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Author Topic: Begali may require Euro transactions someday  (Read 777 times)
N3AIU
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« on: February 01, 2008, 06:50:19 AM »


Crap!  I meant "buy", not "by" ...
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N2UGB
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2008, 11:10:50 PM »

I just came from the Begali site. If you are having thoughts of purchasing a wonderful Begali key or paddle, it would be wise do so soon. Because the American dollar is rapidly becoming a third-world currency (my words, not Bigali's) on the foreign exchange market, they may, one day, be forced to ask for payment in Euros.

This is not effective immediatly, only a possibility.

I checked out the Kent site and they require pound sterling payment. One pound equals nearly two dollars. Now play that in reverse.

You see the trend.
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W8ZNX
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2008, 02:46:30 AM »

come now
what does this
have to do with cw / morse code / or telegraph keys

mac
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N2UGB
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2008, 03:15:26 AM »

Begali makes a great key...that's cw, mate. They currently are going by one euro for one dollar rate of exchange which in reality, this morning, is 1.47 euros for 1.00 dollars. In effect, the value of the euro is 47 percent stronger. Begali states that at some time in the future they may, that's may, have to do business in euros if the downward value of our currency continues.

Having read that info, I imagined cw operators who wanted a fine Begali product might want to purchase one now.

That's what it has to do with cw.
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2008, 09:55:06 AM »

N2UGB,
Thanks for the heads-up! I have been thinking about buying a Begali.
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N4KZ
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2008, 10:12:09 AM »

I own a Begali -- one of the finest CW paddles made. That would seem to qualify it as a CW topic.

73, N4KZ
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2008, 10:36:28 AM »

I concur with N4KZ: it's one of the finest paddles made. My Begali Magnetic Classic is a work of art, an engineering marvel and a wonderful toy, all wrapped up in one - a real pleasure to own and use.

If you think there's a Begali in your future, and if you think the dollar is going to weaken further against the euro, you might wanna get an order in quickly ...

73,
Jim
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2008, 11:59:37 AM »

"come now
what does this
have to do with cw / morse code / or telegraph keys "

It just means the deep discount we get on Begali keys may  go away!

I think it's relevant too.

It's not really about the Euro as necessary money... that's silly.  It's about the true cost of the Begali keys in materials and labor being about 150% of the price we get to pay.

Dan
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N2UGB
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2008, 11:47:27 PM »

Costs very likely a contributing facture, Dan. But that point was not mentioned on their site. Just the currency exchange rate. I see another Begali key in my future too.
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N2UGB
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2008, 12:26:02 AM »

"factor" yikes spelling. Still early in the AM here in Euroland.
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W8ZNX
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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2008, 03:01:01 AM »


the posting is about exchange rates

n2ugb used the words
third world
in reference to the US dollar

its simply a editorial about the exchange rate

has noting to do with cw
any more that
world oil or grain prices

mac
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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2008, 05:01:34 PM »

I have two Begali paddles now & love them!  I got the first one for Christmas 3 years ago, & the 2nd one two years ago. They have renewed my love for CW.  They are simply the best paddle you can own.
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« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2008, 10:54:50 AM »


Yes..."just about exhange rate"...NOT!

I own a beautiful Begali I purhased when visiting Torino after talking with Piero and his daughter. The exchange rate was 1:1. Now its not, and you may never own one because of that echange rate.

So, it's "you" having a fantastic CW paddle or not.  Seems relevant...for you, not me.  I've got one!

73,

---* Ken
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N3AIU
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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2008, 05:19:33 AM »


Fortunately, I'm being paid in Euros now.  I'm planning to by a Begali Sculpture before I come back to the US.

73, Nick N3AIU/DL1NE
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« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2008, 08:11:06 PM »

Dummy me - I had not picked up on that in the past.  A yr ago I got to thinking SERIOUSLY about buying one, but then with the exchange rate going south, I decided the cost was just too much considering the exchange rate - NOW I see the price is listed as Euros OR USD at the 1:1 exchange rate.

Maybe I'd better start thinking serious again.

Thanks for the heads up.

73 de Ken H>
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