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starlagurl
post Mar 16 2009, 04:01 PM
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Apparently you can no longer take out more than 300 pesos from ATMs in Argentina. In a country where lots of things are bought strictly with cash, make sure you prepare...

Bring US dollars or *gasp* traveler's cheques.

http://gogreentravelgreen.com/money/argent...300-peso-limit/


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post Mar 17 2009, 06:21 PM
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You can you can. You have to do it in more than one transaction which sucks and on occasion i can take out as much as 640 pesos. I've been here almost two years and things fluctuate in this sense. but you can always find a way.

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Apparently you can no longer take out more than 300 pesos from ATMs in Argentina. In a country where lots of things are bought strictly with cash, make sure you prepare...

Bring US dollars or *gasp* traveler's cheques.

http://gogreentravelgreen.com/money/argent...300-peso-limit/

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post Mar 18 2009, 08:18 AM
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Welcome to the forums, walksouth...

You're right. I meant to say... "you can no longer take out more than 300 pesos from an ATM *at a time*"

So thanks for catching that.


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starlagurl
post Apr 8 2009, 03:20 PM
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Hmm...I wonder if it's because you have a local bank. Maybe this is only applied to foreign banks?


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post Apr 9 2009, 09:43 AM
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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Apr 8 2009, 03:20 PM) *

Hmm...I wonder if it's because you have a local bank. Maybe this is only applied to foreign banks?



When I was there it depended on the ATM you were using. Most had a limit of 300 but on occassion you could get a bit more. It was a huge pain when you knew that you were travelling to some remote place and kept having to reinsert your card for more cash.




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post Apr 15 2009, 06:31 PM
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I didn't have any probs with the cash machines...my problems were with a taxi driver (I splashed out after a very long journey from Rio to BA). Anyway, he tried to tell me my notes weren't valid and I had to pay him in dollars?! I had this happen to me before, so I told him I didn't agree and I wanted to get out. When I went back in the bus station they confirmed it was a scam. Try to pay (and know!) the local currency!


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post Apr 28 2009, 12:12 PM
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It`s the Arg govt assuring that the banks there make a ton off foreigners.....Paco
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post May 6 2009, 11:07 AM
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Some businesses are handing out coupons in lieu of change, since there is a shortage of coinage in Argentina:

http://gogreentravelgreen.com/green-travel...s-in-argentina/


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