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Should I change my money to Egyptian pounds when in egypt?or

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Should I change my money to Egyptian pounds when in egypt?or

Change here. I hear in egypt you get more for uk pounds instead of changing it here

Any idea??

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Bury, United Kingdom
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1. Re: Should I change my money to Egyptian pounds when in egypt?or

Hi

Change your money in Sharm, you will get approx 10% better exchange rate than in the Uk,

Karen

2. Re: Should I change my money to Egyptian pounds when in egypt?or

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Accrington, United...
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3. Re: Should I change my money to Egyptian pounds when in egypt?or

Yes, I echo posts 1&2. They have machines where you put in your £20.00 note and the it gives L.E.

Nichola

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4. Re: Should I change my money to Egyptian pounds when in egypt?or

Nichola, that sounds like a pretty cool machine! Do they have similar machines that exchange dollars to L.E.? If so, do you get a better exchange rate through those machines vs. an ATM?

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5. Re: Should I change my money to Egyptian pounds when in egypt?or

I presume you can put a number of currencies in Arizonatoad, or at least the more popular ones. I have definitely seen Euros but haven't taken much notice of any other currencies but it wouldn't surprise me if you can. They're a great machine. We don't have them in the UK or if they do I've never seen one.

Generally the exchange rate is roughly the same as the bank (or only a little in it) as I think they're own by a bank. Someone else maybe able to confirm this. I don't think they're independent.

Nichola

Edited: 3:37 pm, May 08, 2013
La Herradura, Spain
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6. Re: Should I change my money to Egyptian pounds when in egypt?or

Always take your money( GBP, euros or dollars )and change over in Sharm - the exchange rate is much much better. There are ATMs (belonging to various banks) which take any of the above currencies and change them into LE( Egyptian pounds) and the rate is very similar to banks. I never actually use them as I always change money at the bank or change office but I know many people who change their money this way and it is reliable.

Skipton, United...
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7. Re: Should I change my money to Egyptian pounds when in egypt?or

can you use your visa debit card in these machines to withdraw LE or do we need to take cash and do it that way ?

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8. Re: Should I change my money to Egyptian pounds when in egypt?or

From what I heard yes you can use your debit but is safer using cash

La Herradura, Spain
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9. Re: Should I change my money to Egyptian pounds when in egypt?or

Yes you can use your debit card. I have used mine many times . But please check with your bank re any charges for using your card abroad.

Skipton, United...
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10. Re: Should I change my money to Egyptian pounds when in egypt?or

Thanks Rollergirl will check it out, just sounds safer than taking loads of cash,

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