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Old 02-29-2012, 05:28 PM
 
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I checked at Cielo Vista Mall customer service and the WalMart right next to it. Neither accept Mexican Pesos. Their only suggestion was a money changing business near the mall that starts with the letter M, I dont remember the exact name.

I also checked at the exchange rate site which says each Peso is worth about 7 to 8 cents.

XE: (MXN/USD) Mexican Peso to US Dollar Rate

Convert Mexican Pesos (MXN) and United States Dollars (USD): Currency Exchange Rate Conversion Calculator

The Mexican Peso was revalued on January 1, 1993. Pesos dated before that date (Old Mexican Pesos - MXP) are 1000 times less valuable than the New Mexican Pesos - MXN.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Glory Road - El Paso, Texas (R.O)
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Wow. Shocker. Actual facts contradict malamute's posts.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:11 PM
 
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Several years ago, Pizza Patron started letting customers who'd just come back from Mexico and had pesos to unload pay for their orders in pesos at the going exchange rate between the peso and the dollar. They'd not only sell more pizza, but spare their customers another trip to the money-changer--the Pizza Patron people would do it for them. This was way controversial when it started and the company got a ton of nasty feedback for "catering to illegal aliens" (the usual racist assumption: Mexican + in the US = undocumented), plus some businesses here in the US accept other foreign currencies (e.g., Canadian dollars along the Canadian border, Bahamian dollars in Miami, euros in places like New York where a lot of Europeans go, yen in Hawaii).

It started out as a promotion but I heard that Pizza Patron ended up making it permanent. I think Pizza Patron has El Paso locations but I don't know if they'll still let you pay for your food in pesos now.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:32 AM
 
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Circle K's take pesos.

Convenience Store Begins Taking Pesos | www.kfoxtv.com

Prado was talking about the convenience store's move to start accepting pesos.

"Most of the places here, they don't accept pesos, and most of the Hispanic people you know, always bring pesos, and they pay with pesos," said Prado.

Customers seemed very happy about being able to use pesos.

"Since we live so close to Mexico, everybody carries around pesos, I know I always do," said Sergio Fernandez, from west El Paso.
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Glory Road - El Paso, Texas (R.O)
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Circle K's take pesos.

Convenience Store Begins Taking Pesos | www.kfoxtv.com

Prado was talking about the convenience store's move to start accepting pesos.

"Most of the places here, they don't accept pesos, and most of the Hispanic people you know, always bring pesos, and they pay with pesos," said Prado.

Customers seemed very happy about being able to use pesos.

"Since we live so close to Mexico, everybody carries around pesos, I know I always do," said Sergio Fernandez, from west El Paso.
That link is from 2007. Around the same time period most of us mentioned that Walmart, Sams, and Pizza Patron accepted pesos. Not at all current or relevant in 2012.

BTW, in my small business, I have never carried around pesos, nor has anyone ever tried to pay with pesos. I think that was simply a statement KFOX knew would stir up discussion. Lame. I work and do business in every part of town and I don't know anyone who carries pesos.
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:43 PM
 
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Pizza Patron, I just called them. They said they DO accept Mexican Pesos but bills only, no coins.

Circle K, said they do NOT accept Mexican Pesos.

Too much inaccurate or misleading info being posted here. For example, the guy quoted in the article saying "everybody" carries Pesos is silly. Perhaps those frequently visiting Mexico do carry Pesos, but otherwise no one has reason to carry Mexican Pesos when almost no one in El Paso accepts them. It's illogical to suggest "everybody" carries Pesos for this reason.

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Old 03-02-2012, 05:13 PM
 
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Pizza Patron, I just called them. They said they DO accept Mexican Pesos but bills only, no coins.

Circle K, said they do NOT accept Mexican Pesos.

Too much inaccurate or misleading info being posted here. For example, the guy quoted in the article saying "everybody" carries Pesos is silly. Perhaps those frequently visiting Mexico do carry Pesos, but otherwise no one has reason to carry Mexican Pesos when almost no one in El Paso accepts them. It's illogical to suggest "everybody" carries Pesos for this reason.

Some people go to Mexico and come back with pesos still in their pocket. With all the movement back and forth across the border, it would be reasonable to expect a lot of people to be carrying pesos, but not literally "everybody." Apparently this guy used "everybody" to mean "lots of people."

If an American business lets you get rid of the foreign currency you've got on you by paying for what you buy from them in pesos or whatever the foreign currency is, they're doing you a favor, basically. They'd be well within their rights to say American money or nothing. That's why we have money changers.

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Old 03-02-2012, 08:07 PM
 
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I have pesos and haven't been to Juarez for quite some time.

When I did go to Juarez, I found it was quite a bit cheaper if I wanted a coke or something to eat to pay in pesos. They would accept dollars over there but there was a price.
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