Tuesday, November 19, 2013

No post for about half a year. Why? Simply, because nothing real shocking happened. For my Euro I got about $1.31 to 1.34 and ¥131 to ¥133. Only recently it seems the Euro has increased a slightly bit in rate. It's the second time I see both the $ above $1.35 and the ¥ above the ¥1.35.

Did it give me some benefits? Well, a long waited series of watches has come out and I bought two of this series. They were not cheap, so I hoped for a good Currency Rate.

Two Watches, ¥ 80000.
Currency Rate: €1.- = ¥128.1550
Price Paid: €624.25

Check out what this would have cost me a year ago, where the rate was around €1.- = ¥100. Let's hope I do not have to post much updates. This only means nice and stable currency rates.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday May 10, 2013

It has been  long time since I updated my How's da Dough weblog. It was simply because no big changes in currency rates happened. Funny thing today. Today you get more than ¥100 yen for $1. It becomes more interesting to buy stuff overseas. 

Recent purchases:

April 18, 2013. Three watches, ¥48000. Rate: €1 = ¥123,1560. Paid: €389,75
April 21, 2013, Two Tees, $60,82, Rate: €1 = $1,2655, Paid: €48,06
May 3, 2013, One wristwatch, $530,25, Rate: €1 = $1,2707, paid €417,28
May 3, 2013, Three watches, $318,15, Rate: €1 = $1,2707, Paid €250,37
May 10, 2013, Three Tees, ¥12400, rate: €1 = ¥124,7800, Paid €99,38

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tuesday January 29th 2013.

Well, I haven't posted for a while, as not much happened around New Year, but suddenly, last week the currency rates became pretty interesting for uying outside the Euro Zone for me. 
I have bought several small things lately.

Saturday: T-Shirt + shipping from Hong Kong, $34.-,
Rate Paypal: €1 = $1.30434
Paid: €26.20

Monday: Toy 1: $30.88
Rate Paypal: €1 = $1.30240
paid: €23,71

Monday: Toy 2: $27.49
Rate Paypal: €1 = $1.30222
Paid: €21.11

Today: Used watch: ¥8100
Rate Paypal:  €1 = ¥117.018
Paid: €69.22

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.