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I normally exchange when I am on holiday but I am thinking of buying before I go with the brexit uncertainty as I really dont like to less than 40 baht to the pound .The exchange seems a lot more competitive in uk than it use to be .As of today I can get 40.8 from john lewis .Does anyone know the current rate on the street .I know TT usually have the best rates .

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gitteyman

In my experience you will get a better rate in Thailand . 

When you arrive  at the airport .Use the exchange booths in the basement .

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chelseafan
Posted (edited)

I would expect at least 41 on the street in Thailand based on todays rate of 41.46

The baht hasn't moved much over the past few weeks, generally hanging in the 41-42 zone.

Are JL charging you any fees ?

 

 

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brian_723

Thanks am over 10 th  of may so I  might wait as doubt much will happen with brexit for a while .

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brian_723
14 minutes ago, chelseafan said:

I would expect at least 41 on the street in Thailand based on todays rate of 41.46

The baht hasn't moved much over the past few weeks, generally hanging in the 41-42 zone.

Are JL charging you any fees ?

 

 

No fees and they price match 

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gitteyman
Posted (edited)

I may be wrong but to get that rate. you need to change at least £500..So a loss of £10/25.   [just on £500]                                       As to changing in Thailand ..

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chelseafan
6 minutes ago, brian_723 said:

No fees and they price match 

IMHE I've always got a better rate in Thailand. If you are unsure then maybe change over 50% with JL and the other in Thailand, You may get the benefit of a slightly improved rate whilst out there. Obviously that could work the other way too.

If you are changing up £1000 then the difference of 0.2 = 200 baht . Wouldn't worry about it to be honest.

 

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brian_723
1 hour ago, chelseafan said:

IMHE I've always got a better rate in Thailand. If you are unsure then maybe change over 50% with JL and the other in Thailand, You may get the benefit of a slightly improved rate whilst out there. Obviously that could work the other way too.

If you are changing up £1000 then the difference of 0.2 = 200 baht . Wouldn't worry about it to be honest.

 

Thanks I think you are right I wil change half here and the other half over there  the JL rate is very good at minute. Normally I would  not even think about changing before i go .But these are uncertain times .

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1canbrian

its my understanding you get a slightly better rate with £50 notes at TT, which is what im doing this year, every little bit helps......

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brian_723
On 14/04/2019 at 23:28, 1canbrian said:

its my understanding you get a slightly better rate with £50 notes at TT, which is what im doing this year, every little bit helps......

50 pound note it is then .I am glad I held off buying  as the pound surged this week and I only have 7 days to go .I think it highly likely I will get my above 40 rate now .It is  pysoclogical barrier that I would have hated even if only small money difference .The local election results have been bad for both main parties which should force them to sort a brexit  compromise which is pound positive .Even if they do not I cannot see it going below 40 in a week .

 

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Mr_Peace

You can also easily check daily rates from example TT exchanges facebook site, where they upload everyday a picture with most recent rates for popular currencies.

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VLG
On 14/04/2019 at 23:01, brian_723 said:

I normally exchange when I am on holiday but I am thinking of buying before I go with the brexit uncertainty as I really dont like to less than 40 baht to the pound .The exchange seems a lot more competitive in uk than it use to be .As of today I can get 40.8 from john lewis .Does anyone know the current rate on the street .I know TT usually have the best rates .

These are the current rates at the exchange booths near the airport rail station at the basement of the airport.

Look at the "buy" column to see what you get for your GBP. 

You can checks the latest rates yourself with the link below. Be sure to choose the correct location. 

http://www.valueplusexchange.com/#/

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brian_723
Posted (edited)

Must get myself all 50 pound notes .Thanks for that info vlg .

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SEXBOMB STEVE

Rule of thumb. NEVER BUY BAHT IN ENGLAND WITH BRITISH POUNDS.  EVER!!! 

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Biennial
25 minutes ago, SEXBOMB STEVE said:

Rule of thumb. NEVER BUY BAHT IN ENGLAND WITH BRITISH POUNDS.  EVER!!! 

Never buy or sell baht anywhere but in Thailand.

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ricktoronto

Unless you have access to a currency broker like mine.

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