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Re: forms of payment in San Pedro #96359
01/25/05 08:25 PM
01/25/05 08:25 PM
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I'VE WONDERED ABOUT THE NEW CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS AND WOULD LIKE TO USE BUT WONDER ABOUT HOW ACCEPTABLE-ANY INPUT? WE GOTTA GO TO THE BANK THIS WEKEND OR NEXT smile DUANE


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Re: forms of payment in San Pedro #96360
01/25/05 08:35 PM
01/25/05 08:35 PM
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Scottsdale, AZ
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Duane,

We have used them in Jamaica and Mexico (less traveled Yucatan side) and never had an issue.

Anywhere VISA is accepted or the VISA logo is accepted is where you can use the card.

It's just a travelers check in a plastic card.

National City, AAA, and a few others offer the VISA. AMEX has it's own program.
Personal opinion only: National City seems like the best for the money.

Re: forms of payment in San Pedro #96361
01/25/05 09:51 PM
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My preference is cash - to avoid the surcharges, except for more expensive things, like when you check out of your hotel, or the flight from Belize City over to the island. It is helpful to bring lots of small bills (1s, 5s and 10s) for tips, etc.

Re: forms of payment in San Pedro #96362
01/25/05 10:06 PM
01/25/05 10:06 PM
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Ohio
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We always take mostly cash,most of the better places have safety boxs in the room or at the office.last year we would go to a money exchange,the best one was on middle street and change 100us for 205belize,never stood in line.
We bought a braclet for our daughter and the guy said he would knock off 20us if we used cash instead of credit card,so you can make out pretty good if you bring lots of cash

Re: forms of payment in San Pedro #96363
01/25/05 11:34 PM
01/25/05 11:34 PM
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Ottawa Canada
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Should the cash be Belize cash, US cash or Canadian?

Re: forms of payment in San Pedro #96364
01/25/05 11:40 PM
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Cash should be in either us currency or belize currency. US currency can easily be changed to belize currency from what I have read.

Re: forms of payment in San Pedro #96365
01/26/05 12:20 AM
01/26/05 12:20 AM
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US cash is the best, most accepted exchange and will get you the most for your money, as well as being the best tender for those who accept it. Win-win deal, overall.

We also use credit cards--and have never seen more than a 2% charge added only occasionally (and we have merchant accounts in the US--that's an acceptable number). As well, the exchange rate is generally slightly better than the two for one rate in cash.

The difference is in the real life value of US dollars to the vendor. It's still the best way to go, if you're concerned about what really turn out to be very small variables.

I do like JRDenver's plastic buckle money belt plan. It keeps things rather discreet and lets you maintain an excellent level of safety. I'm going to find a couple of those for us.


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Re: forms of payment in San Pedro #96366
01/26/05 01:53 AM
01/26/05 01:53 AM
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san pedro, Belize
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For someone travelling comfortably but not expensively how much cash would you recommend planning for per day on AC?

How much on the mainland?

(we are not planning on going on tours every day - maybe two to three a week)

Given that we are from the UK and don't understand the American gallon thing, how much approx would it cost to fill up an average size hired 4x4?

Thanks in advance for your help.

I am so excited I am about to burst.


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Re: forms of payment in San Pedro #96367
01/26/05 08:16 AM
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Norwich, NY,USA
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Krehfish, It has been a few years since I was at Jambel's. Your 2% is apparently more recent and more accurate. Sorry for spreading old news. 2% is no biggie and the prices are so reasonable to begin with.

Re: forms of payment in San Pedro #96368
01/26/05 01:02 PM
01/26/05 01:02 PM
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Baltimore, MD
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Don't forget that most of the creditors charge 3% for using their cards outside the US. You should call and check. Discover said they do a straight currency exchange though. Do any of the vendors, etc. accept the Discover card??

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