Monday, March 24, 2008

Coins Are Heavy

Everyone is looking for ways and means to get rid of their coins. Because coins are heavy. It is a common sight to see people digging for coins to give to the cashier when making payment for their purchases.

Some hawkers even refuse to take coins from customers.

In the 1980s, coins are essential for taking buses. Everyone was looking for ways and means to get more coins.

With the advent of cashcards, stored-value ticket cards, etc. coins have become somwhat obsolete as they are bulky and heavy and nothing short of a nuisance at times. We need more coin deposit machines.

If dollar notes are also known as legal tender, then coins should likewise also be known as legal tough. As it's tough to carry tons of coins around wherever you go. Carrying around a thick wad of dollar notes in your wallet is hassle enough, let alone coins.


Blogger Smarty said...

What about the item you want to buy which cost about $49.90 or $19.90

Why can't they just increase by 10 cent. I got no problem giving them $50 note and get the change back but getting coins as the change is surely irritating.

Al-through i don't mind using coin to buy newspaper, chocolate or drinks.

Monday, March 24, 2008 at 5:58:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger smartybohlampa said...

Hi, look at my picture, yan dao or not?

My picture

Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 5:42:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Smarty said...

Mockingbird ignore that imposter.

Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 8:24:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Starscream said...

Mockingbird I've change my add. Already sent you email message to your yahoo account.

Sunday, April 6, 2008 at 12:25:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

Chinese merchants like to price items at $49.90 because it's an auspicious, prosperous figure. What's going on between u and your imposter? Some feud, no doubt.

Monday, April 7, 2008 at 9:56:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Starscream said...

Some feud from my friend's blog. He blogs about current affair and it turns out that imposter is from youtube who hate him, me and the rest who manage to thrash anti govt comment (those irrational comment). Well since my friend post his blog link on youtube and he forget to delete my link he come over and create trouble.

Do change my link and name. Kindly tell me if you did not receive my email tell me I'll send it to you again.

Monday, April 7, 2008 at 12:20:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Starscream said...

I still keep my old add just in case he hijack my old add.

As for that price isn't it irritating that you gave the cashier $50 but you have to wait for 10 cent change? mostly I say "keep the change"

Monday, April 7, 2008 at 12:22:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mark said...

isn't $49.90 a sly trick to make consumers believe that they are paying close to $40 when in actual fact they are paying ten cents short of $50?

thankfully in singapore the coins are not too heavy.

Sunday, April 20, 2008 at 3:45:00 PM GMT+8  

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