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Old 01-15-2016, 01:39 PM   #1
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Escape 21 99% paid for.

Pick up date is 10-17-16. But decided to pay most of it now as the CAD is sinking so much that I felt that escape would certainly have to raise the price of the trailers at some point. Did I do the right thing? We will see. Anyways I sent it by wire transfer from my Credit Union. Sent it on a Tuesday morning, it must have arrived on Wednesday as I got an e-mail from ETI on Thursday with an updated build sheet showing that I had $1002.00 left to pay on it. This I will pay by credit card once we are 100% sure that there is nothing else to add.
I was really nervous about the wire transfer, I had never done one before, and I had read on here somewhere that someone had done it and that it had taken 4 weeks or something to clear. I was worried about that much money bouncing around in Cyber space for that long. But it went very quickly. Now the long wait until October. Maybe we will catch an earlier completion date. WOO-HOO

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Old 01-15-2016, 04:33 PM   #2
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Good move, hard to pass on the current exchange rate.

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Old 01-15-2016, 04:59 PM   #3
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You get more for your money this way vs leaving it in the bank, smart move.
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Old 01-15-2016, 05:25 PM   #4
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I just used a wire transfer also from my credit union. Very simple, except the fifty dollar charge! At least I knew it was a secure way to transfer a large amount of money.
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Old 01-15-2016, 05:37 PM   #5
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Pit bull, cost me 35.00. Everything is bigger in Texas.
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Old 01-15-2016, 05:52 PM   #6
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Wire transfer cost me $70.00 here in TN.
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:09 PM   #7
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If paying many months in advance, you can send a cashier's check or personal check as some have done (but don't know if there is a wait on the rate with a personal one, if that is a concern) with no such fees. You may have some check fee but we did not. Escape has plenty of time to cash a check. If worried about the dollar or in a hurry, FedEx can be used from the U.S. for about $44 and the payment will be there in one business day or two.
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:12 PM   #8
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Canadian dollar is still sinking - under 69 cents today. I think you have lots of time.
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Old 01-15-2016, 08:42 PM   #9
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Great idea, think we'll do the same. Don't have my build sheet finalized, think they'll take a partial payment if the total is not known?

I'm working on a big Aussie trip for our 40th, I just paid off a rail excursion and cruise at .69 to their dollar. Sweet. Too bad it didn't work on airfare.
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Old 01-15-2016, 09:36 PM   #10
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Escape was happy to take a substantial down payment from us a couple months ago and our build sheet is not complete!

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