From: Mark (markr13_at_comcast.net)
Date: Sun Jul 13 2003 - 07:45:49 PDT
Of course, the reason the US has not dropped the penny, as has been
threatened many times, is that everyone "knows" that merchants will
always round UP, not down.
-- Mark Ross markr13_at_comcast.net ------------------------------ NuShields: Your best defense against screen damage http://www.NuShield.com MessagePad 2X00 films now available in clear and antiglare Phone/Fax/Voicemail: (530) 678-5513 >If for example the cost of something is $10.01, or $10.02 then you pay >$10.00 by rounding down, if the cost is $10.03 or $10.04 then you pay >$10.05. by rounding up to the nearest 5 cents. So if you can be bothered >when you buy your petrol you fill up to $??. 02 and $00.02 cents worth for >nothing.. See now you've gone destroyed the logic of my previous statement >that we can have our five cents worth !!!.. Dam. > >Allan >Brisbane -- This is the NewtonTalk list - http://www.newtontalk.net/ for all inquiries List FAQ/Etiquette/Terms: http://www.newtontalk.net/faq.html Official Newton FAQ: http://www.chuma.org/newton/faq/
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