Having Candies as Payment Change

Indonesia
December 9, 2009 5:15am CST
Hello mylotter, have you ever experienced this? When you are shopping into a shop (usually small shop like minimarket) then you buy something, lets say the price is 9.8$ then you pay it with 10$ which means you still have 20 cents as exchange. But instead of giving 20 cents, the cashier then give candy (or candies) as your exchange. I often experienced it. It is pretty unfair for me. I live in Indonesia. They often give me 2 candies in which I should get Rp 200.- as my exchange. Why is it unfair? well, 2 candies nett price can't be more than Rp 200.-, I try to calculate it myself, a candy usually priced at Rp 50.- to Rp 75.- which means I lost around Rp 50.- for that 2 candies. And oh yeah, I even tried to do the same to the minimarket. I bought something with price Rp 1.750,- and I pay them Rp 1.500,- plus I give them 5 candies for the rest Rp 250,- :) I almost had a fight on that minimarket. Well, it's been some case in my country, the newspaper even highlighted it. So now, I heard that new legal rule have been established for this thing. So, when a minimarket gives candies as your exchange, you can sue them. How about you mylotter?
2 responses
• United States
9 Dec 09
I would absolutely go nuts with something like this. If I wanted the candies, I would have bought them!!! I definitely would demand my change back in cash - and if they refuse, I would hand back all the goods purchased and demanded full refund there and then. I would then tell them that I will be bringing my business elsewhere in future!
• Indonesia
9 Dec 09
ho, where are you from anyway? I think that only happened in Indonesia, and not in other country :) Yes, it is very annoying, especially when they said that they don't have cash for exchange. They should have, isn't it? Never tried to retur all the goods purchased though. Worth to try it sometime I think. LoL :p Thanks for response. Regards.
• United States
9 Dec 09
Im from Ireland originally. Its an insult to you for the shopkeeper to force you to accept sweets instead of your change. What if you were a diabetic? The sweets would be of no use to you!
• Indonesia
11 Dec 09
Yeah, and it is pretty unfair since they didn't allow us to reject or angry upon receiving candies as payment exchange. But when we did the same to them, their first reaction is "Sorry sir, we don't accept candies as payment. If you don't have money then don't buy anything". Pretty lame *sigh* So it is still happening until now in Ireland? Never thought that this kind of case happening there. LoL.
@MimiRemo (420)
• Philippines
11 Dec 09
That happened to me. I demanded for my change in cash up to last cent. It's insulting and infuriating..when we absolutely pay in cash and they're giving candies as equivalent to the small amount of change??? We could buy those candies ourselves, anyways. And we don't even know for sure if those unpurchased candies had been stored for a long time or not.
• Indonesia
11 Dec 09
What country are you mate? Agree that it is very insulting, not to mention that we can get same candies for free when we stop at local bank :p In my local bank, on each customer service desk always prepared some candies so the customer can take it. Customer should have more protection by the law I think.
@MimiRemo (420)
• Philippines
11 Dec 09
I live in the Philippines.