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Pounds to Euros?

New Jersey
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Pounds to Euros?

I thought that I would exchange pounds from a previous trip to London for Euros here in the USA so that we would arrive with the local currency. The agent at Travelex at JFK airport said that I would lose more money because it would have to be done in 2 steps: pounds to dollars and then dollars to euros.

Can anyone tell me if the banks in Dublin will give a better rate than at Dublin airport? I have several hundred pounds so I do want to get the best rate. Thanks for any advice.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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1. Re: Pounds to Euros?

I've always had pretty good luck at Airports, because there is usually a couple different currency exchange businesses, it makes them compete with eachother.

As long as you can convert the pounds directly to Euro it shouldn't have to be done in to steps. Guess it just depends on the company. The surcharge is what kills you.

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2. Re: Pounds to Euros?

the problem with the a/port is that there's only one 'high st' bank there (bank of ireland in the arrivals area). all the rest are the usual bureaux de change which i think are a rip-off.

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3. Re: Pounds to Euros?

jerseyretiree, when you get to ireland, go to a bank to exchange your money....as someone has already stated the bureau of exchange is a biiiiiiiiig ripoff....you used to get a good rate at the airport but not so much anymore....

once in ireland you won't have to change your money to anything except pounds to euros.....

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4. Re: Pounds to Euros?

You are right about the airport foreign exchange being a rip off. They have to pay a lot of extra rental costs, which are passed onto the consumer. ATM's are the way to go. Just make sure your network in the USA works here (e.g. PLUS). Most do.

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5. Re: Pounds to Euros?

lodge the pounds to a credit card account, then use the card instead of cash

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