Real World Currency Converter widget?

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

  1. rushmere macrumors 6502

    rushmere

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    Jul 28, 2006
    Location:
    Auckland
    #1
    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

    miles01110

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    Jul 24, 2006
    Location:
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    #2
    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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