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Old 01-29-2015, 06:27 PM   #31
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My gut feeling is its going lower, but who knows? The X-Factor for me was the ten day lag time between my mailing them a check and the receipt and subsequent deposit. That would be a long, nail biting wait if rates shifted and the dollar was sinking. Good luck with whatever choice you make!
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Old 01-29-2015, 07:15 PM   #32
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Yes, without a bank transfer, it's a nail biting-time! It's a good thing I didn't do financial stuff for a living--be nuts by now!
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Old 02-12-2015, 11:05 AM   #33
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So, we are thinkinking about putting some money down when we go to the factory tomorrow. Is it best to use a personal check or a money order? If we use a personal check, will the amount be posted at the exchange rate of the day we write the check or on the day that the check actually clears and the funds are posted. Thanks, Bob
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Old 02-12-2015, 11:45 AM   #34
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I wrote a big fat check to ETI when I went up to present my build sheet. I told Tammy how much in US funds I wanted to pay, she told me the Canadian amount due and I wrote the check for that amount. The check cleared the bank before I got home!
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Old 02-12-2015, 12:32 PM   #35
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So does the lopsided exchange rate make it a deal to drive cross country through Canada?
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Old 02-12-2015, 12:33 PM   #36
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So, we are thinkinking about putting some money down when we go to the factory tomorrow. Is it best to use a personal check or a money order? If we use a personal check, will the amount be posted at the exchange rate of the day we write the check or on the day that the check actually clears and the funds are posted. Thanks, Bob
I think a personal check is your best option. With e-check they deposit/clear very quickly now. Tammy seems to work closely with their bank to get a good rate. IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BUY A NEW ESCAPE!!!
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Old 02-12-2015, 01:47 PM   #37
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So does the lopsided exchange rate make it a deal to drive cross country through Canada?
I think that's exactly what I'm going to do. Cross at Roosville (MT), go north, then across. It's a beautiful drive and the lower loonie is in our favor for travel in CA.
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Old 02-12-2015, 01:52 PM   #38
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So does the lopsided exchange rate make it a deal to drive cross country through Canada?
Sure it does but be prepared to pay more, than you're used to, for gas, booze and cigarettes. We tax the hell out of everything up here and those three are easy pickins for the tax man.
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^^ Out of country medical coverage may/may not add a bit of a sting too. And don't buy cheese without checking your pacemaker first.
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Old 02-12-2015, 02:09 PM   #40
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Don't forget that with the exchange rate, poutine is now very economical in Canada as well.
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