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 Post subject: Re: aruba money
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:17 am 
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ScubaBOS wrote:
I don't follow how Aruba tries to "stick" us with their money.
At most, I think I've received $5.00 USD in Aruban money on any given trip and that's mostly in coins.
I usually just leave it behind as part of my tip for housekeeping.



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 Post subject: Re: aruba money
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:55 am 
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The ACTUAL fixed exchange rate is 1.79 Afl (florin) to $1.00 USD.
Depending on where you go, it may get round up or down to either 1.75 or 1.80 Afl to $1.00 USD.
Hotels, casinos and restaurants will usually give you the better 1.80 Afl - $1.00 USD rate while supermarkets and gas station tend to give you the 1.75 Afl - $1.00 USD rate.

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 Post subject: Re: aruba money
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:42 am 
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 Post subject: Re: aruba money
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:56 am 
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somehow i accumulate alot of florins. i use them on the island and will leave some for housekeeping. as far as quickly converting, i just figure its gonna be a little less than half.

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 Post subject: Re: aruba money
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:33 pm 
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I'll go by the Central Bank's website which says 1.80Afl to $1.00 USD (Rounded up from 1.79996).

https://www.cbaruba.org/cba/getExchange ... 2E89484263

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 Post subject: Re: aruba money
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With all the money we spend to get there, stay there, eat there (and for some of us gamble there) etc. for me this is such a small concern. Sometimes when either one of us are discussing a trivial monetary thing, we pause & often say....."we don't think twice about sticking those 20s in the slot machines" lol. That puts it back into perspective....I am speaking for us.

(Yes, I get it.... that in the whole scheme of things a little money is being made at our expense possibly not getting US change in return. We use credit cards for most things so we get little change overall. Mainly at Dunkin Donuts...lol...and leave it for a tip.)

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 Post subject: Re: aruba money
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With all the money we spend to get there, stay there, eat there (and for some of us gamble there) etc. for me this is such a small concern. Sometimes when either one of us are discussing a trivial monetary thing, we pause & often say....."we don't think twice about sticking those 20s in the slot machines" lol. That puts it back into perspective....I am speaking for us.

(Yes, I get it.... that in the whole scheme of things a little money is being made at our expense possibly not getting US change in return. We use credit cards for most things so we get little change overall. Mainly at Dunkin Donuts...lol...and leave it for a tip.)
most countries in the world will not do buisness with you in florins but they will all do business in dollars the more they have the more they can buy and the cheaper they get it, I will take a wild guess and say between 25 and 50 million ,could be way off but for them to do it , there has to be a monatary reason


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patsfan wrote:
With all the money we spend to get there, stay there, eat there (and for some of us gamble there) etc. for me this is such a small concern. Sometimes when either one of us are discussing a trivial monetary thing, we pause & often say....."we don't think twice about sticking those 20s in the slot machines" lol. That puts it back into perspective....I am speaking for us.

(Yes, I get it.... that in the whole scheme of things a little money is being made at our expense possibly not getting US change in return. We use credit cards for most things so we get little change overall. Mainly at Dunkin Donuts...lol...and leave it for a tip.)
most countries in the world will not do buisness with you in florins but they will all do business in dollars the more they have the more they can buy and the cheaper they get it, I will take a wild guess and say between 25 and 50 million ,could be way off but for them to do it , there has to be a monatary reason


25 to 50 million?? who??? Lings? You stated you got change back in florins rather than dollars...I am a bit confused. I stopped using ATM because Royal Bank of Canada (RBC ) is charging $10 a transaction!
10 years ago they charged $0! (and I don't want my USA bank to pay it either! :wink:)

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 Post subject: Re: aruba money
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I have a great idea ! Get the US army to invade Aruba ! That will teach those Arubans! How dare they use Aruban currency ! :lol:


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I just got back from a trip to Canada. The exchange rate is $1.33 can for each USD. The only place I found that would take USD, did so at a 1:1 rate, so it would have cost me 30% more to use USD.

Would you prefer that Aruba do the same thing with THEIR money?

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3 pages on this? Take your change to the casino on your last day and they will convert it back to dollars. Never even wasted a minute of thought on this. Your in another country.......


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 Post subject: Re: aruba money
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I just got back from a trip to Canada. The exchange rate is $1.33 can for each USD. The only place I found that would take USD, did so at a 1:1 rate, so it would have cost me 30% more to use USD.

Would you prefer that Aruba do the same thing with THEIR money?


What !!! Those bloody Canadians ! No worries :evil: easy to invade :D No guns and too stoned to notice :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: aruba money
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Won't tell you where I was yesterday but I hand the women in a well know location (not Saint Nicloas) a 10 Florin bill. I ask her for US change. She says that $5.00 US. No actually it's $5.53 US I tell her "OH". With that she hands me $5.53 US. Doesn't say anything and looks away. Do she know or did she just trust me?

I bet all you would have taken the $5.00 thanked her and walked away. Bet if I was Dutch it wouldn't have happened.

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 Post subject: Re: aruba money
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Won't tell you where I was yesterday but I hand the women in a well know location (not Saint Nicloas) a 10 Florin bill. I ask her for US change. She says that $5.00 US. No actually it's $5.53 US I tell her "OH". With that she hands me $5.53 US. Doesn't say anything and looks away. Do she know or did she just trust me?

I bet all you would have taken the $5.00 thanked her and walked away. Bet if I was Dutch it wouldn't have happened.


If you were Dutch, you would have paid in florins to begin with.....

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arubajoey wrote:
Won't tell you where I was yesterday but I hand the women in a well know location (not Saint Nicloas) a 10 Florin bill. I ask her for US change. She says that $5.00 US. No actually it's $5.53 US I tell her "OH". With that she hands me $5.53 US. Doesn't say anything and looks away. Do she know or did she just trust me?

I bet all you would have taken the $5.00 thanked her and walked away. Bet if I was Dutch it wouldn't have happened.


If you were Dutch, you would have paid in florins to begin with.....[/qu

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