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  Teenager makes 100 profit from the euro!
Updated 04 January 2002, 14.43

A teenage boy from Bedfordshire has managed to buy over 100 worth of goods for only 10, thanks to the introduction of the euro.

15-year-old Richard Shields went to spend the new European money at his local Debenhams - where they accept the new currency.

Wrong exchange rate

He went in with 15 euros (worth 10), but was charged far less, because the store's computers had the wrong exchange rate.

He realised what was wrong, but the shop assistants didn't, so Richard kept spending money till he ran out!

He ended up with:

  • A Tommy Hilfiger perfume set
  • A DVD
  • A hat
  • A leather diary
  • A flask
  • A Tommy Hilfiger sports spray.

Debenhams have now corrected the error, but Richard doesn't mind.

"I realised that I was basically buying things for free, so I kept going out to the bank for more euros with the change I made, and buying more stuff."f."


 
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