ATM and Credit Card Use for Dinner at Royal Garden Plaza Pattaya

 

Dinner at Royal Garden Plaza in Pattaya is overpriced.  The food is at least twice as much as it should be.  We still go occasionally out of convenience.  It certainly isn’t a destination location for food!

First, the CREDIT CARD TRANSACTION:

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Then the DEBIT CARD TRANSACTION (ATM WITHDRAWAL):
I withdrew 5000-baht and was charged a 150-baht fee.

schwab atm withdrawal

For the credit card transaction, I received an exchange rate of 32.74 baht/USD.

For the ATM/debit transaction, I received an exchange rate of 32.70 baht/USD.

 

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At the standard money exchange booths that usually have the best rate, I saw 32.52 and 32.60 baht/USD.  Which means I received better than street rate at the usual exchange booths I monitor.

But two hours later, one booth on 2nd Road was showing their Best Street Rate at 32.75 baht/USD.  That means I didn’t get the best rate by .01 and .05 baht!  Not bad when you consider it all!

 

This is one of those weird anomalies where I didn’t receive at least street rate.

 

Yahoo was showing 32.81.

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