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Ransom winery message for both Vans #207483
11/15/07 04:50 AM
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Mesquite, NV
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I just received back a message from Gabe at Ransom winery, we are confirmed. I asked about payment and this was his reply:

"Option three will be fine for the 2nd December for 22 people.

It is ok for everybody to pay on their own however with 22 people it would be a lot easier if the cash for the food and tasting was accumulated by somebody such as yourself beforehand (perhaps on the bus) and paid as one. After the tasting people are then free to purchase what they would like or not. "



The cost of the tasting and lunch is $16NZD per person so if someone from each van could collect the money on the way to the winery, that would be great!


Karen

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Re: Ransom winery message for both Vans #207484
11/15/07 05:39 AM
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Thanks, Karen. I can see that we need to call our bank back and order mor NZ $$$. I don't think we have enough. I know we could use an ATM but we don't know where our card is, never use it. We are such dinosaurs!


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Re: Ransom winery message for both Vans #207485
11/15/07 05:40 AM
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Donna, I think we can get NZD's at the front desk of our hotel!


Karen

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Re: Ransom winery message for both Vans #207486
11/15/07 06:05 AM
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Donna, you can get them at ATM in the Auckland airport. You don't even need to get them ahead of time.


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Re: Ransom winery message for both Vans #207487
11/15/07 07:28 AM
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Dang.
I was not going to get any NZ dollars, but guess I will need to now unless who collects will take US dollars.
Karen will you please do the collecting for van #1?


Jim

Re: Ransom winery message for both Vans #207488
11/15/07 07:44 AM
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Yes, I can collect for van 1 but I think you will need NZ dollars for both Ransom and Sheepworld? Or maybe you can use your CC at Sheepworld.
Jim, you can just exchange some US dollars at Sky City hotel for NZD.

Who would like to collect for van 2?


Karen

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Re: Ransom winery message for both Vans #207489
11/15/07 08:35 AM
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If you need someone to collect the NZ$16 per person for the winery from Van #2, Don & I can do it.


Michele
Re: Ransom winery message for both Vans #207490
11/15/07 08:59 AM
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Thank you sweet Michele! I nominate you to be Miss Money Bags :)


Karen

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Re: Ransom winery message for both Vans #207491
11/15/07 09:06 AM
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Ok.
Will get a few dollars at the airport or hotel.

As of 11:11 a.m. today.

$20.00 USD = $15.2920 NZD


Jim

Re: Ransom winery message for both Vans #207492
11/15/07 09:30 AM
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Jim, I am not sure but I just did a conversion and got this rate, am I doing something wrong?

20.00 USD =


26.4405 NZD
United States Dollars
1 USD = 1.32202 NZD


Karen

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Re: Ransom winery message for both Vans #207493
11/15/07 09:49 AM
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My conversion same as yours Karen


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Re: Ransom winery message for both Vans #207494
11/15/07 09:51 AM
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Same here, Karen's right. As of this second, 1 USD equals 1.32165 NZD. We've all been hit hard with the dollar decline.


Michele
Re: Ransom winery message for both Vans #207495
11/15/07 02:25 PM
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Duh! Wonder where I came up with that?


Jim

Re: Ransom winery message for both Vans #207496
11/15/07 03:04 PM
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Jim - I expect you were including the tip and free beer for Karen to collect the $$, right? :D

Cheers, Anne

Re: Ransom winery message for both Vans #207497
11/16/07 06:47 AM
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Yea that's it!!
That must be it!
Thanks Anne


Jim

Re: Ransom winery message for both Vans #207498
11/16/07 06:59 AM
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Sweet Michele has offered to collect the Ransom money (that sounds really funny!) for Van 2 and I will be collecting the money for Van #1
If everyone makes sure that they have $16pp NZD, that would be great. If you are running low on NZDs, you can use your ATM or exchange at the hotel.


Karen

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Re: Ransom winery message for both Vans #207499
11/16/07 10:20 AM
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Just a thought re NZ dollars......
There are 2 further ports where they can be used,Bay of Islands and Rarotonga,not that you will need much there.


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Re: Ransom winery message for both Vans [Re: KarenS] #235773
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Appreciate it, Karen. I are able to see that we have to call each of our bank again and get mor NZ $$$. I don't believe we have enough. I know we're able to use the ATM nevertheless we are not aware of where each of our card is actually, never utilize it. We tend to be such dinosaurs!


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