[RedWine] is shopping.

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[RedWine] is shopping.

Postby RedWine » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:39 am

Yesterday I bought four items, labelled 2 PLN (Polish currency) each. I paid total 60 PLN. I can't tell if I made good deal or not, but I am happy with the purchase anyway.
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Re: [RedWine] is shopping.

Postby Balin » Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:56 am

Was the price on the label the correct price for the items?
Did you buy anything other than those particular items?
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Re: [RedWine] is shopping.

Postby RedWine » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:16 am

Balin:

Was the price on the label the correct price for the items? The price was not on the label. There was no label as a separate piece. Items were labelled (maybe marked would be a better word) with correct value. This is worth exploring.
Did you buy anything other than those particular items? No.
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Re: [RedWine] is shopping.

Postby Doriana » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:20 pm

Were all four items the same? Should we find out what they were?
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Re: [RedWine] is shopping.

Postby RedWine » Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:39 pm

Doriana:

Were all four items the same? Yesish. They were not exactly the same.
Should we find out what they were? That would be helpful.
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Re: [RedWine] is shopping.

Postby Doriana » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:32 pm

For everyone's information, 2 PLN are approx. € 0.48, $ 0.65 and £ 0.38.

Are the items edible?
Are they drugstore products?
Are they postage stamps?
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Re: [RedWine] is shopping.

Postby WiZ » Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:08 pm

If they are postage stamps, are they rare collectables that you bought from a store that specialises in that sort of thing?
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Re: [RedWine] is shopping.

Postby RedWine » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:23 am

Doriana:

Are the items edible? No.
Are they drugstore products? No.
Are they postage stamps? No, but postage stamps would also work.

WiZ:

If they are postage stamps, They're not. are they rare collectables Yes. that you bought from a store that specialises in that sort of thing? I bought them on a kind of outdoor market, but it's not relevant.
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Re: [RedWine] is shopping.

Postby Enjay » Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:56 pm

Were they coins? Old Polish coins? Other coins whose value equates to 2 PLN?
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Re: [RedWine] is shopping.

Postby RedWine » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:11 am

Enjay:

Were they coins? Yes. Old Polish coins? Some older, some newer, but all were valid currency. Other coins whose value equates to 2 PLN? No.

************SPOILER****************

My father collects coins and is very devoted to this hobby. For Father's day (which we celebrate on June 23rd in Poland) me and my brother bought him four 2 PLN coins, for which I paid the total of 60 PLN. I don't know enough about collectable coins to know whether the price was good or not, but I am happy I could give them to my father anyway.


Thanks for everybody who participated in this little puzzle.

And small coin-business explanation:
Polish Central Bank issues special 2 PLN coins on various occassions few times a year. They have occasional pictures on their heads. These are valid currency, worth exactly 2 PLN if you spend them in the shop. Bank sells them for 2 PLN each, but if you fail to get them in the bank you may have to pay the collectioners much bigger price.
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