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    NOTSURE NOTSURE is offline

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    Euro still accepted for my cup of Coffee this morning

    I couldn't believe it - I was ready to barter my tie in exchange. I assumed surely the retailer was simply behind the news, perhaps he hadn't logged on to P.ie? But no, all over the city people were using Euros - yes actual Euros in exchange for goods and services. It was almost like the Euro was acting as a store of wealth?

    Can Someone please explain? I'm lost.
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    Thekinghasnoclothes Thekinghasnoclothes is offline
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    How many more Euros will you need for your cup of coffee in 6 months time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOTSURE View Post
    I couldn't believe it - I was ready to barter my tie in exchange. I assumed surely the retailer was simply behind the news, perhaps he hadn't logged on to P.ie? But now all over the city people were using Euros - yes actual Euros in exchange for goods and services. It was almost like the Euro was acting as a store of wealth?

    Can Someone please explain? I'm lost.
    Just keep a fire extinguisher handy, them things could burst into flames any moment now.
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    NOTSURE NOTSURE is offline

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    postulating based on the current rate of inflation - I expect the cost of my coffee to move from 2.60 to 2.60.
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    Garland Names the Skies Garland Names the Skies is offline

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    Actually a Euro seems to be buying now things it didn't buy six months ago
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garland Names the Skies View Post
    Actually a Euro seems to be buying now things it didn't buy six months ago
    I noticed that too. I could'nt buy todays paper six months ago, now i can????????
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    P.ie thread based on reality, shock horror.
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    I dont believe you. Many stellar posters here have predicted the downfall of paper money. So I can believe that an establishment such as a coffee shop accepted that trach currency, or any fiat currency for that matter. Remember, just because they accepted it today, does not mean they will accept it tomorrow.

    I have a mix of gold and solver coinage in my pocket. The gold coinage obviously is for those larger purchases like clothing, you know, the sack cloths we will be wearing. The silver coinage is for the little purchases like the coffes, teas and hang sangwiges.
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    Dear God Man! Its EURO! Drop the S before our currency is devalued!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Watcher2 View Post
    I dont believe you. Many stellar posters here have predicted the downfall of paper money. So I can believe that an establishment such as a coffee shop accepted that trach currency, or any fiat currency for that matter. Remember, just because they accepted it today, does not mean they will accept it tomorrow.

    I have a mix of gold and solver coinage in my pocket. The gold coinage obviously is for those larger purchases like clothing, you know, the sack cloths we will be wearing. The silver coinage is for the little purchases like the coffes, teas and hang sangwiges.
    Fiat is bad? Any news yet of Alfa, Lancia, Ferrari,etc?
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