exchange rates on line sellers

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  1. Scout

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    Ive been tasked with sorcing the Euros for our forth-coming family esapade into france and the local travel shops are offering under 1.3Euro to £.

    The on line sellers do much better, but are they safe? can any body recomend a good one
     
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    its been a few years since I used any but have used several in the past depending on the rates being offered BUT have found that unless you are planning buying large amounts can get better (or as good rates) from local hole in the wall (depending what card you have) will try and check back and see who I used the last time
     
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    We used the Post Office last year, next day delivery to the local post office. Good rate and no problems.

    Audrey
     
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    Hi, I got my Euro's from the post office online, maybe not the best rate???? but I would of thought one of the safest, I bought 1 day and they were deliverd next morning by postman in van, so safe as safe can be I suppose, best of luck Regards Garry Flatpackchicken
     
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    the one I used was FairFX next day deliver after bank transfer
    have checked a few rates

    Fair FX 1.1375
    ICICI 1.1343
    M&S bank 1.1339
    vida FX 1.1338
    travel FX 1.1328 have also used them
    post office 1.1228

    above based on spending £750 all with free recorded delivery so as you can see not a great deal between any of them.
    Rates change on a daily basis as I'm sure you know and these guys all just buy and sell currency so depends what rate they get at the time.
    hope this helps
     
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    use them all the time
    Today 1.13 to the £:thumb:
     
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    I always check the Travel Money section of Martin Lewis' website Moneysavingexpert.

    You then have a fair idea who is best.

    Steve
     
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    I'll second that, used then a few times and always got a good exchange, and I used home delivery, choose the day you want it and very prompt.
     
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    Gee i can't remember when I last got 1.3 to the pound !!! :Eeek: go for it and tell me where !!!
     
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    Hi This year we used the Co-op travel for Euros and also a pre paid cash card, the Euros on that came off at the purchase rate. Pete :thumb:
     
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    I allways used to use Ilkeston coop travel and allways got really god rates but they were bought out last year and now are no beter (or worse) than the rest of high street, shame but there it is cut the competition and give less value....

    I might just use my cards
     
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    I recommend The Currency Club, good rates and next day delivery. No problems and they txt and email you.
     
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    you've probably set off now but I would look at TransferWise.co.uk - new online approach I used them for a transfer for new van in Germany - excellent service and fees were neglible- though that was for a bank transfer, They are branching out and will do currency- cant recommend highly enough,
     
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    I took €2000 euros from the ship before I left last week.

    Our on-board rate was 1.19 so very happy with that, and no commissions whatsoever..
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    no not just getting prepared:thumb:
     
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    I always just use a hole in the wall. I don't pay for much with cash these days, cards for everything if its more than 5€. You can get hit by fluctuations in the exchange rate, but have an equal chance of benefiting from them. Lots of supermarket fuel stations only take cards.

    Strangely the French still seem to like cheques, many times I have waited ages in a supermarket while someone ahead of me fusses about writing a cheque and finding the multiple items of identification required. Never seen anyone pay by cheque in the UK, though solicitors like them. My last cheque book still had the 19.. printed on it for the date.
     
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    Use a Tesco Credit Card ,

    if you use it for Euros etc through Tesco Travel Money , You don't get charged interest for the cash and they deliver to your door ( free ) , Usually better rate than the Post Office ,

    You also get Tesco points on the transaction to collect for your Tesco vouchers which are worth 3 x voucher value when you exchange them for your Euro Tunnel Tickets . :Cool:

    When i first bought a MH friend said get a Tesco card buy everything you can on it .
    shopping , meals out even beer ...:Eeek: and get fuel at Tesco ( 4 points / £1 spent ) then use the vouchers for Euro Tunnel ,

    I understand the Halifax are now doing a credit card that does not charge for its use at ATM.s abroad or for transactions , maybe worth having both cards :thumb:

    Graham
     
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