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cowboyro
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join:2000-10-11
Shelton, CT
reply to chgo_man99

Re: hmmmm

said by chgo_man99:

Currency exchanges are always more expensive than a visit to a local bank.

Not always, sometimes. Airports and hotels are the places with the worst rates.
Even exchanging at the local bank is a rip-off. Depends on currency and the country. And selling back your unused foreign currency for USD is even worse.

chgo_man99

join:2010-01-01
San Jose, CA
said by cowboyro:

said by chgo_man99:

Currency exchanges are always more expensive than a visit to a local bank.

Not always, sometimes. Airports and hotels are the places with the worst rates.
Even exchanging at the local bank is a rip-off. Depends on currency and the country. And selling back your unused foreign currency for USD is even worse.

I agree. When came back from Canada, I had $10 Canadian dollars left in my wallet, and got back only $5.XX since local exchange ripped off this transaction $3 just for transaction.

jp10558
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join:2005-06-24
Willseyville, NY
I don't know how workable it is for changing countries, but there are online services like »www.xe.com/fx/how.php ... Not sure if you'd save money once you got the funds to them and then back out...

chgo_man99

join:2010-01-01
San Jose, CA
this is for cashless transactions, not exactly something for $10 in cash.