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Old 01-11-2019, 11:37 AM
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Next time you visit Canada, or Toronto, use your credit card for everything. That way, you won't need to figure out the weird money system.
I wouldnt mind living there for a year
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by GEODON View Post
Ive went to canada 20yrs or so back to toronto. It felt a little dumpy and their money system is weird I couldnt figure it out. Id rather go there than hawaii or dubai
Yeah, I go there a lot for work and it's really hard to figure out dollars and cents after coming from the U.S. where we use dollars and cents.

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Old 01-11-2019, 11:43 AM
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Yeah, I go there a lot for work and it's really hard to figure out dollars and cents after coming from the U.S. where we use dollars and cents.
I remember if something had a price tag of say $30 its really 22usd. This was 20yrs ago unless the money is the same now
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by GEODON View Post
Ive went to canada 20yrs or so back to toronto. It felt a little dumpy and their money system is weird I couldnt figure it out. Id rather go there than hawaii or dubai
Yeah; weird money system is weird.

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Yeah, I go there a lot for work and it's really hard to figure out dollars and cents after coming from the U.S. where we use dollars and cents.


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Originally Posted by GEODON View Post
I remember if something had a price tag of say $30 its really 22usd. This was 20yrs ago unless the money is the same now
Well of course the exchange rate fluctuates, but if it's priced $30 in Canadian dollars, you pay $30 in Canadian dollars. You don't try to do the exchange rate conversion at the checkout counter and offer to pay with USD.

Although, if you go to Canada, try that. Film it and post here.

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Old 01-11-2019, 11:47 AM
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Simple don't drink and drive and if they come knocking on your door and you think they are going to get you to blow don't answer the door
I never take my car anywhere if I plan on drinking; it was hypothetical.

But yeah; no law says you have to answer the door I guess.

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Old 01-11-2019, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by FLEXjs View Post
in before "I could never live there"
Originally Posted by bruiser View Post
I could never live there
in after "I could never live there"

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Old 01-11-2019, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by FLEXjs View Post
I never take my car anywhere if I plan on drinking; it was hypothetical.

But yeah; no law says you have to answer the door I guess.
So no problems
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I remember when I was stationed in the UK an officer could stop you while walking to your car if you had keys in hand. They would make you blow, and you could be charged with DWI as you had the intent to drive.
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by GEODON View Post
I remember if something had a price tag of say $30 its really 22usd. This was 20yrs ago unless the money is the same now
Don't come here and give us your **** Yankee dollars.
Exchange it at the bank to Canadian before hand.
Although I will do you a favor and exchange your $1USD for $1CAD
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve_R View Post
Well of course the exchange rate fluctuates, but if it's priced $30 in Canadian dollars, you pay $30 in Canadian dollars. You don't try to do the exchange rate conversion at the checkout counter and offer to pay with USD.

Although, if you go to Canada, try that. Film it and post here.
A lot of stores in Canada will take $US, especially those in tourist areas. The exchange rate they are using is often posted right at the cash register.
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Originally Posted by gdm78vette View Post
A lot of stores in Canada will take $US, especially those in tourist areas. The exchange rate they are using is often posted right at the cash register.
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by FLEXjs View Post
Beyond fucked up IMHO.

So I go to the pub on the way home from work; have a respectable 2 pints and drive home sober. But I pass someone on the way home and it pisses them off so they call the cops. Meanwhile I'm at home and I enjoy 2-3 more pints then the cop shows up and demands a breath sample. Fucked if I do; fucked if I don't.
that is jacked up, you must have had a few California politicians help out with that fucked up law
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Originally Posted by dvarapala View Post
Makes California look like a red state.
LOL, if only you knew what the rest of the country thinks about California & Californians!!!

Well done Canadian legislators for ostracizing your own people, now we're going to have to build a wall further north to stop them from moving down here!!!
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Originally Posted by gdm78vette View Post
A lot of stores in Canada will take $US, especially those in tourist areas. The exchange rate they are using is often posted right at the cash register.
Perhaps, but I don't go to tourist areas when I go for work, and I don't try to use USD when I'm there.

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Old 01-11-2019, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by GEODON View Post
I remember if something had a price tag of say $30 its really 22usd. This was 20yrs ago unless the money is the same now
Yeah, that's rough.

The first time I went to Europe, I went to France in 1992 when they were still on the Franc. It was almost exactly $0.20 for a Franc, so to convert prices in Francs to dollars, you just had to divide by 5. My then girlfriend/now wife and I had no trouble doing that. We spent part of the trip with her parents, and all day we would have to divide by 5 for them. They just couldn't seem to figure it out.
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by PKguitar View Post
Yeah, that's rough.

The first time I went to Europe, I went to France in 1992 when they were still on the Franc. It was almost exactly $0.20 for a Franc, so to convert prices in Francs to dollars, you just had to divide by 5.
My then girlfriend/now wife and I had no trouble doing that. We spent part of the trip with her parents, and all day we would have to divide by 5 for them. They just couldn't seem to figure it out.
I know the Franc wasn't worth much, but the Euro is now worth more than a dollar at 1 Euro = 1.15 Dollars US

PS, l hope your wife turned out to be smarter than her parents!!!>>>>>>
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:33 PM
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Funny how a thread about drinking and driving can start a discussion on using $US in Canada but oh well.

At any rate one drastic measure you could take would be to install a breathalyser ignition interlock system in your car then your defence would simply be that you would not have been able to drive drunk as your car wouldn't have started if you were over the limit! Given the overreach of this new law I could foresee the day when the government makes it law that interlocks will be standard on new cars, just like seat-belts.
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:35 PM
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Canada doesn’t even have freedom of speech. This is the least of their issues.
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