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  1. #1970

    I would still bring cash to Buenos Aires.

    I get my ATM fees reimbursed by Schwab so from the ATMs I am getting 17.20 ARS to the USD. If I did not get my ATM fees reimbursed it would be 15.83. ATM fees are extremely high. From the cambio yesterday, I received 17.80.

  2. #1969
    Quote Originally Posted by OldCoach  [View Original Post]
    Surely you mean 17.8 ?
    You are correct. 17.8 pesos to the dollar. Thanks.

    G. V.

  3. #1968
    Quote Originally Posted by GringoVerde  [View Original Post]
    Yesterday I got 7.8 pesos to the dollar for 4 $100 bills at the exchange shop in Galaria Colon on the 300 block of Florida. He gave me the same rate last Thursday. That's about 50 centavos more per dollar than the bank rate right now, or less than a 3 percent advantage.

    G.V.
    Surely you mean 17.8 ?

  4. #1967

    Exchanging currency

    Yesterday I got 7.8 pesos to the dollar for 4 $100 bills at the exchange shop in Galaria Colon on the 300 block of Florida. He gave me the same rate last Thursday. That's about 50 centavos more per dollar than the bank rate right now, or less than a 3 percent advantage.

    G.V.

  5. #1966
    Changed money at the bank today (Piano Bank). You have to get a number, from a machine, I think the selection on the machine was comprar/venda de dinero extranero or something like that. It prints out a slip with your number. Then you wait there are monitors that tell you when your number is ready to be served. When your number is up you go to the cashier and show your passport and they change the money. I got about 17.3 pesos to the dollar. Maybe I was in the bank for 30 minutes. It was only 5 minute walk from my apartment so better than taking the subte to Florida.

  6. #1965

    Are we using ATMs again?

    It looks like the Dollar official exchange is higher than the dollar blue. Are people still bringing cash or is the ATM being used now. I have the Schwab card with no transaction fees. I am arriving after Thanksgiving.

  7. #1964
    Quote Originally Posted by Gilkey  [View Original Post]
    I thought 2,000 was the limit too. They must have upped it.
    The last time I checked, the limit was 2,400 per transaction with a limit of two transactions, so 4,800 per day. It might be higher now.

  8. #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.

  9. #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.

  10. #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.

  11. #1960

    Chile

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

  12. #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.

  13. #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.

  14. #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.

  15. #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 .

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