Money* Moving back to the U.S.

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atfarley5
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Money* Moving back to the U.S.

Post by atfarley5 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:08 pm

I have spent 2 wonderful years in the south of Chile and now am moving back to the U.S. I have about 4.000.000 pesos saved that I will need to convert to U.S. Dollars. I can think of a few ways of changing money. 1) Here in Coyhaique at the casa de cambia 2) in the Santiago Airport 3) in Dallas. My bank in the U.S. will not exchange the money for me. What is the best way to convert this money?

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Re: Money* Moving back to the U.S.

Post by marti » Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:19 pm

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Re: Money* Moving back to the U.S.

Post by atfarley5 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:40 pm

I don't think that I have time.

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Re: Money* Moving back to the U.S.

Post by El Chupacabra » Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:00 pm

marti wrote:DFW is a bad idea -- bad rates.

The cambios in Coyhaique are not so hot either but probably better than the Stgo airport. Can you make time to get into Stgo centro or Providencia to the cambios there? That is likely the best solution.
What Marti said.

Or the ones in Las Condes usually offer excellent rates as well.

BTW - they will require a few pieces of ID to exchange that amount. Assuming they have that much on hand.
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Post by seawolf180 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:00 pm

Our Banco del Esrado has actually been giving a decent rate. You might check your local BdE, and compare to the rate you see online. Pretty convenient too, which counts for something. You might feel more confident with the quality of the bills you recieve also.
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Re: Money* Moving back to the U.S.

Post by Donnybrook » Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:25 pm

The best rates in Santiago are not in Las Condes or Providencia but on Agustinas in the center of town. I think there is an Afex in Coyhaique and they are certainly reliable, but you might want to comparison shop. I would drop by and talk to them first so they can have the amount of dollars you need. For that amount you should get a better exchange rate than changing smaller amounts.

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Re: Money* Moving back to the U.S.

Post by AHusband » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:09 pm

Best is to leave it in your Chilean account and just repeatedly use the atm in the US.

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Post by marti » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:23 pm

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Re: Money* Moving back to the U.S.

Post by Riyko » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:22 pm

Yes DFW is a bad place to convert money. Maybe find a bank or credit union in your state that'll trade you for USD.
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Post by T_ROBO » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:42 am

Riyko wrote:Yes DFW is a bad place to convert money. Maybe find a bank or credit union in your state that'll trade you for USD.
Chase will exchange pesos for US dollars at a very bad rate, normally 15% lower than market rate. At least they are willing to do it on the spot. Bank of America will exchange at similar bad rate, but needs a week to do it.
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Re: Money* Moving back to the U.S.

Post by David_Bro » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:54 am

Send it to yourself in the US with Chile Express----you will pick it up via Western Union in the US for dollars----

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