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#1 big3n09

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    Posted 27 July 2009 - 12:46 PM

    I can't remember having an issue with the conversion rates when I previously went to Jamaica but I don't want my guest to be suprised so has anyone had any issue so that I can give them a heads up. Is there like a conversion chart I can provide them with or how are you addressing it, if at all?
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    #2 Perplexy

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      Posted 27 July 2009 - 12:55 PM

      Isn't everything there priced in US dollars?

      If not...boy am I glad you started this thread, because I'm clueless!
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      #3 ~Debra~

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        Posted 27 July 2009 - 01:02 PM

        Everything is in US dollars. No need to convert any money. We were going to but were told by our TA not to as well as by the people there because everything is in US dollars. We exchanged some money as well as some of our guests but only to bring back here as souvenirs.

        #4 Sloan

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          Posted 27 July 2009 - 05:14 PM

          We paid in US and Canadian dollars while we were down there in April. I think the rates are 1USD = 70Jamaican (or something close to that). We didnt bother converting any cash to Jamaican.

          #5 LadyD

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            Posted 27 July 2009 - 06:24 PM

            We posted this link on our wedding website:

            Jamaica Currency Converter - Currency Exchange Rate

            US dollar is accepted everywhere. Apparently it's better to use the exchange bureaus in airports, hotels, and banks upon arrival to Jamaica instead of changing it before you leave.
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            #6 big3n09

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              Posted 27 July 2009 - 08:43 PM

              I know they accept the american dollar but my friend just went a week ago and she ran into a few people trying to get over on her because of the difference. She caught on to the fact they miscalculated and corrected them and it was taken care of. She also mentioned how some people kept trying to give her Jamaican money for change and she didn't want it. So in case someone is not good at calculating quickly I was trying to offer some help to those folks cause I don't want then getting the wrong change back or somebody getting over on them. Again I don't remember running into a problem when I was there and I SUCK at math.
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              #7 chickadee024

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                Posted 28 July 2009 - 01:37 PM

                Most places do accept the American dollar, but it's good to have some Jamaican money, just in case. We needed it when we stopped at a roadside stand on our way to Treasure Beach, on the south coast of Jamaica. Plus, it's a good idea to know the conversion rate in case you are quoted a price in Jamaican dollars.

                I used this website Negril.com - Negril Jamaica when planning my wedding because they gave the daily exchange rate at the Hi-Lo grocery store in Negril. It came in pretty handy, imo.

                #8 big3n09

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                  Posted 28 July 2009 - 05:40 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by chickadee024
                  Most places do accept the American dollar, but it's good to have some Jamaican money, just in case. We needed it when we stopped at a roadside stand on our way to Treasure Beach, on the south coast of Jamaica. Plus, it's a good idea to know the conversion rate in case you are quoted a price in Jamaican dollars.

                  I used this website Negril.com - Negril Jamaica when planning my wedding because they gave the daily exchange rate at the Hi-Lo grocery store in Negril. It came in pretty handy, imo.
                  Thanks, the pocket guide they have is kinda what I'm looking for even though it changes daily they would be able to get an idea so they won't get ripped off in any way.
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