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Dallas restaurant to accept Pesos

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posted on Jan, 7 2007 @ 08:21 PM
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www.dallasnews.com...

Pizza Patron, a local Dallas franchise, will now be accepting pesos for pizzas. I have never been out of this country,is it fairly normal in other countries to accept a foreign currency at a local chain? Lately there's been quite a bit of controversy around this area involving illegal immigrants,(ex:Farmers Branch),hopefully this does'nt start more. Personally, it does'nt matter to me, but I'm sure someone will scream about it.




posted on Jan, 7 2007 @ 08:27 PM
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This is FUNNY!

...and yes, countries accept other nations' currency, but only if they are stable.

The times they are achangin'



posted on Jan, 7 2007 @ 08:43 PM
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Most merchants along border areas or catering to tourists will accept foreign currencies, but usually at an unfavorable exchange rate (as seems to be the case here).

I don't really see it as much of an issue.



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 07:40 PM
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You'd be hard pressed to find a store in Canada that won't accept US dollars.

I've used Canadian money in the US several times, and while I normally don't get as good an exchange rate, sometimes it's just more convenient than looking for a bank. Honestly, I can never find a bank in the US - they all seem to be hidden away in supermarkets. I always end up having to ask a taxi driver.

There are some casinos in the Northwest that regularly advertise in Vancouver that they will take Canadian money at par.



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 08:22 PM
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I buy pizza and lots of other stuff in Mexico with USD but I'll bet you a pepperoni and cheese that the pizza chain tacks on a little "picada" to make up for the hassle of exchange.



posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 10:10 PM
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FOX news or Lou Dobbs will no doubt make this into Issue #1 for the next few days.


jra

posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 10:29 PM
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I know the Tim Hortons in my town accept US dollars. I'm sure there are other places here that do as well. Although my town is right at the US/Canada boarder but still. It's not uncommon to accept other forms of currency from another Country.



posted on Jan, 9 2007 @ 06:03 PM
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Originally posted by Nygdan
FOX news or Lou Dobbs will no doubt make this into Issue #1 for the next few days.


No doubt. Lou Dobbs seems to always be all over those immigration related issues, he even gets a little red in the face sometimes.



posted on Jan, 9 2007 @ 06:07 PM
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Originally posted by Duzey
You'd be hard pressed to find a store in Canada that won't accept US dollars.


You know , it may sound silly, but I always forget about you guys up there.Maybe because the guys down below are always in the news.



posted on Jan, 10 2007 @ 09:42 AM
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I can see the financial benefit of accepting pesos at said pizza chain. In my opinion, though, this promotes the severe problem we have with illegals in this area. As a Dallas resident I have been personally affected by the illegals problem (negatively), and I don't advocate anything that helps promote it.



posted on Jan, 11 2007 @ 06:54 PM
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An update to the story of pizza for pesos states that the restaurants are now receiving death threats and hate mail since they posted signs saying that they now accept pesos.

apnews.myway.com...



posted on Jan, 11 2007 @ 07:08 PM
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Funny, nobody seems to have an issue with US dollars being used and Canada and vice versa, but take the Pesos and suddenly its a national crisis. :shk:



posted on Jan, 11 2007 @ 07:16 PM
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Originally posted by FredT
Funny, nobody seems to have an issue with US dollars being used and Canada and vice versa, but take the Pesos and suddenly its a national crisis. :shk:


Interesting take on this Fred and quite apt too.

Now to this issue, Peso's for Pizza? Sounds good to me. Up here we've got dollars for handguns, not so good imo.

It seems like a "threat" navigates NORTH.



posted on Jan, 11 2007 @ 07:21 PM
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Fred, its not like anyone is selling fried dough in Canada for American dollars.

Not a good analogy.



posted on Jan, 12 2007 @ 03:13 PM
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FredT makes a great point.

I'd go buy some fried dough with US dollars right now, but I used my last US $20 to pay for my taxi home from the airport.



posted on Jan, 12 2007 @ 03:19 PM
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Originally posted by Sanitys Last Day
I can see the financial benefit of accepting pesos at said pizza chain. In my opinion, though, this promotes the severe problem we have with illegals in this area. As a Dallas resident I have been personally affected by the illegals problem (negatively), and I don't advocate anything that helps promote it.


The use of a peso has nothing to do with "illegals". Who is to say legal residents are using their leftover peso's vs illegal??



posted on Jan, 12 2007 @ 03:59 PM
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I think this is a great step towards diversification. Here in Aust, I don't think there's anywhere at all that a foreign currency is accepted.
If you were ever to open a backpackers hostel or anything down here, I reckon you'd get great business . . . especially if you accepted the currencies of a few Scandinavian countries . . .



posted on Jan, 13 2007 @ 07:41 PM
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Originally posted by SmallMindsBigIdeas

Originally posted by Sanitys Last Day
I can see the financial benefit of accepting pesos at said pizza chain. In my opinion, though, this promotes the severe problem we have with illegals in this area. As a Dallas resident I have been personally affected by the illegals problem (negatively), and I don't advocate anything that helps promote it.


The use of a peso has nothing to do with "illegals". Who is to say legal residents are using their leftover peso's vs illegal??



Okay. You are probably right. Reflecting on my comment I feel that I spoke without really thinking about that. My apologies.



posted on Jan, 14 2007 @ 07:56 AM
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I can't honestly see the problem here except paranoia maybe. This is a regular occurance in most countries with land borders.
I myself live in a border town and 2 currencys are excepted. In fact (to my financial benefit) I operate in 2 currencys.

I also can't see it encourage illegals either. I mean desert home and family for a pizza..


I think it makes good economical sense for the pizza joint owner. With Mexicans making trips to visit family or crossing to shop and vice versa. I am sure plenty of US citizens cross the border to shop or visit family, vacation.
When you can't convert the coin money (only notes) back, it is good idea to get of the excess metal in your pocket by buying dinner.



posted on Jan, 14 2007 @ 11:53 AM
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The Niagra Falls area of New York has always accepted Canadian dollars in the tourist area as a form of payment. Its smart and convenient. I can't believe people are hassling that guy over this. So I guess paying with a credit card should be any different? Its a piece of plastic that not only does the merchant recieve less then the value of the purchased goods for due to fees , but you as the customer end up paying a higher then value price for as well. Same crap but it just doesn't have the word peso on it. I'd probably bet the business owner makes more on the Peso then he does on the credit card order with the way the dollar has been going.



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