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15-03-2012, 20:08   #1
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Commission Free Sterling & Dollars

For a limited time, at selected An Post branches.

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15-03-2012, 20:17   #2
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For a limited time, at selected An Post branches.

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I'm fairly sure this has been the case for some time now. Also, the link doesn't say anything about it being for a limited time.
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Been this way for months.
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15-03-2012, 20:36   #4
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As it swings in roundabouts. It seems An Post give you a slightly worse rate than the banks do.
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Where's the bargain?
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Thats an atrocious exchange rate for dollars. (AIB were 1.29 this afternoon)

There be no bargain here.
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15-03-2012, 22:45   #7
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You can buy Dollars / Sterling in An Post but if you have any left over after your holiday, An Post won't buy them back off you.

You'll have to go somewhere else - so you may end up paying commission on a small amount.

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15-03-2012, 23:03   #8
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I found this last year too, appalling rate to be honest.
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16-03-2012, 09:06   #9
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An post for Forex.....lol. They are having a laugh with their rates.
Check out the bank rates.

http://www.fxcentre.com/
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16-03-2012, 09:44   #10
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Nowhere sells foreign currency at the exchange rate. Can anyone point to what the buy/sell rates and commision per transaction for any of the alledged cheaper places?

One thing to note, if you are only getting a small amount, commission free with AnPost works out cheaper.
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16-03-2012, 12:35   #11
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An post for Forex.....lol. They are having a laugh with their rates.
Check out the bank rates.

http://www.fxcentre.com/

Indeed

Sterling

AIB FX Centre - 0.8315

An Post - 0.8071

U.S. Dollars

AIB FX Centre - 1.3083

An Post - 1.2683

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16-03-2012, 12:54   #12
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Indeed

Sterling

AIB FX Centre - 0.8315

An Post - 0.8071

U.S. Dollars

AIB FX Centre - 1.3083

An Post - 1.2683

From Ulster Bank
USD Sell 1.2687 Stg Sell 0.8091
Don't know if they have transaction fees
From AIB
USD Sell 1.2894 Stg Sell 0.8203
Plus Transaction fee 1.0% of value Minimum €1.27 / Maximum €6.35

So AIB is probably the best price out AIB, AnPost, and Ulster Bank. Just about!
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19-03-2012, 15:46   #13
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currency exchange

Hi if you have a credit union account, you do not pay commission, but euro is bad at the moment when buying sterling
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19-03-2012, 17:47   #14
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I wouldn't write-off An Post for forex.

I've not checked recently but in the past 12 months I've needed fairly large amounts of USD and GBP for my travels. Each time, I compared AIB, PTSB, UB, and An Post for their forex. Every time, An Post was most favourable. Though of course, this may not be the case any more..
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19-03-2012, 20:17   #15
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I wouldn't write-off An Post for forex.

I've not checked recently but in the past 12 months I've needed fairly large amounts of USD and GBP for my travels. Each time, I compared AIB, PTSB, UB, and An Post for their forex. Every time, An Post was most favourable. Though of course, this may not be the case any more..

Are you sure you compared correctly ? The commission at the banks has a max so for any decent amount that is what you pay (€6.35 IIRC) . The An post rate has been horrendously bad since last June when I first checked it out and comparing to AIB and BOI , you would be mad to use an post ......
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