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    I havnt done this yet because I'm very disorganised. I'm hoping to do this tomorrow. How much do you think I should change? I was thinking about £250-£300? Also where is the best place to change it, so I may get the best rates?

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    K recommended €300-400, so yes: about that.
    There are a few decent places: Thomas Cook, the Post Office or M&S are always pretty good. Make sure that you pay in cash and not card.
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    Anyone who claims "no commission fee" is ****ing you over, they give you a relatively worse exchange rate to others. So look around and compare exchange rates.

    And airports just rip you off!
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    Equally, IMO, as long as you're at a relatively large well known place on the highstreet, the rates are all close enough that it isn't worth your time to spend too long shopping about.
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    Pre-order first! Online rates are always better. You can usually pick up same day.
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    I'll probably just use my bank (natwest) I changed £500 there when I went to valloire and I think it cost me about £1.20 more than if I'd gone to the post office.
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    (Original post by K)
    I'll probably just use my bank (natwest) I changed £500 there when I went to valloire and I think it cost me about £1.20 more than if I'd gone to the post office.
    If you plan on changing the same amount on this trip I think the first round definitely should be on you
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    (Original post by Magpie91)
    If you plan on changing the same amount on this trip I think the first round definitely should be on you
    Considering he's a rep for the company we're going with he's probably getting paid to be there!
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    Considering he's a rep for the company we're going with he's probably getting paid to be there!
    In that case I'm sure he could afford a few pitchers for the group
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    I don't drink so I'm only taking 220 euros.
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    (Original post by lolagelolage)
    I don't drink so I'm only taking 220 euros.
    More than reasonable. Although soft drinks in these places can still be pretty pricey!

    I tried sticking to coke one night. Was more expensive than a night on the beer - I drink the coke faster so got through much more of it!
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    Can anyone tell me where to get a hit flask from quickly?
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    (Original post by Classical Liberal)
    Can anyone tell me where to get a hit flask from quickly?
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Search.../HIP+FLASK.htm

    I'm sure you could find one much cheaper if you just had a walk around your town/city.
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    (Original post by Classical Liberal)
    Can anyone tell me where to get a hit flask from quickly?
    Think I may have seen one in Poundland at one point, no idea if still there
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    (Original post by Magpie91)
    If you plan on changing the same amount on this trip I think the first round definitely should be on you
    Unfortunately I'm on a bit more of a budget this week. Valloire was a bit of an all out, 3 course meal and cocktails everyday kind of trip. I'll be on the cheap beers with the rest of you this week.

    (Original post by Drewski)
    Considering he's a rep for the company we're going with he's probably getting paid to be there!
    I only work for Ski Alpine occasionally as a rep. I work for TSR full time and will be representing you guys on this trip but we will have some SA reps with us to help everyone out and make sure we all have a good time.

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    same as K for me.. got myself €400 from natwest
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    (Original post by Bleak Lemming)
    same as K for me.. got myself €400 from natwest
    Out of interest, how much did you pay?
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    (Original post by Fallen)
    Out of interest, how much did you pay?
    About £350.. :/ the rate is crap
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    no wait i think i paid 250ish and got 300 euros.. already had 100 euros in the house
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    I have €220, gonna have to be a careful week :pierre:

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