We Have No Change

@flapiz (7013)
Australia
October 14, 2018 11:45pm CST
Sometimes even when you have money you can’t buy things. “Sorry ma’am we have no change.” or “Do you have change ma’am.” I do understand this happens but I can’t believe how often it happens these days. It gets to the point of me losing my patience. Sometimes the cashier don’t even make an effort to try give a change but demands for a change even when it’s already late afternoon. Shouldn’t it be the business’ responsibility to have some change for the customers? Like imagine if you want to poo and want to buy tissues but the sales lady won’t give it to you unless you provide change. What a disaster. What are your thoughts about this? Does this happen to you too?
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@sunrisefan (21454)
• Philippines
15 Oct
Relax! You can still make your buy; just say "keep the change" :)
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@jstory07 (71284)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Oct
What if you do not want them to keep the change. I want my change even if it is two cents.
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@sunrisefan (21454)
• Philippines
15 Oct
@jstory07 Depends on which do you like more: the change or the item you wish to buy hahaha! (Just teasing Ms. Yoghurtgal)
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@jstory07 (71284)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Oct
@sunrisefan I want my change. I can go somewhere else and buy what I want.
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@1hopefulman (33671)
• Canada
23 Oct
These days I mostly shop with my credit card. Makes things easier.
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@kepweng (19190)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
23 Oct
wow i dont have a credit card i thought u already retired??
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@1hopefulman (33671)
• Canada
23 Oct
@kepweng A credit card is just my way to avoid having to carry cash and worry about change. It makes life easier.
@flapiz (7013)
• Australia
24 Oct
Exactly does but here in the Philippines a lot of shops don’t accept credit cards yet. Specially in tiny provinces.
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@a_jerobon (497)
• Eldoret, Kenya
15 Oct
Yeah, this has happened to me many times and I end up not buying what I wanted. It is often so disappointing.
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@flapiz (7013)
• Australia
15 Oct
This is disappointing indeed and not always convenient specially if you need the product rush.
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@ilocosboy (39047)
• Philippines
15 Oct
They are earning from our change. For example in department store you have 30 centavos as change. If there are 5,000 people have 30 cents change but they didnt give, that is a big money.
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@flapiz (7013)
• Australia
15 Oct
This is exactly what I’m thinking. Now consider those people who said keep the change for 1-5 pesos. Gosh aren’t they being crooks.
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@ilocosboy (39047)
• Philippines
15 Oct
Then multiply that again in 30 days. They can pay salaries of 5 people from that change only.
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@flapiz (7013)
• Australia
15 Oct
@ilocosboy I like how you do the maths. Business men can be shrewd too.
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• Philippines
23 Oct
Yes here in the Philippines what else do you expect i often experienced that too
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@flapiz (7013)
• Australia
23 Oct
Well it’s one thing that we aren’t able to globally pick up on being more cashless. But if we chose cash transactions then we must at least be able to do it effectively and that includes be able to provide change.
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• Philippines
23 Oct
@flapiz i always carry smaller bills if i don't like the cashier i hand a bigger one but if she looks approachable she wouldn't worry anything
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@flapiz (7013)
• Australia
24 Oct
@Strawberry18 Hahaha you are very mischievous! I like it
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@TRBRocks420 (84485)
• Banks, Oregon
15 Oct
Yes, always sucks when no change.
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@flapiz (7013)
• Australia
15 Oct
What sucks more is the lack of effort from the staff. They’ve become too lazy to even try to change it.
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• Philippines
23 Oct
@flapiz if it's a known store maybe you can complain to the manager
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@flapiz (7013)
• Australia
24 Oct
@Strawberry18 I should’ve done so. I really need to learn to be more aggressive.
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@ShifaLk (8533)
• India
18 Oct
you are right some people are very selfish . They don't wanna spend their change and ask us for the change . And some people are even very Rude to ask for the change
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@flapiz (7013)
• Australia
18 Oct
Some don’t even try to check if they have the change. And yes being rude is inescusable when you work for customer service and cashier.
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@ShifaLk (8533)
• India
23 Oct
@flapiz yes. And some give candies. Oh very bad
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@flapiz (7013)
• Australia
24 Oct
@ShifaLk Yeah specially if you don’t like candies.
@lady1993 (20416)
• Philippines
15 Oct
yeah, that happens a lot of times here.. that is why I usually just pay close to the actual amount and have coins handy
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@flapiz (7013)
• Australia
15 Oct
Hi Lady I will start collecting coins from now on. Despite the fact that I think it’s heavy and it takes time to pay with coins.
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@lady1993 (20416)
• Philippines
19 Oct
@flapiz don't bring all of them though, since they can be very heavy
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@flapiz (7013)
• Australia
20 Oct
@lady1993 I usually just try to keep bills and give my coins to my boyfriend
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@Hannihar (44331)
15 Oct
@flapiz That is sad that one cannot get change.
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@flapiz (7013)
• Australia
15 Oct
I know specailly in this world where price hikes and inflations are common.
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@Hannihar (44331)
15 Oct
@flapiz Yes they are.
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@ZedSmart (3132)
• Philippines
15 Oct
It's really their responsibility but there are some who don't make an effort especially if you do not have the item consume. They don't care because they don't mind you buying or not the item rather than looking for change. I have so many experience like that. It's frustrating at the same time disgusting but you can't oblige them. That's the problem when you don't have loose change or smaller bills in you.
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@flapiz (7013)
• Australia
15 Oct
And some of these people aren’t even the business owners they are hired to sell. And they are lazy to change and doesn’t mind not selling. I feel sorry for the real owner of the business. Paying money to someone who does not do the job.
@JohnRoberts (65172)
• Los Angeles, California
15 Oct
I never have that problem. Sometimes have to wait for them to get change.
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@flapiz (7013)
• Australia
15 Oct
That means people there are doing their jobs and aren’t lazy. I don’t mind waiting. I just want to see effort.
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• Philippines
15 Oct
They always ask for change or coins over here as well. But often times I don't have it. specially if it wasn't my money.
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@flapiz (7013)
• Australia
15 Oct
Like 100 pesos is not even a lot these days. I can’t believe a shipping company can’t give me a change for that. And yes when I’m running errands for my parents they don’t exactly give me change.
• United States
15 Oct
the main street near me,almost every store is bad about having change. and there's 3 banks close they could send an employee to.they really have no excuse except they don't want to.and god forbid if you have a hundred dollar bill..nobody wants it unless you've planning to spend all of it.
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@flapiz (7013)
• Australia
15 Oct
Exactly they should make an effort to change it. They are doing business and earning money from us. Finding change is the least they could do. Having it ready before business opens is also something they could’ve done.
• Sonora, California
15 Oct
I've been in that situation too, thankfully not to frequently though!
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@flapiz (7013)
• Australia
15 Oct
This never happened to me in Australia. Or when it happens the cashier usually tries to find change. I don’t know why here in my province cashiers are so lazy and lacks pleasing personality.
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@Freewings (318)
• Xian, China
15 Oct
Actually, I don't need to worry about that. More than 90 percent of young Chinese now prefer mobile payment, which can well solve this embarrassing problem.
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@flapiz (7013)
• Australia
15 Oct
I am used to being cashless as well. When I was in Australia we can use debit cards almost everywhere and pay by pay wave. Even by mobile sometimes too.
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@jstory07 (71284)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Oct
The places I shop at always has change.
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@flapiz (7013)
• Australia
15 Oct
Well you are lucky. I mean if they can’t be bothered to give change then they can change to card or cashless methods of payment.