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Old 07-04-2008, 08:35 AM   #76
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1.00 JPY = 0.00937655 USD worst then the euro
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You've got that one backwards. US Dollar is still worth more than the JPY.

1.00 USD=106.643 JPY

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The exchange rate makes the price of Tamiya parts very reasonable, especially overseas.
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You've got that one backwards. US Dollar is still worth more than the JPY.

1.00 USD=106.643 JPY

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1.00 EUR = 1.56761 USD

That rules out X-ray CorallyTeam Magic and Schumacher

1.00 JPY = 0.00937655 USD worst then the euro
Tamiya Hotbodies TOP and Kyosho
you better hope that Canada starts making TC's
1.00 CAD = 0.985244 USD
Dawgs pick Blackstock to TOP and Tosolini to Kyosho
Lets see now, a Euro is now worth more dollars, so it would be cheaper to hire a driver in America at the same salary as before.
Xray and the others would be getting a bargain to hire Mike and Toso.
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Lets see now, a Euro is now worth more dollars, so it would be cheaper to hire a driver in America at the same salary as before.
Xray and the others would be getting a bargain to hire Mike and Toso.
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Cuffs, are you still at Corally...

While it would be cheaper to hire an American driver, the cost to do business still goes up...
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Lets see now, a Euro is now worth more dollars, so it would be cheaper to hire a driver in America at the same salary as before.
Xray and the others would be getting a bargain to hire Mike and Toso.
Remember when AMB transponders were cheap? Guess why they became expensive, the falling dollar. Most people do not realize, that the reason that costs for goods these days are going up is because the sinking value of the dollar (oil included). Your idea is backwards, you assume that the headquarter's fully funds the sponsorship cost. The US distributors have to buy product from Europe. Most likely at a set euro rate, as time goes on, they have to pay more in dollars to make up for the difference. They then take the profit in the country and use on things like sponsorships. I assume, in this case, Corrally US can't just raise the price of their kits like amb did due to competition. So therefore the cost is much higher for them these days, making it harder to sponsor drivers.
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The increased cost of oil makes it more expensive to ship things to China to be manufactured, and that too drives up costs everywhere. Combine that with the weak dollar, and things start to get ugly. I'm scared for R/C.

I suppose maybe you'll see more manufacturing jobs stay close to home, since it's going to become less of a value to ship things around the planet (twice).
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The increased cost of oil makes it more expensive to ship things to China to be manufactured, and that too drives up costs everywhere. Combine that with the weak dollar, and things start to get ugly. I'm scared for R/C.

I suppose maybe you'll see more manufacturing jobs stay close to home, since it's going to become less of a value to ship things around the planet (twice).
this is very true. the company i work for is starting to do a LOT of in-sourcing (new buzz word). they're even a german company and it's cheaper for them to have our stuff manufactured in the good old u-s-of-a.

and surprisingly, the quality is a HECK of a lot better.
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Remember when AMB transponders were cheap? Guess why they became expensive, the falling dollar. Most people do not realize, that the reason that costs for goods these days are going up is because the sinking value of the dollar (oil included). Your idea is backwards, you assume that the headquarter's fully funds the sponsorship cost. The US distributors have to buy product from Europe. Most likely at a set euro rate, as time goes on, they have to pay more in dollars to make up for the difference. They then take the profit in the country and use on things like sponsorships. I assume, in this case, Corrally US can't just raise the price of their kits like amb did due to competition. So therefore the cost is much higher for them these days, making it harder to sponsor drivers.

If dollar keeps shirking ...
before U know it ....

American products will be the most desirable and affordable products you can buy in the world market !


Not to mention all those billion`s we borrowed from the Japanese & who ever ?

We get a huge discount on those loan`s fer sure .....


I`m all good about this actually as you see....
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If dollar keeps shirking ...
before U know it ....

American products will be the most desirable and affordable products you can buy in the world market !


Not to mention all those billion`s we borrowed from the Japanese & who ever ?

We get a huge discount on those loan`s fer sure .....


I`m all good about this actually as you see....
I don't think it's as simple as you think... As the US Peso weakens, price of oil goes up as you have probably noticed. Trade gap "should" be narrowing with the weak dollar, yet it's going the opposite direction because of oil, meaning we'll need to borrow more from Japan/China/Middle East. Read this for example...

Anyway, good luck to Mike wherever he goes!
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