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Exchange €2000 to PLN what is best way?


heywood100 5 | 5
20 Sep 2010  #1
Hi,

I have to go to Poland for a month and I estimate I need €2,000 worth of PLN.

Is it best to exchange the € in Poland or in Ireland or best to use Irish debit card at an ATM in Lodz?

Thanks!
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
20 Sep 2010  #2
Change the money in a "Kontor" Bureau de Change, they have the best rates.

I would advise doing it over several visits.

Good luck.
NorthMancPolak 4 | 648
20 Sep 2010  #3
The guy in the kebab shop opposite the "Kinoteka" sign on the Pałac Kultury will sort you out, our kid :)
OP heywood100 5 | 5
20 Sep 2010  #4
does a Kantor give better rates for cash or travellers checks?

thanks
pgtx 29 | 3,159
20 Sep 2010  #5
€2,000 worth of PLN.

i never take raw cash with me... i use my debit card, the exchange rate is OK and less hassle......
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
20 Sep 2010  #6
does a Kantor give better rates for cash or travellers checks?

I thought travellers cheques were exchanged as if they were normal notes i.e. no special rate?

Kontors give better rates than banks.

i use my debit card, the exchange rate is OK

This exchange rate can be better than the bank's if you went in with cash, as I believe it is exchanged using the national rate, I could be mistaken.
pgtx 29 | 3,159
20 Sep 2010  #7
This exchange rate can be better than the bank's if you went in with cash, as I believe it is exchanged using the national rate, I could be mistaken.

i don't go to PL for a shopping spree...
;)
and beside, where would I "hide" 2000 euros? in my underwear? lol
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
20 Sep 2010  #8
where would I "hide" 2000 euros? in my underwear? lol

500 Euro bills, only 4 notes, surely your leopard skin tight dress can't be that tight? :)
Bolle 1 | 147
21 Sep 2010  #9
i use my debit card, the exchange rate is OK and less hassle......

Me too.

Most of those kantor's are crooks! You have to be careful.
Zed - | 195
21 Sep 2010  #10
Kantors in shopping malls are ok. As are those in the main streets. No fear. I would use an ATM, but that's just me as I'm lazy :-)
Marek11111 9 | 816
21 Sep 2010  #11
I used to exchange in kantors but that took a lot of time and effort, now I just take some cash just in case and use atm card for convenience reason

And I think you get best rate as the banks will do their rates so no shopping around


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