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eBay - 10 Paris metro tickets - 1hr13mins left

Jul 6th, 2008, 07:30 AM
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eBay - 10 Paris metro tickets - 1hr13mins left

current bid $12.50
value $44.75
risk: can you tell if they're unused?
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Jul 6th, 2008, 07:43 AM
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Value 44,75$ ????????
10 metro tickets cost 11.40 Euros !!!!
i know the USD is low against Euro but not that low !
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Jul 6th, 2008, 07:43 AM
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a carnet costs 11,40 euros which is not $44.75
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Jul 6th, 2008, 08:09 AM
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ok idiot moment - there are 19 tickets (not 10)
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Jul 6th, 2008, 11:25 AM
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Still ridiculous!
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Jul 6th, 2008, 01:12 PM
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Travelnut

Please let us know if you bought them and the price (and if you did, then in due course let is know whether they were genuine and unused).
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Jul 6th, 2008, 02:00 PM
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I didn't think it would be 'ridiculous' if you bought 19 tickets at, say, $25US... that's about 0.85€/ticket.

I didn't buy them, though, as we try to plan our dates to coincide with C.O.

I did buy 30€ cash for about $36US, incl. the ship fee this spring.
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Jul 7th, 2008, 04:36 AM
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Are they mauve or white? According to RATP the mauve tickets are/were being phased out from 1 July 2007 over a period of "several months" but the website doesn't give a definitive end date for the mauve ones to be still valid.
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Jul 7th, 2008, 04:48 AM
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All old metro tickets remain valid, as long as they date from the time of magnetic strips on the back.
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Jul 7th, 2008, 06:18 AM
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That's a relief, I've got all of three left from last September....
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Jul 7th, 2008, 06:50 AM
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I didn't go back and see what the tickets went for... but they were white, not a color.
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Jul 7th, 2008, 07:46 AM
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"the website doesn't give a definitive end date for the mauve ones to be still valid."

Last time I was in Paris (in April) I tried using a couple of unused mauve tickets I'd found lying around at home, but they were rejected by the metro turnstile.
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Jul 7th, 2008, 09:24 AM
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Then they were demagnetized. Even the first series of yellow tickets still works in the turnstiles.
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