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    Sue
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    Does anyone know where I can order some foreign currency?  Is it only from the main Bureau de change in the big towns or do the local banks or post offices do this?

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    you bank will if you give them enough notice

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    It’s not easy getting foreign currency here I’ve found. How much notice is enough normally marion? Or does it depend on the bank? We got ours at the airport as it seemed easier, whether it cost more I don’t know.

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    Likewise, Fruitcake. It’s much easier to change euros into the foreign currency at the airport of arrival, and thereafter at local banks. It also means you can budget better, taking only 500€ spending money, say, and changing it as you need it.

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    Sue
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    Thank you all for the info.   Obviously it would not be a problem if we were going to an airport or port but we aren’t.  We need Danish Krone to send for grandchildren’s Christmas presents.  I know we can also do a bank transfer but unfortunately that costs quite a bit.

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    What about sending them an Amazon voucher or something like that?

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    Money thru the post ??? :negative:   :negative:   :negative:

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    Sorry Sue I assumed you wanted it for yourself, it might be risky sending cash through the post. I mail order gifts that I have found out from my daughters are suitable and have them sent directly to them.

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    Your bank should offer a low charge transfer but the exchange rate will be not very good.

    I suggest you use Transferwise the current exchange rate using the French site is as below and the charge for 1000 euro is 6.37 euro or 50 euro is 1.37 euro.

    If you decide to use them I can recommend you as a friend and there should be no charge for your first transaction, please PM if you are interested

     

    1 EUR → 7,46135 DKK

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    Small sums I’d send by PayPal

    But I don’t share the fear of sending cash through the post which is sooooooo much better for a kids gift, have a look here for a list of BdeCs

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    I have to agree we regularly send sums up to 50 euro and to date no problems.

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    Me too Paul (touch wood)  ;-)

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    Oh I’ve done it too, only had one go astray, just mentioned that it might be risky.

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    Thanks everyone,  now sorted.

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    Glad you got sorted Sue

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