Do you always pay the exact change?
November 26, 2017 1:04am CST
I'm the type that isn't very particular about paying the exact change at the counter when I buy stuff, unless I have to. So if I see $10.37 displayed on the cash register I'd just pay $11. I know some people like to rake their coins out to pay the exact amount to the cashier. My mother often does that too, although luckily she has managed not to annoy any customers waiting behind her. Or the cashier, for that matter. What about you? Are you more like me or do you dig through your purse or wallet to make sure you pay the exact change?
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It depends on the situation, if I see the amount of $10.50 I pay the exact change not to have back coins. Most of the time I pay with credit card and I forget about cash, it's so much easier and you do not make people waiting while you count he money.
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I'm not really giving importance to it but my friend is complaining about these centavos. In grocery, for example 50 centavos was not given to 1,000 costumers, well that is already 50 pesos, but how about 10,000 costumers going to the grocery stores, well, that is getting bigger. Its so happen some grocery stores are not giving the centavos and rounded it off.
I'm like you, I always round up to the first coin that I see. It annoys my mom so much because I'm always left with this bunch of smaller denomination coins. The other day she raked through all the coins to pay for something with only coppers to make sure it was the right amount and to get rid of some of the coins I accumulate.
Shopkeepers in European countries or the US, etc prefer the exact amount I think (or credit card). Saving them the time to give you back the change. Many shopkeepers don't own the stores, they only work there. Quite a lot of them are kids 16 YO or so. (The simpler the transaction, the better for them!)
@YrNemo Oh, sorry to hear that! I don't take the bus but can't remember seeing that sign on the buses here. I guess that's probably why a lot of buses have started with the prepaid card system, so passengers don't have to worry about not having small change to pay the fare.
• Mangalore, India
Here in my city we seem to have a perpetual problem with small change . I normally try to give out the exact amount if I have enough change . I save some for the bus charge because twice I have lost some money when the bus was filled to capacity and I couldn't locate the conductor who took a larger note and said he would give the change later , but I had to get off leaving the change with him. So now I keep putting all the change and smaller denomination notes into a different wallet
• Mangalore, India
@cahaya1983 Normally I take the same bus but the conductors are working in shifts . I never got my change back because I quite forgot how he looked after a few days , so now very careful to give the exact change..like you say it could be deliberate knowing fully well that it is impossible to locate him once he sits at the back and the bus is full of people.