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Offline TerryW

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« on: June 19, 2012, 03:11:33 PM »
FairFX has gone to 1.229, could it be 1.24 by Friday?





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Re: Euro
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2012, 04:17:08 PM »
Terry,

You mentioned Fairfx, I am not aware of this currency site/locaton.
We are on Hols in Arillas from Monday.
Are you there?
We have met a few times. Staying at the Horizon.
This year we are at the Mirage, as we weere last year.

Bill& Marion

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Re: Euro
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2012, 04:44:11 PM »
Ahh Bill, I hope Marion and yourself are well and it will be lovely to see you both again next week.

I get the rates from here  ....http://travelmoney.moneysavingexpert.com/holiday-money/#results

Here are some of the results



FairFX website is here - http://www.fairfx.com/wizard/start/post#a_id=moneysupermarket-offer&chan=moneysupermarket-cash

We are at the Horizon again and should be there by about 4.00pm on Monday. Helen will be really pleased to see you both again as well.



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Re: Euro
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2012, 05:29:06 PM »
Terry i have looked at the Fairfx site before but was a bit wary of getting from them as never heard of them. Do you know if you have any charges to pay when ordering from there? I bought some Euros from Sainsbury online a few weeks ago and my bank charged me 4.50 for the pleasure!! Need to get more but the best rate i can find in the shops is 1.18 at the mo.

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Re: Euro
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2012, 05:44:39 PM »
I know other forum members use FairFX and they are also FSA Authorised which gives you protection.

I have just checked to see how many Euros I would get for 1000 and here is the result

You are buying:   1230.00   Euros as travel cash (bank notes)
at the FairFX Rate of 1 = 1.2289
Which costs:   1000.90   
(giving you an extra 104.09 to spend*)   
Royal Mail Special Delivery:   Free   
Total:   1000.90   Pounds Sterling


You have to pay 6.00 delivery for amounts less than 750.00.
My bank "Smile" :-) doesn't charge but some Banks do.
I hope this helps



Offline b.dunkerley

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Re: Euro
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2012, 06:04:16 PM »
Terry,

How long does the special delivery take?
I presume it must be overnight, but thought I would check.
Checked the site thanks and confirmed your figures.

Bill

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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2012, 06:05:44 PM »
We have used them and they were spot on !
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Re: Euro
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2012, 08:13:41 PM »
Thanks for the info Terry. Will look into it. Only 34 more sleeps till we can spend our euros in Arillas!!!

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Re: Euro
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2012, 08:35:42 PM »
Used fairfx a number of times. Next day delivery before 1pm.
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Re: Euro
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2012, 08:30:51 PM »
I've been using tesco last couple of years wih their credit card - they treat it as a goods purchase so you get club card points and the usual 50 odd days interest free

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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2012, 11:58:21 PM »
This was on TV this morning and its quite interesting .....

http://www.itv.com/daybreak/money/martinlewissection/holidaycash/



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Re: Euro
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2012, 08:43:56 PM »
I've also used Tesco for the last few years. Free delivery for orders for 500 and if paid by a Tesco credit card no charges incurred just treated as a sale. The on line rate is slightly better than the in store rate. When we went away recently I did my cash order on line as usual but the also bought a pre paid card called Travelex Cash Passport. We used it in Majorca a few weeks ago and had no problems. It gives the cover of travellers cheques but you can withdraw money at Visa cashpoints without charges. I was very pleased but now having read the Martin Lewis article they weren't mentioned and I wonder if there are any drawbacks with them. I know that one could be they have to be topped in 12 months but top up is free so that doesn't seem a problem.
Anyone know about them.

June

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Re: Euro
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2012, 09:41:38 PM »
Just changed 500 to 600 at Thomsons - rate was 1.20 to 1.00.  Strangely enough, on MSE - Money Saving Expert, (Martin Lewis' forum) - the rate was lower - 1.91 to 1.00!

My sister also got the same rate from Thomas Cook - that was actually less than advertised on the MSE website.

Definitely think it's worthwhile phoning your local travel agents to see what rate they will give you!  By the way - we live in a small town with only 3 travel agents so competition isn't that great!

Valxx

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Re: Euro
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2012, 12:04:53 AM »

Before we went to Rhodes a few weeks ago I used ICE, the rate then was 1.17euro to the pound, we got 1.22 from them with next day delivery so also got our money for Arillas at the same time.

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Re: Euro
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2012, 03:59:13 PM »
I've just had a phone call from Thomas Cook and apparently I'm entitled to a preferential rate on Euros.  All I need to do is go into any Thomas Cook shop, show them my booking reference and get the higher rate.  Today it's 1.21 (obviously this can fluctuate).  Worth a mention to anyone else booked through Thomas Cook?
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