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Old 02-12-2015, 10:39 AM   #11
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Another minor detail - the OPs numbers are off. Even if the Loonie was trading for the numbers he mentioned (right now it isn't - its about 80˘ USD for a CAD) a BUYER of a new Escape isn't going to get that rate. The exchanging bank is going to take a cut. They would probably pay 82-83˘ per CAD. That could all change really quickly if the Saudis stop pumping oil in order to jack up the price, and the CAD rises as a result.
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:40 AM   #12
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Jim, I understand your protectiveness, but the new buyers will also be on these forums, just as the sellers are, and will become friends also. I think people should always make decisions based on knowledge. I will admit to feeling a bit bummed at seeing the loonie drop while I was trying to sell my Escape, but I'm also very happy my buyer went into the deal fully educated.
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:42 AM   #13
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Yeah, but saying to buy new, instead of used, shows disrespect for those trying to sell their trailers. If I was selling a trailer right now, I would certainly be miffed. I guess my concern for these sellers is a little misguided, but it is just how I feel, and as much as others feel it is right to steer folks away from used, I have the right to feel otherwise.
I hear ya Jim. I didn't take it as steering folks away from used to new but just pointing out the financial side of that. Besides, in our case anyway, we would have bought new regardless because we wanted it our way. I think its two different groups of buyers, with different priorities.
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:55 AM   #14
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The loonie is predicted to fall even more (some are saying as low as .71), but if I were buying a trailer from Escape, I think I would pay it in full now (I'm not a gambler). It was down to .79 yesterday and seems to track with the price of oil.
Several articles I read said that .75 is an almost certainty if the US economy continues to grow at its present rate and ,73 to .71 is possible. I find no joy in the losses of others because of the changing exchange rate but we can't alter reality . One should not be criticized for stating a fact or passing on valuable information.
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:58 AM   #15
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Perhaps it's just us .....but this thread title caught us thinking " oh oh what's not good " - leaves a negative taste . Can't help but think that anyone looking and reading this forum as well as ads would also be aware of the exchange rates .
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Old 02-12-2015, 11:11 AM   #16
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I think that in addition to exchange rates, you need to consder location as well as time. An Escape on the US east coast has been transported a long ways from Chilliwack. Whether towed or transported, there is cost involved.
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Old 02-12-2015, 11:21 AM   #17
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Perhaps it's just us .....but this thread title caught us thinking " oh oh what's not good " - leaves a negative taste . Can't help but think that anyone looking and reading this forum as well as ads would also be aware of the exchange rates .
Yeah, that definitely could be part of the negativity felt. And you are right, folks are definitely aware of exchange rates. I mean, who here found this a surprise?
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You can always make more money, you can not make more time!
True, dat!
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Hi, all, I'm back. And have my own personal answer to 'buyer beware.' Yes, if you have all the time in the world, or think you do, wait. But life doesn't always go by the book. I had that brand new 21, then had lung cancer. Sold the 21, had surgery and chemo. Ordered a new 17, then worried about not being able to use it, so cancelled. Last month my 1 year CT was clear, and when Dave Okimoto's 17B came up for sale, I sure jumped on it! What is an exchange rate bobble in trade for a summer? Will be picking it up next week and taking it to Chilliwack for a solar retrofit. As Donna says, YMMV.

And through all this, I can't express my gratitude enough to Tammie for her understanding.
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