Xoom today is $5.05 if you do the maximum of $2999. I think it is going up since AFIP put further restrictions on getting dollars.Jed said:Xoom is going to be a tough competitor to beat now a days with a minimum of 4.80 to the dollar after removing the $30 USD fee. Maybe buy a boat load of wine?
Yes, I have a tunnel extending all the way from El Paso to the Once subway station and from there pigeons do delivery one dollar at a time. It used to be very effective but then CFK found out about it and nationalized all the pigeons. In fact, it was on the news the other day, they shot a pigeon for the offense of flying out of the boundaries of the Republic (traitor!) going south east. There were rallies in support of this move but soon afterward, the pigeon's last words were printed on the front page of Clarin, "But I...thought.....the Malvinas.....were........Argentine!"trotskyite00 said:for those of us not in the "in crowd" how are all of you getting money??
you have dollars smuggled in here on a regular basis?
I would get it in writing that your bank will exchange them when you get back to the states, as i have read where someone was quoted a rate of 5 to the US$ when he phone his bank in the states, and then when he got to the states they told him no, they couldnt change the pesos, but because he was told they would, they exchange at 6 or 7 to 1.. This was a month or 2 ago, so i imagine it is worse now..trotskyite00 said:6 or 7 pesos per dollar in US?! As of 3 days ago Chase bank told us they can buy pesos at 4.98 back in New York.
and call it a 'financiera' while you're at it. most (take a cue from the neighborhood, avoid downtown) are honest people with private security and will help you.jb5 said:It's pretty easy to get dollars into AR now because so many Argentines want to get dollars out. You need a friend to give you an introduction to a "cave." They do the transactions by taking dollars from Argentines here and giving them the money abroad. Meanwhile you get their dollars here.