Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Newington, CT, US
Re: Travel to germany and buying Euros
Absolutely check with your bank regarding fees, maximum daily draw against the debit card, etc. I've personally always found it better to use the debit card when I need cash, and AMEX/Visa when it can be charged. You'll get the days rate plus a small transaction fee. Trading paper for paper is always riddled with expensive fees, and unless you can safely predict the market for Dollars v. Euros, always always use plastic. And plastic can be canceled & replaced if stolen. With paper, you're SOL. This all holds true whether Canada, Portugal, Germany, England, Mixico, etc...