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# 128975 30-Aug-2013 09:47
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From Z no less!

I bought 8.020 litres of fuel at $2.229 and they charged me $17.89!!!!!

The thieving b$%@!$ds!!!!!


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  # 886914 30-Aug-2013 09:50
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At least it was only a cent.

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  # 886916 30-Aug-2013 10:00
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Think of the good things Z do in the community around New Zeeland everyday and the friendly staff they have

If you like DM me your bank account number and I will give you double the amount you thought you were ripped off by

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  # 886919 30-Aug-2013 10:07
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Apparently they did a lot of market research before launch to find out what was important to people in a petrol station. I must be the only person in New Zealand who would have answered 'A return to 80c/L petrol' because instead we got coffee machines and DVDs.




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  # 886931 30-Aug-2013 10:23
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1c x how many cars in NZ ? Soon adds up..... :)




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  # 886944 30-Aug-2013 10:28
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Just be thankful it didn't total $17.85 and you paid by cash. It would have cost you $17.90!

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  # 886946 30-Aug-2013 10:31
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xpd: 1c x how many cars in NZ ? Soon adds up..... :)


As do the part-cents that are rounded out in thousands of transactions a day, but just see how doing anything about that turned out for Peter, Michael and Samir :P

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  # 886947 30-Aug-2013 10:31
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Careful, you might unwittingly expose the evil hacker plot to round of fractions of a cent - then blame it all on the davinci virus.


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  # 886950 30-Aug-2013 10:33
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Mark: From Z no less!

I bought 8.020 litres of fuel at $2.229 and they charged me $17.89!!!!!

The thieving b$%@!$ds!!!!!


There is obviously some rounding going on here, but it does not appear to be clear what is being rounded, 

I would actually follow this up with them and ask them to explain the calculations that did to get you final price, 

http://z.co.nz/contact-us/

Sounds like Gus Gorman has infiltrated Z,( bonus points for anyone who gets the reference)

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  # 886958 30-Aug-2013 10:44
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wellygary:
Mark: From Z no less!

I bought 8.020 litres of fuel at $2.229 and they charged me $17.89!!!!!

The thieving b$%@!$ds!!!!!


There is obviously some rounding going on here, but it does not appear to be clear what is being rounded, 

I would actually follow this up with them and ask them to explain the calculations that did to get you final price, 

http://z.co.nz/contact-us/

Sounds like Gus Gorman has infiltrated Z,( bonus points for anyone who gets the reference)


I'd be interested in their response. I suspect there's rounding in the $/litre calculation to $2.23 (Which would give $17.8846 for 8.02 litres), plus then rounding-up of that value, which would give $17.89. It's a bit tricky to do both, though. A more specific calculation for the per litre value, at $2.229 would give $17.87658, which rounded would be $17.88. Thus, the 1 cent discrepancy.

And yeah, good on Gus for inspiring his late-90s counterparts that didn't have to deal with a certain boyscout ;)



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  # 886961 30-Aug-2013 10:49
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Sounds like Gus Gorman has infiltrated Z,( bonus points for anyone who gets the reference)


Like it.

Reference already referenced by way of another reference, refer Inphinitys earlier post.  LOL.


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  # 886968 30-Aug-2013 10:58
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I did the calculation with 8.025 litres and it came out bang on, perhaps that's where the rounding happens.




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  # 886974 30-Aug-2013 11:06
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wellygary:

There is obviously some rounding going on here, but it does not appear to be clear what is being rounded, 

I would actually follow this up with them and ask them to explain the calculations that did to get you final price, 

http://z.co.nz/contact-us/

Sounds like Gus Gorman has infiltrated Z,( bonus points for anyone who gets the reference)


I think i will ask .. be interesting to see what they say :-)

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  # 886975 30-Aug-2013 11:09
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I have a 2013 DRZ400sm and they are cheap as chips to run



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  # 886980 30-Aug-2013 11:15
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johnr: I have a 2013 DRZ400sm and they are cheap as chips to run


Oh yes!  Great fun aren't they :-)  If you are interested there is a Tard outing in Auckland being organised, more along the merrier!

2013 .. mmm shiney!  You "tweaked" it yet ?  (exhaust, airbox, air-filter,  pulling the P.A.I.R. emissions system off ?)


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  # 886983 30-Aug-2013 11:21
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She has 300k on the clock no mods and yes real interested thanks :)

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