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Where to Sell Foreign Currency DFW Area

Old May 12, 14, 7:46 am
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Where to Sell Foreign Currency DFW Area

I have ended up with a small amount of GBP and Euros I need to sell. Does anyone know a place in Fort Worth that buys these? I prefer not to drive all the way to Dallas. All the DFW locations appear to be behind security.
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Old May 12, 14, 10:07 am
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I usually just take mine to the bank. If you have an account with them they don't normally charge anything.
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Old May 12, 14, 10:16 am
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I can't find anything that says Bank of America does so. I guess I will drop by and ask.
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Old May 12, 14, 10:22 am
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Originally Posted by AggieTraveler View Post
I usually just take mine to the bank. If you have an account with them they don't normally charge anything.
They don't charge anything, but you get a horrible exchange rate. It may or may not be better than another place. I always exchange my excess cash at casinos.
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Old May 12, 14, 12:32 pm
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They don't charge anything, but you get a horrible exchange rate. It may or may not be better than another place. I always exchange my excess cash at casinos.
I've used both Chase and Wells Fargo and always gotten an excellent rate. Much better than anywhere else I could have gone.
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Old May 12, 14, 12:42 pm
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Can I just walk into any Chase or Wells Fargo without being a customer and do this?
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I've sold at Bank of America before. Rates are so-so but I was in a hurry with some large African notes. euros and GBPs are easy.
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Originally Posted by AggieTraveler View Post
I've used both Chase and Wells Fargo and always gotten an excellent rate. Much better than anywhere else I could have gone.
Maybe it has changed. Last time I used Wells Fargo was a couple of years ago. The rates were a rip off in my opinion, but they're better than travelex. Almost anything is better than travelex. I guess if you're only exchanging a few hundred it's not a big deal.
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Originally Posted by Paint Horse View Post
Can I just walk into any Chase or Wells Fargo without being a customer and do this?
Yes.
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Originally Posted by Paint Horse View Post
Can I just walk into any Chase or Wells Fargo without being a customer and do this?
Just be aware that you may be charged an extra fee if you're not a customer, but they'll still exchange them. I know Wells Fargo for sure charges non-customers, and I assume Chase does so as well.

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Maybe it has changed. Last time I used Wells Fargo was a couple of years ago. The rates were a rip off in my opinion, but they're better than travelex. Almost anything is better than travelex. I guess if you're only exchanging a few hundred it's not a big deal.
Definitely better then travelex! And the convenience is worth something to me, too. No casinos nearby
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Old May 16, 14, 7:00 pm
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I am back to report for future reference that the local Wells Fargo bank branch will only convert currency, no coins, and only for customers as they deposit the proceeds in an account so that if the currency proves to be counterfeit they can charge it back to the customer. So in other words an account is required.

As I have no accounts at Wells Fargo I drove on quite a few miles to a Bank of America branch where I do have an account. They have exactly the same policy.

Each one of these banks will deposit the converted amount and allow immediate withdrawal of the full amount.

I now have about 30 dollars in GBP and Euro coins with which I can do nothing at present. Quite a bother. I must say I wish everyone would just use USD. It would be so much easier.
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Originally Posted by Paint Horse View Post
I am back to report for future reference that the local Wells Fargo bank branch will only convert currency, no coins
That is pretty universal around the world I believe.

We in US don't really use a $1 or $2 coin, so we don't notice
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Originally Posted by Paint Horse View Post
I am back to report for future reference that the local Wells Fargo bank branch will only convert currency, no coins, and only for customers as they deposit the proceeds in an account so that if the currency proves to be counterfeit they can charge it back to the customer. So in other words an account is required.

As I have no accounts at Wells Fargo I drove on quite a few miles to a Bank of America branch where I do have an account. They have exactly the same policy.

Each one of these banks will deposit the converted amount and allow immediate withdrawal of the full amount.

I now have about 30 dollars in GBP and Euro coins with which I can do nothing at present. Quite a bother. I must say I wish everyone would just use USD. It would be so much easier.
Sorry it didn't work out. Depositing it directly into an account instead of giving cash is a new one to me.
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Old May 16, 14, 9:42 pm
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That part was not a big deal as they will and did then give me the cash. So I have a deposit for x.xx and a withdrawal seconds later also for x.xx.

The no coins is a little weird, especially the 1 and 2 GBP coins. I don't understand that. This is a bank. They do handle coins everyday.
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The no coins is a little weird, especially the 1 and 2 GBP coins. I don't understand that. This is a bank. They do handle coins everyday.
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That is pretty universal around the world
US coins.

It isn't realistic to deal with foreign coins
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