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Old 09-15-2014, 01:45 PM   #17
Wxx3
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I'd tell you the price, but then I'd have to kill you.

Yes, the lads are very nice.
Yes, the old percentage game. Varies from 0 to 100% used for propulsion, with the rest of the EU being on a running battle with the UK about it.

Needless to say, I've made it clear that I'm not the Yank with deep pockets, I'm the Yank with empty pockets.

It helps that it's true. American credit cards are ever more an issue. Last year it was just in the Netherlands, now it's all over.

In over thirty years of coming to Europe, I've never traveled with more than $100 American, sometimes only $20. Knowing I was going to get local currency at any atm.

It's two way street. It's a combination of Europeans not trusting the security of US cc(and we know why don't we?)
& the US banks terrified of any European transaction. (Same comment and reason)

But Friday, I found a good lad who'll take my CC for €2500, so that will get me thru the winter and spring and maybe summer until I return to fill up again.:-) :-) :-) :-)
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