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Old 07-22-2016, 03:57 PM   #29
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I don't have a problem with the exchange rate for small purchases in Canada.
I buy blueberries there for about $4 a quart, so they make a bit more with my US$, while I don't pay $12 per quart in Bah Hawbah. We all win!

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I did go through AAA. It was seamless and no fees. I probably got more than I need in Canadian dollars, but that gives us a perfect excuse to return in the future

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Originally Posted by emuller1 View Post
A few years back, the Cdn dollar was more than the US dollar, I cannot think of 1 US merchant accepting Cdn dollars back then so your initial point is not valid.

Secondly, you are still using a foreign currency and it is up to the merchant to provide the exchange they want. If you do not like it, go to your bank and exchange foreign currency. Do not expect people in other countries to do your work for you.
The first part of your statement may relate to your own experiences, but is not based in fact across the board. I lived in Canada for 38 years, 60 miles north of the US border. Many US cities and towns near the border relied on Canadian tourist dollars and gratefully accepted Canadian currency when its value either exceeded or was near the US equivalent. I'm not just talking about mom and pop stores, but major retailers as well. While some stores only accepted the currency at par, many of the larger ones actually did a currency conversion at the checkout, so basically were functioning as a bank.

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