ArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3698 posts, RR: 14 Posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2132 times:
What do you think about getting rid of the 1/100th coin in your country?
I personally hate the penny in the USA and pence in the UK. If I get 1-4 cents in change I just say "keep the change" because it's retarded carrying around pennies. I would be up for "donating" those 1-4 cents to something automatically rather than having to deal with those bastards getting stuck all over my damn car.
SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 66
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2114 times:
Question: If they do away with the penny, do you think prices will be rounded UP or DOWN?
Personally I think they will round UP and they will do so every time a molecule of comsumer goods changes hands, even transaction that are strictly paper. I believe that virtually everything will go up far more than just four cents per each. I believe that a car would go up hundreds of dollars just because of all the transactions required to bring the materials together to build one of them.
I'd keep the penny. Dump them out every time I come home, wrap them and when I have $20 worth or so, take them to the bank, just like I do now.
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Cadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1847 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2087 times:
Yyz717 - my dad and I are the same way. A penny here and a penny there add up. We average a few hundred dollars a year - and that's just pennies...that doesn't count the nickels, dimes, and even quarters we find.
As a coin collector, I like pennies - especially the old ones (which are worth a half way decent amount). As a spender, I don't care for the penny. If you buy something that comes to $5.50, you can give a 5 dollar bill, and 2 quarters for example. Only if the amount in cents is very small can you use pennies. You aren't going to go into the supermarket and count out 50 pennies, are you?
Cptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2069 times:
Sometimes pennies are good, depending on the state in the U.S. and their taxation percentages. I have a favourite saying when I'm in Tennessee..."don't leave home without a bunch of pennies because if you do, you'll piss away a bunch of nickles or dimes". Even the 'free' penny bowls at cash registers in Tenn. are usualy empty.
Now, if everything were rounded out, you best believe it will NOT favor you or I. Regards...Jack