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Euros/Exchange Rate #284799
06/18/2022 05:17 PM
06/18/2022 05:17 PM
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Phyllis Offline OP
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Is it worth it to get SXM currency before leaving for SXM, or does it matter whether paying in dollars or credit card? Thank you!

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Re: Euros/Exchange Rate [Re: Phyllis] #284801
06/18/2022 05:54 PM
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From our experiences there is little to no reason to exchange US or CN dollars for Euros. We sometimes find it most advantageous to charge on the French side using a cc that does NOT charge a conversion fee and gives you the best daily rate for conversion from Euros to dollars but we generally only do this if the charge is significant. A day at Anse Marcel is one place we always use this approach since it tends to become a very pricey day there between chairs, food and drinks.


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Re: Euros/Exchange Rate [Re: Phyllis] #284803
06/18/2022 07:40 PM
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Go to a bank on the French side and use your ATM card, sometimes your bank pays the fee or you pay like $5-10 service charge and get out a few hundred.
You will get the current exchange rate ad euros in your hand.

Re: Euros/Exchange Rate [Re: Phyllis] #284804
06/18/2022 08:14 PM
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SXM to me is the Dutch side, which actually is locked into the US dollar at a constant rate. For the French side, right NOW, pretty much the Euro is almost 1 to 1, pretty much everywhere we have been.

So, don't worry about it. Pay with dollars or a credit card, charged in dollars or Euros. The final price is going to be very little difference.


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Re: Euros/Exchange Rate [Re: Phyllis] #284805
06/19/2022 12:14 AM
06/19/2022 12:14 AM
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Thank you, everyone!

Re: Euros/Exchange Rate [Re: Phyllis] #284824
06/19/2022 05:47 PM
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Royersford, PA (30m NW of Phil...
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Exchange rate is now appr. 1E = $1.04. Hardly worth the effort.


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