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Kantor and using credit cards in Poland


Farop 3 | 16
3 Aug 2012 #1
Hello.

I was wondering. Is there something like buying currency at a kantor with a credit card? Or am I just dreaming?

If the answer is no then

Is there any other way to aquire a foreign currency with a Credit card within Poland?

Thanks!
strzyga 2 | 993
3 Aug 2012 #2
To the OP: I've never seen anybody use a credit card in a kantor, but I'm not sure.
One thing you can do with a credit card is to take some PLN out of it in an ATM and then go to kantor or a bank and exchange it to another currency, but it won't be the best deal.
ShawnH 8 | 1,507
3 Aug 2012 #3
"To the OP: I've never seen anybody use a credit card in a kantor, but I'm not sure.
One thing you can do with a credit card is to take some PLN out of it in an ATM and then go to kantor or a bank and exchange it to another currency, but it won't be the best deal."

true... You will get a poor exchange rate from the credit card company, then pay a premium from the kantor. But if you withdraw the money from a Polish ATM, you should get zloty and not need the kantor...
strzyga 2 | 993
3 Aug 2012 #4
You will get a poor exchange rate from the credit card company, then pay a premium from the kantor

And pay the premium for taking cash out, if it's a credit card and not a debit one.

But if you withdraw the money from a Polish ATM, you should get zloty and not need the kantor...

Well, we don't know what currency the OP wants to get.
OP Farop 3 | 16
4 Aug 2012 #5
To the OP: I've never seen anybody use a credit card in a kantor, but I'm not sure.
One thing you can do with a credit card is to take some PLN out of it in an ATM and then go to kantor or a bank and exchange it to another currency, but it won't be the best deal.

Thanks for the answer. I thought about this option but concluded the same as you, it wouldn't be the best deal. Any other ideas? I thought about going to a casino, buying chips with a credit card and then changing them back for banknotes but then im not really sure if there are casinos in Poland.
strzyga 2 | 993
4 Aug 2012 #6
not really sure if there are casinos in Poland.

There are casinos in every bigger city and yes, they should take credit cards so it might be a plausible option. But I'm not much of a casino-goer so wait till somebody more wordly confirms it.

The simplest way would be just to bring some cash or a debit card with you, but I guess that for some reason it's not an option.
OP Farop 3 | 16
4 Aug 2012 #7
I will do that, but even though this is a plausible option, i would have hoped there would exist something better, but i guess this is all I have. And just in case you are wondering, I do have a debit card and cash but this, what im asking, is completely unrelated to my solvency in Poland during my stay. There are other reasons as to why I need to use my credit card to buy zloty or US$
MoOli 9 | 480
4 Aug 2012 #8
Farop
Yes,Citibank and bank pkao,I have used with mastercard,visa and for American express there is a kantor office in Hotel mariott in the lobby on the left side who will give you cash on your card with a ID.
OP Farop 3 | 16
4 Aug 2012 #9
Citibank and bank pkao in which city? What kind of ID do I need, I'm not polish. Maybe a passport?
MoOli 9 | 480
5 Aug 2012 #10
Doesnt your credit card cover fraud or because of bad credit you use cheap credit card providers?
Using credit cards to withdraw money is really a bad idea for you brits...seriously get your freaking facts str8 as America is different!
peterweg 37 | 2,319
5 Aug 2012 #11
I would say it's hard to buy them at any rate

Yes. The Argentinians are banned from buying any foreign currency. If he is Argentinian he has a valid reason to want convert peso's into hard currency. What the mad Argentinian dictator Kirchner is doing to her people is criminal.
OP Farop 3 | 16
5 Aug 2012 #12
What the mad Argentinian dictator Kirchner is doing to her people is criminal.

I agree!


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