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

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  1. SithSpawn69

    SithSpawn69 Jedi Youngling star 2

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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

    SamiS Jedi Master star 4

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

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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

    Obi_one_and_only Jedi Master star 5

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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

    SamiS Jedi Master star 4

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    Aug 7, 2001
    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

    RedLord Jedi Grand Master star 6

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

    Nin Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Dec 8, 2001
    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

    Mr_Farenheit Jedi Youngling

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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

    Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nov 25, 2000
    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

    TeeKayStarFox Jedi Youngling

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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

    Darth_Vesalius Jedi Youngling

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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

    Twinnie Jedi Grand Master star 5

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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

    imperialredguard Jedi Youngling star 3

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

    :_|
     
  14. Kdace

    Kdace RSA Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    flyingseal Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    Twinnie Jedi Grand Master star 5

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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

    flyingseal Jedi Padawan star 4

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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_

    _Padme_ Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Feb 27, 2002
    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

    flyingseal Jedi Padawan star 4

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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_

    _Padme_ Jedi Padawan star 4

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    :eek: R?ally? [face_laugh]


    :p
     
  21. flyingseal

    flyingseal Jedi Padawan star 4

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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_

    _Padme_ Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    flyingseal Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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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