pounds into euros

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  1. bernardfeay

    bernardfeay Read Only Funster

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    i can't help but notice that all the exchange rate windows show typically rates of £1= 1.13 euros for a sell rate and £1=1.22 euros for a buy rate.

    Surely there must be a lot of visitors from Europe who would love to swap their euros at 1.17 just as much I would love to buy them at that rate.

    I can understand all the scare mongering that there might be forgeries but we all handle notes in our everyday lives.

    I don't like the fact that a bank gets 5% of my holiday money for doing as close to sod all as makes no difference. Is there a solution?
     
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    Post Office....

    rates may be slightly different but no charges to buy or sell back to them.

    currently 2.5 cents less per £ (1.1044) but no charges means its the equivilent of 2.5 euro less per £100....not the 5 euro per £100 you quote.
    already in front by 2.5 euro
     
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    I'll be coming to england in august ..... where will you be? when do you want to get your euros? May be we could swap:Wink: not a bad idea!


    Amicalement


    Frankie:Smile:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    a friend of mine does that on his frequent trips to south africa.

    he takes £ and sells to a local friend for rand, at the current african exchange rate.
    he in turn sells the £ on to friends visiting england.

    cuts out the middle men and gets a better rate.
     
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    Bonjour Frankie,

    We are departing Portsmouth for Le Havre on 21 Aout. Would love to swap Pounds for Euros at mid-rate. Let me know & we can meet up.

    Cheers

    Billkce:thumb:
     
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    Better see all that in chat ! straight answers are better than exchange of mails or PM !Ill pop in at 7.00pm french time which is 6.00 english time and see if you 're in!:Wink:



    Amicalement


    Frankie:Smile::Smile:
     
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