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Cash Needed #113784
12/05/2016 03:30 PM
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Staying in Orient Bay in Feb 2017. Trying to figure out what is needed for cash. Will be using Kakao for chairs - Still $20? Does Casino give you 1 for 1 with cash? I am missing anything? Any help would be greatful........Thanks

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Re: Cash Needed [Re: DuxburyMA] #113785
12/05/2016 03:35 PM
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Exchange rate will depend upon the currency you are using
The casino deals in USD. You may withdraw USD from your checking account using the ATM. Expect a service charge.

Last edited by Bobcat; 12/05/2016 03:37 PM.

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Re: Cash Needed [Re: Bobcat] #113786
12/05/2016 03:39 PM
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Saskatchewan, Canada
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Is there an ATM at Orient now? Or one close to Orient?

Re: Cash Needed [Re: FrozenNorth] #113787
12/05/2016 03:44 PM
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Re: Cash Needed [Re: Bobcat] #113788
12/05/2016 03:49 PM
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Bobcat--Do you know whether that information is up to date and correct? The reason why I ask is that the url for TTOL at the bottom of that page doesn't work. And for the other two boards listed there, one is a closed board, and the other one seems to have had no posts since 2012..


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Re: Cash Needed [Re: FrozenNorth] #113789
12/05/2016 03:56 PM
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There is an ATM in Hope Estate at credit mutuel that gives U.S. dollars. The ATM further along in Hope Estate does not give U.S. dollars.

Re: Cash Needed [Re: Carol_Hill] #113790
12/05/2016 04:22 PM
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I don't know Carol. Erich is the person to ask.


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Re: Cash Needed [Re: DuxburyMA] #113791
12/05/2016 05:47 PM
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Peaceful Eastern North Carolin...
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Chairs were $20 at Kakao yesterday, but Karl usually goes up to $25 sometime in December.

Re: Cash Needed [Re: DuxburyMA] #113792
12/05/2016 07:54 PM
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Never known casinos to give 1:1. They charge slighty above current exchange rate, probably $1.07 for 1 Euro.

Euro had a strong day today closing at $1.08. Casinos will be at least $1.085.

Last edited by Bob_Dot; 12/05/2016 07:57 PM.
Re: Cash Needed [Re: RI Bob C] #113793
12/05/2016 11:31 PM
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If you mean "Petit Casino", the small grocery store in orient, they were treating Euros same as dollars last Feb. Given that the exchange rate is still close, I would guess nothing has changed. Having a fistful of dollars back when the exchange rate was 1.3 to 1 or so, and paying in cash was a significant savings over a vacation, but now that they are close, not so much. Still, for all everyday purchases, having dollars at hand is easier.

Re: Cash Needed [Re: RI Bob C] #113794
12/05/2016 11:39 PM
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Just came back and le Petit Casino is 1: 1 for the last 11 days and last april too as matter of fact !





Re: Cash Needed [Re: joyfully] #113795
12/06/2016 08:35 AM
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That makes more sense (store vs. gambling venue) I couldn't figure out the casino 1:1 question

Re: Cash Needed [Re: boucharda] #113796
12/06/2016 09:53 AM
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There is a chain of French grocery stores called Casino. Petite Casino is the name which they use for their smaller stores.

Re: Cash Needed [Re: Bahston] #113797
12/06/2016 10:02 AM
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Yup...knew that but never connected it. Being a frequenter of the other "casino" place that was what I translated it to.. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />

Re: Cash Needed [Re: boucharda] #113798
12/06/2016 10:20 AM
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I didn't get it either. I almost responded that there are no casinos on the French side...


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Re: Cash Needed [Re: Carol_Hill] #113799
12/06/2016 11:43 AM
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If you ever eat in, check out the rotisserie chickens they make at Yellow Sub.. You might think they're pricey, but damned good! Reserve one in the morning with them (when you buy your morning pastries or bread), then pick it up for lunch or dinner at the time you told them. They'll ask you if you want potatoes with the chicken. Say Yes! The potatoes sit under the dripping chickens all morning and they are delicious!

Re: Cash Needed [Re: joyfully] #113800
12/06/2016 03:09 PM
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That sounds like a plan....sounds like the food trucks in the open markets in France

Re: Cash Needed [Re: boucharda] #113801
12/06/2016 06:17 PM
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That sounds like a plan....sounds like the food trucks in the open markets in France

Quite a bit like that in fact! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Wink.gif" alt="" />

Re: Cash Needed [Re: jeepers] #113802
12/10/2016 10:51 AM
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jeepers said:
There is an ATM in Hope Estate at credit mutuel that gives U.S. dollars. The ATM further along in Hope Estate does not give U.S. dollars.


We use that one


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