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How to get small baht notes?

Post by Eiahhh » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:34 pm

I'm getting tired of allways having to break down my 1000bhts i get from the atm! I find that many places wont take my 1000bht or gets annoyed when i pay with them. Tried to pay a tuktuk with the note the other day. He got straight up ANGRY :)
My question is this:
1 Is there an atm in HH thats gives out small notes?
2 Is there a place where you can exchange like 10 000 in all smaller notes?

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Re: How to get small baht notes?

Post by prcscct » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:46 pm

Try to ATM withdraw 300-400 several times and you'll get your small notes. Sometimes even 500 comes out as 5 x 100 instead of one 500 baht note. BUT....if you're using a foreign ATM card you'll get nailed for the foreign card fee each time I suspect, so beware.

If it's an established business and not a mom & pop place or a driver, shops usually don't complain as they expect it. Not in Hua Hin, but today I gave 1000 baht for 163 Baht of ice cream, and 1000 baht for 219 baht of mac & cheese :mrgreen: Filled up my "small change" coffers for the next week when I really need it for a variety of things around the house. Pete :cheers:
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Re: How to get small baht notes?

Post by prcscct » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:53 pm

^ :shock: That's a good point above. If you ATM withdraw lets say 200 baht on a foreign ATM card, do you get charged the standard fee whatever it is now (200-210 Baht?) for the transaction? If so you can drive yourself into bankruptcy it appears. :banghead: Pete :(
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Re: How to get small baht notes?

Post by Eiahhh » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:58 pm

Ok lets say you needed 20 000 baht in 100baht notes! How would you go about getting this done?

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Re: How to get small baht notes?

Post by barrys » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:01 pm

Buy something small or get a bit of phone credit at a 7/11 and pay with 1000 baht note - never had a problem with that before.

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Re: How to get small baht notes?

Post by prcscct » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:02 pm

Eiahhh wrote:
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:58 pm
Ok lets say you needed 20 000 baht in 100baht notes! How would you go about getting this done?
What, you going to a lap dance place? :mrgreen:
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Re: How to get small baht notes?

Post by Dannie Boy » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:04 pm

Eiahhh wrote:
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:58 pm
Ok lets say you needed 20 000 baht in 100baht notes! How would you go about getting this done?
Difficult to understand why you would want so many 100 baht notes, but if you do then the most likely place would be a bank

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Re: How to get small baht notes?

Post by Eiahhh » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:16 pm

prcscct wrote:
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:02 pm
Eiahhh wrote:
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:58 pm
Ok lets say you needed 20 000 baht in 100baht notes! How would you go about getting this done?
What, you going to a lap dance place? :mrgreen:
I would if they had one :cheers:

Anyway it's not that I need 20 000 baht in 100baht notes.... I just want to!
guess maybe i'll try a bank....

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Re: How to get small baht notes?

Post by oakdale160 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:54 pm

I draw my weekly money from the ATM outside the bank--then walk in and geta couple of thousand in 100s.

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Re: How to get small baht notes?

Post by stretch » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:04 am

a bank

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Re: How to get small baht notes?

Post by HHTel » Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:13 am

I always draw from an ATM at a 7/11 then buy a bottle of Lipo (12 baht) with a 1,000 baht note. Never a problem as they always have change. I think lots of people use 7/11 as a small change bank!

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Re: How to get small baht notes?

Post by Pleng » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:17 pm

There's a few things you can do to try and ensure you always have a decent selection of notes.

Firstly, when you need to draw, say 20,000bt, choose "enter amount" and enter 19,900 instead. That gets you 19 * 1000 bt notes, 1 * 500 and 4 * 100, which is a start.

Secondly, as others have said, whenever you buy something at 7/11, Family Mart or Tesco pay with a large note; they're used to people doing this and don't get annoyed by it, even if you're only buying a 5bt bottle of water. Of course, this does usually involve you having to wait around for about half a week while they go to the change tin as they never seem to have enough change in the actual till itself (this can also happen when you pay 10bt of a 5by purchase, to be fair...)

When paying for a meal, again, use higher denominations of notes.

If you still have trouble, then you'll probably want to walk in a bank and ask :)

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