This is the shop to go to for business. No frills, nothing fancy, and secure facilities for the staff, we're talking cash only, and the best exchange rate in Brighton. For instance, at a time when Thomas Cook up the road were doing £1 to E1.19, The Coin Shop was doing £1 to E 1.23. Its right in the centre of Brighton, don't miss it!
A friend of mine has always sworn by this place so while I was out today running a few shoe related errands in town I thought it would be wise to get the massive wad of Euros I've had on me, since I returned home from travelling a few months ago, exchanged. The reason that my friend (Frazz) has always sworn by this place is that they will apparently match any conversion rate that you have been offered. So he cheats, by getting a couple of good quotes and then exaggerating them a bit to his own gain. I, however, am a rubbish cheat and get the feeling that these guys are much better at this game than I am.
On my visit today I found the place to be totally down to business straight forward beuro de change with less in the way of packaging than your average bank. Great I thought, but as I stood there in the queue I noticed a distinct air of haggling going on between the man with the conversion screen behind the counter and every customer he served. Then it dawned on me that, like Frazz, you have to be in the game here or they will be making their profit from you. Having done no research into what my Euros are actually worth I turned on my heel and beat a hasty retreat.
I suppose the moral of the story here is if you're going to use this place there is a good rate to be had. But do your research!
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