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Re: ZAR/USD exchange

Post by Airdolf » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:59 pm

Almost there....sadly. USA fiscal cliff debate, Eurozone debt default concerns and generally poor global growth outlook. We might be looking notionally better from an exports perspective with a weak rand, but I somehow don't see the demand. I reckon what with the general political clowning around going on, some hedge fund(s) are going to start to short the rand soon. Oh joy.


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Re: ZAR/USD exchange

Post by Tony Z » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:02 pm

$1 = R8.71 at the moment

are we moving towards the $1=R10 that we saw in Dec 08 and Dec 01 ???

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Re: ZAR/USD exchange

Post by Tony Z » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:41 pm

Tony Z wrote:$1 = R8.71 at the moment

are we moving towards the $1=R10 that we saw in Dec 08 and Dec 01 ???
Looks like we are getting close...
currently $1 = R9.23

and the Euro is R11.95

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Re: ZAR/USD exchange

Post by retrovan » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:25 pm

Tony, I hope you are paid in $, then you smiling...

This is giving me a lot of hope, now we can start exporting again, and stop importing everything...... :D

Lots of work, we smiling again..

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Re: ZAR/USD exchange

Post by calooker » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:53 pm

My current order cost me 3 percent more than my Feb. order and sliding.
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Re: ZAR/USD exchange

Post by Tony Z » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:05 pm

retrovan wrote:Tony, I hope you are paid in $, then you smiling...

This is giving me a lot of hope, now we can start exporting again, and stop importing everything...... :D

Lots of work, we smiling again..

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so instead of me being owed 30 days at home, I owe 15 days extra at work.... c#nt

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Re: ZAR/USD exchange

Post by Tony Z » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:58 pm

have you guys seen the exchange rate today? I have not checked for 6 weeks and now its just crazy....
$1 = R10.24

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Re: ZAR/USD exchange

Post by retrovan » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:11 pm

Hey Tony, Congratulations on your new massive increase, totally out of the blue, It just Zumeed in.

:lol: :lol:

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Re: ZAR/USD exchange

Post by Tony Z » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:20 pm

tis true... making some good headway on my bond.

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Re: ZAR/USD exchange

Post by Ron&Gill » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:23 pm

Tony Z wrote:tis true... making some good headway on my bond.
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Re: ZAR/USD exchange

Post by calooker » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:10 am

Yup, just canned a order as it's going to cost me 6% more than a few weeks back.
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Re: ZAR/USD exchange

Post by Tony Z » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:13 am

I just bought something from Dave Rowley for someone else, which now costs 50% more than it did last time I bought it, about a year ago...

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Re: ZAR/USD exchange

Post by AlanH » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:20 am

Just read this post and saw it is a few years old.

You guys probably all wish you had not canned/stopped the orders. :(
I'm also waiting to place an order for seat covers and cussions hoping the rand /$ will be a bit more favourable, but in the end I might have to fork out more. :evil:

12.99 : 1 :x

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