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Re: Your rants here

May 25th, 2019, 11:05 pm

Yickes! What did he catch? Too much buggering?
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Re: Your rants here

May 30th, 2019, 4:32 pm

My bank won't let me use exclamation marks in their messaging system! How can you use the internet without lots of !!!!????
 
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May 30th, 2019, 4:45 pm

You could use caps instead of exclamation marks and end questions with ", eh" instead of "?", eh.
 
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Re: Your rants here

May 30th, 2019, 6:35 pm

My bank won't let me use exclamation marks in their messaging system! How can you use the internet without lots of !!!!????
How about expletives?
 
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Re: Your rants here

May 30th, 2019, 10:19 pm

I wouldn’t know!
 
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Re: Your rants here

May 31st, 2019, 12:08 am

Perhaps it's a safeguard against factorial notation
 
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May 31st, 2019, 12:55 am

They blocked it, because the customer service employees complained about booling. Poor joke...
Have you tried overloading them with @?
 
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Re: Your rants here

June 19th, 2019, 7:55 am

I can't wait for February, so I can have a barbecue.
 
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Re: Your rants here

July 22nd, 2019, 7:42 pm

I have a regular small bill to pay. About 20 euros. Normally I pay by PayPal. My accountant wants me to pay as many bills as possible directly from my bank account. It’s S o he can keep track of things more easily. I am not the greatest at paperwork.

So this time I paid by bank transfer. Of course it came with a bank charge, £5. Not great, but not the end of the world, and if my accountant is happy then so am I.

The payee couldn’t find the transfer. Said I hadn’t paid. Eventually they found it. But even though I’d specified payment in euros, the amount was slightly off. I had underpaid by one cent. They want the money.

I now have to find a way to transfer one cent.

Next time I’m going back to PayPal.

This will cost their company PayPal fees. And they’ll be a lot more than one cent.

Germans!

I know you all think details are more important than the big picture. I hope this will do as a nice counter example.
 
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July 22nd, 2019, 8:13 pm

I recommend TransferWise.
 
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Re: Your rants here

July 22nd, 2019, 8:18 pm

I am not the greatest at paperwork. 

Mrs. Cuchulain does that for me.


So this time I paid by bank transfer. Of course it came with a bank charge, £5. Not great, but not the end of the world, and if my accountant is happy then so am I. 

What a rip-off! In the EU there are no bank charges. it's cheaper.

This will cost their company PayPal fees. And they’ll be a lot more than one cent. 
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Please read this, Paul: maybe round up to 5 cents

The one- and two-cent coins were initially introduced to ensure that the transition to the euro was not used as an excuse by retailers to heavily round up prices. However, due to the cost of maintaining a circulation of low-value coins by business and the mints, Belgium, Ireland, Finland and the Netherlands round prices to the nearest five cents (Swedish rounding) if paying by cash, while producing only a handful of those coins for collectors, rather than general circulation.[2] Despite this, the coins are still legal tender and produced outside these states, so if customers with one-cent coins minted elsewhere wish to pay with them, they may.[3]

The Nederlandse Bank calculated it would save $36 million a year by not using the smaller coins. Other countries such as Germany favoured retaining the coins due to retailers' desire for €1.99 prices, which appear more attractive to the consumer than €2.00 (psychological pricing).[3] According to a Eurobarometer survey of EU citizens, 64% across the Eurozone want their removal with prices rounded; with over 70% in Belgium, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands and Slovakia. Only Portugal and Latvia had a plurality in favour of retaining the coins (49% against removal, 45–46% in favour).[4]
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Re: Your rants here

July 22nd, 2019, 8:27 pm

“Penny wise, pound foolish” applies here, and to anyone who thinks saving £5 is a good reason to be in the Euro!
 
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Re: Your rants here

July 22nd, 2019, 8:37 pm

Kleinkariert, I am told.
 
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July 22nd, 2019, 9:06 pm

Kleinkariert, I am told.
"gierig" in Dutch.
 
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July 22nd, 2019, 9:54 pm

pródigo :-)
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