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Old 05-29-2015, 05:39 PM   #81
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Didn't know about earning interest in escrow--or not, as the case may be. Thanks!
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Old 07-24-2015, 12:02 PM   #82
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CAD just dropped again. 76 cents to US dollar
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Old 07-24-2015, 12:08 PM   #83
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CAD just dropped again. 76 cents to US dollar
Man, I wish I had put more in my US account a couple years back than I did. Spent most of it financing our Alaska trip last month.
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So I guess the title of this thread should be changed from "Capturing favorable US/CAD conversion" to "US Buyers, Buy Now."
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So I guess the title of this thread should be changed from "Capturing favorable US/CAD conversion" to "US Buyers, Buy Now."
Yeah, but what if the loonie drops even more.
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Seventy cents has been predicted recently.
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Old 07-24-2015, 12:24 PM   #87
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Yeah, but what if the loonie drops even more.

Then you still captured a "favorable" rate. Not the "best" rate perhaps, but nobody has a genie to tell them what's going to happen. I just think this rate is ridiculously good for US buyers, and they should strike while the iron is hot.
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Old 07-24-2015, 12:25 PM   #88
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Then you still captured a "favorable" rate. Not the "best" rate perhaps, but nobody has a genie to tell them what's going to happen. I just think this rate is ridiculously good for US buyers, and they should strike while the iron is hot.
This is very true. I was just fanning the flames. My bad.
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Old 07-24-2015, 01:15 PM   #89
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Seventy cents has been predicted recently.
If that happens Glenn, it would mean that as a US buyer you could get a LOADED 19 for the same price as a stock Casita 17. If it stayed there I think Reace and Tammy would also be forced to consider another price increase, as US supplies get more expensive and the relative value continues to change.
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Now up to 77 cents to US dollar
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Now up to 77 cents to US dollar
Yep. Watch it keep rising. I initiated a wire transfer yesterday for most of our payment. So you'll see the value of $CAD rise until my wire transfer is processed, and then drop again after that.

No, that's being ungrateful and I'm just kidding. I will be getting an amazing conversion rate and whether it goes up or down after my conversion to $CAD is complete, I'll be happy for whatever discount I get!
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One more funny thing.... I remember being in Canada a few years ago when the conversion rate was closer to 67 cents to the US dollar. We pulled up to a Timmies when we first arrived and didn't have any Canadian money. Paid with a US $10 (I know, it was kind of embarrassing) and got a box of 40 timbits plus about $12 CAD back. Felt like they paid us to buy their timbits!
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Had to look up what a 'Timbit' was Jill. I've had the Doughnuts at Tim Horton's (very good by the way) but now I know what those little balls are called.
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We sent a draft through XE last week and got 27.5%. After much discussion we decided that if it went up higher, oh well, we are satisfied with the rate we got since I had only projected for 20% when we ordered. However, if the rate went down we would be very angry with ourselves for not sending it at 27.5%.
I don't know if Canada has rules governing what businesses can do with USD when they receive them for payment, but if I were ETI I would definitely consider keeping the USD's sent in my USD account, and just giving us a paper conversion # in CAD.
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Old 07-24-2015, 06:36 PM   #95
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Had to look up what a 'Timbit' was Jill. I've had the Doughnuts at Tim Horton's (very good by the way) but now I know what those little balls are called.
Lead a sheltered life, Robert?

Though, you certainly are not missing much, that's for sure.
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We did a wire transfer from our local credit union ($35) in USD this week which Escape processed on 7/23/15 with an exchange rate of 1.2893. We're happy!
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T&R that has to be an all-time ETI record.
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T&R that has to be an all-time ETI record.
As others have indicated it's good to know that one can/does get a favorable exchange rate when sending USD to ETI. We've been tracking the exchange rate via Google's calculator and we got what they reported.

As mentioned we did a wire transfer through our local credit union and other than their fee the only other fee incurred was $5 USD. Our ETI bill of sale showed a USD payment five dollars less than what we sent. :dunno:

Either way we are very happy. It (surprisingly) worked out in our favor as we initially wanted to pay for our trailer in April/May as rates were on the move back then (against us). As it turned out waiting closer to our due date saved us quite a bit of money as the rate swung back in our favor.
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Just got a 31.80% exchange today. One of the top rates I've gotten.
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was that with ETI or elsewhere?
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