How much loss does the shopkeeper have to bear ? MATHEMATICAL TRICk

I purchases perfume from a store and gave him a thousand rupee note.
The perfume cost Rs.300.

Since the store person have no change, he gets the change from next shop and return me 800 rupees.

After a while, the next shopkeeper comes and told the 1st shopkeeper that the note is a fraud and takes his money back.

How much loss does the 1st shopkeeper have to bear ?

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ravi Expert Asked on 22nd July 2015 in IAS Interview Puzzles.
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    Cost of perfume: Rs. 300.
    Money he gives to I: Rs. 700.
    Money he gives to next shop finally: Rs. 1000.
    So total loss of 1st shopkeeper; Rs. 2000.

    bruce_wayne Scholar Answered on 21st August 2015.

    Total loss should be 1000 not 2000

    Because,
    If Money he gives to next shop is LOSS
    then
    MONET he took from next shop is PROFIT

    Hence both will be neutralised

    on 8th September 2015.
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    Total loss = Rs 1000

    Transacton 1
    Cost of perfume: Rs. 300.
    Money he gives to I: Rs. 700.
    Loss = Rs 1000
    ______________________________
    Transacton 2
    Money he Took from next shop finally: Rs. 1000.(PROFIT)
    Money he gives to next shop finally: Rs. 1000.(LOSS)
    It becomes = 0
    ______________________________
    Total Loss

    Loss in Transacton 1 + Loss in Transacton 2 =  Rs1000

    MrPuzzleFry Pundit Answered on 8th September 2015.
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