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    • Jonb50
    • By Jonb50 16th Sep 17, 9:47 AM
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    Buying Euros now or when we go?
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    • 16th Sep 17, 9:47 AM
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    Buying Euros now or when we go? 16th Sep 17 at 9:47 AM
    We're going to Rome in October half term. Should we get our Euros now or just before we go? Many thanks in advance for any ideas.
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    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 16th Sep 17, 11:17 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 11:17 AM
    If you're asking whether the rate will be better now or then, just toss a coin..!

    The best way is to use a fee-free card to spend, and withdraw any cash euros from an ATM as needed, exchanging cash will cost up to 3% more.
    • J B
    • By J B 16th Sep 17, 11:55 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 11:55 AM
    I just looked into my crystal ball which says that the rate will rise by 7.836% by October, so .......... hang fire.

    Can you tell my if Stoke City arw going to beat Newcastle United this afternoon? I need to mow the lawn and it would save me listening to it!

    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 16th Sep 17, 12:14 PM
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    I never thought currency speculation would be this easy!

    Op- just get a Monzo card and join the 21st century!

    https://monzo.com/
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
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    • boliston
    • By boliston 16th Sep 17, 12:17 PM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 12:17 PM
    I normally get a few euros (about 20) before i go and then draw out some more when i get there - the main thing to watch out for is atms that try and get you to agree to be charged in sterling as the poor exchange rate will make your eyes water!
    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 16th Sep 17, 2:18 PM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 2:18 PM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 2:18 PM
    We're going to Rome in October half term. Should we get our Euros now or just before we go?
    Originally posted by Jonb50
    Never buy Euros (or any other currency). Be guided by this site (after all, you came here for advice) and use a decent travel card http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/travel-credit-cards
    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 16th Sep 17, 3:23 PM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 3:23 PM
    I never thought currency speculation would be this easy!

    Op- just get a Monzo card and join the 21st century!

    https://monzo.com/
    Originally posted by worried jim
    Why would they do that??

    https://monzo.com/blog/2017/09/13/atm-fees-abroad/
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 16th Sep 17, 3:50 PM
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    Fees won't start before late November, long after October half term.
    • zagfles
    • By zagfles 16th Sep 17, 3:55 PM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 3:55 PM
    Fees won't start before late November, long after October half term.
    Originally posted by eDicky
    But would be better to get a card that would be more useful long term eg Barclaycard travel card, Halifax Clarity, Nationwide Select (if eligible), Metrobank etc. Should be time for the OP.
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