New York City the greatest city on earth?


#201

I ordered one on Monday but it won’t be here on time unfortunately.


#202

I fly Sunday.


#203

Just draw them out of the ATM while over there. The FX rate VISA give you is a way better than the bank.

  1. Use a debit not a credit card
  2. Get a good chunk at each withdrawal as you’ll be charged a transaction fee (still way less than what the bank steal in the FX margins).
  3. If the ATM offers to do the FX conversion at a fixed rate, say no. That’s just a US bank robbing you instead of a Irish one.

If you really need cash the GPO in Limerick should have some on hand, they only do US & UK so they’d want to. No bank is going to have $1,500 sitting in a drawer. They might have $300/400 though from people selling them. I’d ring around.


#204

@AppleCrumbled is an old school gambling farmer. He loves the wad of cash in the top pocket of the shirt.


#205

jesus that is savage backward, I walked into Thomas Cook off the street here yesterday and picked up $1500


#206

Do an Post not do an fx card that you can lodge money with no commission, use as a debit card over there?


#207

I hope you got a reward when you handed it in.


#208

They do but it’s a rob. Same problem as cash. That no commission thing is just a gimmick they just have wider margins on the fx rate


#209

It’s 3 years he’ll be getting when the Old Bill catch up with him


#210

That’s a shame. I fly a few days later for a business trip.

Just don’t spend all your time in Irish bars.


#211

I fly tomorrow.


#212

Why does anyone need to carry $1500 in cash ? It’s 2017 not 1987!

Withdraw from a ATM when over there as Julio says.

I fly over and back to the UK 2 or 3 times a month. I can’t remember the last time I actually used sterling (cash) however. I do everything on my debit/credit cards.


#213

I assumed you’d get robbed with services charges etc


#214

I’m heading to a knicks game and an ice hockey game. I’ve a cousin working in the killarney rose pub.


#215

Make sure you have a secure fanny pack to put your money in.


#216

I’ve a wallet that I use at the races that’s used to carrying excess amounts of cash.


#217

Madison square garden is well worth the expensive tickets to get a game there alright. Who are the Knicks facing that night?


#218

I’ll be the Dead Rabbit Sunday night


#219

Knicks home lineup

Charlotte Tuesday night
Sacrament Saturday night
Cleveland Monday week
Utah Tuesday Week


#220

A large post office should have it over the counter - think there’s a limit of $500 ish