Where's the best place to buy US Dollars ?

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Where's the best place to buy US Dollars ?

Post by mally » August 5, 2010, 7:04 pm

Hi Guys,

Got a trip to Cambodia imminent and need some US Dollars. I seem to remember someone posting there were better places to buy US Dollars in Udon than using the Banks. I've had a look but cann't find the post. Has anyone any info on this please ?
Also I'm visiting Pattaya for a few days before the trip, so if no joy in Udon then anywhere in Pattaya that fits the bill ?



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Post by Funman » August 6, 2010, 7:22 am

Mally, don't know about Udon but on Pattaya South there's a BKK bank across from the veggie market near the Wat that I bought some ($200) in 04 before I went to Cambodia. Should be readily available at most banks in Pattaya.

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Post by lucky55 » August 6, 2010, 8:10 am

There used to be a Gold shop opposite the bus station near the traffic lights going from Central (old Complex) towards prince prajak roundabout !
Not sure if they still do it but their exchange rate was better than Banks and expats used to get their US dollars there to get their entry stamp going into Laos.(cheaper than paying Baht,evidently)
Maybe some of the old hands here can confirm or know another place ?????

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Post by mally » August 6, 2010, 12:37 pm

The Gold Shop no longer does it, seems they got told to stop. Looks like I'll have to use the Banks.

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Post by broon97 » April 1, 2016, 11:24 am

Any update on best place to buy dollars

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Post by ting_tong » April 1, 2016, 12:18 pm

too bad you did'nt speak up sooner! I cashed out yesterday.
happy money near the fountain circle exchanges money better than bank rates
phosri road right before the roundabout, left hand side

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Post by Rockfossil » April 1, 2016, 3:16 pm

UOB, on the bank level in Central Plaza seems to be a better place to do business than the usual banks.

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Post by len ames » April 3, 2016, 9:46 am

Krung thai in the Central think it's third floor
Always plenty in there

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Post by semperfiguy » April 3, 2016, 10:03 am

ting_tong wrote:too bad you did'nt speak up sooner! I cashed out yesterday.
happy money near the fountain circle exchanges money better than bank rates
phosri road right before the roundabout, left hand side
Ting_Tong, are these directions coming from the east or west on Phosri Road?
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Post by wokkawombat » April 3, 2016, 10:25 am

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Post by 747man » April 3, 2016, 10:41 am

Lone Star wrote:
ting_tong wrote:too bad you did'nt speak up sooner! I cashed out yesterday.
happy money near the fountain circle exchanges money better than bank rates
phosri road right before the roundabout, left hand side

YES! I've used them before, and they have better rates than any of the banks. Excellent.
Yeah !! But How Much BETTER ?? :lol: :lol:

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Post by the-monk » April 3, 2016, 10:50 am

I bought Japanese yens from them about 4 months ago and they were about 4-5 % better ( cheaper ) than any bank at Central Plaza which i had surveyed before hand.

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