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16-03-2017, 17:13   #3931
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using above

Asda rate was €1.176 per £1
Bank rate was €1.169 per £1 + 3.17 fee for transaction.

A lot of people think that if the rate is 87p, that you add 13% to get to euro price not realising its 13% of 87p + bank margin, so always best to look at GBP/Eur rate instead of Eur/GBP and add 2c for bank charges to make price comparison easier.
All this talk of conversion rates makes me appreciate how easy it has become to holiday on mainland Europe, since the introduction of the Euro. Fluctuating exchange rates with sterling etc etc, as well as the potential of time, fuel and hassle, make me think it's hardly worth the effort of shopping in the north.
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All this talk of conversion rates makes me appreciate how easy it has become to holiday on mainland Europe, since the introduction of the Euro. Fluctuating exchange rates with sterling etc etc, as well as the potential of time, fuel and hassle, make me think it's hardly worth the effort of shopping in the north.
Don't overthink it, it'll be straight up either worth it or not, very obvious, worrying about a cent or penny difference is nuts.
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08-06-2017, 23:07   #3933
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Might be a good weekend to head north, going by the UK election exit polls.

Euro was over 88p a minute ago, if you can convert with revolut or something similar might be worth taking
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Might be a good weekend to head north, going by the UK election exit polls.

Euro was over 88p a minute ago, if you can convert with revolut or something similar might be worth taking
Yes, very good time. Clothes and shoes would be my own focus.
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12-06-2017, 15:14   #3935
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Official ECB rate today 88.5 pence.
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21-07-2017, 17:18   #3936
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89.61p today, highest in six months.

90p was reached during the last 12 months.

http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/polic...ph-gbp.en.html
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I was hoping it might hit 90 today... Revolut currently around £0.8990
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24-07-2017, 12:56   #3938
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Does anyone have any experience buying in next home in the north? Prices are much cheaper than the south.

For example a ceiling light we looked at is €265 in the south vs 200gbp in the north. Furniture has even higher savings, we could save €200 on a couch.
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89.35p today, there is always a bit of trading/fallback when a currency reaches a local low or high.
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24-07-2017, 20:08   #3940
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Does anyone have any experience buying in next home in the north? Prices are much cheaper than the south.

For example a ceiling light we looked at is €265 in the south vs 200gbp in the north. Furniture has even higher savings, we could save €200 on a couch.
Yep, is cheaper, they can deliver to south as well
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Is it possible to do a click and collect for Sainsbury's in Newry or do you need a NI address? Thinking of doing a large shop and popping up
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Is it possible to do a click and collect for Sainsbury's in Newry or do you need a NI address? Thinking of doing a large shop and popping up
Don't think so. We'd hope to do one too, but it doesn't appear to be available anywhere in the north.

https://help.sainsburys.co.uk/help/d.../cc-where-when
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I was hoping it might hit 90 today... Revolut currently around £0.8990
.9055 now
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What these days is the conversion rate on AIB cards?
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12-08-2017, 23:10   #3945
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What these days is the conversion rate on AIB cards?
Banks typically charge 1.75% after the Visa exchange rate.


https://www.visaeurope.com/making-pa...exchange-rates

The Visa wholesale rate on 12-Aug is 90.5pence.

Then knock 1.75% off that to get the retail exchange rate.

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