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Hey 3DOKid... What's happening to the British Pound?

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:02 am
by Mobius
I know you were fond of the 2:1 exchange rate for GBP to USD not so long ago... What are you going to use to subtly needle Americans now that that's gone?

Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:51 pm
by mattyg
I think the british pound's disappearing act is conspiracly aligned to our illustrious moderator forsaking us for the Playstation. :wink:

Good point though - I thought it was the US who got us all into this mess and yet our Australian Dollar dropped 30% ?

Only a couple of months ago it was nearly 1:1 against the greenback.

mmmm interesting times ahead

Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:06 pm
by UnholyTancred
mattyg wrote:I think the british pound's disappearing act is conspiracly aligned to our illustrious moderator forsaking us for the Playstation. :wink:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:27 am
by Mobius
mattyg wrote:I think the british pound's disappearing act is conspiracly aligned to our illustrious moderator forsaking us for the Playstation. :wink:

Good point though - I thought it was the US who got us all into this mess and yet our Australian Dollar dropped 30% ?

Only a couple of months ago it was nearly 1:1 against the greenback.

mmmm interesting times ahead
I think the conspiracy is why the Kid hasn't posted in this thread yet... What is he hiding?

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:32 am
by mattyg
Maybe he is a closet Atariyan

We might have been wrong about him being Trip maybe he is really Nolan Bushnell! or now on Sony's payroll

Thats got to be it :wink:

Burn your playstations now! :lol:

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:14 pm
by 3DOKid
I missed this one.

The answer is god only knows.

I used to love my bi-annual visit to the USA. I could buy gaming/computer stuff for 50% of what I was paying the UK.

I got Time Crisis 4 for $60, when it was finally (6 months later) released in the Uk it was £60 (at the time equivilent to $120)

i bought a Sony Vaio for Mrs 3DOkid for similar discounts. 50% Off. I got memory sticks, gamepads, all manner of geekdom I prices i could only dream of.

Oh how I loved America.

That has all gone. Mostly. Frys and Best Buy will not be recovering from the economic down turn thanks to my spending anyway.

I think Sterling was hideously over valued. You Americans should be glad, especially you eBaying types. i could outbid you all and still get amazing prices. :wink:

Fortunately the Japanese Yen plummeted with the pound. so no change on that front.


I'm in Texas again next week BTW. Anyone know any good retrogaming stores in Austin?

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:20 am
by Mobius
3DOKid wrote:I'm in Texas again next week BTW. Anyone know any good retrogaming stores in Austin?
No, but say hi to my cousin while you're there.

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:26 pm
by 3DOKid
'kay.

what they look like? Average build, average height, American? I'll keep an eye out ;)

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:35 am
by Vance
We have fingers in virtually every little dirty pie the world over. The American dollar drops steadily enough, that safety net starts to drag everybody else down with us.