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JamesUK
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New user from United Kingdom, heading to Spain...

Post by JamesUK » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:39 pm

Good afternoon all,

I found the EuroBillTracker website linked from the Wikipedia "Where's George?" page, and have signed up as a member. I'm going to Spain shortly for a vacation / holiday, and wondered what the feeling was for logging Euro notes where they are received from a "Foreign Exchange" / bank facility in the UK, prior to going abroad?

I couldn't find anything in the FAQ section, but I did notice a listing for a note that originated from New Zealand, for example... what's the best thing to do if you live in a non-Euro note country? Should I log these notes I have obtained before my visit as originating in the UK, or should I leave these notes completely unlogged, and just log "new" notes that I receive whilst I'm in Spain?

Could I log them all as coming from my destination in Spain now, before I leave, and assuming I'm going to be spending them whilst in Spain? Doesn't seem right somehow.

I want to contribute to the project, but don't want to generate nonsensical records, showing the notes as coming from a non-Euro country, and / or records where the notes are just sitting in a drawer at home until a later visit possibly 12 months later etc.

At the moment, I'm inclined to just leave these already bought notes and only log those I receive whilst in Spain, and which I intend to spend out there.

Any thoughts?

Regards

JamesUK

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Re: New user from United Kingdom, heading to Spain...

Post by niels20020 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:16 pm

Hello James,

Welcome to EuroBillTracker!

I think it's a good idea to log all the notes you've received at the bureau de change. Most users will find it rather cool to get a note from a non-euro country :D

Even if you won't spend the notes in Spain, it's good to have them registered for a possible visit to Europe in the future. My brother also has some dollar bills that are registered on Where's George, even though he's not able to spend them now.

Greetings,
Niels

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Re: New user from United Kingdom, heading to Spain...

Post by Montgomery Burns » Tue May 01, 2018 1:57 pm

General consensus on EBT is that you should register notes with the location and postal code where you obtained them from. The system recognizes every country in the world (it wasn't always the case), so registering a note in a non-Euro Area country is just fine.

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Re: New user from United Kingdom, heading to Spain...

Post by RKPLt » Tue May 01, 2018 5:39 pm

niels20020 wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:16 pm
Hello James,

Welcome to EuroBillTracker!

I think it's a good idea to log all the notes you've received at the bureau de change. Most users will find it rather cool to get a note from a non-euro country :D

Even if you won't spend the notes in Spain, it's good to have them registered for a possible visit to Europe in the future. My brother also has some dollar bills that are registered on Where's George, even though he's not able to spend them now.

Greetings,
Niels
Hello and happy hunt for hits in this 1,5 billion banknote forest :D
There is an example, how banknotes are inserted in non-eurozone country. That is legal, normal and highly welcomed.
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Geros medžioklės! / Have a good hunt!

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Re: New user from United Kingdom, heading to Spain...

Post by JamesUK » Thu May 03, 2018 8:12 am

With thanks to Montgomery Burns, RKPLt, and niels20020 for the iinformation. Noted and I'll log them asap as being from the UK. ;-)

Regards

James

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