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 Posted: Tue Nov 28th, 2017 07:23 pm
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khawk wrote: Ultimark wrote: Superstar wrote: Estonia sounds like a fake country where a devious masked wrestler would hail from back in 1986. Just saying.

And as far as the Bitcoin values across the world, you look at it this way: A lot of these countries' currency is almost valueless. When you can get a currency that will allow you to buy internationally from much stronger countries, you will try to get hold of it. I've been to Mexico, Canada, Jamaica, and the Dominican. Canada is the ONLY country where they have shown a preference to being paid in their own currency. Everywhere I've gone in Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican I've been quoted prices 100% of the time in USD and if I want to pay in their local currency they usually need to get a calculator to figure out how much I owe them, and they usually do not make change.
I have had the same experience.  Even in Canada, they usually accept either CAD or USD.  

I've never seen a place here turn down American money although I am sure there are some. Thing is the exchange rate is usually lousy in a shop or store so you're better off converting to Canadian at the best rate possible before you come here.


When I went to Montreal in 2009 I definitely needed to exchange my money for CAD.  Now maybe Montreal are the outliers because they barely consider themselves Canadian, but I always recall the story of walking into a nearly empty strip club at the height of the recession where there were 30 girls working and 3 customers and all eyes fell on us and I looked at my friend and said, 'Um, how does this work with coins?  Perhaps we should've researched this ahead of time."  The girls insisted that all Canadians use 5-dollar notes, making that a 500% mark-up from American strip clubs.  Oh, those shifty werkers.  I remember joking that I would just throw loonies at them and see who could catch them.  They were not amused, and I'm fairly certain that in 2017 that is now considered sexual assault and ends my budding career in both Hollywood and politics.   

When I crossed the Niagara Falls border a few years back, obviously I used USD but I got all my change back in CAD and never bothered to exchange it.

Last edited on Tue Nov 28th, 2017 07:32 pm by srossi



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