|Re: More on Cash and Taxis in Poland||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Renee Steinig (genmavengmail.com)|
|Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2018 10:33:20 -0700 (PDT)|
One more option for getting foreign currency: AAA (https://tinyurl.com/AAA-PLN). Order online and the currency comes by UPS or Fedex, with no charge for delivery (next day or another day of your choice); someone will have to sign for the package. AAA's exchange rate -- currently about $.32/Polish Zloty -- isn't great, but it's better than rates offered by a number of other companies / banks that sell foreign currency online. I just buy the minimum ($250) to have some starter cash in my wallet when I get off the plane. The transaction is processed by Travelex, which charges more for orders placed on its own website. The AAA site warns that some credit cards might process this charge as a cash advance, with a resulting fee. That has not been my experience, but you might want to check with your credit card company. Alternatively, pay with a debit card. As for ATMs... Charles Schwab offers "unlimited ATM fee rebates worldwide" and it doesn’t charge any ATM fees of its own. Several years ago I opened a checking account with Schwab to take advantage of this perk; I keep a small balance there and add some funds when I'm about to travel. There's no minimum balance, monthly fee, or foreign debit card fee. Renee Renee Stern Steinig Dix Hills NY genmaven [at] gmail.com Dan Oren <doren [at] aya.yale.edu> wrote in part: <<While currency values fluctuate all the time and the conference website can’t be up to the moment on this, over the past three months the value of Polish Zloty has averaged about 29 cents US... >> Dan Oren <doren [at] aya.yale.edu> wrote in part: <<While currency values fluctuate all the time and the conference website can’t be up to the moment on this, over the past three months the value of Polish Zloty has averaged about 29 cents US... >>
- Re: More on Cash and Taxis in Poland Dan Oren, March 25 2018
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