I'm surpised there is no dealer info here on Crown Currency Exchange - even though I have seen it mentioned a few times in threads.
Crown Currency is an online currency exchange company that I have personally used a few times. They specialise in one important area that I've not seen in any other exchange company.
If you are worried about fluctuating exchange rates and think you might miss out on current "highs" but are not going to go away for a few months or even a year away - then "help" is at hand.
You can buy currency or travellers cheques from Crown at inflated exchange rates. You pay now and they post (fuly insured) the currency to you when you need it for your trip away.
What this effectively means is that you know excatly the exchange rate you will get. Of course, on the day, the exchange may exceed what you are going to get (a downside for sure), but it is far more likely IMHO that the US$ will recover to more "normal" levels and you will left with a larger bill for your spending money.
I've used this company for 2 US trips in the past year. Each time I have been quids in - even with the better US$ exchange rate we currently enjoy. Currently you can get $2.02 for your trips for next year.
Not going to the US? The have a look at their other currency deals.
I've been promted to post this deal after seeing the other thread currently on the go - which I have voted hot - but because its not going to be around for too long. This one will last! The way I see it, they buy in your currency, and then put your cash to work. In return, you get a better rate.
Current deals on $
Delivery Period From To Exchange Rate
15 - 21 days 18/06/2007 24/06/2007 1.9233
22 - 30 days 25/06/2007 03/07/2007 1.9273
31 - 40 days 04/07/2007 13/07/2007 1.9777
41 - 50 days 14/07/2007 23/07/2007 1.9342
51+ days 24/07/2007 02/09/2007 1.9381
September 2007 03/09/2007 30/09/2007 1.9480
October 2007 01/10/2007 31/10/2007 1.9579
November 2007 01/11/2007 30/11/2007 1.9678
December 2007 01/12/2007 31/12/2007 1.9777
January 2008 01/01/2008 31/01/2008 1.9900
February 2008 01/02/2008 29/02/2008 1.9750
March 2008 01/03/2008 31/03/2008 2.0000
April 2008 01/04/2008 30/04/2008 2.0050
May 2008 01/05/2008 31/05/2008 2.0100
June 2008 01/06/2008 30/06/2008 2.0150
July 2008 01/07/2008 31/07/2008 2.0200