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    Nixing the Penny -- I hate to see it go


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    Nixing the Penny -- I hate to see it go

    Post by islandgrl on Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:02 pm

    Perhaps you're one of those people who own a big jar filled with copper-coloured pennies, just waiting for the day to lug the weighty container to the nearest bank or coin changing machine with the hopes of getting some bills.

    Some people put their pennies into the donation boxes by the cash registers; and some of us don't even bother to take their change if it's just pennies.

    Let's face it, they're small, they don't have much individual value, they tend to collect everywhere (bags, coat pockets, the ground) and collectively they're very heavy.

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    I hate to see what will happen when they nix our penny. Everything will be rounded off to the closest dollar. What are your thoughts on this.

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    Re: Nixing the Penny -- I hate to see it go

    Post by oceanna on Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:32 pm

    Yes prices will go up to the nearest dollar and we will pay a cent or two more on every item
    we buy. I don't like that because we pay so much extra on every purchase now due to sales tax.
    It's a whooping 15% here!

    On the other side is the weight of all the pennies in our wallets and purses. After every shopping
    trip I empty them out when I get back home or sometimes drop them into a container on counters.
    I don't think I will miss them if they are fazed out but it would seem strange not to have a jar of them
    in the house. Laughing


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    Re: Nixing the Penny -- I hate to see it go

    Post by Windwalker on Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:33 am

    I'm surprised we haven't done away with the penny here in the US. It is only a zinc blank now with a super thin coat of copper about the thickness of a coat of pain in it.

    I suppose things will be labeled $19.95 instead of $19.99 like before.

    I think it will happen in the US one day.

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    Re: Nixing the Penny -- I hate to see it go

    Post by Willows on Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:52 am

    I think that I will miss the penny...for nostalgic reasons. Years ago...one would never step over a penny without picking it up. The old saying..."A penny saved is a penny earned"

    Yikes....I have a lot of coin-rolling to do, because I have a "porker" of a pig...that's almost filled to his snout with pennies! And my piggy is about 12" long x 8" high!

    Never will the prices of products be rounded down! For sure.....$2.99 will be $2.00!

    Between that and the charges for our "plastic bags" for packaging...it will all add up!

    What next?! Will we be required to pay a service charge to go through a check-out? Hmmmmmmm.......

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