"Swapped 100 pounds biljet: you want change?" Money/Prices Tip by dutchboycalledjan

Money/Prices, Cairo: 22 reviews and 11 photos


At one of the main tourists sites, a really big one, I had to pay 70 pounds for the two tickets. I asked for two tickets and gave a 100 pounds note. I have these in a special section. With a flick of the hand, the 100 pounds note was changed into one of 50 pounds, that was placed on the teller as if I had given 50. I was amashed at the speed. The cashier gave me the tickets, said '70 pounds please' and waited for me to add 20 pounds. I said nothing, still wondering about the amazing speed the biljets were interchanged and looked the guy in the eye. Without blinking he asked me 'do you want your change?' 'Yes please' and I got my 30 pounds.

Unique Suggestions: You're warned: note your notes!

Fun Alternatives: Hand over the exact amount - that is sometimes not possible. Or ask for the change before you hand over your money - this I'm used doing with taxi's.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 12, 2005
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