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    • cloudy-day
    • By cloudy-day 12th Apr 17, 3:29 PM
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    Does Anyone Still Use Travellers Cheques
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    • 12th Apr 17, 3:29 PM
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    Does Anyone Still Use Travellers Cheques 12th Apr 17 at 3:29 PM
    Afternoon.


    We are off to Crete in June, previously for European Holidays we have taken cash and Travellers cheques. Mostly for security, but the resort's 1 ATM is very flaky and frequently runs out of cash!


    In the US we use cash and the credit card - have the Saga one for the best rates.


    So, do people still use Travellers cheques or is it all done on the plastic?


    Any advice welcome!
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    • benjus
    • By benjus 16th Apr 17, 8:39 PM
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    Unless you're a big spender I can't see ATM limits being an issue (assuming your accomodation is pre-paid or you can pay that by card). I've been to Greece several times and spent for a family of 4, mostly cash, and never had a problem with ATM limits.
    Originally posted by zagfles
    Some of the accommodation is prepaid but we'll be in a fairly remote area for a few days with accommodation that will only take cash. Shouldn't be a major issue, but I don't want to waste time on holiday making trips in the car to seek out an ATM.
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    • mgdavid
    • By mgdavid 17th Apr 17, 2:03 AM
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    Some of the accommodation is prepaid but we'll be in a fairly remote area for a few days with accommodation that will only take cash. Shouldn't be a major issue, but I don't want to waste time on holiday making trips in the car to seek out an ATM.
    Originally posted by benjus
    Surely you can take a wodge of cash and simply split it up if you're paranoid security-minded.
    For example, split €1000 into 5 x 200, secrete one lot in the car, 1 each in oyur wallet or purse, and the other two in your bags. If there are more than two people in your party it's even easier.
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    • antenna
    • By antenna 17th Apr 17, 8:39 AM
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    Travellers Cheques? Have you thought about Luncheon Vouchers?
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    • benjus
    • By benjus 18th Apr 17, 5:27 PM
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    Surely you can take a wodge of cash and simply split it up if you're paranoid security-minded.
    For example, split €1000 into 5 x 200, secrete one lot in the car, 1 each in oyur wallet or purse, and the other two in your bags. If there are more than two people in your party it's even easier.
    Originally posted by mgdavid
    Yeah, I'm sure it's not an issue. I'm not actually thinking about it as much as it appears from my posts on this thread...
    Let's settle this like gentlemen: armed with heavy sticks
    On a rotating plate, with spikes like Flash Gordon
    And you're Peter Duncan; I gave you fair warning
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