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  1. misspickle

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

    thanks in advance
     
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  3. Vixster

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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
     
  4. Grimm Grinning Ghost

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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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  6. misspickle

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    thanks everyone!! woo... wonder if i should hold off and see if it goes up more :)
     
  7. Disneynutinlondon

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    I changed some more today at Bestforeignexchange and got a whopping $1.59 :cool1::cool1: but I did notice that the FX rate went down slightly today
     
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    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!
     
  9. misspickle

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    well we changed some money at the rate of 1.59 thanks for the recommendation :)
     
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    I also tried using the link on here and couldn't seem to get on it??? I wanted to change around £1000 so exchange rate of 1.59 would be brilliant!
    I was going to hold out till payday at the end of the month as we want to change £2000 altogether but I'm so worried it will drop if I hold out!! Wish I could get on the site it just takes me to some random web page!?
     
  11. misspickle

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  13. MichelinMan

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    $1.59 is a cracking rate at the moment. Good spot.

    Personally, I think that the exchange rate may creep up a little more yet. Our economy is in much better shape than many people say - manufacturing is doing pretty good at the moment, which is why our deficit figures were pretty good for last month (unlike the States) so I can see the rate improving further. Stock Exchanges across Europe are going up, but the US is relatively flat, which is a sign that the exchange rate is likely to rise further.
     
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    closing rate today was $0.005 up on yesterday so for all those buying their $$ tomorrow I doubt the tourist rate will change much
     
  15. 1andrea

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    The new link works thanks! I didn't realise collection was for Lindkn locatik s only and as I am in Liverpool it's a likely far to travel!

    Think the best for me is Travelex today with a rate of 1.57 and free postage. Hopefully it will increase tomorrow as I'm too tired to order now!
     
  16. misspickle

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    i'm just getting it delivered to the house tomorrow
     
  17. disneyholic family

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    so what's the rate these days? i know the dollar just weakened against the euro (which is incredibly hard to do), so i assumed the same was true against the pound.
     
  18. StephenKay

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    Hi there,

    Just to let you know that Fair FX are quoting £1 to $1.60, which is good as they are FSA checked and I only go with these firms since I lost upwards of 4 figures with a bad company last year.
     
  19. madmumof2

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    It seems to have got better in the last week or so :D
     
  20. Grimm Grinning Ghost

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    Slowly creeping up,wonder how long til we're back in the glory days of $2 to the £.
     
  21. disneyholic family

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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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