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Discussion in 'Europe General Archive' started by SithSpawn69, Mar 4, 2002.

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  1. SithSpawn69 Jedi Knight

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    Apr 24, 2001
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    Well, I'm not from the EU but I've been hearing some disturbing news about your new currency.
    Some people claim to be impotent due to the use, some claim skin irritation, and some are just nostalgic about their old money.
    I for one can't addapt to it. Just transfering prices for SW stuff is getting tediuos.
    What are your experiences and thougths about it?
    I'm still wandering.
  2. SamiS Force Ghost

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    Aug 7, 2001
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    I like the euro...
    i'd like to have more of them though :D
  3. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    I don't like the 1 and 2 cent coins, they are useless.
  4. Obi_one_and_only Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 18, 2001
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    Well, the coins do have a high content of nickel that causes alergic reactions (to the skin) in some people
  5. SamiS Force Ghost

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    Aug 7, 2001
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    I'm glad we don't have to use the 1 and 2 cent coins,
    5 cent coin is the smallest used in Finland
  6. RedLord Force Ghost

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    Dec 3, 2000
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    I see no problem in using euros. In restaurants my bill looks like the price in dollars.
  7. Nin Jedi Master

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    Dec 8, 2001
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    My bus fair ticket from my college to my home costs 83 cents!
    Imagine what paying that looks like.
    People trying to get on the bus, while the person paying tries to find those little coins.
    And if the payer isn't carrying those coins, the bus driver might not have change for it...

    It's annoying and useless.
    Most of the time I pay 85 cents and end the ordeal.
  8. Mr_Farenheit Jedi Knight

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    Feb 18, 2002
    Euros suck!!
    I really miss good old Finnish marks!!
    Allthought euros are good for paying stuff from English ebayers.. :)
  9. Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA

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    Nov 25, 2000
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    I like the Euros... it is fun to collect the coins from other countries.
    The bad thing about the Euro is that the prices went up and things are more expensive.
  10. TeeKayStarFox Jedi Padawan

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    Mar 13, 2002
    I'm used to working with dollars and cent so now with the Euro it's the same.
    I can uderstand that older people have problems with it.
  11. Darth_Vesalius Jedi Padawan

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    Apr 23, 2002
    The Euro is a very convenient form for a mad masn to take over Europe. It should be bannished because as many has said before. It plainly sucks!!!!!
  12. Twinnie Force Ghost

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    Jan 5, 2001
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    *checks Darth_Vesalius' country*
    Aah, a British :p

    I looove Euros ! Janne is 100% right (about the prices too, unfortunately). I got my first Irish coin today, and am happy :D Already have all the Spanish and Italian ones (the chance of living in the South =) and a couple of coins from some other countries.

    I just had a small problem at the beginning, that is I was used to Canadian dollars ; so things appeared to be cheap at first, when they wre actually quite expensive *big sigh* But now this is over, so only the fun of collecting remains :p
  13. imperialredguard Jedi Knight

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    Apr 19, 2002
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    My only problem with Euros is that I don't have enough in my pocket!!!!

    :_|
  14. Kdace RSA Emeritus

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    Aug 23, 2001
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    Euros is a good thing. it's convenient for travels in Europe. No problem with it :)
    Maybe too much coins.
  15. flyingseal Jedi Master

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    Mar 20, 2002
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    Yep, the 2 cents coin is unnecessary.
  16. Twinnie Force Ghost

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    Jan 5, 2001
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    You know, I had once the awful problem that I had exactly ? 1.36 in my wallet when a sandwich costs ? 1.37 in my Uni. So yes, for some people, 1 or 2 cents are important. [face_IHateNotBeingRichAndPowerful]
  17. flyingseal Jedi Master

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    Mar 20, 2002
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    Well sure in some cases they come in handy but most of the time it's confusing and not needful to have 2 cents. Didn't they already stoped useing 2 cents coin in a country somewhere :eek: ?? (or so I heard :p )
  18. _Padme_ Jedi Master

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    Feb 27, 2002
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    I don't have any trouble with the ?uro. I'm all right. Well, maybe the 2 cents coin is useless, but I don't really mind. I think the ?uro is very useful for travelling all over ?urope since you can save some money... :p.

    Here in Spain, many years ago, we had a 2 'pesetas' coin, but since it was useless, it was removed. [face_plain]
  19. flyingseal Jedi Master

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    Years ago we had 1 cent coins...but the coins cost 2 cents to make so they stopped making it [face_laugh]
  20. _Padme_ Jedi Master

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  21. flyingseal Jedi Master

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    I don't know :D a teacher told me that many years ago...but can you always believe teachers ?? :p maybe he was just making it up to stop the children asking difficult questions :p :D There is still a jar with 1 cent coins around here somewhere in the house...will be worth alot in a couple of years...I hope [face_laugh]
  22. _Padme_ Jedi Master

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    Feb 27, 2002
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    Yeah, my father is determined to save quite a lot of different 'pesetas' coins. He's positive that in some years they'll be worth a lot... ?[face_plain] :p ;)
  23. Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA

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    Nov 25, 2000
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    lol toady I went to the Attic and found a saving container filled with Deutsche Mark coins... gotta count it and take it to the bank....
  24. flyingseal Jedi Master

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    I think you have to wait 50 years atleast before they are worth selling :p

    I only have 1 Deutsche Mark left :D ... and some French money :p...but i'm keeping that for myself :p :) not going to bring it to the bank or anything...
  25. Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA

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    Nov 25, 2000
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    hm. i got a coin of every value left (german that is)
    i probably have some francs somewhere, too... dunno...
    but now i got a new hobby ;)
    got a poster from the bank wich shows all coins from all countries...
    well everytime I get a foreign euro or cent, i take some take and tape the money to the poster *g*
    like the stat quarters in the US ;)
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