Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

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Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

Post by 404cameljockey » Mon May 07, 2018 6:12 pm

Big C, Palau Road. Change comes to 11.75 Baht. She hands me 11.00 Baht. I say if you don't have change please get some or just give me 12.00 Baht. After half a minute of standing showing her the change in my hand she opens the same till and gives me the additional 0.75.

Cheating, pure and simple. At least the Indians in small Dubai marts barefacedly chuck a small pack of chewing gum at you in lieu. And I never accepted that either!

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Post by dtaai-maai » Mon May 07, 2018 7:56 pm

With that level of criminal profit, I'm surprised she's still working behind a till. You must be absolutely livid to be cheated out of 75 satang. 75! No excuse for such behaviour. :tsk:
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Post by Big Boy » Mon May 07, 2018 8:01 pm

I know how cheated the OP feels. Last month's water bill was 89.96 - the cheating gits took 90 Baht. I couldn't sleep for a week :laugh:
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Post by PBbeacher » Mon May 07, 2018 8:04 pm

2 cents for 1 minute of your time....well done for calling her out.

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Post by laphanphon » Mon May 07, 2018 9:29 pm

Well glad it's ok for people to think as long it's a small amount, it's ok to steal. So what is the allowed limit ??? I can afford 100 or 1000 or 10,000 baht, so if someone steals that amount.........???

Maybe just one of my 4 tires is OK.

Damn, and here I've been raising my kid, stealing is wrong.
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Post by Big Boy » Mon May 07, 2018 10:17 pm

It happens the world over, rounding up or down the smallest denomination. If Thailand had any sense, they'd scrap the 25 and 50 Satang coins anyway. I barely remember farthings, and the half penny - just evolution. I'm trying to remember the movie, but a guy made a fortune out of it in the movie.

Be honest, what do you do with your 25 and 50 Satang coins? I've seen many Farangs refuse them, and those that don't often drop them on the floor, littering the place (Mrs BB always picks them up :oops: ).

Mrs BB saves ours, and every couple of months takes them back to the shop, and exchanges them for real money, usually at Tesco.
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Post by Vital Spark » Mon May 07, 2018 11:32 pm

Do Tesco like them? I really dislike the stupid little coins and over the years have managed to collect quite a few. I had an hour or two to waste the other day and sellotaped them in to little piles of 5 baht and 10 baht. A grand total of 175 baht. Will I appear like a cheap charlie if I offer them in Tescos, or shall I just donate them to the garland seller at the traffic lights? Dilemma time... :?

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Post by handdrummer » Tue May 08, 2018 12:29 am

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Post by oakdale160 » Tue May 08, 2018 1:33 am

canada did away with the penny 1c,= 25satang a few years ago. It cost more than a penny to make a penny coin, so now we round up to nearest five cents. No objections.

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Post by oakdale160 » Tue May 08, 2018 1:35 am

canada did away with the penny 1c,= 25satang a few years ago. It cost more than a penny to make a penny coin, so now we round up to nearest five cents. 8-9-0-1-2 pay 0 3-4-5-6-7, pay 5, No objections.

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Post by Big Boy » Tue May 08, 2018 6:34 am

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Do Tesco like them? I really dislike the stupid little coins and over the years have managed to collect quite a few. I had an hour or two to waste the other day and sellotaped them in to little piles of 5 baht and 10 baht. A grand total of 175 baht. Will I appear like a cheap charlie if I offer them in Tescos, or shall I just donate them to the garland seller at the traffic lights? Dilemma time... :?

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Tesco Hua Hin will definitely take them. They used to have a notice at the customer services desk (not sure if it's still there) requesting people take them. They need a lot of them.

Mrs BB also saves other loose change, and exchanges it at Tesco or Makro periodically.

Just think of the turnover of customers in these shops, loose change is a problem, and they need all that they can get. If they run low, a situation as demonstrated in the OP can happen. She hands her money in at the desk on the way in, does her shopping/pays for it, then collects her crisp new banknotes on the way out.
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Post by 404cameljockey » Tue May 08, 2018 9:34 am

laphanphon wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 9:29 pm
Well glad it's ok for people to think as long it's a small amount, it's ok to steal. So what is the allowed limit ??? I can afford 100 or 1000 or 10,000 baht, so if someone steals that amount.........???

Maybe just one of my 4 tires is OK.

Damn, and here I've been raising my kid, stealing is wrong.
Completely correct attitude. It's a great shame that people lose the moral idea that stealing is wrong, whether it's a penny or a million. The world nowadays has lost its way, in that most people now believe that it's not the good behaviour that the world needs, but only talk about culpability in terms of the amount of money or the size of the crime. Don't say TIT, it's not the point. I fight for strangers too, not just myself. I understand that in Thailand that can get you into a lot of trouble, but it even got me almost killed in the UK though, so....

Call me a dumb moral crusader if you want, say Messiah Complex even (as a joke) but don't be so stupid as to believe that I'm hurt by the loss of 0.75 Baht. Maybe they only do it to 'rich' farang, but somehow I think it's store policy across the board. All profit for them; on small margins it makes a difference to their results. Almost 1 Baht extra on a small grocery bill where they might only make 20 is 5 percent more profit. Stealing.

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Post by 404cameljockey » Tue May 08, 2018 9:41 am

Big Boy wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 6:34 am
If they run low, a situation as demonstrated in the OP can happen. She hands her money in at the desk on the way in, does her shopping/pays for it, then collects her crisp new banknotes on the way out.
I suppose my main point was that this was not how it happened. She had plenty of small coins in the till when she reopened it and gave me the correct change. So the intent was only to keep the money.

I also can't stand the things, and I guess that's what they rely on. I usually tip them to a petrol pump attendant with a couple of larger coins or put them all in the tips box at baguette or somewhere.

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Post by STEVE G » Tue May 08, 2018 12:00 pm

It's a great shame that people lose the moral idea that stealing is wrong, whether it's a penny or a million. The world nowadays has lost its way, in that most people now believe that it's not the good behaviour that the world needs, but only talk about culpability in terms of the amount of money or the size of the crime.
Is it a crime though or just laziness in not being bothered to deal with these trivial coins.

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Post by Henry 14th » Tue May 08, 2018 1:17 pm

STEVE G wrote:
It's a great shame that people lose the moral idea that stealing is wrong, whether it's a penny or a million. The world nowadays has lost its way, in that most people now believe that it's not the good behaviour that the world needs, but only talk about culpability in terms of the amount of money or the size of the crime.
Is it a crime though or just laziness in not being bothered to deal with these trivial coins.
I personally think this is why it’s all about. Laziness.


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