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Euro rates

Oswestry, United...
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Euro rates

Has anyone been getting good euro rates yet and if so where's best ?

I have been keeping an eye on the usual post office and travel agents!!

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1. Re: Euro rates

Have a look at this site - we always get our currency here, usually the best deal by far (just bought £500 at 1.19E to the pound).

http://www.thomasexchange.co.uk/

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Hi there

I have to say that of the three travel agents in town and the Post office, the PO are invariably the worst rate by far. Thos Cooks seem to usually be the best in town, by as much as a couple of cents.

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The last couple of years, travel agents in my town have put signs outside saying they guarantee best rate and after checking online I have gone in armed with that info, but as of yet not seen the signs.

The one thing that I have to remember is to state that I don't want the buy back guarantee option because they charge extra for that before they inform you. Don't know about anyone else but I usually spend most of my euros or keep them for my next holiday.

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Hi there

We tend to use Thomas Cook too, and usually their rate is the best on the high street.

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5. Re: Euro rates

You can get the best rates online, but do read the small print T & Cs as it can be a risk (refer to Crown Currency collapse in 2010!)

Best rate this morning is currently 1.209 from Best Foreign Exchange

bestforeignexchange.com/services-travel-mone…

Use a comparison site like MoneySavingExpert to compare delivered/collection options & decide which is best for you

…moneysavingexpert.com/holiday-money/

Edited: 12 April 2012, 09:09
Wirral
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Hey

Definitely check out the smaller exchanges/payday loan centres such as 'Moneyshop'. They will and do guarantee the best rate every day compared to other T Agents/outlets in the area as they compare their rates daily. I have used them for 4 years and each time I research the rates with other outlets and without fail, Moneyshop have been the best every time.

Commission free and often give u a guaranteed buyback rate. I cant recommend them highly enough!

Mart

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You are charged around £3.95 for the buy back guarantee and then it only applies to£200 worth so if you have more left over you end up losing out any way. Also if you have originaly bought less than £200, it's no good.

Gave my son £160 as spending money. Me being a nosey mum checked the receipt/converter paper. Asked him about BBGand he didn't even know they had charged him. So in reality they only actually changed over £154 for him.

Spoke to the First Choice branch he bought them from and was told he should have been told about the Buy Back before he changed the money over, but they can't do anything other than speak to the person who sold him the currency and next time they would give him a lot better rate.

So I started to wonder didn't they give him a good rate in the first place - Lol.

Lesson learnt. So search around first now.

Wirral
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Hey

Can't comment on other operators/providers such as First Choice, but Money Shop did not charge me a 'buy back fee' and limit was in the region of 400/500 Euros which was well sufficient.

Mart

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My experience has been similar to Mart's, that the advent of all these moneyshops, cash convertors etc. on the high st has given the travel agents a run for their money. I always check them all first and take the best rate, which so far has always been slightly better than M&S or Tesco exchange counters. A Tesco near us used to have a € cash machine which was pretty good as well but it's been taken out. I was charged a buy back fee without being told about it by FirstChoice a few years ago, looked at my receipt and complained there and then in the shop. Their justification was that there was a sign on the counter, which 'unfortunately' had been covered up so customers couldn't see it!! They did refund it, but I took a mental note then never to do business with that shop again.

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10. Re: Euro rates

Did the same as you Steve.

Have never been back to that shop. Between the three of us, we travel a lot so a tiny loss in their profits.

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