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Topic # 87208 22-Jul-2011 13:57
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Hi.

I was wondering if anybody had bought anything because of our high dollar right now. Either from a retailer here or from a website. If so, what was it? :)

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  Reply # 496718 22-Jul-2011 14:14
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Looked today at buying some shoes from the US (RoyalElastics). $68 for the shoes (US), $65 for the shipping. I closed the browser tab.

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  Reply # 496723 22-Jul-2011 14:19
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I've spent waay too much money on Steam lately because of the summer sale and the high dollar :)

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  Reply # 496730 22-Jul-2011 14:24
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I just bought some Blurays from Amazon yesterday :)

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  Reply # 496741 22-Jul-2011 14:35
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Blu-rays, golf clubs and steam

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  Reply # 496743 22-Jul-2011 14:37
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M_I_C_H_A_E_L: Hi.

I was wondering if anybody had bought anything because of our high dollar right now. Either from a retailer here or from a website. If so, what was it? :)


Not specifically.

I tend only buy things I need or want when I need/want them.

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  Reply # 496768 22-Jul-2011 15:15
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Yep.  The ASUS Eee Transformer yesterday.  And hubby has bought a number of different CDs and BluRays from Amazon US too.  It's like Christmas time.  And yes, all because of the very favourable exchange rate at the moment.




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  Reply # 496775 22-Jul-2011 15:28
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Local retails must be hurting bcuas eof this, but some could pass on the savings due to the echange rate. It is likely the NZ dollar will reach parity, so there will be so good deals. Great for National as their voters want to buy cheaper stuff.

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  Reply # 496783 22-Jul-2011 15:49
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throbb: Blu-rays, golf clubs and steam

Rockbottom golf? I bought a new putter :)

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  Reply # 496794 22-Jul-2011 16:05
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I might get some contacts. I want a Huawei Mediapad, so I hope the dollar stays high for a couple of months!




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  Reply # 496802 22-Jul-2011 16:20
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Best advice if you buy stuff regularly is to buy a $US prepaid credit card such as the ANZ Travel Cards and load it up with money. If the $ falls to 50c you're still buying stuff at the current ~85c rate.

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  Reply # 496803 22-Jul-2011 16:21
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sbiddle: Best advice if you buy stuff regularly is to buy a $US prepaid credit card such as the ANZ Travel Cards and load it up with money. If the $ falls to 50c you're still buying stuff at the current ~85c rate.


If you happen to end up with US$20 left is it easy to get the money back out as NZD?




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  Reply # 496809 22-Jul-2011 16:27
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I wonder why the car dealerships don't cut their prices?

eg, BMW. Selling at same or greater price as when the USD/NZD exchange rate was 0.60.

Sure, they have hedging, but, this is a long term trend where hedging does not cover.

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  Reply # 496823 22-Jul-2011 16:54
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wreck90: I wonder why the car dealerships don't cut their prices?

eg, BMW. Selling at same or greater price as when the USD/NZD exchange rate was 0.60.

Sure, they have hedging, but, this is a long term trend where hedging does not cover.


Because we don't get any american vehicles???

BMW are ze germans! :DWink

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  Reply # 496827 22-Jul-2011 17:02
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sbiddle: Best advice if you buy stuff regularly is to buy a $US prepaid credit card such as the ANZ Travel Cards and load it up with money. If the $ falls to 50c you're still buying stuff at the current ~85c rate.


If you happen to end up with US$20 left is it easy to get the money back out as NZD?


Yes. Might want to check out the ANZ website if you want all your questions answered. 

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  Reply # 496835 22-Jul-2011 17:17
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throbb: Blu-rays, golf clubs and steam

Rockbottom golf? I bought a new putter :)


Lol yeah, have been using them for a while, and then decided its time for a upgrade. I got the everything, driver, fairway wood, hybrid irons, putter and new bag for around $900nz including 3 fedex day shipping. Would have cost me 2.5k in nz, ordered thursday and it arrived Monday morning.

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