Juno76 has a Canadian account. XOOM is only for those with a USA account. ATM withdrawals are the best option.
Just reviewing notes as we're in BA in 10 days time! Good to learn that Visa Debit is gaining acceptance -- how does the rate charged compare with paying in cash? We're with ScotiaBank who have a cash transfer arrangement with Western Union; does TD have a similar thing and if so, have you used it and to what effect?You can use Visa Debit...almost anywhere now...I use if often.
....stupid question Bigboxer, but how exactly do you send money to yourself and pick up within minutes? Also, at which WU outlet do you pick up $$$ from, as the one I went to on Santa Fe just around the corner from Fray Justo Santa Maria de Oro, said they only sent money out and didn't receive it.Scotiabank western Union works great! You can login send yourself money and pickup all within minutes. The exchange rate is OK with CDN. I have used it many times.!