Remove 1p and 2p coins?


Surely you didn't fail to understand my simple point? You said 99p shops would go out of business. My point (for the mentally challenged) was that all they have to do is start charging £1 and rename the sign.
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Tough Guy no. 1265

Then they wouldn't be 99p shops.
And 99pland can't just change it's name to Poundland because it would then be confusing.
Reply to
Norman Wells


99p is more or less a pound. People are not likely to shop at a 99p shop to save a penny.
It could use something similar. There's currently Poundland, 99p stores, 99p land, just under a pound, etc, etc, etc.
[titter] I once got some bowls for 50p each in Poundland as they were chipped. Held up the queue for 10 minutes.
And it's hardly enough reason to warrant all those coins. How much could the mint save by retrieving all that copper?
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Tough Guy no. 1265


But they do. That's why 99p stores are not pound stores, and why they are commercially successful and survive.
Why should they be forced to change their name? How would you like to be forced to be known in future as Duffboy?
Nothing at all. Since 1992, 'copper' coins have been made largely of steel, which the Chinese are currently dumping at below cost.
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Norman Wells



Wrong. Poundland does precisely as well.
For the English pedants, notice I said "as well", not "aswell", which would have meant something completely different.
Their fault for naming their shop after their price.
Then why are they a different colour to steel?
Anyway, most people would love to carry less loose change about. Coin taking machines would be simplified too. Till drawers would have more room.
Reply to
Tough Guy no. 1265
Why should they be punished for that? So do Poundland.
Look it up.
You're really scraping the barrel now, aren't you?
Reply to
Norman Wells
It's hardly a punishment renaming your shop. Thinking ahead, inflation will one day require them to charge more and change their name anyway.
You mentioned it, you provide the link.
No of course not, people like carrying things for no reason.
No, that's the most important reason.
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Tough Guy no. 1265

So that's why I wanted an explanation, as the link doesn't make your point at all. Say we were having a discussion on religion and I posted a link to a huge list of all religions and what they were, that wouldn't reveal anything whatsoever about my viewpoint.
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Tough Guy no. 1265

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