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Change PLN to USD in Poland


Ekspat
28 Jul 2015 #1
Hallo!

I wanna ask you if it's possible at the Kantors or at the banks to exchange a quite big amount of PLN to USD cash, something like 4-5k PLN in USD.

Thank you in advance.
smurf 39 | 1,981
28 Jul 2015 #2
the banks

yea, a bank would be your best option.
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254
28 Jul 2015 #3
I wanna ask you if it's possible at the Kantors or at the banks to exchange a quite big amount of PLN to USD cash, something like 4-5k PLN in USD.

Absolutely. You can change as much cash as you want at kantors, although it would be wise to make special arrangements for any serious amounts of cash. You can even negotiate the rate online with some kantors - I did this just yesterday, and got 4.13 (when buying Euro) when the interbank rate was 4.12005. If it had been a serious amount of cash, they were willing to go down further.

Banks will not really negotiate on the rate unless you're transferring regular large amounts of cash (i.e., a minimum of 10k EUR on a regular basis).
Tori
29 Jul 2015 #4
I just sent USD to Poland yesterday by the way of MoneyGram.
They exchanged my USD to be picked up in PLN at a rate of 3.71.
Next time I will send USD to be picked up in USD.
Send $500 USD they pick up $500 USD.
Let my Polish friend take it to the bank and exchange it for the higher rate.
Live and learn.
Thanks for the information delphiandomine as it was very useful.
OP Ekspat
29 Jul 2015 #5
Great! Thanks guys!

I was worried that kantors and banks in PL have not really big amounts of USD cash to give.
That's great to heard.
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254
29 Jul 2015 #6
I was worried that kantors and banks in PL have not really big amounts of USD cash to give.

If it's a large amount, order it in advance so that they've got enough physical cash on hand. Banks in particular don't tend to hold much USD to hand, and even many banks won't have much EUR beyond a few hundred.
trucker
29 Jul 2015 #7
LOL, 4-5k PLN is what $1200?That's not "quite big amount" dude.Every kantor will exchange it for you.


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