It is finally starting in Wexford.
They are experimenting with doing away with the small change, 1 and 2 euro-cents.
Prices will NOT change.
But the total bill will be rounded up or down to closest 5 cents.
Down: Anything costing 1, 2 cents will be free.
Up: Anything costing 3, 4 cents will cost 5 cents.
Down: Anything costing 6, 7 cents will cost 5 cents.
Up: Anything costing 8, 9 will cost 10.
That should iron out the process and find out about real-life issues.
Do you trust the process, or do you feel it will be another "Euro rounding tax"?
(Note 1: in other countries they will not allow you to pay the 5 cents with 1 and 2 cents combined. they are done away with!)
(Note 2: during the trial it will be on a voluntary basis. You can decline!)