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Old 03-14-2005   #1 (permalink)
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Peso's??????????????????

We are arriving in PDC this Sunday, and as a result of several post I noticed
regarding credit card fraud and the fact that many restaurants don't take credit cards, I was wondering about whether I should bring peso's with me or convert once we have arrived? I am looking for some good advise?????????
Thanks,,,,,,,,,Mac
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We used the ScotiaBank ATM's on several occasions to withdraw cash in pesos from our account in Canada without any problems. I'm quite sure they are connected to all of the major ATM networks in Canada and America, so they should work for you, too.

They are located at 5th Av & Juarez, across from the bus station and next door to McDonald's (the usual very tall sign is a handy landmark when strolling 5th) and 10th Av & Constituyentes, one block west of Gran Porto Real resort.

Hope this helps.
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We take just enough dollars to get us back and forth through the airports. As soon as you hit town hit the atm. We also like to try and keep to the atm(s) where there is actually a bank. That way if say the power goes out and your card gets stuck in the machine they can get it for you. If that happens make sure you have your passport or travelling documents.
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You can use the search feature to find previous threads on this subject.
Try:
http://playa.infohttp://playa.info/p...t=credit+cards
http://playa.info/playa-forum/showth...t=credit+cards
http://playa.info/playa-forum/showth...t=credit+cards
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I second PantherCTE. The ATM machines are the way to go. I don't know how it works with your home bank, but we have been using them for years in Europe, USA, Caribbean, and Mexico and in addition to convenience, we get the best exchange rate from the ATM.
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We just brought cash and travelers checks (which I used to pay for the hotel and a few extra for an emergency backup). Didn't want to have to futz with the ATM's, didn't want to rely on credit card. We just locked up our extra cash in the room safe and it was fine.

No need to convert to pesos beforehand. EVERYWHERE (that we went anyway) will accept USD, and will give you change in pesos. Just go to an Exchange booth (they're all over the place) and convert to pesos when you get there.
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Listed within the "Terms of Use" page James mentioned.....

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If you are typing a long post, please be wise and copy it to the clipboard (highlight it and hit CTRL-C, on Windows machines). This way, if you have any type of network, script, computer or whatever error, your composition can be saved. Alternatively, you could write your post in a word processor or Notepad, or something, and save it, then just paste it into the posting page. For normal posts, this is not necessary, just when you plan on taking more than about 20 minutes writing.


Now why didn't YOU bring this to my attention about 2 hours ago before I typed for an hour and then lost it all, HUH?????
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James, maybe new and inexperienced computer or forum users do not even realize they can click there?

I had to look twice to realize you had posted a link and I am not new to this.

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I believe James is referring to the Announcement: Please read! located at the top of each forum section. That's where the Terms of Use is stated.

If you go to the Home page and look at the bottom and click on "terms of use", it brings you to a page that reads "forthcoming".
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[quote=Nerak936]I believe James is referring to the Announcement: Please read! located at the top of each forum section. That's where the Terms of Use is stated/QUOTE]

I was referring to that too. It presumes a high level of web site sophistication that a large number of the newer visitors here do not seem to possess. Just my own observation.
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Old 03-15-2005   #12 (permalink)
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Money Exchanging is Super Easy

I was in Playa in January. I was nervous about bringing travelers checks after reading some other posts. But I had no trouble cashing them anyplace. I used them at restaurants, our hotel, shops and exchanged them at numerous Cambrios. The exchange rate did vary a bit, but never more than a few cents. For instance, 10.50 pesos to a dollar one place to 11.15 pesos to a dollar another place...not a big deal. In fact, I got a better rate at some places when I paid in US currency.
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Old 03-15-2005   #13 (permalink)
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Mac, just use your ATM card there to get pesos, and bring some US cash to tide you over until you get to a automated teller. We were just there for two weeks and used the Scotiabank ATM, $2 service charge, better rates than anything else. No worries.
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I didn't miss it

But I just read it again,& that's a good thing... as I " forget a lot". Must be that creeping senility.
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Hey.... what's the sense of posting here in the forum is we don't get to annoy the crap outta James every now and then?????

I mean, we gotta have a purpose in life, and he's gotta have a reason to get out of bed in the morning too.........
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