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How Do You Feel About The Penny?  
User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3620 posts, RR: 15
Posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1625 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.

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User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

I don't like them. They pile up in my car, and they're only good for when I go over by a cent or two when I'm pumping gas (like $10.01).



670


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1607 times:

You know, I still stoop to pick them up. How weird is that?




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21565 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/02/opinion/02SAFI.html?th

A very good article about why the penny should go away. They're just a niusance.



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1607 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.



Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineCOIAHLGW From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

It's also penny in the UK as well, pence is for more than one penny  Smile

Now way backin time, when the half-penny was eliminated in the UK, that was a smart move!

If pennies or cents were eliminated, individual products would always go up by at least 5p or 5¢ at a time. For a cart (or trolley) of groceries, that would sure add up fast!

People who wanted to keep them can keep them, and other people who want to donate them can do as well. But it's probably here to stay for a while yet!



Last aircraft flown, N78008, EI-CSR, EI-DHP, N77014, N78008, EI-CSH, N78002, N68155, N77012, N78017, N19117, N38403
User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1551 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1580 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?

Marc


User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1563 times:

Let's put Reagan on it.

Signed,
The Republican Party

 Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1562 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




all best; jack
User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1544 times:

I wish I had a penny for each time I found a penny on the ground while in the US

Oh wait...

707


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1535 times:

last time i got my penny jarchanged into bigger money i got £35. was so happy

All i had to do was chuck i into a machine at asda. It counted it (and chucked out a few Qtrs, god knows how they got in there)


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