Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

A new crisis is at hand, according to the news. You might expect wild changes at the currence rates. Well, tha past month nothing really exiting happens.

I think nothing much shocking has happened.
No real exciting purchases. I was on holidays ;-)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tuesday July 12th, 2011

Long time no need to post. The Euro/Dollar rate was just oscillating around 1.43 for a long time. There seem to be questions about the financial status of Italy. Enough to let the Euro/Dollar drop under 1.40.

I got myself an iPhone 4. It gives bigger screenshots :-)

A lot recent transactions:

June 3: iPhone Microphone/headphone adapter (SmartTalk): £12,78
Rate:  €1 = £0,862348
Paid: €€14,82

June 15, T-Shirts: ¥4800,
Rate: €1  = ¥112,75,
Paid: €42,58

June 19: Watch: $101.-
Rate: €1 = $1,38576
Paid: €72,89

June 27: Watch: ¥19.000
Rate:  €1  = ¥111,112
Paid: €171,00

July 6: Watch: $229
Rate: €1 = $1,39595

Paid: €164,05

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Monday May 9th, 2011

Well, we  had a high Euro for a while, but things have changed. While there are good prospects in the US and not that good in Europe make the Euro loose fast on the US$ and a bit on the Japanese ¥ too. Luckily I have bought a quite expensive G-Shock last week, with the good rate.
The G-Shock I mentioned above is was bought on May 4th. Not the most ideal time to buy, because it was located in japan and it was Golden Week last week (a whole week of public holidays).

Price of the watch: US$259,99
Currency rate by Paypal: €1  = US$1,44527 (probably the highest in the past time)
Transaction from my bank: €179,89

Let's hope the Euro does not drop to drastically and rather crawl up again (for me).

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday, April 28th

I woke up this morning and saw these rates! Too bad I do not have much money to spend now...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tuesday april 26th, 2011

Nothing really interesting. I have to pay for some goods today of tomorrow. A shirt in ¥ and the rest in $.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

At the biginning of the week, I saw the dollar rise a bit compared with the Euro, but toady I saw the dollar fall pretty fast from $1.43 to over $1.46. Will this fall continue?

I bought a very nice watch today in the US.

Price including shipping: $189.-
Rate: €1.- = $1,42464
Paid: €.

I now hope the customs are a bit nice to me, as they usually add another €40.- for these kind of purchases (  €25.- tax and €17 for handing it over to the customs).

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Saturday April 9, 2011

I checked my currency app and saw the Euro was above the $1,44. I saw this article on my news app. The high rate is the result of higher intrest rates in Europe and some unsure financial problems in the US.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wednessday, April 6th, 2011.

Euro/Dollar rate now over 1.43.
Euro/Yen rate now over 120
It's time to look for something nice in Dollars or Yen now.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday April 3, 2011

It seems the yen is loosing terrain a little. The US Dollar went almost to 143.- last week, but sees syable around $142.- right now.

I bought a nice purple solar G-Shock for £64,98.
Rate: € 1.-  = £ 0.854887
I paid: € 76,01

A nice CD by Mr. Oizo. I didn't know I already had it. No problem, it.s a great CD.

Price: £8,99
Rate: €1.- = £0,856190
Paid: €10,50 (on all webshops in The Netherlands it costs almost twice as much).

I bought this charity shirt for the Japanese Red Cross yesterday at KIKS TYO International Shop.
Price including shipping: ¥4.440
Rate: €1.00  = ¥ 116,474
Paid: €38,12 (unfortunately 1/3 is postage). 

Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday March 18th, 2011.

The Earthquake and following Tsunami disaster seems not to have affected the Japanese Yen. It is still holding strong. Today I saw the Euro rise above $1.41. I haven´t seen the Euro that high for a while. It's a good moment to buy in US Dollars now.

Recent transactions:

February 28, T-Shirts,
Total price: $71.33
Converion rate: 1 euro = $1.34412
Paid: €53.07

March 13, Services
Total price: 39,95
Conversion rate: 1 Euro = $1.35438
Paid: €29.50

March 17, T-Shirt for Bram
Total price: £24,94
Conversion rate:
1 Euro = GBP0,845797
Paid: €29,94

Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday, March 7th

No real excited things going on, but today the Euro went through the $1.40 mark. Interesting time to buy in US$ now.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday, January 28th, 2011

The Euro is still remarkably recovering. It might be good for me as I have put my eye to a new G-Shock.

I bought 2 many T-Shirts (again). The shipping costs are killing me.

Total price: ¥16490.-
Rate: 1 EUR = 109459 JPY
Calculated price charged from my bank account: €150.65

I bought 2 Lucky Cats charms in China

Total price: $14.97
Rate: 1 EUR = 1.31200 USD
Calculated price charged from my bank account: €11.40

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I didn't notice the Euro was recovering this fast, until I read this newsflash on my iPhone. I missed the part that the Euro passed the $1,35 level, but this is a good rate too.
 Not much buying lately. My bicycle broke down totally, so I have to buy a new bike. I found a nice new bike for €925.-. I could have bought 10 G-Shocks for that price.

While in Japan, I bid on an auction of a special G-Shock for a friend of me in Kyoto. Also I had to pay postage for some things I could not take with me in my suitcase anymore (including a Boks-kun). Total price for everything was 13050 yen.  I was charged €121.09 with a rate: 1 Euro = 107,778 Japanese Yen.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Friday, January 7th, 2011

I don't know what happened this morning, but suddenly the Euro is worth less than $1.30. Ay ay...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thursday, January 6th 2011

It could be better. The Euro is slowly giving terrain to the US Dollar. The Yen is still very stable, usually just under 11000 yen for €100.-, now just above.

I bought too many things in Japan in the past three weeks. I can't remember. Yesterday my bank calculated €8.- for currency exchange... If I visit Japan again in the Future, I should use my credit card more often...