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08-08-2018, 23:18   #4021
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GBP has fallen to 90p, that's a nine-month low.
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28-08-2018, 21:20   #4022
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Not a bargain alert as such, more just advice don't go to Primark in Belfast
The building has gone as of today. Major fire, structure now unsound.



Likely £m's worth of stock, and sadly dozens upon dozens of jobs all up in smoke in their megastore.
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28-08-2018, 21:58   #4023
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Not a bargain alert as such, more just advice don't go to Primark in Belfast
The building has gone as of today. Major fire, structure now unsound.



Likely £m's worth of stock, and sadly dozens upon dozens of jobs all up in smoke in their megastore.
Very sad for all affected. Only small comfort is no reports of any loss of life.
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10-12-2018, 12:58   #4024
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GBP has fallen to 90p, that's a nine-month low.
GBP fallen back through 90p today.
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10-06-2019, 15:07   #4025
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89 pence reached today, that is a 3-month low for the GBP, and not far from the 6-month low of 90.4p in Jan 2019.
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10-06-2019, 15:17   #4026
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89 pence reached today, that is a 3-month low for the GBP, and not far from the 6-month low of 90.4p in Jan 2019.

Will likely be 92.00 before too long (month or two), and still a while to go before halloween, when things get creepy with a hard exit.


Maybe 2009's 95.0 might show up later in the year?
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16-07-2019, 16:04   #4027
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GBP fell below 90p today, lowest in six months.
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17-07-2019, 15:07   #4028
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90.34 pence today.

https://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/poli...ph-gbp.en.html


The year low is 90.68p, on 28-Aug 2018.

The five year low is 92.9 pence, reached briefly during Aug 2017.
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Just a heads up for anybody heading north for a bit of shopping. Some of the larger stores have stopped accepting euros (cash) but will still accept euro cards. Argos, Boots and Medicare so far with rumours Asda to follow.
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24-07-2019, 12:25   #4030
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Had first hand experience of that last week.

I was also told that Asda have notices up stating they wont be accepting Euros (cash) after a specific date but Im not sure of the date though.
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What sort of exchange rate do they give you?
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24-07-2019, 18:35   #4032
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What sort of exchange rate do they give you?
It varies. Some will give a rate of €1 = anything between £0.85 to £0.90. It can vary daily depending on the actual exchange rates in the banks while the likes of Asda pick a rate on a Monday and stick with it for the rest of the week.

There are shops you can go into, especially those close to the border, where you can buy in Sterling or Euro...items are priced in both currencies. Other shops would take your notes, apply the exchange rate and you could get your change in either sterling or euros depending on their policy. For example you could go into a convenience store and buy something for £7 as an example. You hand over a €10 note and one store will state that your tenner is worth £9 sterling and proceed to hand you back £2 in change. But another store will take your €10 note and tell you that your £7 purchase works out at €7.80 and will then give you €2.20 in change.

It can be a wee bit confusing if you're not used shopping in N.I. but you get to know who works what way so you end up being prepared.
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In case it might help someone, afaik Jack & Jones stores in NI give €1 = £1.

Well, the one in Derry does anyway.
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Does The Outlet in Banbridge take Irish money ,also do they have a bureau de change like Newry?
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28-07-2019, 13:03   #4035
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Does The Outlet in Banbridge take Irish money ,also do they have a bureau de change like Newry?
Id recommend getting a revolut card and avail of best exchange rates.

It's a pre pay debit card with no charges only if you withdraw more then €200 cash from ATM in a month.

You can apply on your phone you will be walked through set up and you will save a lot of money.
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