|Subject: Euro vs Dollar- atm- Italy|
Usually I try to limit ATM svc charges by withdrawing a max.
withdrawalof $400-600 thereby paying the $3. service once,
2-3times, thus spreading the exchange percentage to a reasonable
1 1/2-2 %.
However in Italy, I seemed to be limited to a daily limit of $250. Also the major ATM bank machine frequently would not allow withdrawals after 6:00 PM or on weekends. Sometimes we would have to go to 2-4 different machines to get the card to work, and in only small amounts ($100-200). My wife is still crying about the Arezzo Antique Fair objet d'art that she couldn't buy because we couldn't rustle up $700. on a Sat.
Anyone else experience these types of problems/ or have suggestions? I didn't seem to encounter any such difficulties in previous 5 european trips.
Thank you, Peter.