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travellers checks worse rate?

Discussion in 'Tickets, Offers and Discounts' started by Tiggery, Oct 20, 2008.

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    Tiggery Earning my ears

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    Ive been to town to try and get a decent rate for some dollars and there isnt one :(

    I thought travellers checks would be the same rate but theyre even lower? is that always how it is?
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    should be the same - don't understand that
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    Thanks skywatcher, nor do I. It was at thomas cook on the high street and she was quite unhelpful and said I was lucky to get the deal she was offering (1.67 on dollars and 1.58 on checks) :confused:
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    Whenever I have bought from M&S the rate has always been the same for TC's and dollars :confused:
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    are M&S TCs american express ones or some other kind?
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    I expect they are posher and much tastier ;)
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    They are American Express Keith :p015:
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    Yep they aren't just any Travellers Cheques ....... :lol:
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    Did the TC rate include the TC purchase fee or was it separate?

    Can you check with your bank and see what they offer--just as a comparison?
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    There's a purchase fee to buy TCs? mmmm
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    Nope not that I am aware of.

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