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Euro vs Dollar #280961
04/25/2022 08:22 AM
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Given that there is only about an 8% difference right now between the Euro and Dollar, what kind of exchange rate are restaurants and grocery stores typically offering now on the French side?

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Re: Euro vs Dollar [Re: CaribLee] #280978
04/25/2022 10:16 AM
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To be honest I've seen a lot of 1 to 1 with cash this week.

Re: Euro vs Dollar [Re: CaribLee] #280984
04/25/2022 11:06 AM
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At 1.08 to1 it's a nice rate for CC purchases if they won't to 1 to 1 cash.

Re: Euro vs Dollar [Re: SXMScubaman] #280985
04/25/2022 11:23 AM
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Would that incur an additional foreign currency transaction fee on your credit card bill?

Re: Euro vs Dollar [Re: Southshore] #280986
04/25/2022 11:36 AM
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It depends on your credit card. Some credit cards do not charge a foreign transaction fee. Some do. Check with your credit card.


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Re: Euro vs Dollar [Re: Southshore] #280988
04/25/2022 12:42 PM
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All mine from Citi Bank and Barkly Bank have done away with the foreign transaction fee. But as Carol said call your issuing bank to verify yours. We also notify our CC issuing banks of travel plan dates to make sure there is no problems using it out of country.

Re: Euro vs Dollar [Re: CaribLee] #280994
04/25/2022 04:30 PM
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Just came back from SXM this weekend and the rate was 1.05 if you paid cash at super U , french side !





Re: Euro vs Dollar [Re: extreme] #280999
04/25/2022 06:01 PM
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That is better than the current rate. Good for you.

Re: Euro vs Dollar [Re: extreme] #281000
04/25/2022 06:51 PM
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Good to know as that is where I buy my French wine.

Re: Euro vs Dollar [Re: CaribLee] #281004
04/25/2022 08:55 PM
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Super U is 1.05 for cash in Hope Estates. LePiment was $1.15


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Re: Euro vs Dollar [Re: CaribLee] #281039
04/26/2022 11:54 AM
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Today's rate: $1.067


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Re: Euro vs Dollar [Re: ChiTownHarry] #281040
04/26/2022 11:57 AM
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Yep. Good for us coming soon.

Re: Euro vs Dollar [Re: Southshore] #281054
04/26/2022 05:29 PM
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I use my Visa Credit Card and they have done away with any international fee usage charges.


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Re: Euro vs Dollar [Re: CaribLee] #281055
04/26/2022 05:44 PM
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Just a little off topic but still concerns the using a CC on island. Most CC's have done away with the collision coverage for rental cars, one of which is Citi Bank except for their Business card. Barclays bank still includes this for up to a 6o day rental. Prior to your trip inform the CC issuing company you'll be using it while in St Maarten to avoid a charge denial or hold on your acct.

Re: Euro vs Dollar [Re: ChiTownHarry] #281098
04/27/2022 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by ChiTownHarry
Today's rate: $1.067

And still falling. Today it's at 1.054


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