Loonie at Parity with Greenback

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Loonie at Parity with Greenback

Postby Lord Chrusher » 20 Sep 2007, 11:01

The Canadian Dollar is now worth more than the American Dollar.
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Popping across the border for some shopping is now quite attractive but the rapidly rising dollar hurts Canadian exporters.
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Postby Kawaiicaps » 20 Sep 2007, 11:04

Prices over here dont seem to be going down, so the tip here is to do your shoppng online! Sure you pay a bit more for shipping but you safe so much on the item. I never shopped oline before but have started doing it recently becuase the excange rate makes for excellent savings!
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Postby Master Gunner » 20 Sep 2007, 12:26

According to my local paper, it may take a while for the prices to adjust to the higher dollar, also, the higher dollar, in addition to hurting exporters, it also makes it less attractive for American businesses to expand into Canada. The call center that my brother works at it just barely hanging in there, because it's now even more expensive for the parent company to operate than it's state-side counterparts, but it beats the rest on customer service analysis (it's a phone insurance hotline thing, not telemarketing), which is the only reason it's still in business.
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Postby emma » 20 Sep 2007, 12:27

I keep reading that as 'loonie at party with greenback' and it gets me really excited for a party!
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Postby Kawaiicaps » 20 Sep 2007, 12:31

Then let's have a party! This is worth celebrating.
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Postby Horus » 20 Sep 2007, 12:45

Lets have said party in the states where our money can buy more!
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Postby Kawaiicaps » 20 Sep 2007, 13:20

You know? that's the best idea yet!
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Postby Lord Chrusher » 20 Sep 2007, 13:34

Not to mention that the tax on liquor is lower in the states.
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Postby Kawaiicaps » 20 Sep 2007, 13:37

So what state do we go to? Nevada?
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Postby tak197 » 20 Sep 2007, 14:35

:( so does that mean i can't buy a DVD?
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Postby Lord Chrusher » 20 Sep 2007, 14:59

No the prices on the DVD's are unchanged as they are priced in Canadian dollar. While they are more affordable to Canadian fans they now have less of a return for LRR.
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Postby emma » 20 Sep 2007, 15:11

No party in the USA because I am not 21!!!!

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Postby Lavos » 20 Sep 2007, 16:27

Everyone parties but emma haha!

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Postby Graham » 20 Sep 2007, 16:37

Actually, our DVDs are priced in USD. So no change there.
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Postby The Happy Friar » 20 Sep 2007, 17:07

Lord Chrusher wrote:Not to mention that the tax on liquor is lower in the states.


no duty free near your border? I can cross the border & get liquor tax less.

Lord Chrusher wrote:No the prices on the DVD's are unchanged as they are priced in Canadian dollar. While they are more affordable to Canadian fans they now have less of a return for LRR.


To bad about all those people who bought it a few weeks ago & payed higher prices. :)
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Re: Loonie at Parity with Greenback

Postby Mouse » 21 Sep 2007, 06:16

Lord Chrusher wrote:The Canadian Dollar is now worth more than the American Dollar.


Oh, yes, I heard. My father takes it as sign of the apocolypse.

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Postby Alja-Markir » 21 Sep 2007, 08:42

My question is this:

Why the fuck won't the damn soda machine accept my Canadian nickels?!? They're worth more than a US nickel damnit!

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Postby AmazingPjotrMan » 21 Sep 2007, 09:54

Because it's either larger than an american nickle OR smaller.
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Postby Alja-Markir » 21 Sep 2007, 11:24

*head in hands*

That wasn't a serious question.

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And it's actually done by weight, mostly.

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Postby AmazingPjotrMan » 21 Sep 2007, 11:53

We can fool our machines by gluing two danish coins together... I think.

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