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peimikes
07-26-2011, 11:10 PM
Glad we waited to buy our US dollars, only 50 days to go and the $ is headed in the right direction. :thumbsup2 I remember getting happy just a few years ago to get in the 80 cent range, I'd have done back flips over $1.06 in 2006. :banana: :cool1: :cheer2:

KeroKero
07-26-2011, 11:12 PM
It's soooooo GREAT right now! DH and I were talking about that this evening. We both ended up exchanging today for our upcoming trip!

minnie mum
07-27-2011, 11:05 AM
I know!!! The rates were so good that we paid off the balance on our Disney package 3 weeks early.:thumbsup2

PanamaMike
07-27-2011, 11:06 AM
My trip in 2000 I was paying $1.53.

I would have been happy with $1.30

Gigi22
07-27-2011, 03:32 PM
Yeah, we have the balance on a trip to the U.S. coming due soon too. I am hanging on for dear life so that I don't call the TA and ask her to put the charges through too early!

Sue M
07-27-2011, 04:43 PM
:thumbsup2

dsneygirl
07-27-2011, 05:48 PM
We just got back from a weekend in PA, with the exchange rate and no tax on clothes or shoes there were some excellent deals.

TheBig2na
07-28-2011, 09:46 AM
I'm waiting for the Americans to default so our dollar jumps another 30 cents. then i will pay them off. I think they will default for a few days and then reach the compromise they could have and should have reached months ago.

glenpreece
07-28-2011, 12:25 PM
That would be crazy. I can't even believe how "good/bad" that will be

two*little*birds
07-28-2011, 04:09 PM
I'm waiting for the Americans to default so our dollar jumps another 30 cents. then i will pay them off. I think they will default for a few days and then reach the compromise they could have and should have reached months ago.

We should see some interesting rates next week... hang on folks, the ride is about to get interesting!

DaniB
07-28-2011, 05:16 PM
Anyone have money sitting in an US account?

How do you feel about it right now? Leaving it? Pulling it out? Adding more?

1 more question. Do you feel the US dollar will drop in the next week or so?

monkey30
07-28-2011, 05:31 PM
I think we better be getting some US money soon for our trip with the dollar the way it is. I am thinking a extra suitcase may have to come with me for back to school shopping!

TheBig2na
07-28-2011, 08:32 PM
Default or not their dollar is going to tank when their credit rating gets downgraded. It's funny how the republicans under Bush gave the $2 trillion surplus they had under Clinton to their rich buddies, started two wars, and raised the debt ceiling 8 years in a row for bush, bailed out banks and car companies...but now spending is a problem and it's Obama's fault. hahahahah Politicians are a scary bunch.

peimikes
07-28-2011, 11:06 PM
I know we saved over $200 this year on our trip just because of our exchange rates. We paid it in $500 to $1000 installments every time it was above $1.03. We had the money right away, but it was like gambling waiting for better rates, seemed kind of fun checking the rates each day :surfweb: . And it paid off in the end. :thumbsup2

alohamom
07-29-2011, 07:46 AM
I know it is all just speculation but how far does every one think it will go over? I remember back around 2005, we were planning a trip to Hawaii and I had a friend over who worked in global finance. I distinctly remember asking him if he thought the Canadian dollar would hit .80 cents to the American because we were waiting to exchange some $$$ and every penny counted. I am thinking it was about .75 cents and on a "tear" upwards toward .80 but I didnt want it to slide back down into the .60 cent range. He was sure it would climb above .80 cents and I remember doubting him! Who would ever have thought it would go this high? It actually really scares me for what is coming in the fall when the stock markets get so vulnerable but for now, I am socking it away in my US account when I can...