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Ramblinman

Addresses of Currency Exchange Stores/ ATM in Prague

by Ramblinman »

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Yes and never ever exchange money at an Airport period.  ... get money some money exchanged from your own bank before you leave on your trip...Posted by warlord[/QUOTE]

My experience is different on a couple of points.  I've found that some airports have bank branches in them which give exactly the rate/commission as their branches in town.  This was the case at Athens airport, or at least it was the last time I changed money there a few years ago.

And I've found in the US at least banks are the absolute worst places to change money: they give you horrible rate and charge a whopping commission too.  If you really want to get.  If you are in the US and really want to get foreign currency, order a small packet from a company like Thomas Cook or American Express.  You may not get a very good rate/commission, but it is likely to be better than a US bank will give you.

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billiv

RE: Addresses of Currency Exchange Stores/ ATM in Prague

by billiv »

US banks are pretty bad in terms of what you get for your money.  And those preloaded cards you get from places like AAA and Travelex are also bad in terms of exhange rates and charges.  Use an ATM--even better if you have a bank that does not charge you to use ATMs that they don't own.

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edithmok

RE: Addresses of Currency Exchange Stores/ ATM in Prague

by edithmok »

Once again, any thanks for everybody's valuable input.

I think I will exchange a small sum of money in the Tegel airport for transportation fee in Prague. Once I settled down in Prague, I will try using the ATM and if it does not work, I guess I have no choice but to use the Money Exchange shops there. 

So if anybody knows of any Exchange Shops with a decent rate and charge a decent fee, please advise.  Much appreciated.

 

 

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