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24.07.2009 | 積少成多

一仙貨幣自上年四月廢除之後, 好多超級市場都已經將貨價調整, 唔會再有幾仙零頭出現.. 不過唯獨有間叫做「冷藏」嘅, 依然係秉持xx.99標價模式.. 即係話一件0.99貨品, 你係需要付1.00價錢, 即係你額外捐贈0.01畀間超市.. 係, 一仙確係小數目, 但係你諗吓噃, 間超市一日有幾多客人幫襯先? 如果每個客人都畀多0.01, 積少成多條數好襟計.. 你唔駛係個哈佛大學微計分畢業生, 都可以想象佢一日可以白賺好多錢架喎..

所以我每次去買嘢都一定會湊夠1, 2, 6或7仙, 因為根據Rounding Adjustment指示, 咁樣先會回扣1至2仙.. 我請願買多都要佢蝕, 就係唔畀佢白賺囉, 哈哈哈哈!! 唔好畀啲奸商得逞呀, 大家齊齊嚟響應啦喂~~
since the 1-sen coins has been discontinued in market last April, most of the supermarkets have already adjusted their item pricing, to round to the nearest 10-sen.. but still there is this one called "Kwool Storage" that is still pricing their items at the xx.99 model.. meaning if you are going to get a 0.99 item, you will need to pay 1.00, which is contributing a 0.01 extra to the supermarket.. alright, 1-sen is really a very little money, but come think about how many customers they would have in a day?? if everyone contributes 1-sen extra, you don't have to be a Harvard Calculus graduate to understand this accumulation, imagine how much extra money they will be able to earn in the end of the day??

and so everytime i shop there, i will always do some counting and make sure my total ends up with either 1, 2, 6 or 7 sen.. only by this figure, according to the Rounding Adjustment Mechanism, i would be able to get back a 1-2 sen rebate.. i rather buy more yet don't want to pay them extra, haha!! come everyone, let's do this together and stop the evil merchants from earning our hard money at no reason~~
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39 comments:

  1. This one reminds me of having to pay one ringgit for a ninety sen bus fare.

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  2. With wise shoppers like you, SK, it's more a lai siong, poh haa situation, but you are right, it gives a bitter taste in the mouth. Not very cool, hor?

    Come to think of it, I still have a lot of one sen coins. Are we still allowed to use them? I read that we could use them up to two ringgit. Does the ruling still stand, I wonder. Any idea?

    Btw, I came across a post showing a great way to use these coins. I think I'll post it.

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  3. Oops! Good morning, though it's close to noon. No matter..

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  4. They ought to just price their stuff at RM1.00 instead of RM0.99!

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  5. errr... if you buy more there, they actually earn more lei~ don't forget they do earn some $$ with every items purchased... kekeke for me it's no difference if they earned that extra 1cent coz other shops have already round up their prices thus it's the same anyway~ LOL by being so calculative, you actually spent more lei! LOL

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  6. They can price it at RM1 and still will collect the same amount of money if they price it at RM0.99.

    This is markeing psychology...I guess.

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  7. 0.99比rm1好要便宜啊!所以你会多买。都是心理战术

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  8. the other day i went to buy bread and kaya plus one siu pau, total costing me 8RM. chi sin one lor. bread only 3 something, siu pau one something, then the kaya is 2 something, total i think is 7.80 i think. the hawker said, i count u 8RM. 20 cents is not much, but i grumbled for the whole day. how can like this one!

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  9. i always try my best not to save too much ceilings... i always use it whenever i can... coz ceilings is so troublesome and heavy ... :P

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  10. wah.. u really got the energy to count before paying huh? i won;t lo.. not that i am rich or what.. just that i'm bad in calculation ..lol

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  11. 一針你都唔畀人地賺,咪當振興經濟囖!

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  12. HappySurfer:
    yeah, those are really evil merchants!! tactically make the price at xx.99, looks cheaper but we actually pay the same.. hmmm, i think you can exchange your 1-sen at Bank Negara, they will give you back the same amount - but i have no idea how long they will need to prepare you the cheque.. anyway, if you think your 1-sen is not worth the petrol to go there, then please save your effort.. hahahaha!!

    Mei Teng:
    while all other supermarkets have been doing this, they are still sticking with xx.99.. yeah, look cheaper but then we still pay the same 1.00.. :(

    fable frog:
    of course i know they have set high margins into each item.. but that extra 1-sen we have to pay for the 0.99 is just so obvious that they are earning extra!! i'm more superficial, so i'll get them to rebate me 2-sen instead of me having to pay extra 1-sen.. haha!!

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  13. Grass:
    yes agree that is marketing strategy.. anyway, i always buy 3 items at a time, which makes my total end with a 7, meaning they have to rebate 2-sen for me, hahaha!!

    Wois:
    errr, 我不會因為這樣而覺得便宜哦, 通常我也是round-up來看的.. 0.99我就把他當1.00看待.. 就是不要給他們白賺那一仙啊.. :)

    Medie007:
    huh?? how can they round up RM7.80 to RM8?? this is not good, unless then round RM8.20 to RM8 then customer are always happy.. which shop is this?? you should blacklist it already.. next time go supermarket to buy laa, at least there's no bargain.. haha!! :)

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  14. Leu:
    haha, at first i thought what ceiling you are referring to.. you mean coins "syilling" dude!! i will always try to use up them also, yah, too heavy to carry around.. :)

    Danny:
    aiyoh it's not any difficult, i just need to make sure the last figure only.. so it things are priced at xx.99, so buying three items will make it at xx.x7, just as simple as that lah.. or rather, you don't mind that little amount of money lor - but i just won't let them earn extra~~ :p

    海市蜃樓:
    大佬, 佢哋已經賺好多啦, 你以為價錢冇mark-up到咩?? 呢一仙分明就係白白賺你血汗錢喎.. 一個人就話啫, 如果一日有一萬個人幫襯, 佢可以白賺一百蚊喇..

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  15. 絕對贊同呢~哈哈,這些看起來很不起眼的rounding,不懂吃了多少原本可以吃很多餐的零用~:(

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  16. I also agreed with you!!!

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  17. 你又唔系师奶,洗唔洗去到咁尽啊?

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  18. summer:
    多囉, 我就是看不過眼那些無良奸商貪圖謀利.. 所以我就要趁這個rounding之便, 要回他們的兩仙.. 雖然力量不大, 但至少不要他們白賺!!

    uLi.佑莉﹕
    haha, if you agree, then let's do that together.. never contribute extra but always want them to rebate extra!! hahahaha, YES!!!

    Rebecca Kheng:
    阿Becca姐, 唔係咁講架.. 唔係話我師奶仔斤斤計較小數目, 其實真係睇唔過眼, 我知雖然係小數目, 但係積少成多多喎, 我就偏偏唔要做啲無良奸商嘅羔羊!! 一仙都係血汗錢啊~~ :p

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  19. I think most of us dun really bother about the few cents. :)

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  20. 原来咱们都用同样算法。

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  21. Never mindlah, let them earn that 1 sen. I'm too lazy to calculate! Haha!

    Btw, regarding Sagano Restaurant @ Renaissance, booking is required. I think weekdays price is slightly cheaper at RM49++. I went there on Saturday and the price was higher at RM55++.

    You can call this number 03-2162 2233 to book.

    Oh, btw, the RM55++ does not include drinks. I had green tea and they charge RM5 per person for it.

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  22. Oops! I juz found out that tomorrow is the last Sat for the promotion! Either you go tomorrow or no more chance! I thought it would last till end of the month, so I guess I was wrong! : )

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  23. @Medie007: RM0.20... next time u pay me... I think it's too much for rounding RM0.20 ... in fact i think it's not rounding ... it's cheating :p

    [SK]: I think it's our consumer rights to ask back even RM0.01 :p

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  24. Gratitute:
    yeah, most of the people don't really care about that 1-sen, but definitely not me!! hahaha.. i just think it's not right they do it this way..

    单身汉:
    呵呵, 好開心終於有人和我同樣的見解!! give me five!! 我們不要給他們得逞!! yes~~ :D

    foongpc:
    ya, if you just think about 1-sen then of course it's of tiny value.. think about accumulating all the 1-sen, then you might be able to use those money for a starbucks coffee woh.. just think about it :)

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  25. foongpc:
    yeah this will be the last weekend in the month, but i think still can go there during weekdays till end of july right?? if weekdays are cheaper, then maybe i'll consider not to "squeeze" with the weekend crowd.. hmmm, can i not order drinks?? hahahaha~~ i'm so cheapo hor??

    Chris Chia:
    呵呵, 當然啦.. 這些"婆乸"小數目, 我就是最厲害斤斤計較的了!! 就是不要給他們白賺啊.. :D

    TZ:
    errr, under the rounding system are we still able to get back that 1-sen?? i know before the rounding system, they already have excuses to always "cheat" that extra 1-sen by asking the cashier to tell customers they have run out of 1-sen coins!! i mean this is so wrong and unacceptable right?? totally abusing the consumer's rights!!

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  26. 我也会这样做啰!!;)

    在多伦多,我们还有一仙。每次买东西,x.x3 or x.x7 等等,我都会在钱包内找啊找地,势要把数目筹足来付。所以,Ed有一大瓶的一仙,放在那里没用,那里至少有几十块啰。而我一个仙都没!!哈哈!!

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  27. 哈哈……以前看到家人都是拿来交水电费的!^^

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  28. 我们政府的政策从来就没有为小市民着想,只会“益”那些生意佬!这样的政府。。。。唉!

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  29. 1 sen is alot when u combine it...

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  30. 雪芬:
    哈哈, 以前我都會把那些1仙存起來等去超市或吃快餐的時候可以大派用場!! 我知道很多人有一種習慣, 因為覺得零錢麻煩, 所以就是每次都把零錢都丟到一個角落, 結果儲蓄起來, 真的可以有幾百塊錢囉.. Ed不用, 你就幫忙他用囉, 呵呵!! 反正女人用零錢也不會給人講~~

    穷光蛋市长:
    哈哈, 對啊, 我不像一些人把他們當草, 我真的會用他們來給那些零丁的數目的.. 吃快餐和交水電費, 真的派上用場囉.. :D

    山城大熊:
    唉, 其實我覺得這個rounding system很奇怪, 既然廢除1仙, 那麼不如直接下令市場物品的標價規定都round-up囉, 還要甚麼rounding system這麼麻煩干嘛??

    squall:
    yes you are right!! accumulation of little amount can really make a bomb.. that's why i never want to pay even that extra bit.. :)

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  31. i hardly go to tat 'khool storage', im not atas enuff :p but i think other supermarkets also practicing the same pricing tactics. actually i think from the statstics side, u will end up abt the same, which means u might be the losing end this time, but the gaining side next time lor. they r not supposed to earn more with this rounding up system.

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  32. the happy go lucky one:
    hmmm my observation is that most of the other supermarkets have already rounded-up the price.. well, i don't know how much they are going to benefit from the rounding system, seems like it's a 50-50 chance they get extra or rebate extra, anyway for me i just won't let them earn that extra for no reason.. haha!!

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  33. every penny helps...count it in the long run you'll have a whole amount with that already. I usually save the coins change we get from the groceries or anywhere, we have a jar for that here at home. =)

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  34. Ayie:
    hmmm i never collect the coins somewhere, but instead whenever i got some, i'll try my best to get rid of them.. and supermarkets are ideal place for the coins.. haha!! hmmm, have you estimated how much money you have in that jar??

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  35. wait til my next post is out...you'll be figuring it out how much everything we have

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  36. Ayie:
    hahaha, and i am seriously looking forward to that amount!! i guess easily 3-figure you have in that..

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  37. haha yeah.. still 99 cents.. but i guess its hard for the business to change the value in the database la.. since almost ALL the products have 99 behind it... so changing it will only take more resources and waste time... anyway it'll still be rounded up right.. =)

    kenwooi.com

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  38. kenwooi.com:
    hey, changing the value in database is so easy, you just need to write a small little script to update amount.. don't you think i don't know this can be done ok?? if they can do this once and for all, then they don't even have to bother about the rounding adjustment routine.. correct?? :p

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