Jeff Bezos Change

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Jeff Bezos Change

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:07 pm

Jeff Bezos walks into a 7-11 and buys a $1 pack of gum. He hands the Clerk a $100 dollar bill.

How fast does the clerk have to be in giving him his change to make it worth Jeff's time to wait?

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Re: Jeff Bezos Change

Post by Grammatron » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:33 pm

About 1/17th of a second. Which, coincidentally, is how long it should take for a clerk to realize that Jeff Bezos wouldn't have cash on him in the first place.

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Re: Jeff Bezos Change

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:29 am

Sorry Mr. Bezos, we can't make change for a hundred.

He probably has people to buy his gum for him though, if he chews gum.
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Re: Jeff Bezos Change

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:33 am

The answer is: the longer the better. Bezos' real intent is to case the joint.
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Re: Jeff Bezos Change

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:09 pm

Rob Lister wrote:The answer is: the longer the better. Bezos' real intent is to case the joint.
https://www.recode.net/2018/1/21/169141 ... ilip-kumar
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Amazon Go, a high-tech version of a 7-Eleven, will finally open on Monday — with no checkout lines and no cashiers

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... on the ground floor of Amazon’s new headquarters on Seventh Avenue in Seattle ...
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Re: Jeff Bezos Change

Post by Nyarlathotep » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:09 pm

The question presumes he has a choice of either getting his change OR making a a profit off of his holdings during the time it takes for the cashier to ring him up.
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Re: Jeff Bezos Change

Post by gnome » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:57 pm

By direct intervention of himself, at that.
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Re: Jeff Bezos Change

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:48 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:The question presumes he has a choice of either getting his change OR making a a profit off of his holdings during the time it takes for the cashier to ring him up.
No. It presumes he was there for the gum.