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Bob Barton18/03/2022 01:28:01
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I would like to subscribe to model engineer ,but I live in U.S. what would price be? In U.S. Dollars thanks . Bob Barton

JasonB18/03/2022 06:56:46
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If you go to "subscribe" at the top of the page, select ME and then select what format you want it in you can change the delivery destination and get the cost in GBP, convert this at the current exchange rate

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Another JohnS18/03/2022 13:34:22
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if you google "exchange pound to usd" it should come up with some on-line calculators. I just did the same for Canadian dollar last week when I renewed.

Now, on your credit card bill, the actual daily exchange (and possible fees) will make it slightly different from the on-line calculators, so just treat the on-line calculator as a close but rough guide.

For instance, 108 pounds comes out to about 142 US Dollars, as of the time of writing this reply. Hope this helps and adds to Jason's answer above.


SillyOldDuffer18/03/2022 14:10:55
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A dollar is worth about ¾ of a pound. (Multiply £ by 1.3 to get $)

Googling "GBP to USD" should find a calculator working at whatever the exchange rate is today. Just now £108 = $141.99


Peter Greene 🇨🇦18/03/2022 15:40:15
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oldvelo19/03/2022 06:57:30
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A dollar is worth about ¾ of a pound. (Multiply £ by 1.3 to get $)

Massive slide in the exchange rate that I remember as being taught from a pre WW-2 text book of

$1 = 4s 2p

or 1 Pound Sterling. = $4 80c compared to 1 Pound Sterling = $1 30c

Michael Gilligan19/03/2022 07:17:14
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Posted by oldvelo on 19/03/2022 06:57:30:


Massive slide in the exchange rate that I remember as being taught from a pre WW-2 text book of

$1 = 4s 2p


… and, as many of us will recall :

Half-a-dollar definition: a British silver or cupronickel coin worth two shillings and sixpence”



Note: I copied that text ^^^ from Collins … but their cookies are intrusive, and [intentionally?] difficult to manage,  so I’m not posting a link.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 19/03/2022 07:31:37

Anthony Kendall19/03/2022 08:48:07
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I liked the half crown - and the time when it bought 5 big ice creams or 10 smaller ones, or 10 bags of chips or 6 Mars bars (not that more than 1 was ever bought at a time - to be eaten chopped in at least 6 portions and shared out with the hope of getting an end bit with more chocolate). Two of them would buy 2 gallons of petrol.

Because it was so valuable I never had many half crowns.

So much more presence than a two bob bit or florin.

Bruce Voelkerding19/03/2022 11:52:57
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one other tidbit - I live in the US. Every time I have ordered Model Engineer (by phone to the UK) using my MasterCard, a "Hold" was placed on the Card as the purchase was a possible fraud or theft. I always call my Master Card company after the transaction to explain it was an intentional purchase.

I have also had this happen once using my Card at a convenience store 60 miles from my home.

When I travel to Europe I always call the company first and give them the dates I will be out of the country.

Peter Greene 🇨🇦19/03/2022 16:38:08
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US credit card security can be a bit severe sometimes. Back in the era (~10 years ago) when I was driving to Florida (from Canada) each spring, they brought in the system in the US at gas pumps whereby you have to confirm your credit card with your zip-code. Zip-codes being numeric only, you couldn't enter a Canadian postal code (letters and numbers). So you couldn't use a Canadian card at the pumps at all.

It was a pita for a couple of years until the credit card companies sorted it out and came up with an alternative method for Canadian customers. They couldn't have anticipated that up-front?

Edited By Peter Greene 🇨🇦 on 19/03/2022 16:38:48

mark costello 120/03/2022 16:03:48
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And I thought the Metric system was hard..

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