Just something to ponder...

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havasu

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nealtw

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If you were born in 2000, in 2o5o you will be 50 years old if you add 50 to 2000 you get, wait for! 2050.
I wasn't born yesterday.

Sparky617

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In the words of a short-lived Barbie back in the 1990's.... Math is hard.

havasu

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You'd be surprised at how many are still amazed with that little post.

thebuilder20

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Like the addition of the Chinese ministers to make simple math more mystical.

nealtw

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You'd be surprised at how many are still amazed with that little post.
So if I am going south and I buy US dollars.

\$1000 C dollars buys me \$750 US
When I come back, I have \$100 US

When I change that to Canadian, how much do I get?

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JoeD

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You get hosed because they will charge you .77 not the .75 you paid. You get \$129.87 instead of the 133.33 if was .75.

havasu

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All they sell in Canada are Burkas and other Moslim garb. Save your money!

nealtw

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You get hosed because they will charge you .77 not the .75 you paid. You get \$129.87 instead of the 133.33 if was .75.
You weren't supposed to answer for him.

bud16415

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Living close to the boarder (on a clear day we can see Canada across the pond) we from time to time get Canadian coinage in our change. I was always amazed when the exchange rate was favorable I would get some Canadian coins in change from the vending machines at work even though the machines wont take Canadian.

I always saw it as salting the mix and skimming the difference.

nealtw

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Living close to the boarder (on a clear day we can see Canada across the pond) we from time to time get Canadian coinage in our change. I was always amazed when the exchange rate was favorable I would get some Canadian coins in change from the vending machines at work even though the machines wont take Canadian.

I always saw it as salting the mix and skimming the difference.
Banks here will not give us any exchange rate on US coinage. Your vendor operator likely had a machine somewhere that would take Canadian and he was just getting rid of it.