€ vs £ what was lowest u can recall

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  1. Autowbars

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    Nothing political please.

    Just wondering what was the lowest exchange rate u can remember.
    My highest was 1 - 1.40, 1 -1.20 lowest.
     
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    1.10 about 5 years ago.
     
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  3. Autowbars

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    Nick, blimey, I must have had more spare cash then, can't recall that low.
    Need to watch the pennies these days a bit more.
     
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    I recall, and not long ago it was close to 1 :1 didnt quiet get there.
    Birmingham was full of Spanish flying over to get some shopping bargains...

    We bought our place in Benidorm in 2012 and I struggled to get 1.2 then so dont know why they keep saying its lowest since 1985 ???
     
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    You can't put a price on Freedom
     
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    1.08 euro to the £, I was looking at buying in Spain but bought a 2nd home on the Sunshine Coast, Eastbourne instead.
     
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    I think 7 francs to the pound was our worst year
     
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    What I actually got in my hand.....Worse 1.06. Best 1.58.
    I believe there is some panicking on Benidorm campsites for those who have there annual rent due now.
     
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    At the mo its €1.1991 to the £ and a nice 30.8deg C in Peschiera del Garda and as was said before. You can't put a price on FREEDOM.
    It's the silly season at this moment but it will bottom out and come good again.
    Colin
     
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  10. Autowbars

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    What are francs ;)
    Only Frank I know is Ifield, and the ones on envelopes
     
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    When I was working in Marbella I was getting £1:€1.02 (early 2009). This was GREAT as I was sending much of my spare cash back to UK (a bit like some Europeans?). Also, although I was paying in to their Social Security system (National Insurance) my wife was ALSO entitled to free health care, cheap medicines etc. (a bit like some immigrants to our beloved country?).

    Do I feel bad about any of that? NO!

    However, those options may disappear in the near future (apart from the possibility of parity in the exchange rate?).

    Gordon
     
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    It's definitely been almost down to 1:1. I can't remember how many years ago that was. It was somewhere around 1.6 when the Euro came into common use at the start of 2002
     
  13. Autowbars

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    Last rate I loaded my card was 1 - 1.29
    Can't go to anywhere in the EU this year I don't think,
    so not to bothered at the mo.
    Hope it picks up, just makes me feel better about spending a few quid, oops €'s abroad.
     
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    10 years ago just short of 1.5 : 1, july 2008 bottommed at near parity 1:1
     
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    I think they referring to the exchange rate with the US $, rather than the Euro €.

    But as usual the media is trying to make out matters are MUCH worse than they are... at the moment. For example, few commentators mentioned that the FTSE 100 closed significantly higher on Friday, than at the end of the previous week. Admittedly, it's dropped some more today - but it is the nature of these things that there will be volatility in the markets for some time.
     
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    I got €1.04 back in 09 I believe. I remember about that time I got one visit where it was so close to parity I didn't bother doing any maths.

    The £/$ the lowest I can remember was $1.36 I seem to recall it was around the time of the .com bust but I can't remember for certain. I was an importer back then so remember $ prices fairly well.
     
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    I remember one holiday, can't remember what year, we got 1:1 for most of the holiday
     
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    Euros will be collector items soon.
     
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    About 2008/9 I remember going into the post office and they were advertising £1 to €0.98
    I vaguely remember £1 to €1.50 but not sure when that was
     
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