S-EBTM 2015: Live from Belgium

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Re: S-EBTM 2015: Live from Belgium

Post by slabate » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:05 pm

Thanks for the great afternoon everyone; I'll see you back tomorrow!

The cashiers of the NBB were quite surprise to see a group of 20 people wishing to exchange notes; we had to tell them what EBT was all about :mrgreen:
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Re: S-EBTM 2015: Live from Belgium

Post by maarsy » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:07 am

it was me who got the - in a frendly way dont do that again - talk from them

it seems *like most company's * they enjoy a calm Friday afternoon to end the week and they got a bit of work now . propably would been less of a problem if it was on a different day in the week

anyway i wont go for the next month or 2 ...

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Re: S-EBTM 2015: Live from Belgium

Post by MDeen » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:12 am

I give you the tale of 20 eurobilltrackers at the National Bank of Belgium...

I was lucky to be the first at the counter. Only one counter was open and 17 trackers wanted to change money. The other 16 were patiently sitting in a row behind me on the available chairs.
I went for broke, had 470 :note-5: and 65 :note-10: to change to 100 :note-10: and 100 :note-20: . On the cashiers desk I saw 1 bundle of :note-5: , 5 of :note-10: , 1 of :note-20: and 1 of :note-50: :? . During my operation (wich took a long time, they are thorough in checking your details), the cashier asked if everyone was going to exchange this much. Apparently he had an idea that we belonged together. I told him probably so and he wanted to know how much exactly, because otherwise he would have to go to the vault for every single transaction, and that would take a long time. So together with maarsy we quizzed the group and came to roughly 40 bundles of :note-5: :mrgreen: That put the poor cashier a bit aback and he started making calls.
After a short while, a second counter opened so the throughput of the bank doubled :lol: And shortly after that, two marked cardboard boxes arrived, one for each counter.
Some closer investigation learned that each box contained 10.000 notes of :note-5:, 10 bricks of 10 bundles each, making € 50.000 per box or € 100.000 total. That would probably be sufficient. 8)
And yes, after this all transactions were completed smoothly, yet somewhat slowly especially for the people waiting after us. We managed to be ready at 15:00 precisely, having started a few minutes before 2.

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Re: S-EBTM 2015: Live from Belgium

Post by maarsy » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:34 am

did someone get a note ending on 9999999 ... just saing its possible as i had a 6 in a row

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Re: S-EBTM 2015: Live from Belgium

Post by GWR7007 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:53 am

maarsy wrote:did someone get a note ending on 9999999
Not me. I just have notes ending with 999xxx
After a quick check, as I won't look through the notes again, after I entered them, marked them and put them back into the paper that surrounds them :roll: . And considering that I didn't get that much sleep last night.
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Re: S-EBTM 2015: Live from Belgium

Post by maarsy » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:56 am

just noticed i missed 9999999 by one note ...

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Re: S-EBTM 2015: Live from Belgium

Post by Crazy Bob » Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:44 am

MDeen wrote:I went for broke, had 460 :note-5: and 60 :note-10: to change to 100 :note-10: and 200 :note-20: .
If you succeeded, you got a nice 100 euros profit!
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Re: S-EBTM 2015: Live from Belgium

Post by slabate » Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:07 pm

Hello from the restaurant after a long walk ;)
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Re: S-EBTM 2015: Live from Belgium

Post by MDeen » Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:32 pm

Crazy Bob wrote:
MDeen wrote:I went for broke, had 460 :note-5: and 60 :note-10: to change to 100 :note-10: and 200 :note-20: .
If you succeeded, you got a nice 100 euros profit!
My arithmetic skills are not so great in the evening. I should have looked it up it were actually 470 :note-5: and 65 :note-10: :mrgreen:

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Re: S-EBTM 2015: Live from Belgium

Post by Elmo » Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:59 pm

MDeen wrote:
Crazy Bob wrote:
MDeen wrote:I went for broke, had 460 :note-5: and 60 :note-10: to change to 100 :note-10: and 200 :note-20: .
If you succeeded, you got a nice 100 euros profit!
My arithmetic skills are not so great in the evening. I should have looked it up it were actually 470 :note-5: and 65 :note-10: :mrgreen:
470 :note-5: + 65 :note-10: equals €3000 and 100 :note-10: + 200 :note-20: equals €5000, so this would still be a nice €2000 profit! :twisted:
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Re: S-EBTM 2015: Live from Belgium

Post by MDeen » Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:52 am

:roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: S-EBTM 2015: Live from Belgium

Post by LArdennais » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:05 am

Hi all !

I hope that this EBT-Meeting happens very good for all of yours. I hope especially that the three restaurants were very good choice - one from maarsy and two from mine ! 8)

I wish you "veel succes" in Antwerp, the land of bhoeyb, Erik B. a.s.o. ...
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Re: S-EBTM 2015: Live from Belgium

Post by eddydevries » Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:08 am

For those who got notes from the KBC with the adres "De Keyserlei 1" (ticket says "Adres: Antwerpen Opera Antwerp"): the postal code is NOT 2000, but it's 2018 (the other postal code of Antwerp Centre).
Because this KBC is between the City centre and the station, the station would also be within "2018" .
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Re: S-EBTM 2015: Live from Belgium

Post by Luumi » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:12 am

We have arrived to Kouvola somewhere around 2.30 am this morning. Now at emppu's place. I slept a few hours in my caravan on his front yard and will now enter the rest of the notes to be able to begin spreading (read: changing) them on my last leg of journey. Still 300 km to home... :wink:

We would like to thank once more for the meeting all the participants and organizers. It was quite a lot of walking and long days, but it was worth it! THANKS and see you again! :)

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Re: S-EBTM 2015: Live from Belgium

Post by N0W1K » Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:37 pm

Finally back home, great meeting!! (as usual :D)

Not meeting hits for me, but during my trip I've found a hit in Bonn from Berlin!! :mrgreen: 12 new dots for me, between Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium :D

Thanks for all great work done, all restaurants were simply perfect!

Hope to see you all next meeting!! :D
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