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GirlyGal



Joined: 16 Apr 2003
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2003 12:07 am    Post subject: Traveler's Checks Reply with quote

Okay, I need help... I have family coming to visit me in Seoul, and they insist on bringing traveler's checks, can anyone tell me where I can exchange them for Won? I've looked at various websites, but the information I've found is different from site-to-site. The obvious place would be at a hotel, but they'll be staying at my apartment. I have no clue, please help! Crying or Very sad
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The Lemon



Joined: 11 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2003 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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they insist on bringing traveler's checks, can anyone tell me where I can exchange them for Won?


Any bank, preferably yours.
Or the money exchange places at the airport.
They *may* have to pay an extra charge to cash a T/C. On our vacation in SE Asia in February I had to pay charges of anywhere from $10 at large banks to nothing at small money exchange booths...
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GirlyGal



Joined: 16 Apr 2003
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2003 1:08 am    Post subject: What About Money Exchange Places? Reply with quote

Thanks for the information... I usually exchange my money at those "money exchange" places, can traveler's checks be exchanged there too? Also, if I go into a bank, do I need to fill out any forms?
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bucheon bum



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Location: DC area

PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2003 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The couple times I cashed t/cs at banks, I wasn't charaged a commision or fee like I was in Thailand and Malaysia. It was close to 2 years ago, so my memory isn't perfect, but I don't remember filling out any forms. I just gave them my passport with my signed check, and voila, i've got won. Most bank branches these days have a foreign exchange desk. Korea Exchange bank (KEB) generally has a slightly (and I do mean slight) better exchange rate than the other banks.
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Don Mario



Joined: 28 Jun 2007

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:09 pm    Post subject: Where can I buy Travellers Cheques? Reply with quote

Hey gang!

Where can I buy American Express Travellers cheques in USD of in Euros in Seoul?

Is it a bank or travel agency close to a subway stop?

DM
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bucheon bum



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Location: DC area

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pretty much any branch of any bank should be able to provide t/c in USD.
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jimm1909



Joined: 22 May 2010

PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bucheon bum wrote:
pretty much any branch of any bank should be able to provide t/c in USD.


Is this still the case? The bank I recently went to could not provide me a traveler's check when I was staying at the Venetian Las Vegas and needed to pay for my room.

-jim


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jvalmer



Joined: 06 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jimm1909 wrote:
bucheon bum wrote:
pretty much any branch of any bank should be able to provide t/c in USD. Venetian Las Vegas

Is this still the case? The bank I recently went to could not provide me a traveler's check.
-jim

Try another bank. Also, get American Express T/C's it's hard to cash in other ones like Visa or Thomas Cook T/C's when travelling throughout Asia.
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