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Dollar Rate worse its been in over 25 years!

Discussion in 'Serious' started by Neoki, 2 Sep 2008.

  1. Neoki

    Neoki Member

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    Hello, just checked the dolar rate
    from XE currency converter

    1.00 GBP

    =

    1.78598 USD

    This is the worse its been in over 25 years and looks like its dropping more as yesterday it was around 1.81

    Tell me your views
     
  2. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    It was over 2.0 USD about 6 months ago- you need to read the news more!
     
  3. dom_

    dom_ --->

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    Plays havoc at work because all diamond prices are done in dollars. So something that was $2000 (£1000) six months ago is now 10% more (£1100ish)!
     
  4. ChromeX

    ChromeX Active Member

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    Yeah absolutely, the last I remember seeing it was about 1.95, 1.78 is relatively good.
     
  5. dragontail

    dragontail 5bet Bluffer

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    Gah, all the money in my Full Tilt Poker account is in dollars >_< Should have cashed out a couple of months ago...
     
  6. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    You know the pound has been dropping too right?
     
  7. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    No, our economies going from strength to strength. Never been better. Yup...

    :worried:
     
  8. Neoki

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    1.95 is good.

    if £1 = $2 that is good for us in england so 1.78 is bad BAD!!!:duh:
     
  9. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    yer the usd is alot stronger than it was a few months ago.... but yes the higher rate is better for us brits buying stuff from you! lol

    Josh
     
  10. Oclocker

    Oclocker New Member

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    mmmmm i'm sure the worst for 25 years is bogus..

    http://www.boj.or.jp/en/type/stat/boj_stat/fx/tame0303.htm

    went to us that month & under 1.6 $=£!
     
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  11. Neoki

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    Lost where I got the news from (link wise) but yeh its gettin bad
     
  12. Fophillips

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    Good for my dad, he is paid in dollars.
     
  13. 3dHeli

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    It was that long ago we only got $1.40 to the £ . . . so $1.78 is fairly good . . . just not as good as the amazing $1.90+ we have enjoyed the last year or so.

    It's the euro exchange rate for the £ that's bad bad bad :sigh:
     
  14. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    Yep- the dollar is certainly stronger than it was a few months ago. Americans can now buy more for their money and we can buy less for ours, thus their currency is strengthening to an extent.
     
  15. DarkLord7854

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    Ahh.. but how long is it going to last... >.>
     
  16. Oclocker

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    Your not Alistair campbell? repeating stuff thats false ? We could end up in a recession because people took too much notice of falsehoods like this.. I've just proven the 25 years bit is false and whilst 1.79 is down 20cents its still 20+ cents better than 2003. so hardly disaster mode? Anyway they reckon higher dollar will drop oil price so we shall see?
     
  17. Pha3dr0n

    Pha3dr0n Where's my Valium?

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    Im off to Florida, then the Caribbean through december and january - I'm now wondering if I would be better getting some $'s now rather than later :-s
     
  18. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    I wonder in which direction it'll turn after the upcoming elections.

    Let's go dollar, let's go, (clap, clap).
     
  19. 3dHeli

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    Buy half what you need now, and half just before you go :D
     
  20. Cyberbob:-)

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    I'm going to Florida in 2010 and I brought £1200 in dollars about 2 months ago...got over $2 dollars to the £1...

    Took a gamble, but the last time I went I got $1.56 to the £1
     

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