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  • #31
    Originally posted by dave lukins View Post
    And worth nada. I had to give my grandson 2 from the 'tooth fairy' as a buys zilch these days. I was going to suggest you make some moolah by selling your teeth but what can you buy for 3quid.:))
    You just have to look for stuff on sale. $1 still buys some stuff today. I bought 2 liter bottles of Coke for $0.89 each. I think McDonald's still has the $0.59 Tuesdays where you can get a cheeseburger for $0.59. $3 will get you a 3 piece chicken a la carte from KFC. A grilled cheese bacon burger from Carl's Jr. is $2.49. MMmmmmm....bacon.....with 4 slices of cheese...and meat patty...

    Of course the last time I went to the theater it was $12 for a single ticket.
    "Only Nixon can go to China." -- Old Vulcan proverb.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by gunnut View Post
      You just have to look for stuff on sale. $1 still buys some stuff today. I bought 2 liter bottles of Coke for $0.89 each. I think McDonald's still has the $0.59 Tuesdays where you can get a cheeseburger for $0.59. $3 will get you a 3 piece chicken a la carte from KFC. A grilled cheese bacon burger from Carl's Jr. is $2.49. MMmmmmm....bacon.....with 4 slices of cheese...and meat patty...

      Of course the last time I went to the theater it was $12 for a single ticket.
      Thats awesome, a cheeseburger here is $2.50! I'm coming to California, the Aussie dollar near parity with the US at the moment and I could save back my airfares by just living on US takeaway for a month! I'm sure somebody there would want to make a movie about it to let me run the whole venture at a profit ... Super Size Me Down Under perhaps? .... or perhaps that would confuse the punters into thinking that it is a movie from that "other" Californian movie industry.

      Anyway, you've made me hungry now so I'm going for a cheeseburger.
      "There is no such thing as society" - Margaret Thatcher

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Aussiegunner View Post
        Thats awesome, a cheeseburger here is $2.50! I'm coming to California, the Aussie dollar near parity with the US at the moment and I could save back my airfares by just living on US takeaway for a month! I'm sure somebody there would want to make a movie about it to let me run the whole venture at a profit ... Super Size Me Down Under perhaps? .... or perhaps that would confuse the punters into thinking that it is a movie from that "other" Californian movie industry.

        Anyway, you've made me hungry now so I'm going for a cheeseburger.
        Mmmm, cheesburger tastes good. Anyway, where were we ... oh yeah, the Euro is screwed. Carry on.
        "There is no such thing as society" - Margaret Thatcher

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        • #34
          Originally posted by gunnut View Post
          You just have to look for stuff on sale. $1 still buys some stuff today. I bought 2 liter bottles of Coke for $0.89 each. I think McDonald's still has the $0.59 Tuesdays where you can get a cheeseburger for $0.59. $3 will get you a 3 piece chicken a la carte from KFC. A grilled cheese bacon burger from Carl's Jr. is $2.49. MMmmmmm....bacon.....with 4 slices of cheese...and meat patty...

          Of course the last time I went to the theater it was $12 for a single ticket.
          Beware a national sales-tax (a.k.a. V.A.T.). One-sixth of all we (in the UK) are charged for is assumed to be valued-added and is therefore taxable. A fair chunk goes to the EU - an organisation that is renowned for 'cooking-the-books'!

          [PS: I have growing doubts about young Master Obama...! ]

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          • #35
            Originally posted by FluffyThoughts View Post
            Beware a national sales-tax (a.k.a. V.A.T.). One-sixth of all we (in the UK) are charged for is assumed to be valued-added and is therefore taxable. A fair chunk goes to the EU - an organisation that is renowned for 'cooking-the-books'!

            [PS: I have growing doubts about young Master Obama...! ]
            I hear it may go to 20%

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Aussiegunner View Post
              Thats awesome, a cheeseburger here is $2.50! I'm coming to California, the Aussie dollar near parity with the US at the moment and I could save back my airfares by just living on US takeaway for a month! I'm sure somebody there would want to make a movie about it to let me run the whole venture at a profit ... Super Size Me Down Under perhaps? .... or perhaps that would confuse the punters into thinking that it is a movie from that "other" Californian movie industry.

              Anyway, you've made me hungry now so I'm going for a cheeseburger.
              Same in the UK. I don't eat them but the gkids do and I think the cheapest one is a burger the size and thinness of a beer coaster and taste somewhat similar and cost the equivalent of $1.50.

              I was fortunate once to have a burger in Salt Lake City and it was the size of a Brazilian Bird Eating Spider on a safari, plus enough salad and chips(fries) to choke a shark and all for a fraction of the UK price.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by gunnut View Post

                Of course the last time I went to the theater it was $12 for a single ticket.
                A ticket cost me 7 pounds when I was in England. Needless to say, I was surprised. I'm used to paying 150 rupees (roughly 2 pounds, or $3.5) for a movie, 3D or not.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by dave lukins View Post
                  Same in the UK. I don't eat them but the gkids do and I think the cheapest one is a burger the size and thinness of a beer coaster and taste somewhat similar and cost the equivalent of $1.50.

                  I was fortunate once to have a burger in Salt Lake City and it was the size of a Brazilian Bird Eating Spider on a safari, plus enough salad and chips(fries) to choke a shark and all for a fraction of the UK price.
                  Joining the morons was you yea and petrol is a quarter the price we pay for a gallon as well

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