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help , us dollars into pounds???? #242470
03/12/09 2:19 am
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ok i was on a site looking at parts thats in the UK. all the prices was in pounds.

so if it cost 200 pounds how much is it in american dollars?

i wish i had a conversion chart or something.

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Re: help , us dollars into pounds???? [Re: rusty] #242472
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www.x-rates.com

The one I use, always current, any currency you like.

Pound is $1.38 today.

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Re: help , us dollars into pounds???? [Re: Lannis] #242476
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so if i exchanged $1.00 usd i would get back $1.38 in pounds?

or to get 1 pound back i need to give them $1.38 in USD?

Re: help , us dollars into pounds???? [Re: rusty] #242477
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ok i think i got it, 200 pounds is 276.00 usd......

Re: help , us dollars into pounds???? [Re: rusty] #242491
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Hi Rusty.... try this site as well http://www.xe.com/ucc/

The current exchange rate is very good right now...!

Cheers..!

Ron

Re: help , us dollars into pounds???? [Re: rusty] #242507
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Ron lad, thanks for posting that, now I feel really depressed frown t'other year we was getting $2 for every 1 we changed up, now it's $1.38, that means me beer over there will be more expensive.

Still one good thing, I got me a bundle of NZ Dollars at 1=$3, on that site it says they're now 1=$2.75, which is great. I'll be drinking like a fish and eating Lobster all the time, and it'll cost me less bigt


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Re: help , us dollars into pounds???? [Re: Kent Shaun] #242511
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ya, dont look like it would be good for me to buy from the UK.

Re: help , us dollars into pounds???? [Re: rusty] #242514
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Rusty,

What makes you say that? It is unlikely to ever be a much better time than right now for you to buy from the UK! The rate is excellent for you, poor for us.

Blapper redwine

Re: help , us dollars into pounds???? [Re: Blapper] #242516
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not by what then sites told me. 200.00 pound iten in uk cost me 277.00. the usd wont go as far there.

Re: help , us dollars into pounds???? [Re: Blapper] #242519
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Google will do any conversion. Metric to Inch, CC to oz, Money. Just type it in the Google search line.


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Re: help , us dollars into pounds???? [Re: Alan_nc] #242523
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Re: help , us dollars into pounds???? [Re: Ger B] #242527
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Rusty I know it is difficult to understand currency rates, I sometime get the same problem. eek

However today your 200(GBP) item is $276(USD) out of your pocket.
Last year when the Migrant Farmworkers were bumming around PA,WV,OH that same 200 item would have taken $400 from your pocket, difference being $124. bigt

So now IS a good time for US to be buying from UK laughing
But now is NOT a good time for the Migrant Farmworkers to return when their GBP is worth around 2/3 whatt it was last time. eek
Being the sort of folks they are they will not worry too much and will be back for harvest time just the same beerchug


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Re: help , us dollars into pounds???? [Re: BeezaBryan] #242540
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Yep.....gotta love the strong dollar right now....I've made a few purchases from overseas in the past few months.... bigt

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Re: help , us dollars into pounds???? [Re: JubeePrince] #242544
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As folks have said the exchange is pretty good for us right now . Bear in mind though that in addition to the purchase price you will have to pay shipping and depending on the size and weight of the item it can be pricey .
As an Enfield guy I don't have the luxury of many domestic outlets for parts like the Triumph, BSA and Norton guys have so Hitchcoks in UK has been draining my wallet for quite a while . Having said that I get ease of online catalogs ( actual copies of originals indexed to the part numbers ) ,fast service and great availability . I spent a lot at the 2 for 1 rate so it's like my birthday with the current rate . Only problem is I don't currently need quite as much stuff as I did for the last couple years .
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Re: help , us dollars into pounds???? [Re: George Elston] #242557
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Rusty; Exchange rates are the fuel for spouse deception. Try it.

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Re: help , us dollars into pounds???? [Re: Ron - in California R.I.P.] #242560
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Funny timing for me to see this question. I just ordered (10 minutes ago) a Surefoot side stand for my BMW from Motobins; with the current exchange it's only about 80 or 90 bucks. I don't know what shipping will be, though. I enjoyed watching that big VAT number disappear when I clicked the box that said I was ordering from the U.S.


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Re: help , us dollars into pounds???? [Re: enigmaT120] #242640
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200 pounds=
274.645477 us dollars
214.868927 euros
26,708.208984 japanese yen
425.118164 aus dollars
353.674255 canadian dollars
9668.521484 russian rubles
536.828491 NZ dollars
2129.780762 hong kong dollars
1878.255249 chinese renminbi

any further questions?

tom


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Re: help , us dollars into pounds???? [Re: ricochetrider] #242674
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looks like id be ahead if i ordered from canada........

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"The above prices are in Pounds Sterling and are subject to V.A.T. in the UK and Europe. Overseas customers (outside Europe) collecting from our works must also pay V.A.T. This will be refunded by H.M. Customs on departure from the UK.
Postage and packing will be charged at cost.
Goods will be insured on export orders unless you request us not to."


what is V.A.T.?

Re: help , us dollars into pounds???? [Re: rusty] #242677
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here is wy i asked about the pounds

http://www.morgo.co.uk/

Re: help , us dollars into pounds???? [Re: rusty] #242736
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what is V.A.T.?

Vodka And Tonic maybe?
No, VAT = Value Added Tax, the equivalent of your sales tax


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Re: help , us dollars into pounds???? [Re: rusty] #242810
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Originally Posted By: rusty
ok i was on a site looking at parts thats in the UK. all the prices was in pounds.

so if it cost 200 pounds how much is it in american dollars?

i wish i had a conversion chart or something.


Here ya go Rusty. convert anything to anything.

online conversions


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Re: help , us dollars into pounds???? [Re: shel] #242825
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I figure if it is in pounds, I can't afford it, what with the deflation of my wallet and all.


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Re: help , us dollars into pounds???? [Re: rusty] #242884
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The bottom line Rusty is that your dollars will buy British stuff for much less (about 30%less)than they could only a few months ago due to the fall in the value of the pound.

HTH

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Man I don't know what you guys are puttin in your pipes but everyone knows the only way to turn dollers into pounds is to convert to silver dollars/steel copper ones first!
Our pop-out centre Twonies make excellent large washers. They were falling out a lot in the first issue. Some kind of heat cycling press fit mumbo jumbo explanation was given but I think they skimped on the centre part weight once they figured it spec'd perfect to a BSA.
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