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Old 01-12-2009, 11:38 PM
 
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okay, I just gotta...

Where can I go (a bank?) and buy a hundred bucks in rubles and 3 dollars of zimbabwae (3 50 billion dollar bills)?

I would rather not go with the broker thing.

I really want a 50 billion dollar bill, just for the heck of it.
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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It's such a small value that I'm going to guess ebay or online somewhere for the Zimbabwe ones. I can't think of any kind of bank or exchange that would actually carry anything from there in stock, between the low level of demand and rate that it loses its value.
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:22 AM
 
Location: rain city
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We live in Seattle and have been able to exchange several obscure foreign currencies in local banks here for dollars, so I assume it would work the other way around as well. We are talking less than $100. (currency exchange fees will apply)

Anybody who takes a hundred bucks US and exchanges it for Russian rubles ....deserves the financial beating they're about to be given. How about $3.00 in exchange for a 100 ruble Russian note? Much better trade.

Zimbabwe dollars? If you managed to find a truckload of them anywhere outside of Zimbabwe, you could turn $10 US into 30 acres of money. You could then burn it in the fireplace for 10 seconds of home heating fuel.

Dude, what are you thinking?
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:07 AM
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Location: North Central Florida
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Dude, what are you thinking?
I have a feeling he's thinking about the "novelty" of having the stuff, not the investment potential.
Depending on what the Zimbabwe stuff looks like, it may be an inexpensive alternative to paint. You could paper your walls with the stuff..but then again the glue would cost more than the paper
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I thought they didn't have a way to print the stuff anymore. Something about the only source for the paper (or printing?) being somewhere in Germany, and they didn't want to have anything to do with it anymore.

edit: ok, that was from last summer... apparently they found a way to make it somehow
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