Cash

#1
Greetings. I will be arriving in BA soon. I plan to take cash to avoid the ATM problem. What do casas cambios charge to convert dollars to pesos? I understand that there are a lots of conterfit $100.00 bills floarting around and that it is difficult to cash them.
Craig
 

windy

Active Member
#2
When you come through Ezieza airport do not use the money changing kiosks.They are a ripoff and a disgrace.Carry on until you reach the area where the taxi drivers are waiting with thier boards and veer around to the right. You will see a banco de la Nacion where you can change your U$S for a good honest rate.
Also in the micro center in downtown BA you can use any of the banks and get an honest rate and genuine money.
 
#5
Drucifer.
Maybe you don't mind paying 6% to get you own money and only 300 pesos at a time. I manage my money very carefully, maybe thats why I can afford to travel without financial worry.
Craig
 
#6
"runner" said:
Drucifer.
Maybe you don't mind paying 6% to get you own money and only 300 pesos at a time. I manage my money very carefully, maybe thats why I can afford to travel without financial worry.
Craig
6%? I thought atms were like 1-3%.
 
#7
"Elpanada" said:
6%? I thought atms were like 1-3%.
I guess you need to find a bank that charges you 6 dollars for each withdrawal and stick with it forewer. It is the only way to manage your money very carefully :) .
 
#8
My bank Washinton Mutual charges $5US for any international transactions plus having to pay exchange rate, do the math. Henryb do you have a local bank account? Tell me how I can make a international transaction and only pay 1% - 3% then I'll think you are smart, not a smart ass.
Craig
 
#9
I'd rather stay a smart ass. If you want to become one - get another bank account.
It may sound mind boggling to you, but there are banks that not charge you 5 bucks, but give you 1.50 reward when you use a foreign ATM.
 
#10
Hola.
What can anybody tell me about American Express Traveler Checks, easy of cashing, fees. My apartment owner will only accept dollars or euros.