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Blue rate

I am so confused. I have been reading posts about the blue rate. Today I even found it in the Wall Street Journal.

Does this mean we should bring $US with us and not use our credit card?

What about paying the hotel?

What about a purchase in a nice shop?

And where is it safe and profitable to exchange our money?

Thanks.

ny
posts: 156
reviews: 61
141. Re: Blue rate

That's it exactly but looks like the site is defunct.

Brooklyn, New York
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reviews: 49
142. Re: Blue rate

I have no trouble getting to the site. Here is the contact info:

You can also contact us by different ways:

By sending a mail to INFO@EXCHANGEINARGENTINA.COM

By calling to 15-3939-7418 from Argentina.

By calling to (+54) 911-3939-7418 from other countries.

I have not tried it yet but as of today they are giving 9 pesos to the dollar

Michigan
posts: 1,520
reviews: 23
143. Re: Blue rate

At a restaurant, just ask the maître d about paying in dollars?

Surfers Paradise...
posts: 20
reviews: 1
144. Re: Blue rate

This may or may not seem like a silly question but we are in brazil atm heading to buenos aires next week - I have only just learnt about this blue rate therefore we haven't come prepared with usd. Is there anyway/ anywhere we can get usd out to trade to get this rate? :S

Argentina
Destination Expert
for Buenos Aires, Argentina
posts: 4,679
reviews: 62
145. Re: Blue rate

ATM's in Uruguay will deliver USD.

If you are able to change your travel plans and come to Argentina via Uruguay, that could be an option.

Otherwise, a day trip to Colonia, once you are in Buenos Aires.

You should do your maths carefully, though, to evaluate if the time & expenses involved are worth it.

ny
posts: 156
reviews: 61
146. Re: Blue rate

Thanks oats, don't know why my mobile isn't loading it. Patricio got back to me right away but only exchanges $500 and up so be prepared. It's our last day, we need maybe $100 more.

Chicago
posts: 14
reviews: 1
147. Re: Blue rate

I've looked at many (but not all) of the posts in this thread and other threads. I still haven't seen an address of a place to exchange usd at close to the blue rate. I rented a condo (leaving in Feb) so there is no hotel clerk to ask. Any info on a reputable exchange in the recoleta/palermo area would be appreciated.

Nice, France
Destination Expert
for Buenos Aires
posts: 2,345
reviews: 4
148. Re: Blue rate

MkeInChi at post #150:

Re. "I've looked at many (but not all) of the posts in this thread and other threads. I still haven't seen an address of a place to exchange usd at close to the blue rate. .......Any info on a reputable exchange in the recoleta/palermo area would be appreciated.":

It's not your fault that you don't know that that's similar to wondering why an address of a local drug dealer or a brothel aren't being published.

Edited: 6:22 pm, December 26, 2013
BA
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reviews: 16
149. Re: Blue rate

Mikeinchi, of course you wont see anyone publishing a name or address here. The "blue rate" is the black maket rate and not legal. They will get a revenue commissioner visist within a few hours of posing it here. If you are not in a hotel to get help then florida street is your option.

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