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Do You Still Convert Euro Into The Ex Currency?  
User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1523 posts, RR: 9
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1994 times:

No, I've not been converting the prices since 2003 I think...

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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7263 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1994 times:
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My folks lived in Portugal for five years and I still remember doing the conversion. It use to be a lot more financially sound for them to spend extended months abroad versus the US. Not anymore.  no 

User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

Nope. Ridiculous nonsense, especially four years and almost eight months after introduction of the euro.

Robert  bouncy 



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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1968 times:

Actually, I stopped converting things into the local currency about 6 months before the Euro was introduced - all prices were listed in DM and € at the time, so I used the Euro... which was also the base currency we used at the office, so it made the conversion quite easy for me.

Haven't missed the DM since.

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Frank



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User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

Only when talking to someone and I want to show how damn expensive something is..."18 Mark for a Pizza ffs!".

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21442 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

Only when comparing with very infrequent larger acquisitions, especially if the last time was still in DM.

User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1950 times:

Nope, I already have a hard time converting the local currencies into euros, let alone if I would be thinking "oh, what would this have been in guilders?"

We were probably among the first people to pay in euros on January 1st, 2002. We were in a cafe in Paris and I paid with euro notes for the champagne. The bartender wasn't too happy about it though...
but of course he had to accept it.


User currently offlineSkyman From Germany, joined May 2006, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

Nope I only count in � now and am happy with it. No more exchaning mone< for most European countries. Also the � is looking good against the $.

User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1523 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1900 times:

Do you when the second banknote release vill be launched?

User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3011 posts, RR: 47
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1877 times:
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We don't have Euros in Switzerland... but when watching Italian TV I notice that they often convert things in Italian Lire (1 Euro = approx. 2000 Lire), especially when talking about high amounts (for example, a building sounds more expensive if you say that it costs 60 billion Lire instead of 30 million Euros).

-Manuel



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

No, I don't convert, it makes no sense because the German Mark is gone since over 4 years, no need to convert into a currency that doesn't exist anymore.

Patrick


User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1846 times:

Funny you should ask! I was on the train from ZRH to GVA (or thereabouts) on Thursday - It was hot so I went straight to the Resturant car and ordered a beer.

Just before the train left the station three students from Miami got on the train, looking very confused. They tried to speak to the waiter in the resturant who spoke little english and wasn't much help. I intervened and with my English/French and (little) German managed to sort out they were on the right train, and they could indeed enjoy a beer (otherwise they would have to schlep their baggage to the next carriage). Do they take euros, they asked? I said probably but don't you have any Swiss Francs? What's that, they asked? Sigh. Apparently 'somebody' had told them that in Europe they only needed euros. I asked them if they knew how many dollars there were to a euro ... no idea. The waiter came along with a 1/2 litre tin of beer and asked for CHF5.60 (about the same price in a bar in Switzerland). One had a 10 euro note but the other two only had 20s. The each paid and received their francs in change - the exchange rate, from what I could tell wasn't bad (but it wasn't great either). They couldn't understand why they got CHF back in change and why they would need it anyway!

The last comment, before leaving the train at Bern, was they certainly hoped their hotel had air conditioning. It was a two star hotel!

I certainly hope they enjoy their stay here, but what do they teach these kids these days. They really shouldn't be let out on their own!


User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20534 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

Quoting ANother (Reply 11):
They couldn't understand why they got CHF back in change and why they would need it anyway!

I used to concern myself with having the right money all the time, until one morning at Schiphol. I was using my last few guilders to buy a coffee and a woman came up next to me and did the same. Only she paid with dollar bills, and received change back in quarters, nickels and dimes! I was in disbelief, as I'd never seen such a thing happen except in Mexico and the Caribbean.

I really do believe that there's a mindset out there (but certainly not from all Americans) that everyone takes dollars (or euros, if they've so been told), and if they don't, they'll speak up.



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User currently offlineBR076 From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 1086 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1823 times:

I sometimes convert the price , but it make you real depressed  worried  because you than realise that the beer you order now cost 2 Euro and before 2.25 guilders ( 1.05 Euro)


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User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

Quoting ManuCH (Reply 9):
when watching Italian TV I notice that they often convert things in Italian Lire (1 Euro = approx. 2000 Lire), especially when talking about high amounts

When I worked in real estate in Spain, the Spaniards would always talk about property prices in pesetas. They had no idea how much 150,000 euros was... you had to say 25,000,000 pesetas.


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