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Message posted by steventhehamster on 21/7/2014 at 8:52pm
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The last time we went abroad there were no euro's. CAn anyone tell me the best place to buy them from please?
Is it safe to buy them online or is it better to go on the high street?

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Message posted by MikeJ on 21/7/2014 at 8:54pm
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http://travelmoney.moneysavingexpert.com/    Use this to find the best deals and then decide if you are happy with the provider

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We generally use M&S or Post office as both are nearest to us.

Don't pay by card as it counts as a foreign transaction cash advance and you may get charged.

Message posted by LlaniDavis on 21/7/2014 at 9:39pm
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Normally use the Post Office; quick and convenient

Message posted by dk168 on 21/7/2014 at 10:05pm
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I have bought Euros from the Post Office and Travelex in person, as well as online for collection at specified Travelex locations such as Eurotunnel and airports.

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I just got some via tesco. Ordered online and collected.

I got the idea via money saving expert.

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Depends who you bank with. I'm with Nationwide and it's cheaper to just draw money from cash machines whilst abroadn than use banks etc here.

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If you have none to start with it makes sense to take a few with you but I would put off buying most of them until you get abroad. Depending on the type of card you have its usually cheaper to get them out of an ATM in the country you are staying in.

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Have a look on the Camping Abroad section of these posts, you will find plenty of good advice. Be aware that using a credit card for cash from an ATM can be expensive. Don't fall into the trap of thinking that because places like the Post Office are commission-free they are good value, generally their rates are worse than others. If you want to take Euros with you shop around, just ask the question 'how much is 1000(or whatever) euros going to cost me. I do generally find that Tesco are competitive.

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Take a walk down the high street and look at the rates in the windows. The best rate I saw last time was in the window of some payday loan company. When I got to Thomas Cooks at the other end of the street I told them about this and they matched the rate.

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Debenhams seems to be good, but you have to go to a participating branch to buy them. Might use them, as we have to pay for the balance of our apartment in Spain upon arrival.

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thanks all. GOod advice there. It's been nearly 20 years since we last went abroad.
Seen better rates online but didn't want to get scammed.
Will have a look at tesco.

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I use Fairfx on line and you get them the next day.
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Key is nearly always to order online (your choice whether to collect or deliver) as you will often get a worse rate by walking insomewhere

As mentioned above a specialist debit or credit card that minimises or removes any foreign loading or transaction fees like N&P Gold account debit card (for purchases or cash) or Halifax Clarity (for purchases)

What you can't do is lock in a good rate by only using a card, so if you think for instance Euro rate wll plummet before you go , you may wish to buy some cash now at the current decent rates

The biggest point I would say is have more than one way to pay anywhere just in case

Enjoy your first trip abroad for 20 years - lovely!

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Thanks sunshine tours. WAs thinking of one of those pre paid card thingys but what happens if it gets stolen? WE were thinking all cash.

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I take a couple of hundred euros with me and load a Caxton prepaid card with the rest. I then only use the card for making cash withdrawals from ATMs, and then pay cash for everything. That way I have always got a nice round figure on my Caxton card and I generally withdraw the balance before leaving France, which leaves me some euros for our next trip.

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