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Foreign ATM & Credit Cards vs. Polish Kantor


dat 2 | 62  
9 Oct 2008 /  #1
For foreigners who use their cards in Poland, does your bank give a better exchange rate or the kantors?
dcchris 8 | 432  
10 Oct 2008 /  #2
kantor everytime
nauczyciel  
10 Oct 2008 /  #3
kantors are a ripoff

i've seen 1.93zl to 2.09zl for a CAD on the same day... where at my bank it was 2.18
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
10 Oct 2008 /  #4
kantor everytime

I know what you mean but I would not walk in with a large amount of money and expect to get far down the street, maybe i am just being paranoid.

If you shop around you can get very good competitive rates from some Kontors.
dcchris 8 | 432  
10 Oct 2008 /  #5
If you shop around you can get very good competitive rates from some Kontors.

true and you can negotiate with them on the rate sometimes
Wroclaw Boy  
15 Jun 2009 /  #6
i've seen 1.93zl to 2.09zl for a CAD on the same day... where at my bank it was 2.18

impossible unless your bank is in the business of losing money.

I know what you mean but I would not walk in with a large amount of money and expect to get far down the street, maybe i am just being paranoid.

I was commenting to my wife the other day, any half whit criminal could set up a spying spot on many kantors accross the street or from a window. theyd have all the information theyd need in order to mug you down the street, follow you in a car etc.. etc.. I always look over my shoulder after visiting if i changed up a decent amount.
Avalon 4 | 1,068  
15 Jun 2009 /  #7
It seems to be the opposite here WB, three Kantors have been followed home, attacked, robbed and killed over the past 3 years. The newpapers seem to hint at Ukrainian gangs staking out their premises.
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098  
15 Jun 2009 /  #8
impossible unless your bank is in the business of losing money.

To our disappointment, sometimes in bank branches yesterday's exchange rate is still shown on the display.
gumishu 11 | 5,629  
15 Jun 2009 /  #9
kantors are a ripoff

i've seen 1.93zl to 2.09zl for a CAD on the same day... where at my bank it was 2.18

Canadian dollars as other not as wide-spread currencies can be different from the main currencies in kantors - kantors have better rates for main currencies (as well as for Czech and Slovak korons, Danish and Norwegian kroner and East European currencies) than banks

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