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american express travelers cheques #238328
05/20/07 09:13 PM
05/20/07 09:13 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
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Huntsville, ALABAMA, USA
Bamaman Offline OP
Bamaman  Offline OP
Can anyone tell me if Amex travelers cheques are accepted in san pedro?

Re: american express travelers cheques [Re: Bamaman] #238337
05/20/07 11:57 PM
05/20/07 11:57 PM
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 759
bogalusa, LA USA
kerry Offline
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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

Re: american express travelers cheques [Re: kerry] #238353
05/21/07 10:49 AM
05/21/07 10:49 AM
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Pedro1 Offline
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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

Re: american express travelers cheques [Re: TrueLover] #238388
05/21/07 03:54 PM
05/21/07 03:54 PM

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.

Re: american express travelers cheques [Re: ] #238389
05/21/07 04:09 PM
05/21/07 04:09 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 4
Huntsville, ALABAMA, USA
Bamaman Offline OP
Bamaman  Offline OP
thanks every one for the responces.
I hope I diden't startTROUBLE.

Re: american express travelers cheques [Re: Bamaman] #238392
05/21/07 04:19 PM
05/21/07 04:19 PM
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travelqueen Offline
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Bamam, trouble was here long before you got here! laugh

Have a great time!!

Re: american express travelers cheques [Re: Bamaman] #238394
05/21/07 04:21 PM
05/21/07 04:21 PM
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Maple Grove, MN USA
Bobber Offline
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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
Re: american express travelers cheques [Re: Bobber] #238415
05/21/07 08:51 PM
05/21/07 08:51 PM
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Pedro1 Offline
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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

Last edited by Pedro1; 05/21/07 08:53 PM.
Re: american express travelers cheques [Re: Pedro1] #238457
05/22/07 12:47 PM
05/22/07 12:47 PM
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 98
N. Central Texas
OESGwynedd Offline
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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 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.

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Re: american express travelers cheques [Re: OESGwynedd] #238502
05/23/07 12:56 AM
05/23/07 12:56 AM
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Birdland - 1 mile north
ScubaLdy Offline
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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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