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Old 09-09-2012, 03:40 PM   #1
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exchange rate

looking at buying dollars,who has the best rate? I did follow a thread last year but can't find it for this year.

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Old 09-09-2012, 04:23 PM   #2
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I went to thomsons sat and it was 1.55 it's gradually going up I got a bit on sat but will get more
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:26 PM   #3
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If you get a travel card through companys online you get a better rate.
I use the Caxton FX card and its currently 1.5685
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:37 PM   #4
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I used these people this week

http://www.bestforeignexchange.com/E...ange-rates.php

Their rate at the moment is $1.586. I like them as you just pre order online and then go to one of the branches and handover your sterling and then handback the dollars so there is no risk to your money
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:38 AM   #5
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thanks everyone!! woo... wonder if i should hold off and see if it goes up more
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:28 PM   #6
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I changed some more today at Bestforeignexchange and got a whopping $1.59 but I did notice that the FX rate went down slightly today
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:07 PM   #7
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I changed some more today at Bestforeignexchange and got a whopping $1.59 but I did notice that the FX rate went down slightly today

I'm also going to be needing to buy some dollars, ive just tried to get on the best foreign exchange website to check the locations for pick up but I can't seem to get on it??

I'm not sure whether to buy some now or hold out a little longer?

Thing is I don't seem to have much luck with exchange rates!
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:07 AM   #8
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well we changed some money at the rate of 1.59 thanks for the recommendation
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Slowly creeping up,wonder how long til we're back in the glory days of $2 to the £.
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it went up a bit because of the Fed's move to start printing money (to buy back debt). A move that weakens the dollar, resulting in an improvement of the exchange rate for the sterling.
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:32 PM   #11
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Hopefully this is the beginning of it going up again. Really cannot remember the last time it was $1.60 to the £1, must be well over 2 years??
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Hopefully this is the beginning of it going up again. Really cannot remember the last time it was $1.60 to the £1, must be well over 2 years??
No, it has touched 1.60 quite a few times over the last couple of years. I bought a few months ago (can't remember when, but during the school summer hols) and I got a rate of 1.60 on FairFX. Also bought at 1.62 odd before our trip last year. It does hit 1.60 - it just hasn't been sticking
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Thanks very much for the info, apologies for giving out the incorrect info :-)

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1.57 today with the post office
158.8 with fairfx

Looks like it's still going up!!
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1.57 today with the post office
158.8 with fairfx

Looks like it's still going up!!
1.62 with my PO credit card, hope it continues to rise, 46 days to next trip.
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