Buying TH Baht in PP

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Buying TH Baht in PP

Post by Username Taken » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:14 am

I need to buy about 20,000 baht.
Do you think I'd get a better rate in PP than BKK, or would it be a case of six of one, half a dozen of the other?
[Why would I think the rate here might be better? Cos they might want to convert the useless Thai money into useable USD.]
Where might I buy 20,000B in PP?

Any ideas?
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Re: Buying TH Baht in PP

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:51 am

when exchanging thai baht to Riel/$ i use the exchangers at Kandal market, price varies very little between Thailand and PP

BUT if u use money exchangers here in Thailand ( i have one in phuket) i get a few % better rate both ways than banks
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Re: Buying TH Baht in PP

Post by Joon » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:59 am

Last time I bought Thai baht (was in June), I got a rate of THB 32.35 for USD 1. It was slightly better than the banks' rates in Bangkok.

I go to the currency exchange that is next to Central Market: http://bit.ly/1qI9mR0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
That's usually where I go for all my currency exchange needs.
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Re: Buying TH Baht in PP

Post by wackyjacky » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:17 am

Super Rich or Siam Commercial Exchange if going to Bangkok. LINK: http://superrichthai.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; SR's best rates are at their home office on Rajdamri. I go to the SCB near MBK & Siam Paragon. Bad rates at BKK. I wouldn't convert > $50 there. Here's a comparison site: http://bankexchangerates.daytodaydata.net/default.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Buying TH Baht in PP

Post by OrangeDragon » Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:17 pm

my wife always manages to get a better rate here than we can get there... but it may be in part from being khmer with me no where near the transaction.
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Re: Buying TH Baht in PP

Post by Username Taken » Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:11 pm

Joon wrote:Last time I bought Thai baht (was in June), I got a rate of THB 32.35 for USD 1. It was slightly better than the banks' rates in Bangkok.

I go to the currency exchange that is next to Central Market: http://bit.ly/1qI9mR0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
That's usually where I go for all my currency exchange needs.
Thanks Joon. Job done!
31.65 Baht to 1 USD, compares well with the rates in wackyjacky's link.

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Re: Buying TH Baht in PP

Post by khmerinade » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:29 am

We usually get better rates here (outside Russian Market near the pharmacies on st. 163) than we do in BKK.
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Re: Buying TH Baht in PP

Post by iluvu » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:43 am

OrangeDragon wrote:my wife always manages to get a better rate here than we can get there... but it may be in part from being khmer with me no where near the transaction.
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khmerinade wrote:We usually get better rates here (outside Russian Market near the pharmacies on st. 163) than we do in BKK.
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Joon wrote:Last time I bought Thai baht (was in June), I got a rate of THB 32.35 for USD 1. It was slightly better than the banks' rates in Bangkok.

I go to the currency exchange that is next to Central Market: http://bit.ly/1qI9mR0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
That's usually where I go for all my currency exchange needs.
Thanks Joon. Job done!
31.65 Baht to 1 USD, compares well with the rates in wackyjacky's link.

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Re: Buying TH Baht in PP

Post by Username Taken » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:49 am

^^ Great post. Much appreciated. :whip:
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