Any money experts £ to $
Four months ago things looked stable. Two weeks ago I thought things had hit their low point. Then Teresa announced march for Brexit and since then our currency has hit lows I never thought possible. Can it go lower?? I don’t see how, but I also would not rule it out. We are (yep…still are, just) a key part of and a stabiliser of Europe. We have announces we are taking our bat and ball home. I think we will look back on late 2016 as the calm before the storm. 🙁 Not happy. So get your currency whenever, it’s not likely to get much better or worse for any particular reason in the days ahead.Posted 1 year ago
Yeah I’ve just seen this quote:
“Secondly, and perhaps most damningly, HSBC issued a pretty bleak statement claiming that, as the ‘defacto official opposition to the government’s [Brexit] policies’, the pound could well find itself circling $1.10 by the end of the year.”
Crap, forget time traveling to a few months ago. Last week it would have only cost me £385 for the $504 invoice instead of the £417 today! 😯Posted 1 year agotheotherjonvSubscriber
sadly – if you can afford £417 buy it now. If you can’t, don’t.
It might come back and you’ll curse the extra £30 but you can afford that anyway, you just said so.
If you can’t afford it, it might come back to affordable in a few weeks time (or sooner) but you can’t afford it now anyway so you’ve not lost anything in waiting.Posted 1 year agojambalayaSubscriber
You’ve only got 3 weeks to go so your options are very limited, in reality you have been waiting it out already and it’s gone against you
BTW I am not an expert, just giving an opinion, get it changed soon. It’s unlikley yo move back your way by more than a very small amount in the next few days.Posted 1 year agonemesisSubscriber
Pay it. Likelihood is that things will get worse rather than better as Brexit looms. I would maybe keep an eye today just to check that blip earlier doesn’t reflect in the rate you’ll pay.
I bought my new carbon frame from China that I had been dithering about party for these exact reasons and so far, I’ve been right – saved £50+ over what I’d have paid now compared to then.Posted 1 year ago
Paypals rates were shocking (1.2)
I went with my travel card so at the moment it should work out at £397 using mastercards rates.
We’re in NYC for 8 days so were going to take $100 for each day split between, for things like coffee, tips etc – the rest will be on card.
Yeah my last chinese frame also at $500 cost me £343 and that was only a few months ago!
Yay for the brexit!Posted 1 year agoIHNMember
Unless the rates absolutely tank or skyrocket, like you say for an amount of about $1500 you’re looking at a potential profit/loss of about £30. Personally, I wouldn’t be bothered pi$$ing around for £30.
Once you start getting into the 10’s and 100’s of thousands of pounds, start worrying about it.Posted 1 year agophinbobSubscriber
Guess who has a few tend of thousands in a UK account that I need to move to the US for a house deposit by the spring. Guess who thought that there was no way Bexit would happen. Guess who thought the pound would bounce back.
For those of you old enough to remember, at least I own a Volkswagen. But it was built in Mexico and bit keep dropping off.
🙁Posted 1 year agoCHBSubscriber
UK tourism will probably be one of the few beneficiaries of this clusterfook.Posted 1 year ago
We were in France this summer and talking to tourist spots in places like Reims and St Emillion they were saying the USA tourists were just staying away France and Europe in general. The attacks in Paris and not realising that Europe is not on the doorstep of Syria quite in the way they imagine.
I think the UK is seen as safer than the rest of Europe (probably for valid reasons).
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