Can I take it back?
Just my 2cw [8D][8D]
I'm sure that that is poor business practice if you're paying by an electronic means (whereby you can pay the exact amount) or with a cheque. In fact, I know it is as I've complained about it before. I am not sure that it is illegal per se.
I recently bought something at Mitre10 and paid cash and they rounded it up by 8 cents. Everyone else rounds it down in such a case. I said something to the checkout operator but she told me that this has recently become company policy and is not her fault.
The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable
living from a small piece of land. ~ Abraham Lincoln ~
One and two and five cent coins are no longer in circulation but their value still remains. These changes took place from July 2006. This means that a trader can still offer goods for sale at $1.99.
The price you actually have to pay for these goods depends on how you pay.
If paying in cash
If you are paying cash, the trader can set the rounding policy. This must be disclosed to you prior to making a purchase.
If paying by cheque, credit card, or EFTPOS
The trader can charge the exact price if the consumer is paying by cheque, credit card, or EFT-POS. This is because these methods of payment allow you to pay the exact price.
- Toni - Northland
I won't let them  I know it's probably silly, and I know it's only a few cents, but it happened once and I refuse to let it happen to me again!
ccrk9;181881 wrote: I get anoyed when shops round when I pay by EPOS or Credit Card. No need as they can get the exact amount.
Prim;181952 wrote: I know it's only a few cents
Just a few cents to you or me, but for them it's a few cents x millions of sales. It's money for nothing for them, and I bet they make a lot of it by having that policy.
Kids, beasts, and chillies in Swannanoa South.
The Warehouse used to round down no matter what when there were still 5 cent coins but no more. Must have made an enormous difference.