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Travelling to Greece, what's the cheapest place to buy Euros online?

Old Jul 21, 15, 9:46 am
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Travelling to Greece, what's the cheapest place to buy Euros online?

I'm travelling to Greece, what's the cheapest place to buy Euros online?

I don't want to take a chance of the ATM's being out of money, out having a daily limit.
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Old Jul 21, 15, 10:15 am
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Order from a bank?
https://www.bankofamerica.com/foreig...cy-exchange.go
https://www.wellsfargo.com/foreign-exchange/
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Old Jul 21, 15, 10:52 am
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Travelling to Greece, what's the cheapest place to buy Euros online?

Banks tend to provide a bad rate (some not all). I always use a currency trading company such as Moneycorp.

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Old Jul 21, 15, 10:55 am
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You have to have an account to buy from those. Before I bought from Wells Fargo using a credit card, but now, you need to have a Wells Fargo account.
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Old Jul 21, 15, 11:04 am
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Originally Posted by abefroman99 View Post
I'm travelling to Greece, what's the cheapest place to buy Euros online?

I don't want to take a chance of the ATM's being out of money, out having a daily limit.
Try this from a Google search online


http://www.moneysupermarket.com/travel-money/
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Old Jul 21, 15, 11:06 am
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Originally Posted by mike2200 View Post
Try this from a Google search online


http://www.moneysupermarket.com/travel-money/
Thanks, that´s only for people in the UK though.
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Old Jul 21, 15, 12:22 pm
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Travelling to Greece, what's the cheapest place to buy Euros online?

You really shouldn't have a problem now. I was there with the banks closed this past weekend and it was fine. now that banks have reopened it shouldn't be an issue. just get them at the airport when you land.
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Old Jul 21, 15, 1:13 pm
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Maybe you should get drachmas.
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Central Bank of Greece might do you a nice deal.
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Old Jul 21, 15, 6:59 pm
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Foreign debit cards are not subject to capital controls!!
Just use your card on any ATM!!
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Old Jul 22, 15, 12:39 pm
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Originally Posted by abefroman99 View Post
You have to have an account to buy from those. Before I bought from Wells Fargo using a credit card, but now, you need to have a Wells Fargo account.
Most large cities will have a Wells Fargo branch that offers currency exchange. You just have to dig around on their website to find it. I have found their rates to be reasonable, 1.04 to 1.05 percent of the spot rate, plus $5 since I don't have an account with them.
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Old Jul 22, 15, 12:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Nikolaos View Post
Foreign debit cards are not subject to capital controls!!
Just use your card on any ATM!!
Does having a foreign debit card also serve as a line pass, so that you can get in front of all the Greeks lined up desperate to withdraw their 60 euros? Do they have a different money till for foreigners, so that when the ATM runs out there will still be money for non-Greeks?
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Old Jul 22, 15, 1:57 pm
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Do you have a layover in the EU on your way to Greece?

Hit up an ATM at the layover airport..
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Old Jul 22, 15, 2:16 pm
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In Cyprus, during the financial crisis of 2013, when capital controls were enacted and ATM withdrawals were limited to 90 (or 100 Euros) daily I was able to withdraw 500 Euros daily using my US HSBC ATM card. I offer this info as a point of reference.
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Old Jul 22, 15, 4:46 pm
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OP doesn't say where he is travelling from - most so far have assumed it's the USA.

If OP (or anyone else reading) is going from the UK, my standard advice is to click through from either Quidco or TCB for 0.5% or 0.55% cashback respectively. Order for collection at your airport of departure.

Then use the holiday travel money tool on Moneysavingexpert to find the market best rate for collection (usually bestforeignexchange.com). Screenshot this, and e-mail to Travelex, explaining that you want to claim on their price match promise.

This way, you beat the market best eat by 0.5% and you get the convenience of pick up from the airport.
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