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Poll: Should the Tories scrap 1p & 2p coins?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Apr 28, 2019.


Scrap or save?

  1. Retain both coins

    22 vote(s)
  2. Withdraw both coins

    7 vote(s)
  3. Withdraw 1p only

    5 vote(s)
  4. Withdraw 2p only

    0 vote(s)
  1. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Happygopolitely likes this.
  2. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    It would put pay to psychological pricing, if anyone still falls for that guff anymore. No wait are there still 99p stores?
  3. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    There's a 98p store near me. Undercutting the competition.
  4. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    If I get 1p or 2ps in my change I put them in whatever charity box is on the counter. If only 10% ( a figure I picked out of thin air so don't ask me for calculations to back this up) of other customers do this then charities will receive a welcome bonus.

    This would be lost if these coins are removed from circulation.
  5. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Not now that lots of people pay by plastic.
  6. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Hard to think of a question I care less about :)
    needabreak and JL48 like this.
  7. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    I remember the 1/2p going out of circulation. They are a bit of a waste of time, and I tend to throw them away / put them in a charity box if there is one if I get them.

    That said, I'd like to see the plastic £20 come out asap, as well as a plastic £50.
  8. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    They make useful washers and you can drill them to size. Last time I bought some "penny washers" they were 10p each!
    les25paul, harsh-but-fair and JL48 like this.
  9. schoolsout4summer

    schoolsout4summer Star commenter

    Should we scrap the Tories would be a far more pertinent question.
    The sane answer is obviously "yes".
  10. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    if removed everything will increase in price from £X.99 to £Y.
    Will be a big knock on effect.
  11. Happygopolitely

    Happygopolitely Established commenter

    Can we ever use the phrase 'penny pinching' again though? And what about '99p bargains' - that penny makes all the difference doesn't it? And what about 'pennies from heaven' ?
    Vince_Ulam likes this.
  12. captain scarlet

    captain scarlet Established commenter

    Totally agree with Belle.

    Had the same effect when the old Sterling went out, any excuse to put up the prices.

    While on the subject of prices, anybody come across a .9p ?

    I was just wondering, I could then pay for my diesel exactly
  13. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    In that case why have coins/paper money at all... Or pound or 99p shops... If they still exist.
  14. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    I will be bereft

    BetterNow, nizebaby, cissy3 and 5 others like this.
  15. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    On a recent holiday in Australia we found that their lowest denomination coin was 5 cents. However in the shops prices were still using $1.99 etc. If you took an item at $1.99 to the till they charged you $2. I suppose if you bought 5 then it would be $9.95
  16. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    Or be reduced to £X.95
    Fuel will still be (eg) 129.9p per litre
  17. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Prices go up and down all the time. Nobody really knows what anything costs these days, or ought to cost.

    I fully understand why products are marked at a penny under the pound, but if shops wanted to, they could take advantage of the loss of the penny by marking stuff up at a penny over the pound then let the customer off the penny he doesn't have.

    Result: a grateful customer who will likely return.
  18. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    'We' dont need to scrap the Tories, they are scrapping themselves.
    Ivartheboneless likes this.
  19. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    The menu cost as it is known... Costs of such changes.
  20. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Should Labour??
    border_walker and needabreak like this.

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