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Old 03-31-2008, 11:11 AM
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Some backstory: Australia used to have 1 and 2 cent coins. They were phased out years ago (old ones were used in the medals at the 2000 Olypics). They're not produced any more but are still legal tender. For cash transactions, 1 and 2 cents round down to the nearest 10, 3 and 4 round up to 5, 6 and 7 round down to 5 and 8 and 9 round up to 10.


Customer got $50.04 of fuel. He handed me $50.05 and jokingly asked for his 1 cent change. I gave him a 1 cent coin that appeared next to the register three days ago. We all had a laugh.

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Old 03-31-2008, 11:53 AM
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No penny type coins? I'm there.

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Old 03-31-2008, 12:00 PM
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Customer got $50.04 of fuel. He handed me $50.05 and jokingly asked for his 1 cent change. I gave him a 1 cent coin that appeared next to the register three days ago. We all had a laugh.
Nice..
Closest I've seen to old money in my store has been that first Plastic $5 Note from 1992, that was orange and like a skin colour rather then the pink colour it is today.. nothing else though. Still find it quite amazing that you can still cash them in at the bank if you wish. And yes, their are no pennies and the like here.. we did end up surviving without them.
I've looked at our balance sheet.. and it tends to vary rather wildly as our prices have many different cent intervals (i.e our Telephone Cables for instance are at a certain percentage markup that results in very weird amounts). Some days we are up, some days we are down.. I think over a week we've ended up generally down by about 20c (oh no) due to rounding.

No complaints here, only thing that still bugs me is how huge our 50 Cent coin is.. pain to hold many of them.
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Old 03-31-2008, 12:37 PM
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American money is so freaking boring. It's shit green. ALL of it (not coins, they're just metal colors). They are starting to add shiny pretty colors now, but still not nearly as cool as foreign currency.

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Old 03-31-2008, 02:42 PM
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American money is so freaking boring. It's shit green. ALL of it (not coins, they're just metal colors). They are starting to add shiny pretty colors now, but still not nearly as cool as foreign currency.
The new $5 bills are pretty cool.

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Old 03-31-2008, 02:54 PM
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I hate it when someone comes in with american money. I have to actually check the damn bill's number to see what it is. I love canada's coloured money. Makes things so much easier.

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Old 03-31-2008, 05:08 PM
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I hate it when someone comes in with american money. I have to actually check the damn bill's number to see what it is. I love canada's coloured money. Makes things so much easier.
Honestly, most of us have just gotten used to sorting bills by which president is on em.

Though I did get one of the new $5 bills for the first time last week... I had to stop for a second and look for the "this is legal tender" writing on it. At first I thought it was some weird monopoly-type money. lol

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Old 03-31-2008, 05:15 PM
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I hate it when someone comes in with american money. I have to actually check the damn bill's number to see what it is. I love canada's coloured money. Makes things so much easier.
Agreed! When I was in NYC I had to scrutinize my money to make sure I was using proper amounts, rather than just looking at the colour.
I also hate American money only because of the people who use it at my work.
9/10 of them don't courteously ask if we accept it and just assume that we do and hand it over like they would Canadian money, which is something I find intensely rude.
Especially seeing as when I was last in Buffalo me and my friend hadn't changed our money because we were only going to be there for a few hours and weren't expecting to spend any. He asked the waitress at the restaurant if they accepted Canadian money at face value (at the time the Canadian dollar was above the American) and the waitress said, and I quote, "Uhhh, no. This is America. If you want to use Canadian money use it in Canada."
She said it in such a rude way me and my friends were all taken aback by her audacity. Whenever she came over to check on us she got ignored by everyone except me.
I just can't help myself from saying please and thank you, even when someone has been rude to me. Stupid proper upbringing! *fist shake*
In the end the bitch (and that's explaining her attitude lightly) got a 5cent tip. A CANADIAN 5cent tip.

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Old 03-31-2008, 05:17 PM
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Honestly, most of us have just gotten used to sorting bills by which president is on em.
Even funnier though cuz the highest common tendered bill ($100) has Ben Franklin on it, and he was never Prez. Personally I think Washington should be on the $100, not the $1 & .25c.
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Old 03-31-2008, 05:27 PM
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Hey Hat - how are you with NZ or Solomon Islands coins?

I found out the other day that the drink machine here won't accept the SI coins! Weird (but then - I didn't think it would - it weighed a bit less).

But what's really funny, is working in a servo, and having Indian employees look at such a coin (1 or 2c) and wonder what it is :P

(for the non-south pacific readers here - New Zealand and Solomon Island coins are almost identical to Australian coins - so we tend to see a few around here, and they tend to be used as normal coinage - though legally, they're not).
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