Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas 2012

I saw this currency rates last Thursday, but forgot to out it on my weblog. That are nice looking rates. I hope the currencies will devellop this way next year. 
Back to today's rate's. Not much spectacular, although the US$ dropped a bit, until just above $1.32 per €1.00
It's good the Euro went up a bit since a few months ago. I reserved two watches in Japan. All inclusive price was ¥45500. I added a little for the seller, so he can buy a beer on my cost next time he visits a bar. So I paid

Total price: ¥46000
Conversion Rate (Payal): €1.00 = ¥106.934
Charged from my bank account: €430.17.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Week 50, Weekend December 15 /16 2012

After a little peak in September the Euro dipped just under $1.29, but it seems now the Euro will stick above the $1.31. Also important to me, the Euro is also almost ¥110. I'm used to calculate myself rich by just subtracting two zeroes from the end (¥10000 = €100), but this year most of the time this wasn't the case, as Paypal does uses a less favorable rate. It's a pity, as I have bought some quite expensive G-Shock watches this year (Frogman, Bape). Let's hope the Euro will repack a bit of it's strength in 2013. 
I bought a two watches at one seller a few weeks ago (Nov 29).
Price was ¥22000,
conversion rate Paypal: €1.00 = ¥102.155,
taken from my bank account: €215.36.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday September 14, 2012

The Euro now is above the $1.30 barrier. Let's hope this trend continues.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wednessday September 12, 2012

I had to pay a new purchase from Japan. Pretty pricey, but luckily the Euro is getting back a little. Still the Paypal rate is much lower.

Two watches were bought in Japan. They were not the cheapest, though it was a very good bargain.
Total price: ¥71000
Conversion rate: €1.00 = ¥95.8669
Paid: €740.61

Friday, September 7, 2012

September 7, 2012.

Yeah, The Euro is 100 yen again. Let's hope this slowly continues. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

September 6, 2012

Not much happened since the last update, but recently I see the Euro crawl slowly higher compared to the US$ and the ¥. Let's hope this is an ongoing trend, as the low Euro was quite nasty in my purchases from Japan and East Asia. It's the 30th Anniversary of G-Shock next year and new Anniversary models are going to be released in Japan. It's quite a difference from the time I got ¥13000 yen for €100, specially as we are talking about models costing ¥47000.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wednesday July 11th

Not good, I'm afraid. The Euro has not been so low in a very long time. I hope it gets up again.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wednessday June 20th 2012

After a long period with the US$ under 126 and the ¥ under 10000, the Euro seems to gain strength a little again...

Let's hope this trend continues. A pity I have already bought and paid several things in US$ and ¥ lately.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wednesday May 30th, 2012

It's still going downhill I'm afraid.

Paid ¥22000 for a watch yesterday, with a rate of €1 = ¥95.50
It cost me €230.36
Paid $331 for a watch (in Japan) a week ago. Rate: €1 = $1.21856, total price €270.-

I hope that the Euro will regain control, but I do not expect this to happen soon.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wednesday may 23, 2012

Haven't updated for a while. Too busy with other blogs and other things. Since the Euro is now in some heavy weather, it might be good to start reporting again from time to time.

This doesn't look too good. The Euro is dropping compared to the Yen and US Dollar rapidly. The Euro is under the ¥10000 now.

I have some things I want to buy in Japan. That's going to cost me a lot...