Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

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Re: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

Post by brianks » Fri May 11, 2018 9:45 am

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"How many times did this happen to you ? Why are you thinking that he cheated customers for a long time ? Any proof ?
Easy to accuse....did you never made a mistake ?"

Did you read my post? Teller tried to show me that he was correct and could not preform the math necessary to do so. Never looked at the receipt as the correct amount of change was listed on it. Tried to throw all kinds of numbers at me that did not match up. That alone tells you that he has done it before just hoping nobody would question the change he slapped on the counter for me.

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Re: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

Post by Takiap » Fri May 11, 2018 10:14 am

Well, growing up as a kid, I was taught that theft is theft, end of story.


I can't actually recall ever being given the wrong amount of change in Thailand, other than at a few Mom and Pop shops. Of course, it is always an innocent mistake, but it does intrigue me as to how these innocent mistakes never result in me being handed too much change. It only ever in the shop owner's favor. :laugh:


What gets to me more though, is when shops advertise special deals such as buy 1 get 1 free, or buy two and only pay X amount, but at check-out, this often isn't the case unless you point it out. This happens routinely at 7/11s, to the point where my daughters no longer go for special offers because they end up paying the full regular price, and they are still to shy to question it. It's happened to me a few times at Tesco as well, but that was several years ago when I was still forced to do shopping there.
Now I shop at Makro, and I've never had this sort of thing happen to me.


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Re: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

Post by europtimiste » Fri May 11, 2018 10:30 am

Thistle wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 7:42 pm
Want to wind it up,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,i have coins from your country!!!!,,,,,,,and they are still accepted,you call the satang "Shit".Then what about the centime,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i guess the same??
Yes, I agree, I always got rid of them as soon as possible. Maybe you heard about EU countries want to discontinue the 1 Euro cents. If you have many in your pocket or purse, it's unpleasant.

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Re: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Fri May 11, 2018 12:03 pm

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Well, growing up as a kid, I was taught that theft is theft, end of story.
I don't think anybody will argue with you on that one, and hopefully we were all brought up that way.

However, corporate theft with similar denominations seems to be accepted everywhere i.e.
  • I remember decimalisation in the UK. Of course, there wasn't an exact conversion. People accepted prices were rounded up.
  • When the UK did away with half pence coins, I don't remember loads of goods on the shelf being reduced by half a penny, the items mainly increased by half a penny.
The 25 and 50 satang coin are pretty superfluous. If they just did away with them and rounded prices up, the daylight robbery would soon be forgotten.

I actually don't know a single Farang who actually uses the coins when shopping, which is why they will see it pointless handing them over with our change.
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Re: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

Post by laphanphon » Fri May 11, 2018 1:56 pm

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I actually don't know a single Farang who actually uses the coins when shopping, which is why they will see it pointless handing them over with our change.
You don't know me, but I use them when shopping, as like getting rid of them, along with not wanting any more.

Use to just throw them on the ground outside of the chain store, or stick in any charity box I notice.

Now use, so I don't collect so many. Always try to give exact change with every purchase, unless I need small notes. That's what 7-11 is for.

Wish they would do away with them, as they are a bit silly. And yes, nothing will be rounded down, same as when they do away with the one baht. It's in their grand plan. Then all coins and small notes. Everything rounded off in 100s .... :cry:
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Re: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

Post by Dannie Boy » Fri May 11, 2018 2:48 pm

laphanphon wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 1:56 pm
Big Boy wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 12:03 pm
I actually don't know a single Farang who actually uses the coins when shopping, which is why they will see it pointless handing them over with our change.
You don't know me, but I use them when shopping, as like getting rid of them, along with not wanting any more.

Use to just throw them on the ground outside of the chain store, or stick in any charity box I notice.

Now use, so I don't collect so many. Always try to give exact change with every purchase, unless I need small notes. That's what 7-11 is for.

Wish they would do away with them, as they are a bit silly. And yes, nothing will be rounded down, same as when they do away with the one baht. It's in their grand plan. Then all coins and small notes. Everything rounded off in 100s .... :cry:
I must admit that I normally keep them in my pocket for when we go shopping so that if the price comes to .25, .50 or .75 I can give the fraction amount to avoid getting more, but like others, I’d be just as happy if they dispensed with using them.

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Re: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

Post by hin » Fri May 11, 2018 8:15 pm

The point here that seems to be missed, and usually is in these discussions, is that by choosing to live in Thailand we need to accept that we have to accept that life’s basic picture is painted to Thai mindset. Not fat farang mindset. The value and importance of every satang is higher if putting oneself in the shoes of many Thai people. Pinching every satang is a more natural priority if living on less than ฿300 a day for an entire family,.

Like some here point out, people who occasionally count up those randomly accumulated satang can realize how they add up. Poor Thais especially would realize that. And by the same token, when a Thai cashier in a small store, or any store, repeatedly sees farangs throw those coins on the ground the minute they walk out the door, why bother to hand them to him.

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Re: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Fri May 11, 2018 8:39 pm

Fair comment hin, but we have no evidence that the girl on the till is taking the 25 and 50 Satang coins for herself. I'm sure if her hand went in her pocket after every Farang customer, suspicion would soon be aroused.
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Re: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

Post by hin » Fri May 11, 2018 9:11 pm

Did not imply that the girl on the till is taking the coins for herself. The point is that the falang often does not consider the coins valuable enough to even put them into HIS pocket.

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Re: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

Post by hin » Fri May 11, 2018 9:34 pm

Ooopps.. I see what happened here - I used the word, ”pinching”

From time spent in Australia, can relate that to some, pinching means stealing. But where I am from the idiom “pinching pennies” means being frugal, squeezing them, making them go a long way,,,

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Re: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Fri May 11, 2018 9:47 pm

But if the cashier is not taking the money for themself, what is the benefit of the crime?
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Re: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

Post by hin » Fri May 11, 2018 9:52 pm

That's the point - she doesn't consider it a crime. Why pass money to somone who does not even want it. Like Shakespear said. "casting pearls to swine"

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Re: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

Post by hin » Fri May 11, 2018 10:24 pm

At one time I lived with a bank teller who was accurate enuf to balance almost every day. So accurate they made her the vault teller. But it is true even at banks that almost no cashier consistently balances every day, some by a shocking margin. And those little satang can really trip them up. But maybe if a few extra satang here and there in the BigC till can instead add up to some baht at the end of the day that can be a feather of a better color in the girls cap

Like most here, just some more conjecture. Am gone now

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Re: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

Post by oakdale160 » Fri May 11, 2018 11:38 pm

In Canada everybody seemed to have a jar in which they put pennies, I had a BIG German stein full of them. When the penny was abolished you could make them into 50c rolls and cash them in at the bank -- who could be bothered?
The Boy scouts in many communities picked a charity and went house to house asking for pennies--Pennies from heaven -- --They raised thousands of dollars and people were glad to be rid of them.

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Re: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

Post by StevePIraq » Sun May 13, 2018 4:06 pm

Overall this is nothing compared to the short change given in bars, where the girls first of all give less change than you are due, then they have the gall to expect a tip.
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