Worried About Dollar to Pound Conversion (London)
Replies: 46 - Last Post: Feb 25, 2013 5:05 AM Last Post By: mickyfinn
Dec 11, 2012 8:23 AM
Good to know. Again, I have absolutely no context to base my assumptions on, I just relied on word of mouth from people who've been and people who have written about going. I also based it on how weak the dollar is over there. My friend went through $1000 US dollars over there in a 2 week period so it worried me a bit. Turns out she may not be as responsible as I am with money. I'm from and frequently travel into Washington D.C., a quite expensive city by all accounts. So perhaps London really isn't that much more in comparison. Thanks for the perspective.
@donsky I feel like you're being patronizing. I'm 21 and have only lived in the USA and traveled to Central America. Me forgetting or overlooking that the UK uses the pound is just was it is...a simple oversight. I've been mostly caught up in trying to pay off the program fee and the flights. So if you're trying to insinuate that I'm some stupid American who then good luck. Also, Stonehenge misspelling is a typo. Typos happen since humans make mistakes. Stop pulling at hairs.
Looked into salad rolls haha. Look good!
Yes, I've already called my bank, Capital One, and talked to them all about it. I'm afraid of the rates though. The reason I was initially asking, though, is because I don't have unlimited funds in my bank account since I have a debit and not a credit card. If I needed more than the $600 my mom is depositing into my account, I'd need to know in order to work out something--like working more hours before I go or asking for money for Christmas. I am just trying to be sure I'm not fumbling around for cash (which is what happened to my brother over there this past spring).
@bellart1 I don't know was signifies as a troll, but I'm not one. But if you think I am one for asking this reasonable question, then fine.
ANYWAY, thanks to all the kind people who actually understood what I was asking and answered me. I think I feel better now about my money situation.
Be nice to us novice travelers. At least we're actually making efforts to see the world.
Dec 11, 2012 8:51 AM
31simple ways to save money in the UK include: fill water bottles from the tap, buy food and drink at supermarkets (and you get those even in the very centre of London) NEVER at 'attraction' cafes, don't buy souvenirs (who needs them?) and don't call home on a mobile phone.
to be fair to the OP, I've come across LOTS of people who think along the lines of: 'if one pound equals three of my dollars, everything in your country must cost a third what it does in my country'
Dec 11, 2012 9:10 AM
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Dec 11, 2012 10:49 AM
35Good, I just didn't want you to come home facing a xxxx ammount bill, people often do that, even europeans, my cousins son went to Poland and his friends call him on his celluar, his bill was in a way my cousin wasn't pleased, he didn't know that he had to pay roaming charges for incoming calls,
so people often don't think about this and since it works like it does at home who cares?? Until the bill comes in.
Dec 11, 2012 11:47 AM
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Dec 11, 2012 11:14 PM
39I disagree with your initial assumption that the dollar is weak against the pound. See for yourself:
Five years ago I was getting 2 dollars for a pound. Now it is only1.60. I am old enough to remember when one got 3.20 dollars to the pound.
Dec 12, 2012 1:08 AM
40"@donsky I feel like you're being patronizing. I'm 21 and have only lived in the USA and traveled to Central America. Me forgetting or overlooking that the UK uses the pound is just was it is...a simple oversight. I've been mostly caught up in trying to pay off the program fee and the flights. So if you're trying to insinuate that I'm some stupid American who then good luck. Also, Stonehenge misspelling is a typo. Typos happen since humans make mistakes. Stop pulling at hairs.
Don't get your knickers in a twist, not patronising at all, I was 18 when I went to the U.S. and Japan and knew before I went that they used the dollar and yen respectively (that was before the internet) and why do Americans always misspell Stonehenge the same way (if it's a typo), probably because they think it was a prehistoric "hedge". Not implying your a "stupid American" just insular BUT Google is your friend, oh and it's "splitting hairs", by the way. :-)
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