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Old 12-01-2014, 04:45 AM
 
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I've been going to this convenience store/gas bar for a couple of years. i generally stop in at 5am before going to the gymn, always get a large coffee, and sometimes a muffin and fill up both my cars there once a week, today as i only wanted coffee i just brought the $2 with me, evidently their price for coffee went up 10 cents over the weekend leaving me 10 cents short, i said i'll pay you the extra 10 cents tomorrow,i was astounded when the usual cash person said i cant do that as my cash wont balance out at the end of the day , really?
I ended up getting a small coffee instead of a big one, but really felt like my patronage to this store wasnt even worth 10 cents
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Old 12-01-2014, 01:34 PM
 
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I have yet to run across a convenience store that offers a tab, long term customer or not. Personally I would never ask a store clerk to front me product with the promise of paying later, the amount isn't relevant.

Also if the clerk rings up a coffee at $2.10 and only takes $2 then the register is short, guess who's pocket that probably comes out of?
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Old 12-01-2014, 03:31 PM
 
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Cant dispute your logic Dave, but we arent talking major money and we arent talking about running up a tab and these people i've known and talked to on a daily basis for a couple of years have got to know they'll get their dime tomorrow, If i was a business owner i'd certainly be understanding and accommodating to a regular customer over 10 cents on the price of a cup of coffee whos price went up 10 cents over the weekend..
Obviously this establishment puts no value on my patronage.
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Old 12-01-2014, 03:39 PM
 
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Or the cashier didn't feel like using their own money to help pay for your coffee. I see your point but if I was the cashier I wouldn't do it either. I have enough things to do with my money. The register has to balance at the end of the day, I doubt the cashiers job description includes making up for customers who don't have enough money to make a purchase.
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Old 12-01-2014, 03:49 PM
 
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A lot of cashiers will be written up if their drawer does not come out even at the end of a shift.
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Old 12-01-2014, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Who goes out with ONLY $2.00 on them?
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Old 12-01-2014, 06:16 PM
 
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Who goes out with ONLY $2.00 on them?
At 5am and needing only a coffee on the way to the gymn why would i take lots of money with me?
I certainly could have paid for the coffee with debit or credit card but after paying $2 for a coffee everyday for the last 2 years i thought bringing $2 would be all i needed.
Sounds to me from the responses so far is people would risk losing a regular customer over 10 cents.
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Old 12-01-2014, 06:20 PM
 
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At 5am and needing only a coffee on the way to the gymn why would i take lots of money with me?
I certainly could have paid for the coffee with debit or credit card but after paying $2 for a coffee everyday for the last 2 years i thought bringing $2 would be all i needed.
Sounds to me from the responses so far is people would risk losing a regular customer over 10 cents.
I would risk losing a customer over taking money out of MY pocket to pay for their purchase. If management had a policy of letting people buy stuff for below the marked price then you'd get your coffee
I'm curious as to why you think your entitled to purchase products for less than what they cost, and expect someone else to make up the difference, personally I'd never ask for such a thing.
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Old 12-01-2014, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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At 5am and needing only a coffee on the way to the gymn why would i take lots of money with me?
I certainly could have paid for the coffee with debit or credit card but after paying $2 for a coffee everyday for the last 2 years i thought bringing $2 would be all i needed.
Sounds to me from the responses so far is people would risk losing a regular customer over 10 cents.
At least take some reasonable amount - I have a container of quarters in the car, you never know when something will come up - $5, $10, $20 isn't unreasonable to carry even if you always use a card.
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Old 12-01-2014, 09:26 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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A lot of cashiers will be written up if their drawer does not come out even at the end of a shift.
You might be surprised at how business owners count their funds at the end of the day, that small amount could get someone fired, if they have had problems balancing before. To an employee, your patronage is not worth his job. An owner might have let you slide, but even then, he's probably not aware of how much you spend there and not having enough for a $2.10 coffee is not going to impress him as being a good customer that's helping his profits.
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