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#1 Chang_paarp

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 03:06 PM

To reassure those yet to travel.

Please add your own contributions.

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 08:43 PM

Good post CP, although there are online quotes via Kasikorn and Bangkok bank, seeing an actual, updated on the street exchange rate is most welcome.


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 10:35 AM

Not much has changed since last night.
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Although there is some variation in the rate offered.

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As an idea how about we try to find the best and the worst rates on a given day. The banks are the obvious targets for the worst rate.
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Posted 22 August 2016 - 11:51 AM

Looks like the prices have reached the tipping point! :P


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 06:21 PM

I trust it was a good night out on the piss CP lol?.


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 10:51 PM

Were these the streets of olde Pekin? 


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 11:01 PM

With all the recent "turmoil"! I will be "happy" if I can get say 45 baht for a £ when Im there in September.

 

I do look online from time to time , at the banks rates..............but thanks for posting....much better to see the actual street rates! 

Cheers.


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Posted 23 August 2016 - 12:19 AM

I trust it was a good night out on the piss CP lol?.


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Posted 23 August 2016 - 02:51 AM

Here is this morning's contribution, looks like the aussie peso has improved slightly.

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I'm off to the jungle for a couple of days so if someone else would like to keep adding to the thread it would be nice.
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Posted 24 August 2016 - 02:40 PM

Here is this morning's contribution, looks like the aussie peso has improved slightly.

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I'm off to the jungle for a couple of days so if someone else would like to keep adding to the thread it would be nice.

Any idea what they are SELLING USD for? as i will be wanting to buy at least $1000 worth next month.


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Posted 27 August 2016 - 05:24 PM

From this morning.

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 08:16 PM

+1 CP, thanks for posting this.


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Posted 28 August 2016 - 08:48 AM

Thanks from me too!

 

I know can get the rates "online".............but this is much better.

 

Cheers for taking the time to post.


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Posted 29 August 2016 - 08:37 AM

Thanks for the updates CP.  I doubt that Sterling will hit 50 again for a long while, but still, it is nice to see it the right side of 45, if nothing better. But we have Brexit to thank for that. 


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Posted 29 August 2016 - 08:59 AM

Thanks for the updates CP.  I doubt that Sterling will hit 50 again for a long while, but still, it is nice to see it the right side of 45, if nothing better. But we have Brexit to thank for that. 

Along with a year high FTSE, which might be better for your pension than a temporary drop of 5 baht to the sterling in the exchange rate.


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:36 AM

Along with a year high FTSE, which might be better for your pension than a temporary drop of 5 baht to the sterling in the exchange rate.

Perhaps I should sell my Thai house and take the profit in £ terms and go live back in the UK? ......No I don't think so.

 

According to my graph, back below 45/£ today.... that is nearly as low as it got in April 2013. That one was caused by the EU/Euro crisis.

 

It isn't recovering any-time soon, but, during my recent trip to UK very little was being mentioned of this and family members were still going off on overseas holidays despite the weak £.


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 09:31 AM

Perhaps I should sell my Thai house and take the profit in £ terms and go live back in the UK? ......No I don't think so.

 

According to my graph, back below 45/£ today.... that is nearly as low as it got in April 2013. That one was caused by the EU/Euro crisis.

 

It isn't recovering any-time soon, but, during my recent trip to UK very little was being mentioned of this and family members were still going off on overseas holidays despite the weak £.

 

 

Yep, people are still holidaying, but perhaps being a bit more sensible on family holidays where a lower rate would maybe have a bigger impact on the overall spend than of a single guy or couple travelling. A poor rate is a pain in the bum, but not a deal breaker as to whether to take a trip or not.

 

Can you recall the rock bottom figures in 2013 Jacko?. I can vaguely recall 44 / 46 in the Feb of 2013. I was there at the time and although it turned out to be my worst trip ever, the rate didn't bother me that much.

 

I agree that it's just a matter of riding the storm, there's nothing we can do about it anyway. 


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 11:01 AM

Perhaps I should sell my Thai house and take the profit in £ terms and go live back in the UK? ......No I don't think so.

 

According to my graph, back below 45/£ today.... that is nearly as low as it got in April 2013. That one was caused by the EU/Euro crisis.

 

It isn't recovering any-time soon, but, during my recent trip to UK very little was being mentioned of this and family members were still going off on overseas holidays despite the weak £.

 

All the Brexiteers claimed it would it would be a short term dip and it would recover..... well, at the moment there doesn't seem to be any sign of recovery.


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 11:00 PM

 

 

Yep, people are still holidaying, but perhaps being a bit more sensible on family holidays where a lower rate would maybe have a bigger impact on the overall spend than of a single guy or couple travelling. A poor rate is a pain in the bum, but not a deal breaker as to whether to take a trip or not.

 

Can you recall the rock bottom figures in 2013 Jacko?. I can vaguely recall 44 / 46 in the Feb of 2013. I was there at the time and although it turned out to be my worst trip ever, the rate didn't bother me that much.

 

I agree that it's just a matter of riding the storm, there's nothing we can do about it anyway. 

I only have the 'TT' rate off the SCB site showing 43.5 baht/£, date 23/04/2013 as my minimum, but I wasn't in the habit of recording it daily. It soon started to recover from that. A little more 'action' in the UK  might move it back up. Coincidentally, looking at Biz Class airfares on Emirates ex Manchester yesterday shows they have gone down in £! Low season I know but I thought less than last year.


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Posted 31 August 2016 - 04:00 AM

Just did a transfer through Bangkok Bank and only got 34.38 for my fantasy USD funds, whereas real USD notes would have gotten 34.52 THB/USD.

 

I have been under the impression that the TT rate was better than anything you could get on the street by a small amount. Under that assumption, I came back to Thailand without any USD cash because I thought I'd get more via transfer.


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Posted 31 August 2016 - 04:08 AM

The rates vary during the day, my interest is in the AUD (australian peso) it was offered in a 10 satang range yesterday by CC. I saw a range of over 25 satang at the different booths and the banks were worse again.
Was worse by the close of trade. Not much on 1 dollar but starts to add up when you change a couple of hundred.

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 07:53 PM

Anyone got the GBP latest?

I don't know whether to send a lump now or take sterling, at the moment I'll get 45.6 less commission (which isn't alot).

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Posted 02 September 2016 - 06:27 AM

Anyone got the GBP latest?

I don't know whether to send a lump now or take sterling, at the moment I'll get 45.6 less commission (which isn't alot).

:)

£ just bumped up yesterday.

If you plan on sending money obviously look at the SCB or Bangkok bank sites.

The cash rate at say the TT exchange places normally looks a tiny bit better, and the bank takes B500 off me as well.


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#24 Chang_paarp

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Posted 02 September 2016 - 08:54 AM

This is the rate at TT about 30 minutes ago. I have noticed it Chang throughout the day.


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Posted 02 September 2016 - 09:52 AM

Nice one CP.


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