Posted by Mogli on March 10, 2002 at 11:25:14:
In Reply to: Euro's are terrible posted by Whats The Point on March 10, 2002 at 04:10:28:
The edges are all different for the blind and the idea of the small coins was to prevent shopkeepers rounding prices up - we got something like €70 per person in small coins as opposed to an average of €20 in other countries because we were judged to be more paranoid about the euro causing inflation.
Obviously though it hasn't worked - doctors for example just hiked their prices way up - €30 euros - a hike of about £4 if they were charging £20 quid in December. What's the inflation rate - a hell of lot less than 20%for sure.