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  1. #1963
    Quote Originally Posted by Moore  [View Original Post]
    Today I pulled 4,000 pesos (2,000 back to back) from a Santander Rio machine. I always assumed the 2,000 was a daily limit but obviously not.
    I thought 2,000 was the limit too. They must have upped it.

  2. #1962

    Two cambios microcentro

    Lavalle 835 # 15.

    This is a souveneir shop in a mall.

    Paraguay 640 # 115.

    Located in galleria del sol.

    Both of these places are safe and will give you decent rates.

    I have used both several times in the past few years with good results.

  3. #1961
    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky2  [View Original Post]
    Does anyone know if ATM's in Chile give a US dollar option as available in Uruguay?
    I dont know if dollars are available from ATM's in Chile but dollars are readily available. I even remember seeing the corner kioskos selling dollars.

  4. #1960

    Chile

    Does anyone know if ATM's in Chile give a US dollar option as available in Uruguay?

  5. #1959

    Do not worry

    My suggestion is to ask your hotel the closest money exchange location. Rate differences are insignificant unless you are exchanging big sums of cash.

    Also remember to use big bills as they get a higher rate than smaller bills.

    Atms are plentiful and usually reliable.

  6. #1958

    In BA 3/1 Need currency exchange info

    I will arrive on the first of March and was wondering:

    1. Did the aforementioned strike occur? If yes, does it affect my ability to get USD converted to pesos?

    2. I read previously that Florida St is the place to go to get the best exchange rate. Does anyone have any tips on who, or other places?

    Thanks for any help.

    Russ.

  7. #1957
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    Daily Max?

    Today I pulled 4,000 pesos (2,000 back to back) from a Santander Rio machine. I always assumed the 2,000 was a daily limit but obviously not.

  8. #1956
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    Strike

    Today I saw a local news flash that there will be a "paro bancario " or bank strike this Friday. If you're low on cash for the weekend I suggest pulling it before then just in case .

  9. #1955
    Quote Originally Posted by Tres3  [View Original Post]
    Did you get dollars from a Citibank ATM?? If so, what ATM card did you use??

    Tres3.
    Works with whatever the atm accepts.

  10. #1954
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    Dollars

    Quote Originally Posted by Shamester  [View Original Post]
    Citibank atms offers us dollar option.
    Did you get dollars from a Citibank ATM?? If so, what ATM card did you use??

    Tres3.

  11. #1953

    Citi

    Citibank atms offers us dollar option.

  12. #1952
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    Thanks for the replies. Pulling USD from my US account did sound too good to be true in Argentina.

    Pulling 16,000 in pesos and changing to 1000 USD would take 8 days and around $150 in fees, though mine are supposedly reimbursed now. Not a great option.

    I may try Xoom.

    Or better yet get the next apartment through AirBNB that just takes my payment online via plastic. It's so much easier than BYT argentina, that requires everything in cash USD, exact change, plus deposit and contract.

  13. #1951
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    Uruguay

    Quote Originally Posted by Moore  [View Original Post]
    Has anyone found an ATM that will dispense USD? I just went to a Citibank on Libertador and the machine did have a menu option for USD, but when I tried it it would not dispense. So I ended up taking the max 2000 pesos.

    I'm staying here a month longer than planned , need another USD 1,000 for rent, which preferably I could get in a couple pulls.
    The closest ATM that gives dollars is in Uruguay. The fees are high, so if you do not have a Schwab or other ATM card that rebates fees, they will hit you pretty hard. Before Macri, many Argentines went to Colonia to get dollars from the ATM machines, and then change them on the blue market. The lines were long then, but since Macri, I imagine that they have gotten a lot shorter. The ferry to Colonia used to be fairly cheep, so if you must have dollars, that is probably your best bet. Some of the cuevas may give dollars for pesos since the Macri devaluation, but I do not know how much their haircut is.

    Tres3.

  14. #1950
    Quote Originally Posted by Moore  [View Original Post]
    Has anyone found an ATM that will dispense USD? I just went to a Citibank on Libertador and the machine did have a menu option for USD, but when I tried it it would not dispense. So I ended up taking the max 2000 pesos.

    I'm staying here a month longer than planned , need another USD 1,000 for rent, which preferably I could get in a couple pulls.
    To my knowledge, there are not currently any ATMs in Argentina that distribute USD. The menu option on the ATMs that offers USD dates from the 1-1 FX rate days and after the 2001 devaluation was still a viable option ONLY for account holders at that particular bank with USD denominated accounts. Currently, bank account holders can electronically buy/sell USD right from their internet "home banking" web interface in any amount without limits and either hold the USD electronically in a USD denominated account or go to the teller to physically withdraw the currency.

  15. #1949
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    Usd atm

    Has anyone found an ATM that will dispense USD? I just went to a Citibank on Libertador and the machine did have a menu option for USD, but when I tried it it would not dispense. So I ended up taking the max 2000 pesos.

    I'm staying here a month longer than planned , need another USD 1,000 for rent, which preferably I could get in a couple pulls.

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