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Using monthly average exchange rates

Hi! I just changed the USD prices in the table using the average exchange rates from October 2009 instead of the current exchange rate. The idea of changing to monthly rates came from Christoph Pulster. I think this is a much better idea than using the current rate which can change much more. I got the monthly rates from an online tool at http://fx.sauder.ubc.ca/data.html . Here are the rates for October. I'm planning to update these rates regularly:

MMM YYYY	EUR/USD	GBP/USD	CZK/USD	PLN/USD	RUB/USD	CHF/USD
Oct 2009	0.67480	0.61704	17.478	2.8447	29.436	1.0214
Nov 2009	0.67067	0.60272	17.339	2.7941	28.964	1.01277
Dec 2009	0.68580	0.61605	17.889	2.8440	30.104	1.0301
MMM YYYY	GBP/USD	CZK/USD	EUR/USD	PLN/USD	RUB/USD	CHF/USD
Jan 2010	0.61872	18.306	0.70080	2.8505	29.863	1.0340
Feb 2010	0.64037	18.989	0.73130	2.9348	30.153	1.0726
MMM YYYY	GBP/USD	CZK/USD	EUR/USD	INR/USD PLN/USD	RUB/USD	CHF/USD
Mar 2010	0.66414	18.816	0.73700	44.619  2.8654	29.563	1.0666
Apr 2010	0.65211	18.873	0.74565	44.437	2.8907	29.185	1.0693
May 2010	0.68147	20.445	0.79584	45.725	3.2317	30.473	1.1282
Jun 2010	0.67741	21.094	0.81829	46.527	3.3575	31.256	1.1256
Jul 2010	0.65369	19.735	0.78067	46.796	3.1812	30.578	1.0530

I hope this is okay for other editors; feedback and suggestions are welcome! --Marko Knöbl 11:10, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

I suggest not to use and calculate exchange rates at all (they may even change by several % if your CC is charged 2 weeks later). Just use USD, EUR. And there will remain only 6 other currencies. But you should link the online-tool so that everyone can easily convert what he/she wants. -- hns 09:28, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

I konw that exchange rates can change very much. The conversions are only meant to be rough guidlines which provide an approximate price for comparison - I don't see any disadvantage of listing the USD prices - I think there is no better method of comparing these prices than converting all of them to one currency. And I think we can save other people some extra work if we list the converted prices instead of requiring them to convert them by themselves. --Marko Knöbl 14:55, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

freerunner.cz inactive

Hi, my openmoko was from shop freerunner.cz, but now this shop is closed and domain is redirect to http://www.halnet.cz/ which don't sale openmoko now. --User:Kukide 21.39 25 November 2009 (UTC+1)

Thank you for pointing this out! When I checked it on Wednesday it was working. I have removed this link again! -- Marko Knöbl 11:24, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

Hi, shop http://freerunner.cz is open again. User:Kukide 11.22 22 March 2009 (UTC+1)

Thanks! I added it back to the list. --Marko Knöbl 19:13, 22 March 2010 (UTC)
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Using monthly average exchange rates

Hi! I just changed the USD prices in the table using the average exchange rates from October 2009 instead of the current exchange rate. The idea of changing to monthly rates came from Christoph Pulster. I think this is a much better idea than using the current rate which can change much more. I got the monthly rates from an online tool at http://fx.sauder.ubc.ca/data.html . Here are the rates for October. I'm planning to update these rates regularly:

MMM YYYY	EUR/USD	GBP/USD	CZK/USD	PLN/USD	RUB/USD	CHF/USD
Oct 2009	0.67480	0.61704	17.478	2.8447	29.436	1.0214
Nov 2009	0.67067	0.60272	17.339	2.7941	28.964	1.01277
Dec 2009	0.68580	0.61605	17.889	2.8440	30.104	1.0301
MMM YYYY	GBP/USD	CZK/USD	EUR/USD	PLN/USD	RUB/USD	CHF/USD
Jan 2010	0.61872	18.306	0.70080	2.8505	29.863	1.0340
Feb 2010	0.64037	18.989	0.73130	2.9348	30.153	1.0726
MMM YYYY	GBP/USD	CZK/USD	EUR/USD	INR/USD PLN/USD	RUB/USD	CHF/USD
Mar 2010	0.66414	18.816	0.73700	44.619  2.8654	29.563	1.0666
Apr 2010	0.65211	18.873	0.74565	44.437	2.8907	29.185	1.0693
May 2010	0.68147	20.445	0.79584	45.725	3.2317	30.473	1.1282
Jun 2010	0.67741	21.094	0.81829	46.527	3.3575	31.256	1.1256
Jul 2010	0.65369	19.735	0.78067	46.796	3.1812	30.578	1.0530

I hope this is okay for other editors; feedback and suggestions are welcome! --Marko Knöbl 11:10, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

I suggest not to use and calculate exchange rates at all (they may even change by several % if your CC is charged 2 weeks later). Just use USD, EUR. And there will remain only 6 other currencies. But you should link the online-tool so that everyone can easily convert what he/she wants. -- hns 09:28, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

I konw that exchange rates can change very much. The conversions are only meant to be rough guidlines which provide an approximate price for comparison - I don't see any disadvantage of listing the USD prices - I think there is no better method of comparing these prices than converting all of them to one currency. And I think we can save other people some extra work if we list the converted prices instead of requiring them to convert them by themselves. --Marko Knöbl 14:55, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

freerunner.cz inactive

Hi, my openmoko was from shop freerunner.cz, but now this shop is closed and domain is redirect to http://www.halnet.cz/ which don't sale openmoko now. --User:Kukide 21.39 25 November 2009 (UTC+1)

Thank you for pointing this out! When I checked it on Wednesday it was working. I have removed this link again! -- Marko Knöbl 11:24, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

Hi, shop http://freerunner.cz is open again. User:Kukide 11.22 22 March 2009 (UTC+1)

Thanks! I added it back to the list. --Marko Knöbl 19:13, 22 March 2010 (UTC)