Re: [93attendees] Airport "ATMs"

Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike@swm.pp.se> Sat, 18 July 2015 11:37 UTC

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From: Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike@swm.pp.se>
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On Sat, 18 Jul 2015, Ben Campbell wrote:

> I used a Travelex machine before I saw the other machines. It offered an 
> option withdraw USD (letting travelex do the exchange) or to directly 
> withdraw CSK. I assumed (as an educated guess) that the second would be 
> the better option.

That's what I did as well, and it showed up on my account in CZK, which my 
bank converted for me at a good rate.

Whenever someone in a foreign (to you) offers to convert to your local 
currency "for your convenience", just say no. They usually try to rip you 
off at 5-10% of the transaction.

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Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike@swm.pp.se