Discussion in 'Continental Touring' started by PhilandMena, Dec 20, 2011.
Caxtons now offering 1.18 to the pound.
Loaded my card again!!
Jims hoping its around 1.75 by the time he hits France in Jan :Cool:
to early to start buying euro's
i will load my caxton later in 2012:thumb:
We travel mid January, will wait to nearer the date
A ten tear graph of the pound <> Euro.
Are you that confident there will be a euro in six months time?
In all 17 countries ?
Official rate now €1.2002
We are off to europe in late jan feb
are Caxtons a good bet?
can you use them anywhere?.......Like in restaurants and retailers or just holes in the wall.
I used a Caxton card in November and found that it was accepted everywhere the only place I could not use it was at the ING bank hole in the wall
Interesting point throughout the euro zone I visited (France Germany Luxenbourg Belgium) apart from the Swiss border I found it was impossible to exchange currency anywhere all the Banks etc no longer change anything to Euros
No motorway tolls and some fuel pumps rejected them. We still managed to empty it :Sad:
Sounds good ...............so you use the card just like a visa card garages as well ?
Have a look at their website (Google it) where everything is explained. This is the first time i will be using a Caxton card. However, a lot of experianced users on this website swear by it.
That's a good question Brian! I belive Greece is at risk and there is a good chance they will drop out of the Euro leaving 16 countries remaining. However, my gut feeling is they will once again receive support from Germany which could be the undoing of Merkle.
Just had a Forex notification of 1.20 do I or dont I
new to this caxton card idea. had our first 4 week in France this year.. had great time and will be off again in spring.
i have read the caxton website and got the message but from Brian's point can't see if Motorway tolls are payable with the card. i assume your well travelled Brian so that would be a definite no then?oh:
2012 it will hit 1.70 to the pound now there is a prediction
I'm sure it failed all tolls we tried.
Not the end of the world, tolls are best avoided since they double fuel costs in France. Though some bargains in Italy.
We will be using it again.
The reason why its not a good idea to use them in garage forecourts as it puts a hold on a minimum of about 200 euros for a few days even if you only put 60 euros in. So if you filled up a couple of times you could have a hold on all your available euros on the card until its released.
As for tolls we havent used them for that.
please bear in mind that FSA dont cover money used for foreign exchange, so if anything happened it could effect the money you have on it if something that happened you could lose your money. (I think its still the case).
Although we have used it many times but tend to limit to about 500 euros at a time, you can load it when youre still out travelling though so you could bolster it that way.