18 Jan 2009 12:00 UTCSun 18 Jan 2009 - 12:00 pm UTC
I would like to get my hands on some Zimbabwe dollars--physically, not electronically.
Say, about $100 worth.
From what I read, the US dollar is buying about 250 billion Zimbabwe dollars right now, so I expect this to be a steamer trunk full of money. I plan on just keeping it the garage somewhere. (It's for teaching my econ class about inflation.)
I am in the United States. I don't want to travel to Zimbabwe to get the cash because I'm afraid that, given the deteriorating situation there, I would probably be kidnapped.
How can I do this?
18 Jan 2009 15:25 UTCSun 18 Jan 2009 - 3:25 pm UTC
A number of people are selling Zimbabwe dollars on eBay.
Would this work for you?
ZIMBABWE $100 MILLION BANKNOTE $100,000,000 UNC 2008
ZIMBABWE $ 100 200 500 MILLION BANKNOTES UNC 2008
NEW ZIMBABWE $200,000,000 UNC CRISP AND NEWLY RELEASED
Zimbabwe 100 BILLION Dollars & 1 CENT Notes UNC Minthttp://cgi.ebay.com/Zimbabwe-100-BILLION-Dollars-1-CENT-Notes-UNC-Mint_W0QQitemZ190276331165QQihZ009QQcategoryZ162228QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
ZIMBABWE $100,000,000,000 +$1.00 + 1c + 500 MILLION UNC
18 Jan 2009 18:05 UTCSun 18 Jan 2009 - 6:05 pm UTC
Well, those guys seem to be selling a few bills, whereas what I'm looking for is a few BRICKS of the currency.
28 Jan 2009 08:06 UTCWed 28 Jan 2009 - 8:06 am UTC
While this could prove to be a lucrative industry, unfortunately the laws of Zimbabwe have not kept up with inflation, and the maximum amount that can be lawfully exported from the country is 250 ZWD.
So an eBay like auction would probably be your best bet. Would you accept a link to an auction offering "a few bricks of money" as an answer?
28 Jan 2009 09:29 UTCWed 28 Jan 2009 - 9:29 am UTC
Uh, yes. If you give me the link to a few bricks of money, the $15 is yours.
It doesn't really have to be Zimbabwe dollars.
30 Jan 2009 17:40 UTCFri 30 Jan 2009 - 5:40 pm UTC