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 Best Place to Buy Euros
Topic Originator: auldpar  
Date:   Tue 25 Aug 15:50

I usually find Debenhams rates are OK but they're shut as are Tesco and although Asda kiosk just opened today they could only take cash as they had a problem with their card machine. Any suggestions locally?
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 Re: Best Place to Buy Euros
Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Tue 25 Aug 16:06

Try here auldpar

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.compareholidaymoney.com/click-and-collect/euros.php&ved=2ahUKEwiJwaKn0LbrAhUVqXEKHc0lC5gQFjAHegQIAhAC&usg=AOvVaw1hqsq3oRiNbrgo-oUMc6Nn&cshid=1598368109717

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 Re: Best Place to Buy Euros
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 25 Aug 17:06

I always found the Post office online rate to be good auldpar if you buy £400 or more next day signed delivery



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 Re: Best Place to Buy Euros
Topic Originator: parforthecourse  
Date:   Tue 25 Aug 17:43

Ramsdens in the Kingsgate always has the best rate online when I'm looking. Order on the web, pickup a couple of days later in the shop.
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 Re: Best Place to Buy Euros
Topic Originator: BigJPar  
Date:   Tue 25 Aug 19:36

A Euro currency debit card does the job for me. Good rates and you just use it abroad like you do your bank card here.
You top it up on an app whenever you want.
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 Re: Best Place to Buy Euros
Topic Originator: pars no1  
Date:   Tue 25 Aug 19:58

I usually use ramsdens. But the majority of the time I just withdraw abroad. It's no more expensive than converting cash going and coming back.
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 Re: Best Place to Buy Euros
Topic Originator: donj  
Date:   Wed 26 Aug 08:35

I used a revolut card abroad.You get the rate on the day with no exchange fee and easy to top up online.
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 Re: Best Place to Buy Euros
Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Wed 26 Aug 09:09

Revolut for me also . Use it in almost every country I visit. No hassle, free transactions to a certain limit. Easy
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 Re: Best Place to Buy Euros
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Wed 26 Aug 19:00

I tend to get a wedge from the post office or tesco (I'm sure tesco delivered to the house before) then use my Starling card for the rest.
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 Re: Best Place to Buy Euros
Topic Originator: auldpar  
Date:   Thu 27 Aug 06:54

Thanks for all the suggestions. I eventually got some at Ramsdens in the Kingsgate.
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 Re: Best Place to Buy Euros
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Thu 27 Aug 10:44

For future use.

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/credit-cards/travel-credit-cards/

Several "user friendly" cards (credit and debit) for taking cash at ATMs abroad.

I second IpswichPar, the Starling card account is an excellent choice.

If Spain and the Canaries are regular destinations I'd recommend a standard Santander current account and use your debit card at Santander branded ATMs - they have branches and machines "everywhere" there.......no fees (of any type) for cash withdrawals on their debit card.

Many foreign ATMs now charge their own user fee, regardless of which bank card is presented.

Check the Santander terms and conditions, the current account needs a minimum £500 monthly pay in to maintain this benefit - guess where my state pension goes !!!

It's also a decent everyday current account for the UK.



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