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Re: Managing credit cards from Israel/Abroad
« Reply #120 on: January 22, 2017, 11:50:34 AM »
So if I understand correctly, a tourists comes with a check from their account written out to nobody, for 2000$ , then the exchange gives them shekel? Who is to ensure this check is even valid?? How do u know it won't bounce or something... And does that mean u can only buy the exact amounts listed in their checks?
Definitely have to trust them like jack said. They take down a copy of your passport and your phone number, if that's any reassurance.

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Re: Managing credit cards from Israel/Abroad
« Reply #121 on: January 22, 2017, 11:59:24 AM »
Definitely have to trust them like jack said. They take down a copy of your passport and your phone number, if that's any reassurance.
Thanks. They take down a copy of the passport of the person leaving the check? Didn't realize there's consistently people leaving checks. Is the rate the same as cash or worse/better? Also.. how can u find a money exchanger that's trust worthy? Is there some rating websites? Or any other tips/clues for good (or stay away) places?
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Re: Managing credit cards from Israel/Abroad
« Reply #122 on: January 22, 2017, 05:02:17 PM »
Thanks. They take down a copy of the passport of the person leaving the check? Didn't realize there's consistently people leaving checks. Is the rate the same as cash or worse/better? Also.. how can u find a money exchanger that's trust worthy? Is there some rating websites? Or any other tips/clues for good (or stay away) places?
Word of mouth . Like everything reputable

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Re: Managing credit cards from Israel/Abroad
« Reply #123 on: January 23, 2017, 05:51:47 AM »
Anyone know a reliable money exchange for open checks in either har hovtzim or tlv? TIA
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Re: Managing credit cards from Israel/Abroad
« Reply #124 on: January 23, 2017, 07:02:41 AM »
Anyone know a reliable place in either har hovtzim or tlv? TIA
Place for what ?

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Re: Managing credit cards from Israel/Abroad
« Reply #125 on: January 23, 2017, 07:14:32 AM »
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Re: Managing credit cards from Israel/Abroad
« Reply #126 on: January 23, 2017, 07:24:27 AM »
Place for what ?
He means that he'd like a personal recommendation for a place to buy open American checks in the area of Har Hotzvim in Yerushalayim, or in Tel Aviv.

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Re: Managing credit cards from Israel/Abroad
« Reply #127 on: January 23, 2017, 08:07:17 AM »
FTFM (above)

He means that he'd like a personal recommendation for a place to buy open American checks in the area of Har Hotzvim in Yerushalayim, or in Tel Aviv.
This is  not an open discussion .

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Re: Managing credit cards from Israel/Abroad
« Reply #128 on: January 24, 2017, 01:31:41 AM »
This is  not an open discussion .
What do you mean?
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Re: Managing credit cards from Israel/Abroad
« Reply #129 on: May 18, 2017, 06:07:09 AM »
how can u find a money exchanger that's trust worthy? Is there some rating websites? Or any other tips/clues for good (or stay away) places?

Why does it require trust? Check the current rate, and if his rate is reasonable good, if not, go the next one.
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Re: Managing credit cards from Israel/Abroad
« Reply #130 on: May 18, 2017, 07:14:58 AM »
Why does it require trust? Check the current rate, and if his rate is reasonable good, if not, go the next one.
We were talking about buying checks from a money changer. You want to be sure that if the check were to bounce you'll be dealing with someone who will take responsibility and reimburse you for the check plus fees.

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Re: Managing credit cards from Israel/Abroad
« Reply #131 on: May 18, 2017, 09:34:07 PM »
We were talking about buying checks from a money changer. You want to be sure that if the check were to bounce you'll be dealing with someone who will take responsibility and reimburse you for the check plus fees.

Oops, my bad understood it wrong. BTW this sounds like a great idea, is it possible to get more than the check's value?
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