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Old 02-12-2015, 02:14 PM   #41
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Old 02-12-2015, 02:15 PM   #42
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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.
Well, I know it will be cheaper than last summer when I was up there. As for the booze and cigs, I can't afford them even here in the U.S. Which is OT, but reminds me of a very expensive pickup I saw in the oil patch of Colorado with a bumper sticker that read, "I can't afford cigarettes."
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Old 02-12-2015, 02:24 PM   #43
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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.
You are spot on about the cost of booze in Canada. We have some close friends that spent several weeks in Western Canada last summer and they couldn't believe the prices for Alcohol. They had to go on the Wagon until they returned home!
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:26 PM   #44
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We take delivery on August 13th. Can't wait! I sent a cashiers check this week to lock in the exchange rate for at least 95% of the cost. I know the rates may get better but then again may get worse. I'm comfortable we locked in our cost and took the variability out of it. The check cleared immediately and I'm happy with the exchange rate we got! On to finalizing the build sheet.
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:35 PM   #45
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We take delivery on August 13th. Can't wait! I sent a cashiers check this week to lock in the exchange rate for at least 95% of the cost. I know the rates may get better but then again may get worse. I'm comfortable we locked in our cost and took the variability out of it. The check cleared immediately and I'm happy with the exchange rate we got! On to finalizing the build sheet.
You can't go wrong at today's rate. It might go lower, but you got a great rate! I hedged my bet on my 21: sent the first payment (60%) three weeks ago; the second payment (35%) ten days ago; and I will pay the balance upon pickup. It will probably go lower, but I feel good about the timing.
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:38 PM   #46
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You can't go wrong at today's rate. It might go lower, but you got a great rate! I hedged my bet on my 21: sent the first payment (60%) three weeks ago; the second payment (35%) ten days ago; and I will pay the balance upon pickup. It will probably go lower, but I feel good about the timing.
Ditto. Now on to finalizing the build sheet then the hard part is done and the fun can begin.
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Old 02-13-2015, 02:11 AM   #47
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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!
Why can't one just use a credit card to put the deposit down - that way it will go through on the exchange rate on the date of transaction.
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I'm sure you could, but it would cost you.
You would pay the exchange rate that the card company determines, plus what ever fees they apply. Given that they charge 19 to 29 per cent interest on outstanding balances, I doubt that they are your best option. The deposit would be probably be considered a cash withdrawal so you would start paying interest as soon as the transaction was made.
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Old 02-13-2015, 02:40 AM   #49
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Credit union cards often have excellent exchange rates and minimal fees. Getting yourself one for some payments for this alone could be well worth it. Be advised though that beyond small amounts, a credit union (or bank) would likely have a limit on the amount that could be charged for one transaction, so you would need to check on that.

There were also no international transaction fees being charged by Discover and Capital a while back, have not checked lately, whereas others always tack them on.
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Why can't one just use a credit card to put the deposit down - that way it will go through on the exchange rate on the date of transaction.
ETI gets charged a fee for processing a credit card transaction, pretty hefty fee if it's a US bank.That is why they limit their use by customers. There is no short cut to the exchange rate gamble, unless you have your own wire service.
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