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Old 07-01-2015, 09:34 AM
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I have been looking for a car in the US and their prices have settled or risen, the bargains we got while our dollar was high, and their economy was flat are gone now.

Nothing of any quality is cheap, and when you add the exchange rate, its even more unattractive.
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Old 07-01-2015, 12:16 PM
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I think aussies have filled up Oz with more US iron than any other country in the last 5-8 years. I think you will get most stuff you want here now at a reasonable price. I was checking out a facebook page called east coast old school cars for sale, or something like that, and there seemed to be some really reasonably priced cars there.
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Old 07-01-2015, 01:51 PM
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I think aussies have filled up Oz with more US iron than any other country in the last 5-8 years.
Other than maybe Sweden - they go nuts for US iron there !
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Old 07-01-2015, 02:28 PM
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Imports and Exports worked at their best when the Aussie Dollar was $0.72c - $0.75c. Everything was attractive from an exporting and tourism point of view. At parity it was great for Imports but it screwed our exporting sector. It'll be interesting to see what happens. Retail will be the one hit hard as a lot of stock is over valued now and they wont be able to purchase at the same landed costs as before so it's only a matter of time until retail start slowly pushing prices up to compensate for the exchange fluctuation. Interesting times ahead.
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..:-(
Just transferred simple US$2500.00 to a US guy.. ex Commonwealth Bank.. cost A$3467.
Exchanging at .72 c today.. and going south.

Historically.. its was 94c = US$ 1 on June 31, 2014

Two years ago TODAY.. is was $1.00 = A$1.04...!

10 years back TODAY.. it was US$1 = A$.076 =

Dec 30th.. 1995.. the A$73 = US$1

...Seems like an entire generation.. or Generation Z .. those born from 1995.. coming to age around now..to 2020.... have NEVER experienced a real slump in the A$...


looks like its Back to the Future...!

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..:-(
Just transferred simple US$2500.00 to a US guy.. ex Commonwealth Bank.. cost A$3467.
Exchanging at .72 c today.. and going south.

Historically.. its was 94c = US$ 1 on June 31, 2014

Two years ago TODAY.. is was $1.00 = A$1.04...!

10 years back TODAY.. it was US$1 = A$.076 =

Dec 30th.. 1995.. the A$73 = US$1

...Seems like an entire generation.. or Generation Z .. those born from 1995.. coming to age around now..to 2020.... have NEVER experienced a real slump in the A$...


looks like its Back to the Future...!
Do you think Gen Z cares? Mum & Dad probably buy all the crap they want.
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:13 PM
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Reckon we will se 65 cents

And no idea if I'll ever see parity again
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Look on the bright side, our cars in theory have just gone up in value!
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Look on the bright side, our cars in theory have just gone up in value!
So have the ones you want to buy
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I built mine in 00-03, the dollar dropped below 50c. It will be an eye opener to some I am sure, but then they might learn how to make things or convert things, rather than just buying everything from a catalogue.
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Fuel appears to be jumping up again now.. Jumped 20c a litre around here today.. Maybe the Oil price has tanked.. and our dollar will buy increasingly less. Strange how fast fuel goes UP in price.. and how SLOW it went down... Guess like political parties.. its all just a business in the end with lots to spend on advertising to convince the average punter they are on a winner...
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Reckon we will se 65 cents
Anyone know if this decline will continue? Or flatline soon? Or increase?

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I'm a bit over it being 70c, but dunno if will get worse or we just get used to it again. And be happy for what we managed to purchase in the Parity Days.
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all the people I'm talking to are suggesting decline to 60-65 cents then hold around that level
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:59 PM
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I would expect it to head down. there is talk of the reserve dropping interest rates here to try and drive the economy up. That will devalue our dollar or at least put downward pressure on it, also there is talk of the US federal reserve putting their official rates up! due to the growth in theirs! that will add value to the US dollar. So as Chris said expect to see 60-65 cent long before we see 75cents again.
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Exactly the same info from the discussions I have had. 60 to 65c and will sit for some time. Some are saying a 50 to 55c dip.
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