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Old April 11th, 2012, 04:08 PM   #13201
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And then why you have a €200 note and 10 €500 bills registered in EuroBillTracker?
My mum or my girlfriend must've found them and wrote the serials in a piece of paper...
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Old April 11th, 2012, 04:24 PM   #13202
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I joined EBT few months ago but I got tired after just 60 notes (and off course 0 hits).
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 04:30 PM   #13203
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For which reason you use euros in Romania?
Euro is used in Romania, but not in the shops. If you buy a second-hand car for example you will most probably pay for it in €. All cars or house prices in Romania are in €. First cash-machines that are giving € (and not Romanian lei) were installed in Bucharest.

And yes, in Romania at all the small shop they have the "excuse" not to pay by a large bill because they don't have change.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 09:32 PM   #13204
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Old April 11th, 2012, 11:05 PM   #13205
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It is obviously fake (staged), but funny nonetheless. I refer to the allegedly unsuspecting bystanders.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 11:07 PM   #13206
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This thread has some strange tags:

drogi to moja pasja,
expressways,
freeways,
highways,
i love target,
motorways,
nexis ♥ colors,
radi's shack,
skybar,
struma ftw
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Old April 11th, 2012, 11:10 PM   #13207
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And now it has another strange tag .
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Old April 12th, 2012, 05:25 AM   #13208
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I didnt really know where on this forum to post this...but.

I am from the USA. I want to go somewhere by myself next year and I want it to be outside the US for a week. I am basically willing to go anywhere as long as its not too cold. Any suggestions? This would happen next year though
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Old April 12th, 2012, 08:56 AM   #13209
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I didnt really know where on this forum to post this...but.

I am from the USA. I want to go somewhere by myself next year and I want it to be outside the US for a week. I am basically willing to go anywhere as long as its not too cold. Any suggestions? This would happen next year though
Anything below the 40th parallel

Sicily? Greece? Turkey? Mexico? Portugal? Spain?
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Old April 12th, 2012, 10:35 AM   #13210
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I never understood this. As they are legal tender, no shop can refuse to cash them. I've never been in such a situation but, should I be, I think i would call the police and file a complaint for being refused a service.
Depends on the country legislation.

At least in Finland, the basic principle is that the receiver of the payment decides which payment method it accepts. Refusing to receive 200 and 500 euro banknotes, for example, is legal. Many small shops do that to reduce risks from frauds.

At the buses and trams in the Helsinki public transport, the maximum is 20 euro, and 50 euro in the trains, for obvious reasons.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 10:50 AM   #13211
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Depends on the country legislation.

At least in Finland, the basic principle is that the receiver of the payment decides which payment method it accepts. Refusing to receive 200 and 500 euro banknotes, for example, is legal. Many small shops do that to reduce risks from frauds.

At the buses and trams in the Helsinki public transport, the maximum is 20 euro, and 50 euro in the trains, for obvious reasons.
Strange. I though that any kind of euronote and eurocoin must be accepted by law as a valid mean of payment throghout the Eurozone with the only limitation of max 50 metallic coins at once.

BTW, what's the current status of 1c and 2c in Finland? Are accepted?
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Old April 12th, 2012, 10:53 AM   #13212
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1 and 2 cents are also not used in the Netherlands. They are legal tender and shops should accept them, but they are hardly in circulation.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 10:54 AM   #13213
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In Italy some shops round payments to the nearest 5 cents, others do not. There is no general rule
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Old April 12th, 2012, 11:06 AM   #13214
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In Italy some shops round payments to the nearest 5 cents, others do not. There is no general rule
At least there, they never round payments, expecially at supermarkets. Once they gave me 5c instead of 4c but just because she had not 4c. And those small coins are always in my wallet.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 11:24 AM   #13215
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I only saw the 100€ bill when I cashed out money from the bank office to buy my car.
The bankomat only gives me 50€ the highest bill.
I held 500€ bill in my hands right yesterday. It's interesting how relief features (meant for people with impaired sight) really stand out on this bill (and it was not very new).

Also in France ATM gave me banknotes of 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 11:28 AM   #13216
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If we are on money topic, I was amazed by the looks of the Swiss bills and coins, very strange...
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Old April 12th, 2012, 11:33 AM   #13217
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Swiss coins, from a collector point of view, are really uninteresting. Design barely changed in 100 years...
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Old April 12th, 2012, 12:01 PM   #13218
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Swiss coins, from a collector point of view, are really uninteresting. Design barely changed in 100 years...
But they have the oldest circulating coins in the world.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 12:07 PM   #13219
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I liked that the bills were plasticized, kinda like the Romanian ones, but the color and design is original.
The 1/2 FR coin is also interesting.

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But they have the oldest circulating coins in the world.
Yes and I like them, but again, collector-wise, they're not worth much.
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