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Wednesday, 28 January 2009
More snow in Munich


There is a bit more snow this morning. I think that’s our taxi waiting below.

Posted by bigblue on 28/01/2009 at 07:17 AM
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I’ve just come back from Hamburg which was the same and the yellow cab driver says that isn’t snow - it is cold precipitation grin  yeah..right (btw - they are better than UK cab drivers - they are pleasant and have credit card readers)

Posted by David  on  28/01/2009  at  10:33 PM

Yes - our Munchkin cab drivers were all very friendly and I was also pleasantly surprised to be able to pay by credit card. So much easier than always having to scout for an ATM.

Posted by bigblue  on  29/01/2009  at  02:19 PM

A cab driver that cannot process an online EFTPOS transaction (debit or credit) and at the same time provide you with a printed official tax invoice?  How do you manage?

Posted by flank  on  04/02/2009  at  08:26 PM

Well my taxi drivers in the UK don’t take cash or card from me - I book via email or web, payments/reconciliation are done at the end of the month and we do an electronic funds transfer for the month’s worth of bookings. I suspect this is unusual.

I imagine that there are tax implications for a “mostly cash” business in having to use systems that log activity/payments. When I was in Rome & Paris in particular the taxi drivers used to be keen to turn off the meters altogether.

Posted by bigblue  on  08/02/2009  at  02:54 PM

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