Do you count your change upon receiving it??

@vesuvius (1677)
Philippines
June 4, 2007 10:35am CST
I just recalled one time in my life when I had a big money problem because I never counted my change. Since that day, I told myself that I will always count my change everytime I buy something at a store. How about you? Do you count your change upon receiving it??
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@lynboobsy11 (11345)
• Philippines
4 Jun 07
Sometimes not and sometimes yes. Coz when I'm in a hurry specially when I'm a express lane of a supermarket and many people are followed me trough the cashier sometimes I forgot to count my change. But when I'm riding at the jeepney or bus I used to count It coz many drivers are sometimes giving your change less and If it's over I honestly give it back.
@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
LOL.. I think I understand you completely. Just be extra careful because some cashiers are so busy they cant count correctly...
• Netherlands
4 Jun 07
We have quite a good habit here when it comes to counted change. The cashier will handed the money on our hand and counted the change backward so they buyer can also follow. And you can immediately tell if the change is wrong or not. So, the cashier hardly gave you stash of money and let yourself counted. I think that's pretty good system...it helps both of the costumer and the cashier/company from losing money by wrong counting....
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@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
Well that's just great. I hope all stores worldwide could follow such habit. B-)
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
4 Jun 07
It is a good practise to count the change given by the cashier so that you will not be short paid. It also deter cheating.
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@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
I agree 100%. It is a good practice indeed! B-)
@tredale (1313)
• Australia
4 Jun 07
I do if its big dollars but dont if were talking cents. I have been ripped off in my teens and have counted back ever sinse. I think small cents dosnt bother me as much and its quite normal for me to leave it loose in the bottom of my bag for the kids. But I lost nearly fourty dollars when I was a teenager and have counted the big ones and wont let the kids anywere near it lol or hubby for that matter lol haha
@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
Well, I also am not that bothered with small cents but big amounts would surely shake me if it's just on my pocket. I hope I wont lose as much as 40 bucks - that might drive me loco for an hour!! LOL
@nonew3 (1941)
• United States
4 Jun 07
I always count my change after I buy something at a store. It doesn't matter if it's 2 cents or 2 dollars. I don't have a lot of money, and so I am very careful with every penny.
@sizzle3000 (3039)
• United States
4 Jun 07
I count my change after all purchases. I found that there are a lot of cashier who can not count. They rely on that cashregister to tell them everything. It is a shame that we rely on machines to be our brains. I worked retail for many years and have seen so many cashiers come and go that could not count that I make sure I count behind every cashier. I have even tried to teach my daughter that she needs to count the change because once you leave that store you can pretty much say that money is gone.
@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
LOL.. That is indeed a very honest observation. It's great that you taught your daughter to do so. I commend you for that!
@crazylady (470)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I do out of habit! I also check my receipt after making a deposit at the bank!
@izathewzia (5141)
• Philippines
15 Dec 07
Yes, it is a stardard operating procedure for me to count my change before leaving the counter or store. I wanna make it sure I am getting the exact change. If it lacks, I tell the cashier right away. Every cents is imprtant to me. But if it exceeds, I return it right away also.
@mabelk (209)
• Germany
30 Nov 07
Not really since I often pay with almost the exact amount wherein I will just get a few cents for a change. But once in a while I will have this feeling to count the change and it will coincidentally be that I'm given incorrect change.
• United States
29 Nov 07
I do when there is bills. Sometimes i will count the change, but not usually.
@AKRao24 (21963)
• India
21 Nov 07
Not really! I never count the change for that matter many times even the big amount also being returned to me by Shop keeper as I have faith in others .I am honest and I trust and expect honesty from othrers too! I simply colect the change and either keep it on the dash board or keep it in my open pocket and simply transfer it to a container which I made specially for collecting the change! Some times while lying on the dashboard if I come accross with any beggar who I feel is really a needy one I spare few coins to him/her ! Thanks friend it was a nice topic of discussion and I liked the participation!
@youless (97359)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Oct 07
Most of the time I will count the change. I don't want there will be a mistake for each other.
• Philippines
16 Aug 07
Before, in our province where almost all people are honest I used to not count my change but when I change a place and this place is a little of unsafe, now I count my change for the fear that they might be fooled by people. I think counting is for us to know that the change is correct and if incase it is more then we can return it.
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
16 Aug 07
wow you mean lots of people weren't giving you the correct change? over here people are usually honest and I don't think i recall being shortchanged although i always look at my change, and when the change is from a big note i definitely count it. if the change is from a small note usually i just chuck the coins into my wallet. no biggie if they shortchanged me by a few coins.
@lols189 (4797)
13 Aug 07
i always check if i have the right change before i leave the shop as i have been short changed a couple of times in the past which i never realised till i got home so from then on i will always check my change
• India
1 Jul 07
well i'm not a very rich guy so i do count my change always. but sum fuilty rich people dont count their change coz they fell its ok even if they r bein cheated by sum amount of money. but however rich u r, u must value for the money u earn
@jalbeos (1176)
• Philippines
1 Jul 07
That is always a right thing to do. I do it usually but there are times that I did not ming counting my money especially if I am in a rush. ~mar
@lafavorito (2965)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
Yes I always count my change upon receiving it, I have two reasons, one is to know if I receive the correct amount, two is to help the cashier if ever she/he made a mistake. I know for a fact that cashiers will carry the burden if the cash register is short or over the correct amount, so that is why I pity those who suffer for giving the wrong amount of change.
@jolenegreen (1209)
• United States
7 Jun 07
I never count my change, I just wad it up and stuff it into my pocket. I have never had a shortage or else I have never noticed one anyways. I suppose that I better be checking my change from now on, Thanks for the tip!
@lucky_witch (2711)
• Philippines
6 Jun 07
Yes I do... I dont know but Im used of counting my change... maybe because i dont have much money so the change should be right! lolz! ;) I think its just right to count your change before leaving the counter so just in case you will notice that you get a wrong change, then you wont have a hard time convincing the cashier that he/she committed a mistake. And it will save you from discussions and inconvinience...and wost, not having your exact change back.