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Author Topic: Motobins Orders  (Read 220 times)

Offline Bob_Roller

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Motobins Orders
« on: July 05, 2022, 01:05:44 PM »
I just looked at the exchange rate for US dollar and GBP, looks like .86USD to 1 GBP .
Last time I ordered from Motobins, exchange rate was $1.48US to 1 GBP .
Looks like the cost of parts, is quite reasonable, even including international shipping as long as the parts don't weigh too much .
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Offline georgesgiralt

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Re: Motobins Orders
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2022, 11:56:19 AM »
It looks like exchange rates are moving. Euro is weak compared to USD. GBP seems to be a bit on the high side (may not last given the political situation in UK).
Ukraine situation might play a role here ?

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Re: Motobins Orders
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2022, 01:30:25 PM »
We've only had a political situation for the last 200 years or so. Poor Carrie will be pulling the knives out of our man's back for a few hours tonight.
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Re: Motobins Orders
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2022, 01:22:37 AM »
Interesting that you brought this up, I was just on there a couple of days ago and noticed the same thing.  In the past, they were always a great place to order, cheaper than many places even with shipping across the pond.  Then when Brexit/pandemic/general economic mess happened, the combo of price increases, shipping costs and not so great USD to GBP rate made them pretty expensive.  I'm glad I looked this week, they're back to being reasonable again.
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