Best place to get Euros in New York City?

Old Apr 3rd, 2005, 03:46 PM
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Best place to get Euros in New York City?

Sorry if the answer to this question is blatantly obvious, but where is the best place to get my hands on some Euros in New York City (Upper West Side)? Do regular banks have them? Exchange bureau? Anywhere else? Thanks.

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Old Apr 3rd, 2005, 04:17 PM
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Probably downtown in the Financial District.
 
Old Apr 3rd, 2005, 05:09 PM
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There are lots of exchange bureaus around town (the first one I can think of off the top of my head is in Grand Central), but I would think that any large bank (Citibank, Chase, etc) would have them without having to order them.
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Not sure why you need them - but if its because you're going to europe - just pick them up at the airport - it's easiest.
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Thanks for the responses. I need them for another reason (not a pre-trip thing). In general, would the exchange rate at a large bank be better than an exchange bureau?
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I usually go to Amer Express - they have a branch in the Marriot Marquis, which is probably the easiest to get to from Upper West Side. I think you can also get them at branches of Chase or Citibank - try larger branches, maybe Citi at B'way & 86th. I know the Chase branch at 91st & B'way had (and may still have) their exchange rates posted in the window.
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I believe you get a better rate at a bank than one of the exchange bureaus.
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In case anyone is interested, I went to the Amex desk at the Macy's in Herald Square. The exchange rate was the same as the banks (give or take a few cents) and there was only a 3 dollar service charge (reagrdless of transaction size...up to $1000 I think).

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