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I know this question is old, and the purpose of misleading prices has been covered, but I don't see any explanations about why donations are round amounts. Simply put, taking donations as whole numbers is more convenient for charities. They don't charge taxes or give change, so they list preset donation amounts without fractions of whole numbers (eg, ...


It's a good question. I think there is a bit of history here, bringing in what used to be into a new media (much the same way that ticker tapes are still used in financial sites). Newspapers had a lot of articles and types of articles. Conventions were made. Broadsheets (such as the NYTimes would put Sports (as an example) in a different section. Tabloids ...

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