.
So you'd also be happy with a 50 tonne jar with 0.000001p coins? At some point we have to say it just isn't worth handling such worthless coins. It's a long time since 0.5p coins went. It's high time the next ones went.
My jar never gets to overfull. Don't you have an ice cream van around
your area?
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AnthonyL
Commander Kinsey
2019-05-16 15:08:06 UTC
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Post by AnthonyL
On Wed, 15 May 2019 13:07:23 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Post by Chris in Makati
On Sun, 12 May 2019 16:24:04 +0100, "Commander Kinsey"
Post by Commander Kinsey
Why can't we get rid of 1p, 2p, 5p coins? They're virtually worthless.
I thought they were worth 1p, 2p, & 5p respectively.
My pint jar full of shrapnel is certainly not worthless.
So you'd also be happy with a 50 tonne jar with 0.000001p coins? At some point we have to say it just isn't worth handling such worthless coins. It's a long time since 0.5p coins went. It's high time the next ones went.
My jar never gets to overfull.
Just how long do you take to collect the fiver in it?
Post by AnthonyL
Don't you have an ice cream van around your area?
Yes, and I key the side of it every time I walk past. Fucking annoying tunes it plays over and over again.
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