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100zl note should be phased out.


ozdan 8 | 67  
4 Jul 2009 /  #1
I propose we get rid of the 100zl note. I mean.. it seems to be a complete burden to retailers and also customers.. In particular when buying milk and bread.

In fact.. lets just phase out paper currency all together and force everyone to carry around a bag full of coins.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
4 Jul 2009 /  #2
Geez, laddie, if you can phase out the 100zł note then why not the 200zł note? I had one yesterday and the shopkeeper looked aghast as I handed it over. What's the point in having them if shops are gonna react that way?

They humph away at 50's sometimes, never mind a 100 or 200 Złoty bill.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
4 Jul 2009 /  #3
then why not the 200zł note?

I haven't seen a 200zl note for ages.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
4 Jul 2009 /  #4
I've seen a few recently but they are by no means common. It took me a long time into my stay in Poland to see one for the first time.

The pocket change of big businessmen no doubt.
OP ozdan 8 | 67  
4 Jul 2009 /  #5
I forgot about the 200!

I got it the other day with a 20zl note! and the bill was 14zl!
Yes.. that look of horror! It seems like at the very least you get a roll of the eyes.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
4 Jul 2009 /  #6
What can you buy for one groszy?.

Get rid of all your money, give it all to me :)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
4 Jul 2009 /  #7
The SeanBM solution :) Instant solutions at your fingertips :)

The two bigger notes are good for Tesco. Many people buy shopping for around 180PLN.
Jihozapad  
4 Jul 2009 /  #8
Good riddance!

And it's time it was easier to get coins in Poland as well - you can easily get hold of small change in every other European country I've visited, so wtf is it so difficult to get small change in Poland?

Even when you go to a bank and ask for change, they look at you like a c**t just for asking - what are banks for then, if not for getting money from them? It's not like I mistook one for a tobacconist, Python-style, is it, haha.

Especially as cash machines often don't even want to give you anything smaller than a 50PLN note! lol.

Most useful are the 1, 2, 5 and 10PLN coins/notes. Credit cards for everything else ;)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
4 Jul 2009 /  #9
Here's Jihad to declare holy war on the note ;)

Good point about the ATM's only dispensing 50's. Not even a 20, never mind a 10. How can shopkeepers frown when that's the case?
Jihozapad  
4 Jul 2009 /  #10
Here's Jihad to declare holy war on the note ;)

Yeah... death to potatoes, death to infidel notes! haha :)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
4 Jul 2009 /  #11
Save the potatoes. I think having bigger notes encourages people to spend more. When I have a 50 in my hand, I'm usually more selective in what I buy.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
5 Jul 2009 /  #12
I've got nothing against the 100-złoty note or the 200 one, but I think a 500-zł one would also come in handy. Not when paying for paying for bread or milk, but when buying a car, fridge or TV set.
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595  
5 Jul 2009 /  #13
I think the 100 zl notes are great in food stores. Many people spend about 100-200 zl there as far as I've seen.

I think a 500-zł one would also come in handy. Not when paying for paying for bread or milk, but when buying a car, fridge or TV set.

Safer to use your VISA/MasterCard/whatever instead of walking around with several 1000 zl in your pocket.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
5 Jul 2009 /  #14
When I first came to Poland about 8 years ago, i thought that the 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 Zloty notes had the same king, just different profiles as he got older the value increased.

Yes, I did not have a clue, of course.

ten zloty

twenty zloty
davidpeake 14 | 451  
6 Jul 2009 /  #15
When I first came to Poland about 8 years ago

lol, you get less for murder these days :)
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
6 Jul 2009 /  #16
next time a shop keeper gives you an evil look for giving them a 100 zl note, tell her/him they're no bus driver and they shouldn't expect the correct fare all the time ;). or even better, tell them it must be hard to see all those notes each day when you're only getting paid a few groszy.

i always have a load of 100 and 200zl notes when i go to Poland for a holiday but they disappear pretty fast :P
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
6 Jul 2009 /  #17
next time a shop keeper gives you an evil look for giving them a 100 zl note, tell her/him

.... to keep the change and use it to go on a customer service course with it or buy loads of wodka to induce a bout of happiness;)
Jihozapad  
6 Jul 2009 /  #18
I just say "do you want my money or not? remember who pays your k*rwa wages!".

And walk out if I get any more mouth from them.

I do this in any country, though, including the UK. The customer isn't always right, but without customers, there is no business. They need to remember that.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
6 Jul 2009 /  #19
Polish customer service is sh*t but i think we already agreed on that! When they ask me if i have any change and they're being rude about it i always say no. The till counts the amount of change they give you back anyway, it's not like they have to calculate it themselves so what's the big deal? I have this habit of getting rid of my pennies instead of collecting them in a jar and here in UK the shop assistants are always very nice and grateful. In Poland they don't even say thank you if you make that sort of an effort.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
7 Jul 2009 /  #20
lol, you get less for murder these days :)

But I was a sinner before I came back to Poland.
Like the firey phoenix, I rose from the ashes and spread my wingsss....
THAT is what happened your honour, members of the jury.
Indecent exposure he said, I thought it was prety decent myself :)

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