Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician
SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
82 registered (augustm, Alan Davis Jr, AZNpiano, 26 invisible), 1000 Guests and 19 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#1680750 - 05/19/11 09:39 AM Best Place to Buy Euros in U.S. or ... ?
Piano World Offline



Registered: 05/24/01
Posts: 5717
Loc: Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
We will soon be leaving for the Piano World European Piano Tour .

I'm trying to figure out the best place to purchase Euros.

Some say the post office or your own bank, here in the U.S. .
Others advise buying in Europe, either at a bank or ATM.

Any experienced travelers here have a suggestion?
_________________________
- Frank B.
Founder / Host
www.PianoWorld.com
www.PianoSupplies.com
Find Us On:
Facebook.com/PianoWorldDotCom
Twitter.com/PianoWorld
www.youtube.com/PianoWorldDotCom
Skype: PianoWorldDotCom
My Keyboards:
Estonia L-190, Yamaha P-80, Hammond XK-3, Hammond A-100, Estey 1895 Pump Organ, Harpsichord (kit), Clavichord (kit), Bilhorn Telescope Organ c 1880
-------------------------
It's Fun To Play the Piano ... PLEASE Pass It On!
Invite everyone you know to join our piano forums!
Coming to Maine? We're in Parsonsfield let's get together!


Top
Piano & Music Gifts & Accessories (570)
Piano accessories and music gift items
#1680817 - 05/19/11 11:12 AM Re: Best Place to Buy Euros in U.S. or ... ? [Re: Piano World]
Agilita Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/03/06
Posts: 476
Loc: Missouri
Have you read Rick Steves money tips?

http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/tips/moneytip.htm

I already bought some Euros so I would have them on arrival. Since I'm arriving a day early, I'll have to take cab to hotel, buy meals that day, etc. I had to go to the main branch of our bank - our local branch told me that I would have to order the Euros and it would take a week to 10 days to get them.

Top
#1680877 - 05/19/11 12:14 PM Re: Best Place to Buy Euros in U.S. or ... ? [Re: Agilita]
Piano World Offline



Registered: 05/24/01
Posts: 5717
Loc: Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
Originally Posted By: Agilita
Have you read Rick Steves money tips?

http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/tips/moneytip.htm

I already bought some Euros so I would have them on arrival. Since I'm arriving a day early, I'll have to take cab to hotel, buy meals that day, etc. I had to go to the main branch of our bank - our local branch told me that I would have to order the Euros and it would take a week to 10 days to get them.


Thanks Agilita, good suggestion.

I've also purchased some Euros already, but I don't like to carry a lot of cash which is why I was hoping I could buy them as needed in Europe. My bank (Bank of America) tells me Visa hits you with a 3% surcharge for using the check card in Europe.

BOA also claims I can order Euros from them and have them in a couple of days (Kathy ordered some a couple days ago, so we'll see).
_________________________
- Frank B.
Founder / Host
www.PianoWorld.com
www.PianoSupplies.com
Find Us On:
Facebook.com/PianoWorldDotCom
Twitter.com/PianoWorld
www.youtube.com/PianoWorldDotCom
Skype: PianoWorldDotCom
My Keyboards:
Estonia L-190, Yamaha P-80, Hammond XK-3, Hammond A-100, Estey 1895 Pump Organ, Harpsichord (kit), Clavichord (kit), Bilhorn Telescope Organ c 1880
-------------------------
It's Fun To Play the Piano ... PLEASE Pass It On!
Invite everyone you know to join our piano forums!
Coming to Maine? We're in Parsonsfield let's get together!


Top
#1681158 - 05/19/11 07:13 PM Re: Best Place to Buy Euros in U.S. or ... ? [Re: Piano World]
Exalted Wombat Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/28/09
Posts: 1216
Loc: London UK
Originally Posted By: Piano World
Originally Posted By: Agilita
Have you read Rick Steves money tips?

http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/tips/moneytip.htm

I already bought some Euros so I would have them on arrival. Since I'm arriving a day early, I'll have to take cab to hotel, buy meals that day, etc. I had to go to the main branch of our bank - our local branch told me that I would have to order the Euros and it would take a week to 10 days to get them.


You'll get the best deal by changing dollar bills when you get there. And hotels etc. will be happy to accept dollars directly.

Thanks Agilita, good suggestion.

I've also purchased some Euros already, but I don't like to carry a lot of cash which is why I was hoping I could buy them as needed in Europe. My bank (Bank of America) tells me Visa hits you with a 3% surcharge for using the check card in Europe.

BOA also claims I can order Euros from them and have them in a couple of days (Kathy ordered some a couple days ago, so we'll see).




Top
#1681232 - 05/19/11 10:07 PM Re: Best Place to Buy Euros in U.S. or ... ? [Re: Piano World]
Piano World Offline



Registered: 05/24/01
Posts: 5717
Loc: Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
I ordered some Euros from BOA this afternoon, they will be in Monday.

I'm still having a little bit of a hard time spending $600.00 to get $400.00
Reminds me of my experience at the casinos :-)
_________________________
- Frank B.
Founder / Host
www.PianoWorld.com
www.PianoSupplies.com
Find Us On:
Facebook.com/PianoWorldDotCom
Twitter.com/PianoWorld
www.youtube.com/PianoWorldDotCom
Skype: PianoWorldDotCom
My Keyboards:
Estonia L-190, Yamaha P-80, Hammond XK-3, Hammond A-100, Estey 1895 Pump Organ, Harpsichord (kit), Clavichord (kit), Bilhorn Telescope Organ c 1880
-------------------------
It's Fun To Play the Piano ... PLEASE Pass It On!
Invite everyone you know to join our piano forums!
Coming to Maine? We're in Parsonsfield let's get together!


Top
#1681264 - 05/19/11 11:09 PM Re: Best Place to Buy Euros in U.S. or ... ? [Re: Piano World]
tnew Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/13/10
Posts: 158
Loc: Austria
There are plenty of bank machines in europe, so you can always withdraw as needed using a debit card. Another alternative is you can take dollars with you and exchange them at many hotel concierges or local banks as needed. (additional risk of theft though) The bank exchange rates are usually ok. There are also exchange booths at airports and train stations.

Top
#1681273 - 05/19/11 11:36 PM Re: Best Place to Buy Euros in U.S. or ... ? [Re: Piano World]
Piano World Offline



Registered: 05/24/01
Posts: 5717
Loc: Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
My concern with ATMs is, Visa adds a surcharge of 3% to start with, then the ATMs charge their own fee. These fees can add up pretty quickly.
_________________________
- Frank B.
Founder / Host
www.PianoWorld.com
www.PianoSupplies.com
Find Us On:
Facebook.com/PianoWorldDotCom
Twitter.com/PianoWorld
www.youtube.com/PianoWorldDotCom
Skype: PianoWorldDotCom
My Keyboards:
Estonia L-190, Yamaha P-80, Hammond XK-3, Hammond A-100, Estey 1895 Pump Organ, Harpsichord (kit), Clavichord (kit), Bilhorn Telescope Organ c 1880
-------------------------
It's Fun To Play the Piano ... PLEASE Pass It On!
Invite everyone you know to join our piano forums!
Coming to Maine? We're in Parsonsfield let's get together!


Top
#1681328 - 05/20/11 02:02 AM Re: Best Place to Buy Euros in U.S. or ... ? [Re: Piano World]
casinitaly Offline

Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 5469
Loc: Italy
If you do use the ATMs, be aware that here they often have only numbers, not letters, so if you are used to using a word, you'll have to be sure of the numbers corresponding to your letters!!

We tend to use the credit card for meals and things, and debit card for getting cash for lunch and incidentals thus minimizing the cash withdrawls. We're based in Europe and travel in both Europe and Canada /USA - this system words well for us and the fees we pay are less than what you pay in commissions for conversions at banks or other institutions.

I wouldn't ever use the visa for cash withdrawls, only the debit card.
_________________________
XVIII-XXXVI
Sometimes I try to progress faster than I am ready for.SwissMs
Follow your teacher's instructions and practice wisely/much, and you'll soon wonder how you ever found it hard. BobPickle
Performance anxiety: make it part of your daily routine and deal with it...Cope! zrtf90

Top
#1681329 - 05/20/11 02:03 AM Re: Best Place to Buy Euros in U.S. or ... ? [Re: Piano World]
casinitaly Offline

Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 5469
Loc: Italy
If you do use the ATMs, be aware that here they often have only numbers, not letters, so if you are used to using a word, you'll have to be sure of the numbers corresponding to your letters!!

We tend to use the credit card for meals and things, and debit card for getting cash for lunch and incidentals thus minimizing the cash withdrawls. We're based in Europe and travel in both Europe and Canada /USA - this system words well for us and the fees we pay are less than what you pay in commissions for conversions at banks or other institutions.
_________________________
XVIII-XXXVI
Sometimes I try to progress faster than I am ready for.SwissMs
Follow your teacher's instructions and practice wisely/much, and you'll soon wonder how you ever found it hard. BobPickle
Performance anxiety: make it part of your daily routine and deal with it...Cope! zrtf90

Top
#1681458 - 05/20/11 08:38 AM Re: Best Place to Buy Euros in U.S. or ... ? [Re: casinitaly]
Piano World Offline



Registered: 05/24/01
Posts: 5717
Loc: Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
Originally Posted By: casinitaly
If you do use the ATMs, be aware that here they often have only numbers, not letters, so if you are used to using a word, you'll have to be sure of the numbers corresponding to your letters!!

We tend to use the credit card for meals and things, and debit card for getting cash for lunch and incidentals thus minimizing the cash withdrawals. We're based in Europe and travel in both Europe and Canada /USA - this system words well for us and the fees we pay are less than what you pay in commissions for conversions at banks or other institutions.

I wouldn't ever use the visa for cash withdrawals, only the debit card.



Thanks casinitaly,

My Visa is a check (debit) card, so it should work.
_________________________
- Frank B.
Founder / Host
www.PianoWorld.com
www.PianoSupplies.com
Find Us On:
Facebook.com/PianoWorldDotCom
Twitter.com/PianoWorld
www.youtube.com/PianoWorldDotCom
Skype: PianoWorldDotCom
My Keyboards:
Estonia L-190, Yamaha P-80, Hammond XK-3, Hammond A-100, Estey 1895 Pump Organ, Harpsichord (kit), Clavichord (kit), Bilhorn Telescope Organ c 1880
-------------------------
It's Fun To Play the Piano ... PLEASE Pass It On!
Invite everyone you know to join our piano forums!
Coming to Maine? We're in Parsonsfield let's get together!


Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
The February 2015 Issue of our Free Piano News Newsletter is out now! FREE Piano Newsletter
--------------------
The best thing I've learned on Piano World....
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
(ad) Jazz Piano Online
Jazz Piano Online Lessons
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Share ur experience overcoming "stage fright"
by piano_friend
03/06/15 02:57 AM
Hi, I'm new here
by trumpet89
03/06/15 01:16 AM
Fingerings in the 1800s?
by InfiniteClouds
03/05/15 11:53 PM
Transition to wedding pianist
by Angela62213
03/05/15 08:39 PM
Is the Roland DP90e still available in the US?
by JEB NYC
03/05/15 08:22 PM
Forum Stats
78,418 Registered Members
43 Forums
162,127 Topics
2,380,370 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission