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Old Oct 8th 2007, 12:38 pm
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I'm not sure if my info is accurate but according to my online currency converter the AUD to GBP is currently 2.28. If this is true it doesn't have to go a lot further to enable me to go home even with a big loss on the house. So fingers crossed, keep falling. At 2.1 I can go home!
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Default Re: 2.28 and falling, Yippee....

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I'm not sure if my info is accurate but according to my online currency converter the AUD to GBP is currently 2.28. If this is true it doesn't have to go a lot further to enable me to go home even with a big loss on the house. So fingers crossed, keep falling. At 2.1 I can go home!
Hi Arkon

Have followed your travails. Hope you are able to get home, whatever it takes to get there

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Hi Arkon

Have followed your travails. Hope you are able to get home, whatever it takes to get there

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Thanks, and a nice low 2.1 would be just the ticket. 2 to 1 much better. It actually went to 1.9 to 1 a few years back so it is possible.
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Thanks, and a nice low 2.1 would be just the ticket. 2 to 1 much better. It actually went to 1.9 to 1 a few years back so it is possible.
Good luck with it all mate - don't forget to do a post on being back in Blighty!
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Default Re: 2.28 and falling, Yippee....

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I'm not sure if my info is accurate but according to my online currency converter the AUD to GBP is currently 2.28. If this is true it doesn't have to go a lot further to enable me to go home even with a big loss on the house. So fingers crossed, keep falling. At 2.1 I can go home!

So I'm guessing the Auckland house exchange didn't work out?


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For your sake I hope it goes your way. For everyone moving out here now - I apologise
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Default Re: 2.28 and falling, Yippee....

Looks like we've just sold our house in UK - fingers crossed AGAIN.

Guess we'll be leaving our money in UK until the exchange rate goes back the otherway - we hope!
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Default Re: 2.28 and falling, Yippee....

Originally Posted by Swerv-o View Post
So I'm guessing the Auckland house exchange didn't work out?


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No, I felt I would be swapping one lemon for another.
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I can't say what the historical exchange has been but I remember being funded here in the early nineties at around 2.09 - 2.18 or so.
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Default Re: 2.28 and falling, Yippee....

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I'm not sure if my info is accurate but according to my online currency converter the AUD to GBP is currently 2.28. If this is true it doesn't have to go a lot further to enable me to go home even with a big loss on the house. So fingers crossed, keep falling. At 2.1 I can go home!
not much help for those looking at going out though
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Originally Posted by railman2404 View Post
not much help for those looking at going out though
Yea I know, Still every cloud and all that... Still it was up over 2.5 just a few weeks ago and anyone that turned that down and didn't do a forwards transfer only really has themselves to blame. I'm even thinking about doing a reverse forwards transfer as my assets are not sold yet but that's not really an excuse to miss an exchange rate that suits you.
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I hope you can hold your nerve....
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arkon,

i think you are mad, i am sure, got the t-shirt of coming back to the uk...

cant say its all that great...

be cool with your decisions..

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arkon,

i think you are mad, i am sure, got the t-shirt of coming back to the uk...

cant say its all that great...

be cool with your decisions..

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Not too sure which bit is mad, going home or waiting for a nice low exchange rate. If it's the going home you think is mad then I'm not so sure. This place has now bored me witless, the idea of being close to Europe and the states again plus all the great places actually in the British isles to me is just so much more fullfilling than here.
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Not too sure which bit is mad, going home or waiting for a nice low exchange rate. If it's the going home you think is mad then I'm not so sure. This place has now bored me witless, the idea of being close to Europe and the states again plus all the great places actually in the British isles to me is just so much more fullfilling than here.
But won't you miss the efficiency of everything, the way everything runs so smoothly, the fantastic health service and transport, lack of crime and grafitti, the way all the tradesman turn up on time or ring you back, the competent politicians who, selflessly and without any personal agenda run the states and country so well?
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