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Holiday Shopping Includes useful links to on-line shopping for travel essentials.

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Looking good. It was always easier to compare prices when it was 5 to 4. I.E.
5E -4£, 20E - 16£. Etc. Bring back 1.25 rate.
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Looking good. It was always easier to compare prices when it was 5 to 4. I.E.
5E -4£, 20E - 16£. Etc. Bring back 1.25 rate.
Bring back £1.00:1.50euro!!!!
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Bring back £1.00:1.50euro!!!!
You will be reminiscing about half dollars next. Do not remind me of pre decimalisation!
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When I was a student:

1£ sterling = 12 Swiss francs
1 US$ = 4.32 Swiss francs

Today:

1£ Sterling = 1.266 Swiss francs (nearly ten times less)
1 US$ = 0.91 Swiss francs (nearly five time less)

So go the markets after August 15, 1971 and Nixon's annoucement that the US no longer followed the Gold Exchange Standard.
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Miller - do you ever think to yourself ‘Should I really be paying 16 bob for a Mars bar’ ?
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Miller - do you ever think to yourself ‘Should I really be paying 16 bob for a Mars bar’ ?
Now you will really get me going. Do you know that they are smaller as well!!
Did not effect me much as my mum would not me have one, never understood why. Something to do with Mariane Faithfull my older brother told me.
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