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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    they "are still" accepting US coins as of saturday june 4.
    a friend in aruba, paid parking downtown and used US coins

    I don't know if they accept all U.S. coins? We only used quarters a couple of weeks ago and quarters worked fine.
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    i just texted her and yes US Quarters
    they've been there since May 4 and have gone downtown numerous times.
    she told me that Kays gave them 2 florin when they mentioned that they were in a metered space.
    i wonder if any other businesses are assisting with parking fees?

    Quote Originally Posted by ~Amy~ View Post
    I don't know if they accept all U.S. coins? We only used quarters a couple of weeks ago and quarters worked fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Amy~ View Post
    I don't know if they accept all U.S. coins? We only used quarters a couple of weeks ago and quarters worked fine.
    How much "parking time" did you get when using US quarter coins? Thanks.

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    Now let me clarify something about the US coins. I did have trouble with the meters so it could have been the meter I was at but they definitely did not take US coins. It could have been a defective meter but they didn't take the coins. Now that was December, this past December. But rather than take a chance, I'll make sure I have florins. Its very simple, at the casino, hand them a ten dollar bill, ask for change in dollar florins and then the excess change will be whatever. For ten dollars, you should get at least 6 or 7 one dollar florins

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    We threw some Florins in our glove compartment that we got as change from the grocery store just in case quarters didn't work. We never go to any casinos (too smoky) so that's not an option for us to get extra Florins. But it seems like we always have plenty of Florin coins laying around from various purchases here and there. We will just continue the practice of having some of each available. Luckily, we don't go downtown during the day that often - usually go downtown to dinner a few times but that's always after 7pm when the parking is free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CK1 View Post
    How much "parking time" did you get when using US quarter coins? Thanks.
    I honestly don't remember but it wasn't very much - if I were to guess it was probably around $2.50 (give or take) for a couple of hours.
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    its not expensive, any more expensive than home. and like you, Amy, we usually don't go until the earliest 6 so its not a problem for an hour. The problem is the coins. And I don't have a parking app and don't intend to get one. and i do keep the florins in the glove compartment==well, I did before they stole them from me last time I was there but I digress.

    but short of the type of currency needed, technically its not a big thing. I wish they took dollars like home where you can slip in the bills. that would be so so so much easier. they would probably make a fortune. I'd go & stick a five dollar bill in just to be safe and probably use an hour. that's how they make money here, people stick so much more in because they have no coins & just have bills and the machine doesn't give change. these towns around here make out like bandits.

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    I wish they had the parking app - we use the app here at home and in other U.S. cities and it's great (no need to have cash/coins or a credit card with you.)
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    I know you guys are saying its about convenience and what you have with you at the time, but really I want to put my 2 cents in. Arubans go out of their way to make us feel welcome. US dollars and credit cards are accepted pretty much everywhere, making it so easy for us. This is just my opinion, but I have to say I keep thinking what's the big deal having a few florin around when you know you want to go downtown? I never have quarters with me, but there is one town near me that I know I need them for. I don't complain about it, I just get change before I go there. It's cheaper for that town to maintain that style meters.
    The app does sound good, but there are processing and credit card fees involved with that, taking revenue away from the parking collections.
    Its really easy, if you want to go downtown either be prepared with a few florin or take a taxi or the bus, or don't go. #deadhorsebeaten
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaby View Post
    Its very simple, at the casino, hand them a ten dollar bill, ask for change in dollar florins and then the excess change will be whatever. For ten dollars, you should get at least 6 or 7 one dollar florins
    i hope that was a typo as you should get 17 one florin coins for $10.00

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