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  • MalcolmBaird

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    20th November, 2009
    Posts: 3

    Is it better to take US $ from Australia or to buy them in Phnom Penh using Aus $ or card?

    #1 Posted: 14/12/2011 - 22:33

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  • eastwest

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    17th December, 2009
    Posts: 778

    The latter. Not because of exchange rate but more because of safety and security.

    I don't think you'd feel very safe if you walk around with a big load of cash. Whether it's US or AUS dollars. Use your card and withdraw bigger amounts ($300-$500) because at the best bank, ANZ Royal, there is a fee per withdrawal ($5) and not a percentage.

    Even if the exchange rate would be better in Australia you'd probably only gain $20 or so if you changed $2000. Ask yourself if it's worth $20 if that money got stolen or robbed...

    #2 Posted: 15/12/2011 - 01:22

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