Has anyone used this website? (legit or not)

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  1. iNash macrumors 6502

    iNash

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    Hey all,

    my girlfriend needs to change her money into USD for our holiday.

    The current rate is $1.38 to the pound but she's found a website offering $1.40!

    Has anyone used this website/heard anything about it? It seems official?

    https://www.currency-express.com/currencyexpress/

    Cheers
     
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  3. iNash thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what I thought, looks ok.

    Also it's part of the ICE group (International Currency Exchange)...
     
  4. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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    I wouldn't, i'd want someone to show it me in front of me etc. I'd just go to Co-op and get $1.39.
     
  5. trule macrumors 6502

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    I just looked, the rate from that site was 1.41 and the spot rate was 1.43. I would say it sounds good but question where you got the 1.38 rate.

    Sounds good none the less
     
  6. iNash thread starter macrumors 6502

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    We walked around the shops today, places like M+S etc gave us 1.38, but the website looks like the best one.

    Cheers
     
  7. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    :eek:I haven't checked the exchange rates for some time. Shocker! It was only a few months ago at $2 to the £. Dude.
     
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  9. iNash thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yup, gotta love the recession ;)

    Although the girlfriend is not happy as I had the hind sight to convert my money AGES ago and got something like $1.58 I think :cool:

    Ha ha you have not met my girlfriend, if we left it till actually going to the airport she would spend EVERY minute of the day going:

    "But what if it goes down on the day"
    "But what if they have no money"
    "But what if I forget"
    "But what if..."

    You get the idea... ;)
     
  10. yg17 macrumors G5

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    From what I hear, you're going to get the best rates at an ATM at your destination.

    Also, if you happen to bank at Barclays, I believe (and please double check this with them) you can use Bank of America ATMs in the states without fees. BoA has some sort of alliance with Barclays, and I know BoA customers can use Barclays ATMs with no fees, I'd imagine it would work the other way.
     
  11. iNash thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nice, that's really good to know, will check with them first thing in the morning...

    Thank you!
     
  12. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Where in the US are you going? I'm pretty sure every major city has Bank of America branches or ATMs all over the place, but you might want to post where you're headed and maybe someone who lives there can tell you for sure.
     
  13. mogzieee macrumors 6502a

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    You'll never get a good exchange rate at the airport. Never.

    I'd suggest M&S. They've got alright exchange rates and are commission free.
     
  14. iNash thread starter macrumors 6502

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    NYC, staying by Central Park (if anyone want's to meet for a coffee? :D)

    Cheers
     
  15. trule macrumors 6502

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    Landing in any country with some cash is a good idea, in case your cards don't work (it happens). However carrying large amounts of cash is risky so using cards is, as suggested, a good way.

    I normally travel with 2 visa cards, a maestro/cirrus debit card and enough cash to survive 3 nights. Why 2 visa cards? Well most shops accept them in the US and unfortunately its quite possible that your card will be consumed by a defective ATM (this happens too).
     

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