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Old 03-21-2016, 08:18 PM   #51
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News up here in Canada is suggesting that this rebound may not be long term
"Loonie Rebounds Above 77 Cents, But 65-Cent Dollar May Be Ahead" was one headline. Perhaps a longer term view is a a way to look at this : )
good advice and have to admit that prior to considering an Escape purchase did not keep up with Canadian news or the US/CDN exchange rate, although find it interesting to have BBC news as a home page and the foreign perspective to reality outside the local front door!
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Old 03-21-2016, 08:19 PM   #52
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Old 03-21-2016, 10:30 PM   #53
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This is so true. Great way to see it, Pat.

I guess for some that were stretched financially, with their hopes of getting the great savings shopping Canadian, may have to readdress a purchase of this size, but if you are still buying something nonetheless, I don't get the fuss either.

ROFLMAO. Truth and humour, in one short sentence.
My only comment on this is that an Escape is a recreational vehicle. Anything recreational, while maybe desireable, is not an essential need. I would say that anyone from the US who is purchasing an Escape and has to readdress the purchase because the exchange rate becomes less favorable probably shouldn't be purchasing a high cost non-essential item in the first place. And please don't jump all over me; this is solely my opinion and is based on what I have come to believe are sound and/or responsible financial practices. Others here may have and are entitled to different opinions. In other words, YMMV!
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Old 03-21-2016, 10:35 PM   #54
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With you there Carl, I remember someone quoting a customer for some commodity saying "Don't tell me what it costs- how much is it a month?" History tends to repeat itself unfortunately and some folks out there tend to buy way more stuff than they can truly afford.
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Anything recreational, while maybe desireable, is not an essential need. I would say that anyone from the US who is purchasing an Escape and has to readdress the purchase because the exchange rate becomes less favorable probably shouldn't be purchasing a high cost non-essential item in the first place. And please don't jump all over me; this is solely my opinion and is based on what I have come to believe are sound and/or responsible financial practices.
Not jumping on anyone, but isn't setting a budget - sticking to it - sound financial practice? If someone has made a choice, and their choice is no longer within their budget because the price has changed, it seems to me that the responsible action is to find another choice which is within the budget.
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My only comment on this is that an Escape is a recreational vehicle. Anything recreational, while maybe desireable, is not an essential need. I would say that anyone from the US who is purchasing an Escape and has to readdress the purchase because the exchange rate becomes less favorable probably shouldn't be purchasing a high cost non-essential item in the first place. And please don't jump all over me; this is solely my opinion and is based on what I have come to believe are sound and/or responsible financial practices. Others here may have and are entitled to different opinions. In other words, YMMV!
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Not jumping on anyone, but isn't setting a budget - sticking to it - sound financial practice? If someone has made a choice, and their choice is no longer within their budget because the price has changed, it seems to me that the responsible action is to find another choice which is within the budget.
No, a bit of misinterpretaion of my meaning. Yes, setting a budget is a respinsible action. What I mean is if the budget is what you are WILLING to spend because you feel the new price is higher than you wish to spend or you feel that the object is overpriced for its value, then I would say fine. But if you are stretching your assets to the point that a couple of thousand dollars puts it out of your reach financially, perhaps you shouldn't have been considering it in the first place. Consider this scenario. The price is at the top of your budget and you decide to purchase the trailer. Half way home you blow the engine or the transmission in the tow vehicle, and the estimated repair bill is $4,500. If your initial trailer budget stretched your available financial assets, where does the money to repair the TV come from? Another loan? Sound financial practices would seem to mean that one does not operate that close to the "financial cliff." So my comment was intended to mean if money were that tight, perhaps the purchase of a non-essential recreational item would not be a wise consideration. And the sad thing is, I have known many people who operate that close to the edge and end up in trouble, as Ross stated above.
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It appears from the option lost that double pane frameless windows with insulation upgrade has remained the same price with TBD for the optional kitchen and perhaps bath windows thermal windows.
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I wouldn't read anything into the option list, until Escape tells us it is finalized. I imagine they are still working on details, to have them ready before orders open April 1.
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No, a bit of misinterpretaion of my meaning. Yes, setting a budget is a respinsible action. What I mean is if the budget is what you are WILLING to spend because you feel the new price is higher than you wish to spend or you feel that the object is overpriced for its value, then I would say fine. But if you are stretching your assets to the point that a couple of thousand dollars puts it out of your reach financially, perhaps you shouldn't have been considering it in the first place. Consider this scenario. The price is at the top of your budget and you decide to purchase the trailer. Half way home you blow the engine or the transmission in the tow vehicle, and the estimated repair bill is $4,500. If your initial trailer budget stretched your available financial assets, where does the money to repair the TV come from? Another loan? Sound financial practices would seem to mean that one does not operate that close to the "financial cliff." So my comment was intended to mean if money were that tight, perhaps the purchase of a non-essential recreational item would not be a wise consideration. And the sad thing is, I have known many people who operate that close to the edge and end up in trouble, as Ross stated above.
Wow how true about unexpected things happening . After our pickup getting out trailer , made it home to our driveway , it was pouring rain in California ,backing into my driveway , the transmission seal blew . Had to repair ,did a complete rebuild of transmission for $ 2760 . Which was a break in price because of one of my customers or it would of been more . You never know what life is going to spring on you . Don't always use everything you have , have backup just in case . Not a good idea to live on the edge . Pat
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