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Trading abroad, what Euro/£ conversion to use

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:10 pm
by sally
Gareth will be taking a small stall of our goodies to Pontoise next month, and I could do with some advice on how to reprice everything to Euros, and how best to cope with the fact that he only speaks English.

I'm planning on doing some information sheets for some of our major lines translated into French, German and Spanish, will that squeak him through do you think?
Whats the best way to handle the currency conversions? Actual current rate, or a slightly rounded up one to ease the sums?

Any other advice? I won't be there as its also the Wonderwool festival and I'm already booked to trade there, so its an adventure for Gareth :D

Re: Trading abroad, what Euro/£ conversion to use

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:57 pm
by steve stanley
Round it up to a full Euro....Easier for all & the expenses need covering!

Re: Trading abroad, what Euro/£ conversion to use

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:06 am
by Wim-Jaap

Re: Trading abroad, what Euro/£ conversion to use

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:57 am
by Martin
and how best to cope with the fact that he only speaks English
its very very VERY important he learns a simple phrase, sounds racist but let me explain, when I was there first this is how the conversations usually went
"Do you speak English ?" I would ask politely
"No!" was the usual answer
then I would say in French
"Im not English Im Welsh!" I said in French ( I have the phrase written down somewhere :D )
"AH, your Welsh, yes I do speak a little English" would come the reply in fluent English :P
By the end of the weekend I was cursing the English as colonial overlords and was massively proud of my "Welsh " heritage
as for other help, Suzie is pretty good with languages and we will be pitched next to Gruff so she'll be able to help if he needs it :D

Re: Trading abroad, what Euro/£ conversion to use

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:39 am
by Skevmeister
Your from Scunthorpe ? :D Cowley, when did that become a part of the county of Gwyedd ? :twisted: :D :D :D :D

Re: Trading abroad, what Euro/£ conversion to use

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:40 am
by Martin
I had to say some-at m8, they wouldn't talk to me if I was English and couldn't speak French, though being Welsh and being unable to speak French was perfectly acceptable for some reason lol