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7941: Re: 7882: Re: 7837: Re: 7785: The Gourde, or, Money in Haiti , (fwd)
<< I am always fighting with shopkeepers and business
people in general in Haiti when I ask them to quote a
price in gourdes. In fact, I make it a point to force
them to do the (relatively simple) conversion from H$
to gourdes because I refuse to have to do it myself.
Try finding the right mix of bills and coins for
I agree businesses in Haiti should stick with the goud. I recently bought a
cell phone service in Port-au-Prince. The quoted price was about 200
dollars. Being in Haiti, I assumed they meant the Haitian dollar, so I was
prepared to pay 1000 goud or so. Was I ever shocked to get the bill of about
4500 goud. I scolded the salesperson for misleading me by quoting a price in
US dollars. Se ayiti nou ye.