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ATMs and Cold AC

Post by Dangerous Dave » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:26 am

Hi again, everyone.

I know the ATM discussion has popped more than once in these fora but with the recent decision by MayBank to start charging $5 per withdrawal, I thought I'd risk asking for a fresh thread. Looking to pay less than $5 per withdrawal from a US-based Visa debit card, anywhere in Chatomok up to about Street 174, or anywhere in the northern half of BKK-1, say, down to about street 308.

Speaking of which, I spend most of my day in coffee shops and I'd be interested if anyone has a suggestion for one with good hot, frothy cappuccinos and -- even more importantly -- ice-cold AC. Right now I use the Be.K on Street 308 and a place called Samonda on Street 63 between Sihanouk and 216. Neither are ideal. Same geographic preference: Northern half of BKK-1 and southern 3/4 of Chatomok. Would prefer to pay less than $2 per cup but $3 is a deal-breaker.

Thanks, everyone!
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Re: ATMs and Cold AC

Post by phuketrichard » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:39 am

you moved to Cambodia to spend ur days in a western stye coffee shop with air con?
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Re: ATMs and Cold AC

Post by Dangerous Dave » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:00 am

Whoops! I keep forgetting to add my perfected Cambodia-CEO-specific disclaimer:

"As usual, non-responsive and/or condescending replies of the why-would-anyone-want-to-do-that variety will be respectfully but resolutely ignored, thank you in advance."
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Re: ATMs and Cold AC

Post by frank lee bent » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:19 am

LOL
well said
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Re: ATMs and Cold AC

Post by cautious colin » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:24 am

As far as I know now all ATM fees are minimum $5.

Have you not considered opening an account here? That way ATMs are free (As long as you transfer enough it should be worthwhile).

It is a pretty painful process however. Yesterday I managed to open a Starling account with an app, it took all of 10 mins, I wonder how many years away Cambodia is for this
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Re: ATMs and Cold AC

Post by pissontheroof » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:29 am

May bank has such a low withdrawal amount limit . ( not ABA bank where I have my local account , i can get out 1000 but it costs more than $5 at ABA ) I take out 1000$ at a time 3x per month and know a better bank that gives $1000 each time for only $5 .. there used to be others for $5 but they lowered their limits last year ( to 500 so would cost me $10 for a thousand ) .. this bank here in shitsville also gives nice clean all consecutively numbered 100’s , so nice I hate to break up the sets to spend them .. [ they look so nice when layed down posing for photos . Don’t know how to attach a photo ]

I did not think I could live here w/o air cond , but been sorta ‘ homeless ‘ now in a place with no air because cannot find a suitable room / apartment here for the past 6 months. Sick , maybe bronchitis..

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Re: ATMs and Cold AC

Post by bolueeleh » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:36 am

no but seriously, look at all your posts, all you did was ask questions here, you did not contribute much to this forum, all you did was take take take, and yet you expect everyone to cordially spoon feed sunshine to you with snappy remarks of how you will not take shit from anyone? :bow:
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Re: ATMs and Cold AC

Post by Username Taken » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:57 am

^^ Members are encouraged to ask questions, that's why this section is called Ask The Expats. If you can't answer his question, then don't.

You should get minus karma for a post like that!
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Re: ATMs and Cold AC

Post by timmydownawell » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:01 am

cautious colin wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:24 am
As far as I know now all ATM fees are minimum $5.
Some of them vary depending on how much you withdraw. Maybank was free for some Visa cards, I had not heard that has changed but I don't have a Visa any more to find out.

And despite some people saying they get charged a fee, I have never been charged a fee for withdrawals using my AU issued Citi Mastercard Debit card at the Vietnamese-owned MB Bank ATMs.
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Re: ATMs and Cold AC

Post by bolueeleh » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:09 am

Username Taken wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:57 am
^^ Members are encouraged to ask questions, that's why this section is called Ask The Expats. If you can't answer his question, then don't.

You should get minus karma for a post like that!
i just dont like this part

"As usual, non-responsive and/or condescending replies of the why-would-anyone-want-to-do-that variety will be respectfully but resolutely ignored, thank you in advance."
he should end with a please or thank you when asking for help, i dont like his attitude, thats my opinion, minus karma or not, i dont care
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