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briandmyers  ·  2922 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Critics Wonder Whether Pennies Make Sense Anymore : NPR

    Up here in Canada, all prices are still in penny denominations but when you get to the register, and pay in cash, it is the cashiers job to round things up or down to the nearest nickel. If you pay electronically, you would still pay the sticker price down to the penny

Likewise in NZ, except that now, we don't even have 5-cent pieces any more - cash transactions are paid in 10-cent increments. Nobody cares.

Plenty of tedious detail can be found here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cash_rounding

sounds_sound  ·  2922 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Nobody cares

Seriously. That's one of the things I love about living up here. It's obviously better to not have to deal with the penny at this point. So people say, well that makes sense, let's get rid of it. And it happens quickly without a big show.