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A generic question, is it possible to walk in to a Super Rich money exchange store (for instance at Chidt Lom) and buy 40.000 GBP...??

Is there an upper limit as to how much I can buy?

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They will not have that much. There are no limits it depends on how much they have in the safe. Also try siamexchange.co.th (between Siam Discovery and MBK)

Why would you want to walk around with that amount of money in your pocket, why not get a bankers draft or cheque.

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No way would it be possible. Even if it was, I would imagine there would be all sorts of regulatory issues to deal with and the authorities would be alerted as to why someone would want to acquire 40k sterling in Thailand.

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No way would it be possible. Even if it was, I would imagine there would be all sorts of regulatory issues to deal with and the authorities would be alerted as to why someone would want to acquire 40k sterling in Thailand.

suppose if there was a proplem with amount,he could do it in smaller increments over a few days,????

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No way would it be possible. Even if it was, I would imagine there would be all sorts of regulatory issues to deal with and the authorities would be alerted as to why someone would want to acquire 40k sterling in Thailand.

So how much would they have available without me looking like somewhat suspicious..?

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Or.....can I increase the limit on one of my Thai ATM cards and simply draw the maximum amount each day in UK...?

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I'm not sure what you're trying to do, but I'm guessing you're trying to repatriate money spent on a property here in Thailand, back to the UK. Is that correct?

If so, your best option would be to withdraw it from the UK in dribs and drabs. Even so, withdrawing 40k sterling or THB2,000,000 is going to take quite a while, and you'll be stung on fees.

As for your question re what would the 'alert point' be, I have no idea. I would have thought anything even approaching 5k would raise eyebrows.

PLUS, buying sterling in Thailand would hardly be cost effective, as you'd be losing heavily on the spread. The only superrich I have ever used - at Phrom Pong BTS - sells Baht only, not the other way round. But if they are selling for, say 47.5, you can guarantee that it would cost 52 or more to buy a pound, assuming a 10 point spread.

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.PLUS, buying sterling in Thailand would hardly be cost effective, as you'd be losing heavily on the spread. The only superrich I have ever used - at Phrom Pong BTS - sells Baht only, not the other way round. But if they are selling for, say 47.5, you can guarantee that it would cost 52 or more to buy a pound, assuming a 10 point spread.

Whilst it's true that their kiosk at Phrom Pong BTS only sells Baht I have purchased GBP at Super Rich's main office at Ratchadamri, though not in the quantity you mention.

Their spead is very narrow and I have always got a highly competitive rate when purchasing GBP's, for instance today's selling rate for £50 notes is 48.5, whilst the rate for buying Baht using the same notes is 48.7, they work on a low margin and very high turnover.

I have noticed that a number of beureax are now displaying anti money laundering posters so I assume they are now being more strict, I would certainly contact them but I agree with others that there are almost certainly Bank of Thailand restrictions.

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Their spead is very narrow and I have always got a highly competitive rate when purchasing GBP's, for instance today's selling rate for £50 notes is 48.5, whilst the rate for buying Baht using the same notes is 48.7, they work on a low margin and very high turnover.

Interesting information, oldgit. I didn't know their spread was so small.

However, have you got those the wrong way round? I would have thought buying baht would be a 48.5 and buying sterling would be 48.7 in your example, otherwise they are throwing money away.

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I'm not sure what you're trying to do, but I'm guessing you're trying to repatriate money spent on a property here in Thailand, back to the UK. Is that correct?

Let's say that I have a minor logistical problem and I am looking at possible solutions.

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I found a money exchanger that was willing to exchange reasonable amounts of Baht to US Dollar. The limit was the amount of US$ currently in stock.

No questions asked.

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I found a money exchanger that was willing to exchange reasonable amounts of Baht to US Dollar. The limit was the amount of US$ currently in stock.

No questions asked.

At what rate?

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I found a money exchanger that was willing to exchange reasonable amounts of Baht to US Dollar. The limit was the amount of US$ currently in stock.

No questions asked.

At what rate?

30.77

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Or.....can I increase the limit on one of my Thai ATM cards and simply draw the maximum amount each day in UK...?

With my Kasikorn Global card I can draw the equivalent of 100 000 ฿ื per day. Showing up at any European airport with 40 000 £ cash on me would make me a little nervous...

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[However, have you got those the wrong way round? I would have thought buying baht would be a 48.5 and buying sterling would be 48.7 in your example, otherwise they are throwing money away.

mmmm - just testing, you are of course correct.

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