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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    I'm kind of amused that people even still USE cash for anything... last time I got cash involved going to an ATM to get money for a tip for my hairdresser
    Keeps you off the grid, if you are so inclined. Or for illicit activity of course. Not to ruin your fun again :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Architectonic View Post
    For that matter, why don't you guys advertise prices INCLUDING the tax, so you don't have to do stupid mental calculations whenever you buy something? Most other countries do, and again it is much better that way.
    Presumably because some focus group determined that Americans are too stupid to realize that a $9.99 item is $9 not $10 and think they are getting a deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScorpioINTP View Post
    Presumably because some focus group determined that Americans are too stupid to realize that a $9.99 item is $9 not $10 and think they are getting a deal.
    Yet they're smart enough to calculate the total price of all their purchases, including tax in their head? Or is that part of the conspiracy? To confuse consumers when it comes to final prices, so that they are willing to part with more cash than they realise.

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