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WickedLiquid
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:02 pm    Post subject: Good-bye Penny Reply with quote

So in Canada we have gotten rid of the Penny and now the lowest coin you can carry in your pocket is the nickel. So if something costs $5.31 it will now cost $5.35. Bullshit right?

So my question is what do I do with all my pennies? Save them and hope that one day hundreds of years from now my future generations will make a profit off them? Or chuck them off the CN tower?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Good-bye Penny Reply with quote

WickedLiquid wrote:
So in Canada we have gotten rid of the Penny and now the lowest coin you can carry in your pocket is the nickel. So if something costs $5.31 it will now cost $5.35. Bullshit right?



Um...Everywhere else that doesn't have pennies either rounds up OR down....IE $5.31 would be $5.30
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

actually, sir, if it's 5.31, or 5.32 you pay 5.30. if its 5.33 or 5.34 you pay 5.35.

edit: damn GL beat me to it, and he isnt even canadian?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

save a bunch polish em up put em in a bucket and pass them down from kids to grand kids etc. they'll be worth something some day, no doubt.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

intoTheRain wrote:
they'll be worth something some day, no doubt.



Highly doubtful.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everywhere so far has rounded UP, My $1.47 coffee this morning was $1.50 and my $10.21 Subway combo for lunch was $10.25. So yeah, don't believe these lies!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the penny was worth getting rid of in the first place, then people should be rounding down.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly though, it's time that the US even gets rid of the penny.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Green_Lantern wrote:
intoTheRain wrote:
they'll be worth something some day, no doubt.



Highly doubtful.



Im talking hundreds and hundreds of years here.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Everywhere so far has rounded UP, My $1.47 coffee this morning was $1.50 and my $10.21 Subway combo for lunch was $10.25. So yeah, don't believe these lies!
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I never pay with cash but the only experience i had so far was with the culligan man and he rounded down.

Edit: sorry dont like double quoting on my phone
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a liquor store near my house that always rounds down to the nearest .10
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlBr2fyqn9g
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They'll be marching in the streets if they ever try to pull this bullshit off in Texas.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WickedLiquid wrote:
my $10.21 Subway combo for lunch was $10.25. So yeah, don't believe these lies!

Didn't your law people make that illegal when they did this?

Because here in Australia you can put $15.02 of fuel in your car and hand over $15 cash. Those 2 cents make all the difference.


The pennies should now also not be legal tender, so you should be able to melt a bunch down and sell the metal, right?
I know US pennies are worth more in metal than their actual value, thus it's illegal to melt them down.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cash is for drug dealers and hookers.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU4E6SSy5Yg
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PUt 'em all in a sock and hit your friends with it!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyberjim2000 wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU4E6SSy5Yg



I've been waiting for someone to link his other penny video....either way I love CGPGrey.
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