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    Are you a gambler?

    If you like a gamble and you are cruising soon then maybe now is the time to look seriously at buying some foreign currency.

    Today's rates of the Euro and the US Dollar are back to a reasonable rate. Nearly €1.20 and nearly $1.60 to the GBP. These rates were slightly exceeded about 6 weeks ago but only just then they dropped away and have now regained the above rate.

    They may slip away again depending on the market and they may rise above it but in the past year they have both been a lot lower than this.

    So with this being a surprisingly good rate it could be a time to either watch to see what happens or to buy some. Both watching and buying would be to gamble with the situation but £200 to £500 might stand you in good stead for a cruise in the reasonably near future.

    How best to buy them? In my opinion I would go online and look at the advice being given on Martin Lewis' moneysavingexpert.com and look at his Travel Money pages.

    You will in most cases not get the Bank Rate but about 3 cents less.

    If you know of how to get a better rate we would all be pleased to hear from you.
    (Warning: This must not include robbing banks)

    Neil

    #2
    And here's me thinking this would be a topic about on-board casinos!

    Reminds me, must get some euros, only 3 weeks to go.

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      #3
      I took a punt 10 days ago at E1.17 to the £ at Tesco, today I checked it was E1.13 to £. I need another £200 worth before Monday. Where can I get E 1.20 to £.

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        #4
        will we have a Friday high and a Monday low? time will tell, will be watching the rates over the next week as need $ fo 30 Apr
        Helen

        the keeper Loobyloo, Hugo and Tinkerbell (the cats) and The Cluckingtons (the chickens)

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          #5
          I bought some OBC at $1.58 ; it guarantees me a min rate and I still have dollar TCs which I purchased over the years at rates between $1.65 to $2.00 ; I never cash them leftover US TCs.

          Annie

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            #6
            E1.20 is the commercial rate.

            I work in travel money and tomorrow it will sell at E1.1645 in some supermarkets. Rates are normally less favourable at the weekend.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Patience32, Devon View Post
              E1.20 is the commercial rate.

              I work in travel money and tomorrow it will sell at E1.1645 in some supermarkets. Rates are normally less favourable at the weekend.
              Excellent news. Thanks

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                #8
                Originally posted by Patience32, Devon View Post
                E1.20 is the commercial rate.

                I work in travel money and tomorrow it will sell at E1.1645 in some supermarkets. Rates are normally less favourable at the weekend.
                Thats why I like my Santander Zero card, gets me commercial xchange rate when abroad and no xchange fee
                Helen

                the keeper Loobyloo, Hugo and Tinkerbell (the cats) and The Cluckingtons (the chickens)

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                  #9
                  That does me out of commission :-(

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                    #10
                    I have usually got a better rate 'on-line' buying €500 + including free delivery.
                    Lizzie sigpic

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                      #11
                      Me too Lizzie use my Tesco Clubcard to get currency free of all fees and the exchange rate is not bad.

                      BTW: I am a gambler and my game is roulette what's yours?

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Lizzie, Lymington View Post
                        I have usually got a better rate 'on-line' buying €500 + including free delivery.
                        Sure is Lizzie. Neil's link to Martin Lewis' moneysavingexpert.com is very good advice.

                        The high street is an expensive way to buy your foreign currency.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Solent Richard, Lee on the Solent View Post
                          Sure is Lizzie. Neil's link to Martin Lewis' moneysavingexpert.com is very good advice.

                          The high street is an expensive way to buy your foreign currency.
                          Here is the actual link:
                          Cheap Travel Money | TravelMoneyMax.com | Compare to get the best foreign currency exchange rates with the Travel Money Maximiser

                          PM
                          CANBERRA (STUFT) May 1982
                          OCEANA 7-21 Aug 2010
                          VENTURA 4-19 Nov 2011
                          VENTURA Feb 2014

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                            #14
                            Thanks PM.... spot on.

                            There has been an increase in the amount of Euros per GBP

                            There has been an decrease in the amount of US$ per GBP

                            Keep watching for best buys.

                            Neil

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Patience32, Devon View Post
                              That does me out of commission :-(
                              sorry! will think of you and add an apology each time I use!
                              Helen

                              the keeper Loobyloo, Hugo and Tinkerbell (the cats) and The Cluckingtons (the chickens)

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