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Where is good to buy Euros?

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TheProfiteroleThief Wed 26-Aug-09 10:31:08

I know this sounds pathetic, but it has been sooooooooooo long since I have been out of UK!

We have ready access to banks/nationwide/post office/travel agents and M&S Bureau de Change.

Generally speaking, is one better than the other re charges etc?

CMOTdibbler Wed 26-Aug-09 10:36:27

The Post office are usually pretty good - if you order online you get 1.1051 and 0% commission. M&S are 1.0868 and 0%.

Do you have time to order, or do you need to go in ? If going in, I'd do M&S

perdu Wed 26-Aug-09 10:38:12

I go to the P Office as they always seem to have the currency. My Lloyds have to 'order' it in......pathetic! You would have thought it was Japanese Yen FGS

TheProfiteroleThief Wed 26-Aug-09 10:39:41

Oh thanks! I do feel daft. I was a grown up once!

TheProfiteroleThief Wed 26-Aug-09 10:45:38

I have ordered now! Collect tomorrow, just up the road. Great!

LadyMuck Wed 26-Aug-09 11:05:08

Too late for today but moneysavingexpert has a travel money calculator for each day's best rates here.

TheProfiteroleThief Wed 26-Aug-09 11:08:05

doh! still it is convenient and I do like to supprt PO when poss

Drayford Wed 26-Aug-09 23:04:46

Post office, but take cash out of the hole in the wall before you go, don't use your debit card - PO wanted to charge me for debit card use last time!

Squishabelle Wed 26-Aug-09 23:18:33

Drayford - The Post Office do not charge for using the debit card. If there are any charges it is your bank that is levying them.

alypaly Fri 28-Aug-09 17:39:34

Marks and spencer normally has a good rate but if you spend over £500 at post office you get a better rate

TippyRabbit Tue 01-Sep-09 10:21:54

I have a FairFx card which I load with cash before I go. Better rate of exchange than High Street - can be used for payment in shops, restaurants, etc without additional charge, but 1.5 euros paid on taking out cash

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