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The Euro is Down Again

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  • Started 3 years ago by stanlaurel
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  1. stanlaurel

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    The Euro is down to $1.07 again. It is the perfect time if you have been considering a purchase from a Euro denominated site.

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  2. papipeguy

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    I took advantage of the exchange rate last week and loaded up at James Fox. It's probably a good time to go to Europe but this time of year the weather tends to be very grey.

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    I've been watching this. I see a good sized order of Strang in my near future.

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  4. jackswilling

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    I have a Norther Briar pipe in the pipe-line, so this will help for sure.

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    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Well if you are getting a northern briar from Ian then you will be paying GBP not euro.

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    "Well if you are getting a northern briar from Ian then you will be paying GBP not euro."

    You are correct and that is more like $1.50 with a recent down-trend. I wish it were Euros, but then again, it would just be more Euros.

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    Anyone got a favorite source for the Gawith plugs, e.g. St James or BBF plug? Or Germains Brown Flake?

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    *Grrrr* and the low € makes buying tobacco in the States expen$ive.. -_-

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    Arno, right now it's our turn for "bargain" buying. I'm sure things will turn around for the euro. It's the way of a world economy.

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    I can see the Euro going to parity quite easily if not lower ... keep an eye on the FED's move in December.

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    "... keep an eye on the FED's move in December"

    What are you thinking? My opinion, no rate hikes as long as Obama is in office.

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    That's what I thought for quite awhile but with the October jobs report beating expectations it's a lot more likely now.

    If / when they raise the rate it will be very small, about 0.25%, which is already factored into the markets and Dollar Index.

    The rise of the dollar often precedes a rate increase because the money is in futures.

    Meanwhile, the ECB is still tangling with NIRP and QE ... we are definitely living in "interesting" times!

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    Maybe we should get a bulk buy going on UK tobaccos (plugs) and Motzek.

    Arno, the answer is you should just come here to hang out and smoke a lot of tobacco at a reduced rate. You can probably trade Stroopwaffeln for dollars at a better exchange rate.

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    The notion of "qualitative easing" makes me laugh. A whole lot of fiat $$$ out of thin air. The cool thing is that the whole world is so screwed-up that the dollar remains as "the" reserve currency. We are the best of the worst. Crazy ("interesting") times to be sure.

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    We are the best of the worst.

    Exactly ... the cleanest, dirty shirt in the basket!

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  16. arno665

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    Maybe we should get a bulk buy going on UK tobaccos (plugs) and Motzek.

    Ideal time for Motzek indeed! For UK plugs not so much.. The Pound is still high, 1 Pound is 1.51 Dollar right now..

    Arno, the answer is you should just come here to hang out and smoke a lot of tobacco at a reduced rate. You can probably trade Stroopwaffeln for dollars at a better exchange rate.

    I experienced American taxes before when a colleague of mine went tobacco shopping in Chicago, so no thnx
    Plus the costs of the trip! No, this cheapskate Dutchman rather takes his chances at a higher price at 4noggins However, importing stroopwafels...

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  17. deathmetal

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    I experienced American taxes before when a colleague of mine went tobacco shopping in Chicago, so no thnx

    Yugh! Especially in Chicago, which is sort of bad for taxes (and corruption, and murder, etc). It has been a political machine town for over a century and it's always going broke, so taxes are always going up! I would rank it up there with California for places with insane tax burdens.

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    I would be interested in a group buy from Motzek for some Strang. I was on the site last night. Price is good but for the amount that I would be buying the shipping makes it cost prohibitive.

    Any of their other tobaccos good?

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  19. foolwiththefez

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    I'd be interested in a Strang group buy. I'd like to try it, but agree with yazamitaz that shipping is too high at the amounts I'm looking to buy.

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  20. oldreddog

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    Evening is interesting,lemon & lat.

    I have some M70,which I have yet to try.

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  21. dochudson

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    Count me in on a Strang buy.

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    Yugh! Especially in Chicago, which is sort of bad for taxes (and corruption, and murder, etc). It has been a political machine town for over a century and it's always going broke, so taxes are always going up! I would rank it up there with California for places with insane tax burdens.

    Try crossing a bridge in NYC. Some are as high as $16. Annual property taxes in the NY suburbs of 20k and up is extremely common.

    My monthly train pass is now almost $500.

    New York is extremely hostile to the middle class. It's time for me to leave.

    My understanding is Illinois tobacco tax is 18%. New York is 75%.

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    Holy mackerel. I knew NYC was expensive, not Tokyo-expensive.

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    I'm like a 5th or 6th generation New Yorker. My family has been here since coming over from Europe in the 1800's and it's gotten so out of hand I'm ready to move down to the Carolina's or maybe Texas.

    It's insane. Hell there was the guy who ran for Mayor and his platform was "rent's too damn high". lmao

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    NYC seems to have a lot of wealthy people. That means that they don't mind paying a lot, and everyone else just has to lump it

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    There are a lot of uber wealthy people and a lot of poor people. The middle class is getting squeezed out.

    The homeless rate since the economy turned to crap must be a lot higher than before. It used to be I'd see one or two on the 10 block walk from the station to my office and now I see 10 to 15. Also 15 years ago it was mostly older men now it's a ton of younger people.

    The crazy part is when the housing bubble burst NYC wasn't affected in the slightest. Hell any neighborhood within a couple subway stops of Manhattan is ridiculous.

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    Fitzy that's savage stuff. Durning the celtic tiger there was a notion abroad the Ireland should move ideologically closer to NY than Berlin.
    Blithley that direction was followed. The crisis in homeless and soaring rent is now one that I would consider to be a humanitarian one.

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    This crazy guy ran for governor and his party was the "Rents too damn high party"

    Then it turned out his rent wasn't high at all. I'm not sure if that was blew up his campaign or the balls on his chin. lol

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  29. captainprophesy

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    Depending on the details... id be in on the Strang buy.

    *Thanks for the heads up Fez

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  30. arno665

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    There are a lot of uber wealthy people and a lot of poor people. The middle class is getting squeezed out.

    Same situation here in the Netherlands. The rich are getting richer and middle class people like me are being squeezed out.

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    I read an article about the economic situation few months ago. It was a well written one and it stated clearly that 1 USD will be equal to 1 EUR by the end of this year. So you may want to wait a little more.

    Javan
    Posted 3 years ago #

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