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Old 04-09-2011, 09:39 AM   #1
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I think this place may be own by Bazza.

I used the Western Union place on Soi Buckeroo opposite Soi Choiapoon near Oasis go go. Found they offered very good exchange rates even better than the place on soi LK.
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Old 04-09-2011, 12:05 PM   #2
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i normally change a shitload at airport when i land but you do get a slightly better rate in pattaya ,siam city bank seemed more consistant with good rates opp soi 10 other side of 2nd rd
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Does it vary that much that it merits traipsing around?

Even if it was 1 Baht different (unlikely) it would only save 20 in a 1000.

OK, 20 is 20 but if the difference is only fractions of a Baht then it is not worth while.

I prefer a place that is sheltered. Both from ther sun and hordes of people watching me conduct my business. I use 1 of the 2 places behind McDonalds opposite the top of Soi 13.
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I used the Western Union place on Soi Buckeroo opposite Soi Choiapoon near Oasis go go. Found they offered very good exchange rates even better than the place on soi LK.
Couple of years back I was repaid a debt, that I had written off, in cash days before I went to Pattaya. Did a bit research on the boards and this place was tipped has having the best exchange rate, so I used it.

Never did much looking about but its rate did seem higher than others that I could be arsed to look at whilst walking past.
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Couple of years back I was repaid a debt, that I had written off, in cash days before I went to Pattaya. Did a bit research on the boards and this place was tipped has having the best exchange rate, so I used it.

Never did much looking about but its rate did seem higher than others that I could be arsed to look at whilst walking past.
All the places I walked past had a worst rate than the place i mentioned.
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The main rule is. The airports are slightly worse than anywhere else so dont change shit loads there.

The other rule is dont change it till you get to LOS.
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Little shop opposite "Champagne Gogo" on LKMetro, he'll match any rate offered by opposition!
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Does it vary that much that it merits traipsing around?

Even if it was 1 Baht different (unlikely) it would only save 20 in a 1000.

OK, 20 is 20 but if the difference is only fractions of a Baht then it is not worth while.

I prefer a place that is sheltered. Both from ther sun and hordes of people watching me conduct my business. I use 1 of the 2 places behind McDonalds opposite the top of Soi 13.
my feelings as well...I also use the same exchanges...you can check who is giving the best rate and only walk about 10 steps between them.

also used the bank closest to Villa Market for a credit card advance after a buckaroo ATM ate me card a year ago...fast safe and efficient.
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Little shop opposite "Champagne Gogo" on LKMetro, he'll match any rate offered by opposition!
The western union place did offer the better rates than the place above.

I didn't know they priced match
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i just tend to have a quick look as walking past exchanges but the difference is quite small as i only change a couple of hundred pounds at a go so only a few baht in it for me and can't see the point of traipsing around when i'll probably waste more money 5baht pissing than i could save and just use a place thats handy for me and a reasonable rate
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