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    tomdenne
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    Times in the past were also hard .We bought a house in France and moved in 1996 at the start of purchas it was 100 francs to the pound but dropped to 85 cents when purchased

    :lol: I can’t make any sense of your figures grumpy but it’s late at night.


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    nomoss
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    Maybe he’s inadvertently reading the numbers on a bottle :wacko:


    Thanks to the Autoroutes and the use of GPS it is now possible to travel the length and breadth of France without seeing anything or speaking to anyone. Inspired by Charles Kuralt

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    pommehomme
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    Why didn’t he, in 1996, give me the name of his currency dealer. Clearly I missed the opportunity of a lifetime. I was only getting eight or nine francs to the £ in 1996. If I could have obtained some twelve times that rate, I’d have replaced George Soros in the financial world!


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    vic evans
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    When we bought this present house a local retired old farmer cut and bailed the grass. Months later when he presented his bill I nearly pooped myself until I finally realised it was in old francs.


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    grumpyaudeman
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    Maybe he’s inadvertently reading the numbers on a bottle

    Hi nomoss

     

    I  have forgotten the rate as you say it was just 10 francs to the pound  at the start  but later at 230,000f.f  I purchased the property 1996 aged 43  in the Correze 8 years later sold it  for  140,000 euro must be the numbers on a bottle

    Still 1 year off a full uk pension and 3 houses later loving it :yahoo:

     


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    nomoss
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    Maybe he’s inadvertently reading the numbers on a bottle

    Hi nomoss I have forgotten the rate as you say it was just 10 francs to the pound at the start but later at 230,000f.f I purchased the property 1996 aged 43 in the Correze 8 years later sold it for 140,000 euro must be the numbers on a bottle Still 1 year off a full uk pension and 3 houses later loving it :yahoo:

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    Don’t worry, I’ve made similar mistakes :-(

    Bought a house here at about the same time from some struggling Brits for something like £25,000, but somehow this magically changed to FF250,000 on the Acte. The exchange rate was somewhere around FF9 to the £, but the 4 or 500 pounds difference didn’t seem so important at the time, and they were nice people.

    I’m a bit further into my pension than you are, glad that I gambled on paying in some lump sums to increase my number of years of entitlement :-)

     

     


    Thanks to the Autoroutes and the use of GPS it is now possible to travel the length and breadth of France without seeing anything or speaking to anyone. Inspired by Charles Kuralt

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    grumpyaudeman
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    nomoss wrote

    glad that I gambled on paying in some lump sums to increase my number of years of entitlement

    As did I, great advice

     


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