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Posted by pjohny41 on 3/11/2006 at 01:52

Another question.. I am traveling to thailand from Canada ..should I wait till I get to thailand to buy some maybe it would be cheaper..or would it be recomended to buy most of it in Canada?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 3/11/2006 at 05:17 admin

I'd buy it in Thailand. I can't speak for Canada, but in the case of Australia, the rate for buying Baht is always better in Thailand -- partly because Thai banks don't have the murderous spread Australian banks have.

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Posted by exacto on 3/11/2006 at 10:18

as a general rule you are always better off buying the local currency in the local country, particularly if you are using a major world currency. you'll get better rates and your change won't mysteriously disappear because they only have large bills available. regards.

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Posted by wolfman on 3/11/2006 at 17:29

best bet is: always buy at the airport,when arriving. you hardly get a better deal!


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