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Is anyone else shopping being affected by the weak dollar at the moment. Buying from the UK is so much more expensive than it was say, six months ago. All the more reason to delay getting those Lobbs.....
 

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When the pound costs more than $1.80, I stop most of my buying until it falls.

Withdrawing support from the pound brings it down fairly quickly. :)

What hurts the most is spending what you think is x on a new order and having it actually cost 1.5x or even 2x (that happened to me once) because of currency shifts while you waited.
 

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Oh well, the dollar really has plummeted. No JLs from Sausages for me....
 

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Today's rate: 1 GBP = 1.96877 USD
 

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I wonder if Oxxford and Hickey Freeman are selling more overseas with the currently weaker dollar? Anyone have an opinion?
 

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Originally Posted by chobochobo
Is anyone else shopping being affected by the weak dollar at the moment. Buying from the UK is so much more expensive than it was say, six months ago. All the more reason to delay getting those Lobbs.....

Hey, think on the bright side. It means those of us in the UK can buy cheaply from America
 

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Originally Posted by rnoldh
I wonder if Oxxford and Hickey Freeman are selling more overseas with the currently weaker dollar? Anyone have an opinion?

'sfunny -- I was just thinking that a new pair of AEs from their website seems like a good deal, even at full retail: $305 = €229!
 

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Originally Posted by Glyn
Hey, think on the bright side. It means those of us in the UK can buy cheaply from America

The weakness of the American dollar is almost enough to make up for the sharp spike in shipping to get something over the Canadian border.
At least if we had a customs union I could drive down and load my trunk up.
 

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I have an American friend who works in London and earns pounds. She, coincidentally (or not) is a currencies trader, and just bought a very nice condo in Chicago as an investment... The exchange rate isn't bad for everyone..
 

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Originally Posted by briancl
I have an American friend who works in London and earns pounds. She, coincidentally (or not) is a currencies trader, and just bought a very nice condo in Chicago as an investment... The exchange rate isn't bad for everyone..
No.
 

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