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Dollars to Euros

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Flights, Currency & Car Hire
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edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Flights, Currency & Car Hire
I have a surplus of dollars I no longer need and an imminent trip to Europe. What would be the best way to convert these ? Usually get my currency from Sainsburys, should I take them in and get them to exchange or would I be better changing them at the Airport on arrival in Spain ?
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  • edited 13 May 2019 at 1:30PM
    pogofishpogofish Forumite
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    edited 13 May 2019 at 1:30PM
    Why do you want to use a shonky company that went bust years ago..?

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2772168
  • buyhighselllowbuyhighselllow Forumite
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    I've clearly posted this on the wrong thread by mistake
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    I have a surplus of dollars I no longer need and an imminent trip to Europe. What would be the best way to convert these ? Usually get my currency from Sainsburys, should I take them in and get them to exchange or would I be better changing them at the Airport on arrival in Spain ?


    When we go to Paphos (Cyprus) there are many of the 'tacky tourist shops' that will exchange cash.
    Are there likely to be something similar where you are going?
  • Neil49Neil49 Forumite
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    Changing the dollars in the UK is a bad idea as they will convert the dollars to £ and then the £ to euro (and take a profit on both conversions).

    Wait until you get Spain and find a currency exchange in your resort that gives you a decent rate of exchange. Don't waste your time exchanging at the Spanish airport if you want a decent rate.

    If you need some euro on arrival in Spain then to get a decent euro rate you should be using a Starling card (or a Halifax Clarity credit card).
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