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    I am going to the US Next year and need to change some money to dollars obviously.

    However, I want to know is there anywhere I can purchase dollars online that allow me to choose all or some of the denominations?

    ie. I purchase $100 and get eg; 3 x $20 6 x $5.

    The only reason being obviously need some lower denominations for tips and all the currency places in town only have $10 and up..

    thanks.

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    Original Poster

    dcx_badass

    I used travelex to pick up at the airport, then you can just ask them. I … I used travelex to pick up at the airport, then you can just ask them. I doubt anywhere will have $5's in, you know when you buy stuff you get change right?

    I never knew you get change. I usually just tell them to keep the 'excess'.

    Theres a place in town (that's out of my way) that does actually do 5's and 1's but he doesn't know when he'll get anymore in because 'he doesn't have time to go get anymore currency'

    it's a money shop and he had just under $400 in USD.

    lolwtf
    Edited by: "t0mm" 16th Dec 2010

    When I go to USA I change £50 at the Burueau de Change within Gatwick or other airport and ask for small value notes and they are normally fine about this.
    Also check with your bank if tou can draw $ in ATM in States.I bank with Barclays and you can use any Bank of America ATM without any surcharge, much safer than carrying loads of notes.
    KW

    Original Poster

    zz67384

    When I go to USA I change £50 at the Burueau de Change within Gatwick or … When I go to USA I change £50 at the Burueau de Change within Gatwick or other airport and ask for small value notes and they are normally fine about this.Also check with your bank if tou can draw $ in ATM in States.I bank with Barclays and you can use any Bank of America ATM without any surcharge, much safer than carrying loads of notes.KW

    Thanks.

    I wont be taking a lot of cash with me.
    Most of it i'm putting on a fairfx.com card - free to use (in shops etc) and only $2 charge to withdraw at an ATM with no other fee. The rate can be pretty decent (was 1.6 only a few weeks ago) and the card didnt cost me a penny so..

    Original Poster

    anyone else?

    t0mm I have $129. $120 in $10's a $5 and and four $1 if that interests you. I'll obviously beat the rate on the high street.

    We ordered our cash for NY from Thomas Cook.

    You can specifiy denominations (we got $100 in $1 bills for tips etc).

    Original Poster

    Browni

    We ordered our cash for NY from Thomas Cook.You can specifiy … We ordered our cash for NY from Thomas Cook.You can specifiy denominations (we got $100 in $1 bills for tips etc).

    Did you do that instore or order online?

    Got a load of $5s from post office the other day

    t0mm

    Did you do that instore or order online?

    First time phoned to order, second time ordered online and picked up today...

    Although whether we get to New York is another story (Heathrow not looking good!).

    Original Poster

    Online I cant see where you can request specific denominations? or is that phone order only?
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