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So i just stopped at my bank and they said they could get me euro’s for $1.47 usd per euro.  Now, ive heard that atm’s are the best way to go.  However, my bank will charge $5 usd per transaction and that will be on top of whatever the rate i can get from an atm + the atm fee from the german bank.  What do you guys suggest. 
 
Unless you suggest otherwise, i was thinking of taking a couple hundred euro with me and relying on the atms while i am there. 
 
Thanks in advance.

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I have an account with Chase… and thank GOD they don’t charge me.  I just go there a couple days in advance and they order them for free.  They even give me the exact exchange rate.  I’m going on Friday to order them since i get paid.
 
Now i’m not sure how much to bring with me to have on hand… i was going to just get around 200 euros,… u know i don’t want to get robbed and all [Wink]

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If you had a chase near by… maybe you can just open a savings there in order to get the money… it’s worth a shot.  Other wise if u want to switch checking accounts, lol i can get $25 by referring you [Wink] You actually get $75 or 100 or something i think for opening a new checking there… anyway i don’t work for chase…. i was just saying it might be an option for your euros and for some extra spending money while you’re there

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it all depends on how big a booze hound you are… i know personally i will drink anywhere between 9-12 mass, per day (i’ve averaged 11 for the last 3 years, granted i’m drinking straight from 10:00am-10:30pm)…. but 7,20 per mass= about $9.00…. plus $10.00 hendel (chicken) twice a day, i’m spending about $150 USD per day after bier, food, tips, the occasional mass for someone else, rides and cigarettes…. mabe even more hahaha

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it all depends on how big a booze hound you are… i know personally i will drink anywhere between 9-12 mass, per day (i’ve averaged 11 for the last 3 years, granted i’m drinking straight from 10:00am-10:30pm)…. but 7,20 per mass= about $9.00…. plus $10.00 hendel (chicken) twice a day, i’m spending about $150 USD per day after bier, food, tips, the occasional mass for someone else, rides and cigarettes…. mabe even more hahaha

 
MattyMick, You’re an animal !!!!   LOL!!!

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Lol you’re crazy. can i be one of the “occasional few” you buy some mass for lol

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haha, maybe

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It is impossible to countdown days any longer! ! ! 
Only 23 HOURS to go ! ! ! !

I am leaving from EWR with $4000 for 9 days

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So after my tent reservations, my ticket to salzburg, my bike tour to cinderella’s castle, I should be left with $330 euros.  Do you guys think this will be enough for 6 days well really 5 days because i’m leaving on he 6th day. I could give myself a little more money but i’m trying to be conservative here. I haven’t been to europe in 2 years especially not when the dollar was so bad. This will be like $66 euros/day
 
keep in mind that my tent stay (www.the-tent.com) offers 2 euro breakfast lol…. i just want to make sure i’m being realistic here.

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you may want to bring a little extra if at all possible……. you don’t wanna be 3 litres deep on your second to last day there have it be 7:00pm, and uh ohhhhhhhhhh?!?!?!? know what i mean?

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It’s tough being an Ami these days!

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always bring more than you think you will need, or at least have access to more.  I dont leave my house without a debit card. 

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Well of course i’ll have my debit card on hand, but i’m trying to come up with a goal limit so i don’t go over.  I’d like to be able to pay my mortgage when I get back you know [Wink]

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heh, god knows i hear that.  Im trying not to think about it though…my goal is just to have some piece of my liver still functioning when i return.

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liver?  what’s a liver??  I think I left a piece of my liver in Munich last year!

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im hoping its like your appendix and yrs from now doctors find that you really dont need it to live.

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Ozapft ist!

I am leaving from EWR with $4000 for 9 days

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