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The Dollar is close to matching the EURO!

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Might be an interest to those of us in the states who buy a lot of Sim Parts overseas and get turned off by the conversion. Now maybe the time to pick up that plug and play overhead you been eyeballing. 

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It's killing me! Buying any FS add-ons is extortion at the minute  :P

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If the dollar continues to gain strength, it will be interesting to see if any of the distributors go back to using USD as the currency of choice. Remember when the Euro became much stronger, a number of distributors switched to the Euro. It will be nice to not have to pay through the nose for addons.

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Swings and roundabouts. Nine months ago I was buying software from US-sourced companies as the £/$ exchange rate was so good.

 

But now the Euro has weakened against the Pound so I'm switching to European sources. For many years the Euro was strong. Nothing lasts forever.

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Any tips for me?

 

(A poor sod from EURO-land. :()

If you want to buy something big for your setup which comes from a US based manufacturer then buy NOW! I'm currently on the fence about buying a PFC yoke. I'm pretty sure prices will increase.

 

It's a shame how they are destroying the Euro...

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Any tips for me?



(A poor sod from EURO-land. )

Exit the single currency? :P

 

(sorry - you can tell im from the UK!!!!)

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Any tips for me?

 

(A poor sod from EURO-land. :()

Yes! Buy now,before it gets even worse!

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The USD is killing every other currency at the moment.  Here in Canada the dollar has dropped from par to 79 cents in 6 months.

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Exit the single currency? :P

 

(sorry - you can tell im from the UK!!!!)

 

 

Yes! Buy now,before it gets even worse!

 

 

Instead, I buy from Australia.

 

The question is, what are those poor Australian sods supposed to do?!?   :wacko:

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Instead, I buy from Australia.

 

The question is, what are those poor Australian sods supposed to do?!?   :wacko:

 

Laugh at the state of English cricket. Won't make things cheaper but it will put a smile on their faces.

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It's a shame how they are destroying the Euro...

 

No... it's really not, the shame is that it ever got introduced in the first place.

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The USD is killing every other currency at the moment.  Here in Canada the dollar has dropped from par to 79 cents in 6 months.

 

Holy Cow just noticed, might be time to look at some Flight Deck Solutions gear.

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Instead, I buy from Australia.

 

The question is, what are those poor Australian sods supposed to do?!?   :wacko:

 

 

 We wait for the online stores to have specials...I considered buying the PMDG 737NGX for P3D..even on special it's going to cost me $A92.00. Getting a bit cost prohibitive in that range.

 

Steve

An unhappy Australian

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I've been buying my downloadables from Australia for some time. I've gotten some really good deals. I'm going to start looking in Canada for hardware related stuff.

 

Happy days are here again.

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I'm eyeballing OpenCockpits  also as a 1:1 ratio takes some of the sting out of shipping costs now also.

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    They may just start cranking the prices up to compensate.

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Holy Cow just noticed, might be time to look at some Flight Deck Solutions gear.

I am in the market for that throttle 737 :)

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Why are you guys worried about where to buy.....just use the US Governments formula for gaining wealth.....go into massive debt.  Apparently its the new math!

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Strong US dollar means lower dollars for others like Australia, Canada or New Zealand, which had been strong against a lower green-back but now it is getting pricey for us to buy addons from the US.

 

I still purchase anyways

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Strong US dollar means lower dollars for others like Australia, Canada or New Zealand, which had been strong against a lower green-back but now it is getting pricey for us to buy addons from the US.

 

I still purchase anyways

 

Same here, what are gonna do.

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Why are you guys worried about where to buy.....just use the US Governments formula for gaining wealth.....go into massive debt.  Apparently its the new math!

 

Not to be political, simply a fact, much of that debt has gone to help protect the free world. In my mind, that's a good investment.

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just use the US Governments formula for gaining wealth.....go into massive debt.

And why exactly US Government? 

Countries like Japan, Germany, France, Ireland, Belgium, Norway, Switzerland ... (list is quite long) have much higher debt as percentage of their GDP than US. I grant you Canada has lower debt.

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Egh, I am enjoying the small discount on euro priced products right now but who knows what will happen in a few months or weeks. I have a feeling eventually the Euro will creep back up.

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@ Ohsirus - I have their EFIS, MCP, and 737 CDU Pro.  It makes flying so much better IMO!

 

Kev

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