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get dollars now or when I get there?

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get dollars now or when I get there?

Hi, i'm going next Thurs and was wondering what the dollar against the pound is over there, as it's appaling over here and somewhat put a dampner on the trip,

Thanks,x

1. Re: get dollars now or when I get there?

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2. Re: get dollars now or when I get there?

the rate today is NYC is the same rates as you will get in the UK

ie around $1-44 to the £

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3. Re: get dollars now or when I get there?

If you have an ATM card that does not charge very high fees-- that is the way to go. ATm's always have the best exchange rates.

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4. Re: get dollars now or when I get there?

I wish your advice on this matter had not been censored. I'm from the UK and am also watching our currency devalue against the dollar which means our anticipated trip costs are sky rocketing - we're coming over in July. I share the posters concerns. I'll watch your clip and keep my fingers crossed that advice can be freely given in the future! We can't be the only 2 potential travellers with concerns on this subject!

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5. Re: get dollars now or when I get there?

I don't think George Soros is a regular TA poster. Other than him, I haven't seen many people win trying to bet on currency fluctuations.

2 years ago, Europeans we're treating the US as an outlet mall, things have changed. In a few years/months/weeks, it may be like that again. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose

I was in Barcelona in January, the Euro has dropped 15% since then. What can I do, I still had fun

And the Euro, at least , is still 20% stronger than it was the day the Euro was introduced. We Americans have been getting hammered for years.

To your question specifically, I would look at the commisiion you will be charged and do you really want to be walking around with large amounts of currency in your wallet anywhere? I would suggest just using your ATM/credit cards

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6. Re: get dollars now or when I get there?

hi, thanks for ur quick replys, I believe it's a valid discussion as well as interesting, off to check bank charges,x

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8. Re: get dollars now or when I get there?

If you have a bank card from Barclays, you can make withdrawals from Bank of America ATM's without any fees.

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9. Re: get dollars now or when I get there?

Not true. We contacted Barclays last night and they charge 2% on atm withdrawals.

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10. Re: get dollars now or when I get there?

Oh, Jenevo. Do let me know how you get on and I'll do the same. We're flying to NY on Thursday too.