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    currency exchange

    Can anyone tell me where to get the best rates when exchanging us dollars for canadian. (casino?). Thanks.

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    Peckerhead,

    There is already a thread started on this topic, which you would have found if you had done a 30 seconds search:

    https://merb.cc/vbulletin/showthread...change+rate%22

    Also discussed here:

    https://merb.cc/vbulletin/showthread...=exchange+rate
    Last edited by EagerBeaver; 01-30-2007 at 04:50 AM.

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    Best to worst

    1) The bank (i.e. Canadian ATM) or your credit card
    2) The casino
    3) Travelex, currency exchange places in the mall, airport, etc.
    4) Local merchants

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    Thanks guys. EB - your criticism is correct. I started by searching on 'exchange', got two pages into a ten page list with no hits and got lazy.

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    #1 option is ATM

    "if god created anything greater then woman... he must have kept it to himself"

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    always use atm

    I always use the ATM, you get up to the minute exchange rates and usually only a $1 - $2 fee. don't bring a bunch of US cash into the country. Conversly don't take much home. I try to hit the airport with about $5.00 for starbucks on the way to the gate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nacho
    ... I try to hit the airport with about $5.00 for starbucks on the way to the gate.
    If anybody leave Canada with more that $5, I can help you by sending you my postal address. I'll be happy to take your extra cash!

    ATM and credit card are easiest and more cost-effective. Banks take too long and ask too many question. Nothing like "what will you do with the money?" but name, address, IDs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nacho
    I always use the ATM, you get up to the minute exchange rates and usually only a $1 - $2 fee. don't bring a bunch of US cash into the country. Conversly don't take much home. I try to hit the airport with about $5.00 for starbucks on the way to the gate.
    I also use ATM, especially Scotiabank ones, because I don't have to pay transaction fee with BAC debit card. Since 2003, I don't mind coming back home to NYC with few hundred C$ due direction of exchange rate between C$ and US$.

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