Something I read yesterday got me thinking. Can anyone explain why fuel is priced at say £139.9 a litre when 0.9 is not legal tender? And why the minimum purchase is usually 2 litres so if you wanted only a litre you could not actually buy it?
Sorry as there is no edit function I must make another post to correct my original thread. There should be no £ in front of 139.9 so Quickbeam that should read as .9 of a penny or rather .9 of 1 pence. And .9 of 1 pence is not legal tender. I do understand your point about 99 in a price.
Many years ago when old money was still around a survey was done that foud out you got many more sales if the price was say £5.99 rather than £6.00. It was also to stop staff stealing. Complete £ no need to ring it up just pocket it. 99p and you had to ring it on the till to give change. of corse then it was £5 19 shillings and 11 pence
Sorry but you all seem to be missing the point here as .9 of one pence is not legal tender. I am not talking about 99p which is of course legal tender as the nine can easily made up using 2p's or 1p's and a 5p and a mixture of all three but .9 of one pence cannot be.
I'm with you on this one Chronos the 2nd and I think Quickbeam proves your point nicely. 50.76lts @ 137.9p = £69.99.8 which cannot be achieved using legal tender so it's rounded up. Now there's a surprise!