Friday, April 22, 2011


Finally! The Canadian Dollar has been at or near par with the US dollar for months, but this is the first time I've actually come out ahead through PayPal. See that? $5.00 USD has been converted as $4.87 CAD.

Too bad there wasn't more of that going around. Check the cover price of Interweave Knits - $6.99 US but $7.99 in Canada. According to the Bank of Canada, one USD was worth 95.37 cents Canadian at the close of trading yesterday. So why are we paying about 15% more?

It's enough to drive you crazy, but never mind. After all, I finally won on that transaction!


Wanderingcatstudio said...

Go Canada!
I'm with you on the book/magazine thing - almost makes me want to buy an e-reader

Caffeine Girl said...

It is about time you Canadians came out ahead! However, it's not good news for us Americans!

suse-the-slow-knitta said...

a win's a win!