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hartlepool
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exchange rates

hi im arriving in vegas for a fornight ina few weeks. we have £5000 to exchange and the rate is currently 1.51-1.52 over here. is there a better deal anywere there???

thanks

ENGLAND
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1. Re: exchange rates

I always use Travelex.

You can buy online and then collect it at most airports on the day your travel.

http://www.travelex.co.uk/uk/

Liverpool, UK
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"is there a better deal anywere there???" - As exchange rates are largely driven by the currency markets you are unlikely to get any better deal other than the normal daily fluctuations you get in tourist exchange rates.

I would suggest shopping around in the UK before you leave to get the best deal available unless you want to spend time going from casino to casino seeking a better deal that probably wont exist - the only place to definitely avoid is simply walking up and buying at the airport as these are normally the poorest rates.

Wales, United...
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http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/

I can't recommend this web site enough

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michael-emma,

Best I can suggest is www.moneysavingexpert.com

This question is asked a lot on here and there tends not to be any considerable better value over in Vegas.

Personally the amount you are taking I would take American Express travellers cheques for the majority of your spends to be on the safe side.

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5. Re: exchange rates

I'd change up some of that at M&S and get some as traveller's cheques.

kent england
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I didn't think people used travellers cheques anymore

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Been using travellers cheques all over Vegas for years.

Norfolk England
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Hi

Fairfx does some good exchange rates. Usually beating all high streets. Order and delivered to you next day. Pretty good service. They also do a card you can pre load if you dont want all cash with you.

Clive

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I don't think you'll get a much better rate than that. Even if you do difference in the amount of $ you'd get is minimal. I'd put the majority of it on a prepaid currency card and take some cash as well.

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10. Re: exchange rates

I certainly wouldn't take £5000 in cash dollars as you might have problems in the event of any loss as insurance coverage for money can be limited - take some $ cash and either a pre paid card or travellers cheques which are still easily exchanged in casinos.