where do u all buy UR euros for ur holidays?

Found 1st May 2008
cant believe just back from a few days in amsterdam and had to get some sterling changed and couldnt as it was after half 6 at night and it was then termed a holiday in amsterdam !plus the following day as it was the queens birthday ! thought i had no problem getting it changed but ended up in amsterdam with only enough money for food but no cash for alcohol and the place was jumping !!! big party night and no cash to enjoy it .ended up in my bed at 11pm exchange rate when i did get it changed 117 euros to the pound , robbing sods

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travelex online is usually the very best rate. You can order it online and as long as there is at least 24 hours notice you can choose an airport to pick up the euros from.
You have to do it online though, they do not offer such a good rate over the counter.

I found Tesco to be the cheapest in my area.

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suppose you never thought of trying to get yourself locked in somewhere for a few quid;-)

first choice were offering 1.23eu today which is the best I have seen in a few months. Post office were only offering 1.17.

I got 1.21 from m&s last week which was good at the time.

Only thing to watch if ordering them to be delivered to the house is the delivery/ insurance cost sometimes out weighs getting the better rate.

Hope this helps Happy Holidays

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yeah i'll be needing quite a few euros... so tips are welcome!

I usually go to post office as it more convient for me at times.

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Mum2Connor&Cerys;2009162

I usually go to post office as it more convient for me at times.



yeah that's what my gf said to do but i think of how much postage is a rip off so i cant believe i get the best deal at the PO for currency

Travelex online is definately the best rate for euros, I double check everytime but no where else has ever had a better rate whenever Ive looked

I don't normally change much before I go - you get a much better rate taking out through cash machines whilst abroad - and if you use a Nationwide Debit card - there are no fees

Mstiny,

I always get mine from the cheque centre in town next to Central Station. You will not be able to beat their exchange rate. Theirs is always alot more than the post office, travelex, M&S etc.

imranmaz;2009171

yeah that's what my gf said to do but i think of how much postage is a … yeah that's what my gf said to do but i think of how much postage is a rip off so i cant believe i get the best deal at the PO for currency



Yeh,but it whatever convient at time also,if we in the main town then we look at the travel agents,just depends.

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Tintern1981;2009796

I don't normally change much before I go - you get a much better rate … I don't normally change much before I go - you get a much better rate taking out through cash machines whilst abroad - and if you use a Nationwide Debit card - there are no fees


best advice although Abbey National have a new card out called zero which is meant to be slightly better.

Never get it exchanged over here as its rip off britain once again. Much better rate in destination country.

Last year i got some money changed before i went, but i discovered it was a lot better to just get the money out of a cash machine while over there, as long as your bank doesn't charge you any fees!

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csiman;2010357

best advice although Abbey National have a new card out called zero which … best advice although Abbey National have a new card out called zero which is meant to be slightly better.Never get it exchanged over here as its rip off britain once again. Much better rate in destination country.



hmmmm i'll check it out.....

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Tintern1981;2009796

you get a much better rate taking out through cash machines whilst … you get a much better rate taking out through cash machines whilst abroad - and if you use a Nationwide Debit card - there are no fees



Do this as well, not necessarily for the exchange rate but feel safer knowing I can't be mugged of cash.

Tintern1981;2009796

I don't normally change much before I go - you get a much better rate … I don't normally change much before I go - you get a much better rate taking out through cash machines whilst abroad - and if you use a Nationwide Debit card - there are no fees



What Tintern said.

I never get money exchanged before I leave now. Get a Nationwide account and get your cash from a cash point. The exchange rate you get with Nationwide is consistenly better than Travelex, post office, etc, and there are absolutely no fees. Just like taking from a cash point over here.

Went to Egypt last year. Got £100 from the post office before I left which gave me about 870 Egyptian pounds. Got another £100 out of a cash point at my hotel, and came away with about 950 EGP!

Currency over here is a rip-off!

Is there anywhere apart from cash machines that you can change Pounds into Euros when abroad, I'm going to Spain on Monday and found the exhange rate in England rubbish. I don't have a nationwide account so can't do that.

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jessica1;2016019

Is there anywhere apart from cash machines that you can change Pounds … Is there anywhere apart from cash machines that you can change Pounds into Euros when abroad, I'm going to Spain on Monday and found the exhange rate in England rubbish. I don't have a nationwide account so can't do that.



"bureau de change" is what you want to look out for, usually in busy shopping centres.

The euro rate is shocking at the moment...! Soon be 1 to the pound! I get mine from M&S

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jessica1;2016019

Is there anywhere apart from cash machines that you can change Pounds … Is there anywhere apart from cash machines that you can change Pounds into Euros when abroad, I'm going to Spain on Monday and found the exhange rate in England rubbish. I don't have a nationwide account so can't do that.


I've never seen a cash machine that turns pounds into euros!

try a bank or any high st abroad where a lot of shops also exchange cash. much better rates than over here.
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