Real World Currency Converter widget?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rushmere, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. rushmere macrumors 6502


    Jul 28, 2006
    I'm looking for a currency converter widget that shows tourist rates from UK Pounds to a range of other currencies, i.e. the real exchange rate that a tourist would get.

    I've tried loads of converters, but they all overstate the currency that you would get as a tourist, as they use the "official" exchange rate rather than the rate that you would actually get when buying currency on the high street.

    Any ideas??
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Don't think this exists, as it would have to be specific to the company you buy it from. Premiums vary from a flat service charge to bumping up the exchange rate anywhere from 10-25%. You're better off just withdrawing money from an ATM and dealing with your bank fee, or if you have a CapitalOne credit card they don't have foreign exchange fees.

    edit: now I see you live in the UK. So ignore my second sentence.

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