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MrSheen
01-29-2007, 10:37 PM
I dont think this has been mentioned before, but when are people thinking of changing their spending money for Coachella? I know the exchange rate is pretty good (for us anyway :)) at the moment but I just wonder if it's really worth getting all my money changed now.

What are peoples thoughts?

suprefan
01-29-2007, 11:24 PM
The exchange rate slightly changes give or take how the stock market is going. I wouldnt convert your money yet until April, but thats just me.

krunchy
01-30-2007, 12:47 AM
Just take your keycard/credit card and get money at the ATMs. The exchange rate is spot on, usually the fees are forgiving and its safer than carrying your whole wad with you.

Thats what I do from Australia to England and it works a charm, but we get charged $5 per transaction :-S

Mivsy
01-30-2007, 12:47 AM
Got mine at the end of last year at about $1.92 to 1

Elazarus
01-30-2007, 12:51 AM
I've got a zip pocket on my jeans and will be keeping all my money in there for the weekend.

Carlitos
01-30-2007, 11:45 AM
Men change it in the aiport, otherwise you might get a 1 to 1 change rate. There's ATM machines on site. I know that Europeans like Travellers Check, although you might not be able to use it. Best advice bring your ATM machine card.

amyzzz
01-30-2007, 12:16 PM
Don't they still have that whopping $5 fee for the on-site ATMS though?

krunchy
01-30-2007, 03:00 PM
Exchanges at the airport are a total rip off. The rates are always a good 10c their way, with a base fee. Getting small amounts changed is asking for moneyrape....

Carlitos
02-01-2007, 12:11 AM
Still after the 5 dollars and airport rip off, is better than not having enough dollars, no offense but what are gonna do local with brithish pounds ?

Mivsy
02-01-2007, 01:48 AM
You can usually get a very good rate at travelex.co.uk - you order online then pick up your money at a travelex kiosk at the airport and laugh at all the people who are walking up and getting the non-internet rate (often 5-10 cents per pound worse).

diddums100
02-01-2007, 02:10 AM
at the moment it's nearly $1 = 0.50p... get it now if you can cos it's not going to get much better is it?

B@Th*nG

Philthy
02-01-2007, 07:44 AM
You can usually get a very good rate at travelex.co.uk - you order online then pick up your money at a travelex kiosk at the airport and laugh at all the people who are walking up and getting the non-internet rate (often 5-10 cents per pound worse).


Or just go to the Post Office where it's totally commission free.

FakePlasticMe
02-01-2007, 08:07 AM
The exchange rate is always good for you bastards! I've been going back and forth from here to the UK for years now and I equally get killed on my worthless dollars every time. I wouldn't worry.