May 14, 2013 - 9:22 AM
I think you're getting confused about the rate. A couple of years ago the rate was nearly 1:1 and the euro was in freefall. People were reluctant to accept euros as there was no telling what they'd be worth by the time you got them to the bank. Obviously that wasn't good, in fact it was so bad that people are still telling stories about it on the internet two years later. So the rate is pegged now and we're quite happy to take euro's at the official rate. We can't do change in euros as no one is going to keep a float with coins in euros. In fact, like most people I'd rather take euros in cash than an american express card or similar which is one of several reasons why people are happy to accept euros.