Gibraltar and us

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by sugarplum, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. sugarplum


    Feb 4, 2008
    Hallow, Worcs
    Hi all.. pleased to meet you all .....I'm a cross over from MHF... not quite sure why yet as I haven't read all the posts, but will catch up with the rest of you eventually....

    I know I shouldn't do this.. but this is a "double post" as I am short of time. OUr grandchildren are here [ spain] for half term and we are making the most of it!

    So it is a big hello and ...

    We took the family to Gibraltar yesterday and would just like to point out what I think is a rip off [ one of my pet hates]

    All the prices there are in £ sterling. Most people who visit have euros to spend. We went into a bar for lunch and the prices were in £'s only.
    On asking for the bill we were ask did we want to pay in £'s or Euros.... we said euros as that's what we had in cash. {although had we known we could have taken £'s from the camper].
    Some kind person behind said you pay much more in euros as they exchange only 2 euros to the £.

    Outrageous! I immediately asked if I could then pay by credit card.. and surprise surprise - they didn't accept cards of any kind!

    I immediately dispatched "him indoors" to the nearest cash point for £'s.

    To sum up - the bill came to £38.85. Which cost me an extra £2.05 to draw from the cashpoint. TOTAL - £40.90

    Pay by euros 78 - exchange rate 75p - £58.50

    Be warned.....if you go to gib.... take sterling...Car park £3.00 - pay in euros - 5!!

    If they had the notice displayed then you have the choice, but it all smells of a rip off to me.... what do the panel think?? I am interested to know - have I got it wrong or not.. it just seems so blatant!

    Hope to catch up with all the meantime........
  2. N Luyetund

    N Luyetund Deleted User

    Time to get a Nationwide flex account... no charge for withdrawal from cash machines... and the best exchange rate we've ever had:thumb:

    ...welcome! much more fun on here than the dark side and it's all free:Cool:
  3. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

    Jul 29, 2007
    Gib as you know is part of rip off Great Britain, and looks to have worked it out very well, yes been there and yes I agree Total rip off, fortunatley I had £ with me
  4. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

    Jul 31, 2007
    Forest of Dean
    Hi Sugarplum
    Welcome to the FunForum
    I was in Gib a couple of years ago and had the same complaint definately part of Rip Off Britain
  5. Col447


    Aug 24, 2007
    Thanks for the tip! We are off to Spain on Monday and was thinking of hiring a car and going to Gib' for a day, will now take some £'s with us.
    Cheers Col:Cool:

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