What is 1cent($.01) in your place?

@ferdzNK (3214)
Philippines
May 4, 2008 6:24pm CST
What sort of thing can you buy with that? Please do a conversion at the current exchange rate if you have to. If it will not fit, let's approximate how many post is needed to but it. Here in my place its 0.42 centavos. I cannot buy a single candy with that. I need 5 post to buy 3 pieces. Thanks every one for your time.
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@flowerhorn (1011)
• Malaysia
5 May 08
1 cent cannot get us anything here. Totally useless. People won't pick it up even though they see it lying on the floor. They even stop circulation of 1 cent. One US cent is worth 3 cents here. Still 3 cents is meanless.U have to have at least 10 cents to get a piece of sweet. Cannot recover my electricity and link up cost with the earning s here
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
5 May 08
That's 4 post to enjoy a piece of sweet. You'll be surprise what those 4 person will give you in return much better than a sweet for sure. Keep posting Flowerhorn and welcome to myLot.
@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
6 May 08
I see you're doing great. It worries me too that I could be so hook up on this, but with an attitude like that what could possible go wrong. Happy myLotting Flowerhorn
• Malaysia
6 May 08
Cannot get too addicted here. The earning here cannot support my living. You know have to spend time to make a living.That's why I am so worried on getting addicted. But what I like best is can get lots and lots of knowledge and people around the globe which might be impossible without this site. Anyway, happy lotting here too.
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@sconibear (8011)
• United States
4 May 08
I live in The U.S., so here's what you can get for .01 cents(1 penny) 1)You can make a wish, while throwing it into a fountain or wishing well. 2)If you have a wobbly table or chair, you can put one under the shortest leg to make it even. 3)If you put a couple in a can, it makes a pretty cool rattle. 4)You can give one to someone for their thoughts. 5)Or, you can do like i do and save them up in a bottle until you can buy something. p.s. I live in Las Vegas too, so we have penny slot machines too.
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
4 May 08
Ha ha ha. I would gladly take No.5 but I'll try my luck in No.1 ... no your p.s. note. You rock Sconibear.
• United States
5 May 08
Im in the US also and I can still buy a piece of penny candy at the local store. I heard a penny in the us is worth more if you sell it for the copper. That was on the news a few weeks ago, and I find that odd. That is why they are considering doing away with what we know as the penny. So then a penny wouldn't be worth anything here. However I am saving all mine now.
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@zweeb82 (5713)
• Malaysia
6 May 08
Exactly luckymom. We did away the 1 sen coin just last month because it seems that the copper is worth more. So now everything is rounded to the nearest.
@joimarquez (1840)
• United States
4 May 08
im in vegas, nevada now so a $0.01 cent is still a cent...but back in the philippines where i was born... a u.s. dollar cent is about 0.40 philippines centavos... a single HALLS candy is 0.50 centavos..
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
5 May 08
Wohw, Kabayan! If I would buy it in the grocery yes I could buy one but most of time I buy from small stall, you know I am a proud "tambay". My pleasure Joimarquez.
• United States
5 May 08
how much is a single halls in the street now? when i left it was just 50 centavos...
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
5 May 08
Three for 2 pesos
@youless (97623)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Aug 09
Hard to believe that this discussion was posted one year ago:) USD0.01 is no more than RMB0.07 here and it can't buy anything at all. Even we hardly see the banknotes which are less than RMB0.10 today. I love China
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
27 Aug 09
Nothing then nothing now, a small measure of something, we all seek but only a few ever find.
@maliki2 (255)
• United States
5 May 08
I think I can buy one piece of candy around here, actually you can't buy much at all. Most of it is probably more than that anyway!
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
5 May 08
Your right, saving would be a better option. Thanks Maliki and happy posting.
@qdietz (244)
• United States
5 May 08
Being in the US, a cent is a cent. You can't do much with it, but 100 cents is a dollar, and you can buy a whole lot with a dollar (dollar stores!!!). The thing is, if we disregard the pennies, the small 1 cents, they will never add up. But if we keep em, they will start to grow and make dollars, and let us buy something nice.
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
5 May 08
This is the right attitude, we save. Thanks qdietz
@roxanne271 (2035)
• Trinidad And Tobago
4 May 08
well one cent in my place is only $0.06 cents. Not impressive and these days the cheapest thing you can get here is for $0.25 cents which is actually just a bubble gum or sweet like a halls. But, every cent adds up eventually, you'll be surprised!
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
5 May 08
So five post for a bubble gum, but we made five person happy. Thanks Roxanne.
@msnbtech (284)
• India
4 May 08
haaah in my place a .01$ is .4 rupee here in my place and i cant buy a cheap chocolate to i need two more
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
4 May 08
Wow chocolates, so you need 3 post to buy one. Thanks Msnbtech.
@danzer (2732)
• Philippines
4 May 08
One cent can buy a piece of candy. Our money is equivalent to $42 in USD so our money had depreciated over the years. Anyhow, having a cent for 20 programs can add up, and in due time, it can be worthwhile to spend on something. Happy earning.
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
4 May 08
He he, maybe I was buying another brand of candy because they sold it here in 3s. I see you have a good master plan there buddy, I ought to learn from you. Thanks Danzer
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@Asylum (48107)
• Manchester, England
10 May 08
A cent is virtually worthless here in the United Kingdom, especially with the current exchange rate of $2 to a £1 sterling. To compare with the example that you made, I would probably require about 90 cents to purchase a standard bar of chocolate. I was already aware that earnings from Mylot would be of greater value to countries with a lower standard of living or economy, but I did not expect such a vast difference. If I earn the target of $10 here then my Paypal account will show around £5 after exchange, which would buy a 200 gram jar of coffee or 1 pound of cheese.
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@ladym33 (11007)
• United States
8 May 08
I don't think .01 can buy anything here any more. It is not even enough to pay tax on a dollar. Many years ago you could get a gum ball for a penny, but now even gum balls cost .25 cents. If you can find them on sale you can buy a package of Ramon Noodles for a dime or 10 pennies. They used to have .10 sales on produce, but I have not seen that in a year or two. I miss those days.
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@zweeb82 (5713)
• Malaysia
6 May 08
Hey man, what I see here is a real hot discussion!~ Like my countryman flowerhorn has said - the 1sen coin in our place has stopped circulation since last month. 1cent is approximately 3.15sen in our place, depending on the fluctutaion. 10sen for a sweet. In those days it was 10sen for 3 sweets, then it became 5sen for 2, now it's 10sen for 1....
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@silverfox09 (4724)
• United States
5 Oct 12
$0.01 cannot buy anything in my country , no candy nothing . The convert rate here is high , $85JM to $1US , my country money is very weak against the $ .
@pan_23 (420)
• Kuwait
16 Jun 12
one cent is 55 paise(indian coin)and so we can get any one choclate here . or we can give 50 paise to beggers in india. or we should keep or store in a kiddy bank for getting more coins and should use them for any purpose. or we can give 50 paise in hindu temples. or we can do one ,local phone call. and one more thing, now a days when we go public toilets in india,in bus stations and in some more places,we should pay 50 paise there.
@Suggar (3611)
• Bulgaria
28 Jul 10
Hello :) I wish $0.01 to be more if i use our currency, but actually it's 1 of our bulgarian coins and a half. For that money i can't buy anything :D lol. If i have 14 more of this coins, our, bulgarian coins - lev, i can buy a chewing gum, but not all package with 5 chewing gums :)
@vathsala30 (3728)
• India
24 Jun 10
Hi ferdznk In our place, $1 is equivalent to 45 INR and so $0.01 has no value at all. Even for $1, we get hardly some vegetables, flowers and 1 kg of cheap fruits
• Philippines
20 Apr 10
.46... cant buy a candy alright. hahhahahahah...
• India
20 Apr 10
Hello lol i am from india, our currecy is rupee, a rupee has one hundred paisa, just like your one cent, with the devaluation , rising costs money is losing its value, a begger is reluctant to accept one rupee these days.. Thank you so much for this nice post, cheers God bless you. Prof
@Porcospino (24272)
• Denmark
20 Apr 10
In my country one cent is approximately 5 oere and that coin no longer exsist, the smallest coin is 50 oere (= 10 cents) There is absolutely nothing you can buy for one cent in my country, and I think it also hard to find things that you can buy for 50 oere which is our smallest coin. When I was a child I was able to buy candy for my coins, and I still remember the 5 oere and the 10 oere that existed at that time. I am not sure about the prices today, but everything is a much expensive today.
@ypyanyan (956)
• China
30 Aug 09
$0.1 is RMB 1.RMB 1 can do many thing . you can by bus from the east of the city to the southern of the city . You can buy some good candies .You can buy ice cream and a bottle of water etc.