f.pier
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Do You Still Convert Euro Into The Ex Currency?

Sun Jul 23, 2006 6:15 pm

No, I've not been converting the prices since 2003 I think...
 
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RE: Do You Still Convert Euro Into The Ex Currency?

Sun Jul 23, 2006 6:16 pm

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 
 
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RE: Do You Still Convert Euro Into The Ex Currency?

Sun Jul 23, 2006 6:18 pm

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

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RE: Do You Still Convert Euro Into The Ex Currency?

Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:16 pm

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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RE: Do You Still Convert Euro Into The Ex Currency?

Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:21 pm

Only when talking to someone and I want to show how damn expensive something is..."18 Mark for a Pizza ffs!".
 
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RE: Do You Still Convert Euro Into The Ex Currency?

Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:46 pm

Only when comparing with very infrequent larger acquisitions, especially if the last time was still in DM.
 
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RE: Do You Still Convert Euro Into The Ex Currency?

Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:49 pm

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.
 
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RE: Do You Still Convert Euro Into The Ex Currency?

Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:28 am

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 $.
 
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RE: Do You Still Convert Euro Into The Ex Currency?

Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:49 am

Do you when the second banknote release vill be launched?
 
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RE: Do You Still Convert Euro Into The Ex Currency?

Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:02 am

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).

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Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:15 am

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.

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RE: Do You Still Convert Euro Into The Ex Currency?

Mon Jul 24, 2006 4:06 am

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!
 
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RE: Do You Still Convert Euro Into The Ex Currency?

Mon Jul 24, 2006 4:50 am

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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RE: Do You Still Convert Euro Into The Ex Currency

Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:13 am

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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RE: Do You Still Convert Euro Into The Ex Currency?

Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:09 am

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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