Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sunday December 5th, 2010

The faith in the Euro restored a little. The rate is back on $135.- per  €100.-

I won an auction of a watch tonight. Total price was £144,99. I was pretty excited, so I payed immediately.

Rate:1 EUR = 0.828230 GBP
Paid:  €175,06

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 1st, 2010

The rate of the Euro dropped a lot in one week. The Euro is not popular, because of financial problems of Ireland. Although the other Euro countries helped Ireland out, trust in the Euro was lost. The rate even dropped under $130.- for € 100.-  for a short time. The Euro is slowly crawling upward now. Let's hope the course will rise up fast, because in a little more than 2 weeks I will be traveling to Japan with a friend and I would like to have a good Euro/Yen rate. By the way, also Japan has financial problems, so the Yen dropped with the Euro simultaneously for a while.

I bought a G-Shock watch today.

Total price was $85.-.
Rate: 1 EUR = 1.26865 USD
Paid: €67,00

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

November 23, 2010

No real shocking things happened in the passed weeks.  The US is printing more dollars to make it weaker. It worked two days and now the dollar gets slowly stronger compared with the Euro and yen.

What didi I buy the past weeks and what did I pay:
November 7th:  Watch
US$ 70
Rate: 1 Euro = 1.36675 USD
Paid: €51.22

November 8th: Watch
US$ 88
Rate: 1 Euro = 1,35742 USD
Paid: €64,83

November 15th: Watch
£ 20
Rate: 1 Euro = 0.826830GBP
Paid: €24.19

Nopvember 17th: DVD (School)
£ 7.70
Rate: 1 Euro = 0,826547

November 22: Compact Flash Cards 2 x 4Gb
Rate: 1 Euro = 0,833130 GBP
Paid: €11.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010

No real interesting things happened the pat two weeks. The Dollar/Euro rate dropped a little and then oscilated between $138.50 and $139.50 (per 100 Euro).

I paid already for a beautiful watch.

Price was ¥30000
1 euro = 109,894 Japanse yen
I oaid a total of €273

I bought two Toy Machine shirts.

Total price was $38,48
1 euro = 1,35572 Amerikaanse dollars
I paid €28,39 for these shirts.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday October 14th, 2010

Finally the $140.- has reached. The rates have been yo-yo-ing the past week. Every time the rates were approaching the $140.- near, the rate suddenly drops. I have seen $139.94 as highest a few days ago.   Although there is a thread of a currency war, the Japanese yen seem still stable on around 11300/11400 lately (all per €100.-).Since I have a 30000 yen watch in mind, I would not mourn if the yen would become less strong now.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Weekend #39, Sunday October 3rd, 2010

The Euro made again some progress compared to the US$ the past days.Also the Euro is slowly gaining on the Yen too. I hope this trend will stay on for a while, because I will be in Japan in December.
I bought a watch (not a G-Shock, not even a Casio!)
Price: £14,99 GBP
Rate: 1 EUR = 0.843082 GBP
Price I paid: €17,78

There is only one problem: The Paypal website crashed during the payment. A red text told me to try again later, so I did. When I finished the payment for the second time, it appeared I paid twice £14,99 for the watch. The seller claims only to have received one payment. Paypal told me to ask the money back from the seller, I think I am sent around in circles. Might be continued.

I bought a $90.- watch (including shipping):
1 EUR = 1.34208 USD
I paid €67,06

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday, September 28

This morning the rate went down to $134.07 for €100.-, but suddenly the rates went up. I checked my iPhone this evening and it seems the Euro is now stable above the $135.- mark.  
I have made several international payments yesterday.

CD: Yello - You gotta say yes to another Excess, remastered version.

Price: £7,45,
rate: 1 EUR = 0.827777 GBP,
Paid: €9,00

Canon strap (black with red and white stripe)

Price: AU$ 10.99
Rate: 1 EUR = 1.36691 AUD
 Paid: €8.04

Watch plus Magazine

Price 14200 yen
Rate: 1 EUR = 110.471 JPY
Paid: €128,54

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

September 15, 2010

There has not been some disturbing changes over the week. The weekend rate was a bit low, Monday it went up. I saw the Euro pop over the US$1.30 today

Here are the rates of this weekend:

Today I saw these rates:

At the end of September a very special watch will be released in Japan. Also I want a Japanese magazine. I saw the new shirts of KIKS TYO. I hope that the Euro/Yen rate will get a bit more favorable for me. In July I ordered a T-Shirt in Japan and I was a little bit shocked that the price (including shipping) was €70.-. I have to admit that the shop gave me a very nice very  limited edition T-Shirt present, making the total price worth it.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Weekend #35, 2010 (Sunday Spetember 5th).

Well, I did not update much lately. After week 31 the Euro/Dolar rate fell a bit down to around €1.- = $1.28. It still is around that level. Nothing exciting I guess.

I bought a G-Shock for my son Bram on August 11. The price was AU$87.-. Rate of that date was: €1.- = AU$1.4054. The watch (a DW-6900CB-2DR)costed me €61,90. A very good price.

I bought another headphone on August 28. Total price with shipping was £51,98. Rate on August 28 2010 was: € 1.-  =  £ 0.799200 GBP. I paid € 65.04 for my new headphone.

This weekend rates:

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

August 3rd, 2010

Good Economical figures were presented in Europe. The Euro/Dollar is back up the level of May 2010.

Now hoping for some more favorable Euro/Yen rates.  A lot of interesting G-Shock watches will be released in the near Future (a new M.I.Y. Frogman???)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

July 29, 2010

The US$ for € rate slowly creeps higher. Now the  ¥ is very strong. That was a very expensive T-Shirt...

I paid for shirts: $40, charged €31,58
1 EUR = 1.26662 USD

I bought a shirt: ¥7.600, charged €69,18
1 EUR = 109.858 JPY

I bought a watch: ¥22000, charged €198,35 EUR
1 EUR = 110.915 JPY

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Weekend week 28

I bought some service for $5.-. Charged €3.98. Rate: 1 EUR = 1.25628 USD

This weekend rates:

 Have a great weekend!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Friday July 16th

Almost hit the $1.30 today.

I bought a nice headphone. The ear-part of my Skulcandy suddenly broke off while I was putting it on. I found a nice WeSC Bongo desinges by the Crookers.Dog not included.

Paid: £63,98
Charged: €77,75
Rate: 1 EUR = 0.822893 GBP

Thursday, July 15, 2010

July 15, 2010

I bought an item for US$80.- . Drawn from my bank account: €64,34 Paypal Exchange rate: 1 EUR = 1.24339 USD

It looked like the rates were lowering a little at the start of today. Suddenly in the afternoon it became interesting to follow.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wednesday July 14, 2010

Within one hour the exchange rate jumped from $127.16 to $127.71. If it climbed like this all day, we would have had the rate of before May 2010 soon...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July 13, 2010

The Euro is slowly crawling upward compared with the US$ and the ¥.