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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:13 AM

^Why, if the staff are rounding according to the rules?


Simple thought exercise composed of two questions:
(1) Are prices of products randomly distributed?
(2) Does the number of items an average shopper buys follow any pattern?

Any bias in these things, and you're guaranteed to be off at the end of the day.
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#82 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:21 AM

Simple thought exercise composed of two questions:
(1) Are prices of products randomly distributed?
(2) Does the number of items an average shopper buys follow any pattern?

Any bias in these things, and you're guaranteed to be off at the end of the day.


Hmmm, not sure. Shouldn't question #1 be "Are last digit of prices of products randomly distributed?
<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 01:50 PM

One of the new stores at the Market at the Hudson is cash only.  Meanwhile across the hall, the Roast uses an iPad with a credit card reader, which anyone can get, I've got one for my iPhone.  It's not rocket science.


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#84 Mike K.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 01:51 PM

Is it the pie place?


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 01:54 PM

Is it the pie place?

 

No, that same side but not as far in, maybe the second or third thing on the right as you enter.  It really makes me shake my head.  The big CASH ONLY sign as you approach the counter.  I find it absolutely odd a business would choose to only use the form of payment that is the least popular.


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 01:58 PM

I'm going to guess it's the Indian place then?


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 02:00 PM

Canadians, in fact, rank as the undisputed world leaders in debit card use, making 71.7 debit transactions per person in 2001, which is significantly more than consumers in the next closest country (France, at 60.3). The average value of a debit transaction in Canada (US$27 in 2001) was the lowest in an 11-country comparison, with Japan (US$405) and Switzerland (US$100) markedly standing out.

 

Debit cards represent the most frequent method of paying for retail transactions among Canadian ABMcardholders today, increasing from 15 percent of cardholders in 1996 to 49 percent in 2002. By 2000 — within six years of being introduced nationally — IDP transactions had replaced cash as the primary payment method used by ABM cardholders, and by 2002 cash was the primary method of payment used by only 31 percent of ABM cardholders.

 

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<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 04:16 PM

You know what kills me?! The title of this post using the wrong word/spelling of INTERAC - *no T* - and the people that pronounce it the same way. I'm a stickler for spelling/proper words!


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 04:22 PM

Mom's are like that. :)
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#90 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 04:27 PM

Fixed.


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 12:41 AM

Fixed.

 

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 08:44 AM

Da Tandoor restaurant on Johnson St does not accept Interact. . Kind of surprised when I saw the sign at the end of the meal. Thought it would be placed prominently with the hours or operation or on the front door but it is just placed on the front  of the desk.

 

It might take Major credit cards but I thankfully had cash



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Posted 23 May 2017 - 03:08 PM

Apparently Beacon Drive In only takes credit cards for transactions over $10.  As Mark Brennae on CFAX is telling us this afternoon.


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<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 03:17 PM

Which is quite silly.  Merchant discount rates (the $ the retailer pays on the transaction) is a % of the sale for credit cards.  

 

Usually all I carry with me is a credit card.  It sucks encountering the odd retailer with minimum orders for CC transactions.


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 03:30 PM

Apparently Beacon Drive In only takes credit cards for transactions over $10.  As Mark Brennae on CFAX is telling us this afternoon.

 

Couple of Google Reviews confirm this going a couple months back...which is weird because I can remember paying with plastic last summer for a sub $10 purchase.

 

At any rate this is a dangerous precedent. Now I'm forced to get the milkshake and poutine. Those jerks!


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 07:23 PM

Bought a couple of chocolate dipped cones there on Friday. Girl put so much of the chocolate on the cone it broke all apart when you bit into it. It must have been an eighth of an inch thick.


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#97 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 07:38 PM

Which is quite silly.  Merchant discount rates (the $ the retailer pays on the transaction) is a % of the sale for credit cards.  

 

Usually all I carry with me is a credit card.  It sucks encountering the odd retailer with minimum orders for CC transactions.

 

Ya, it's odd for sure.  And probably against their merchant account TOS too.


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 12:35 AM

This is weird to me. I can see the allure of being cash only from the tax avoidance perspective, but if you're going to take plastic then take it and just build the costs into your prices. When people use cash instead, that extra 3% or whatever on your prices goes straight to the bottom line. It's a bonus.

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 05:46 AM

If they were trying to avoid CC fees, wouldn't it make more sense to limit the maximum purchase that can be made by CC? 


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Posted 24 May 2017 - 06:00 AM

Obviously it drives some business owners nuts to see the amount they pay in cc fees. Regardless of their overall income. Some do not see the costs in being a cash business.  Because not matter what the Beacon Drive In operator thinks, there is some very small percantage of people that are passing up his business becasue of the policiy.  There are also people passing him up due to cleanliness issues, perceived value etc. etc.  You have to balance it all.  But when you are not sure, it's always good to look at companies that are smarter than you and see what they do.  Does Walmart or McDonald's take cash, debit and Visa?  OK, probably a good idea.


<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

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