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#238328 - 05/20/07 10:13 PM american express travelers cheques
Bamaman Offline
Can anyone tell me if Amex travelers cheques are accepted in san pedro?

#238337 - 05/21/07 12:57 AM Re: american express travelers cheques [Re: Bamaman]
kerry Offline
yes, but u may want to use 20's except to pay for your hotel...
some businesses may not be able to break 100's

#238353 - 05/21/07 11:49 AM Re: american express travelers cheques [Re: kerry]
Pedro1 Offline
Rubbish -all businesses will be able to change 1 100usd TC on San Pedro-20's are a pain in the rear-way to many things to sign and all ids to be put on the back takes forever

#238388 - 05/21/07 04:54 PM Re: american express travelers cheques [Re: TrueLover]
Use travelers' checks at hotels & dive shops etc, but don't think of using them with street traders or for small purchases in grocery shops, etc. Any more than you would back home. I can pretty well guarantee that most street traders would NOT accept travelers' checks, whether for $20 or more..

As for other businesses, P1 is absolutely right. There is considerable admin associated with accepting Travelers' checks, and $100s are way more welcome than $20s. He just has his own inimitable style in presenting himself!

Note - Amex TCs will be accepted as readily as most other $ TCs, but don't bring any other currency's TCs. And the Amex credit card is NOT universally accepted, whereas Visa and Master (virtually) are.

#238389 - 05/21/07 05:09 PM Re: american express travelers cheques [Re: ]
Bamaman Offline
thanks every one for the responces.
I hope I diden't startTROUBLE.

#238392 - 05/21/07 05:19 PM Re: american express travelers cheques [Re: Bamaman]
travelqueen Offline
Bamam, trouble was here long before you got here! laugh

Have a great time!!

#238394 - 05/21/07 05:21 PM Re: american express travelers cheques [Re: Bamaman]
Bobber Offline
It's always a good idea to bring plenty of small bills along. Saves a lot of hassle.
Been there, done that, the washing machine ate the T-shirt

#238415 - 05/21/07 09:51 PM Re: american express travelers cheques [Re: Bobber]
Pedro1 Offline
When people ask a reasonable question about money-it should really be answered by someone who lives and has worked here-not by people who have squatted or lived in shop fronts-who ever would only go out with TC'S -most people budget for some cash and some credit cards-nobody cashes just one 20 dollar check-they will take a couple of hundred dollars out (min)-this counts for 98% of visitors to this island

Edited by Pedro1 (05/21/07 09:53 PM)

#238457 - 05/22/07 01:47 PM Re: american express travelers cheques [Re: Pedro1]
OESGwynedd Offline
Pedro, not always so. When we travel with travel checks, in 20 or 50 dollar increments, we only cash 1 or 2 at a time. Our needs are not that large.......so we don't see carrying around larger amounts of cash as a need to do thing.
We wait to the end of our trip to do all our shopping so we don't need the $ until then.

#238502 - 05/23/07 01:56 AM Re: american express travelers cheques [Re: OESGwynedd]
ScubaLdy Offline
COMPROMISE! What a concept.
I just had guest here and they had US $50 and US $20 travelers checks. This worked out very nicely.
Donít be afraid to have some cash in your pocket. You probably wonít get mugged if you are not flashing around a wad of dough and stay away from low-life bars. LOL
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