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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:36 pm 
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Just went to AAA for travelers checks for our upcoming trip and the clerk said that many destinations do not accept Traveler Checks and they are instructed to advise clients not to buy them.

We have always used them without trouble in Aruba at the Resort, Casinos and most shops We were there in May 2016 .

Can anyone advise about their recent experience in ARUBA ..Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:29 pm 
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I used to buy traveller's checks years ago when going to Aruba, but not any more. I now bring mostly cash and use credit cards as a supplement or for a higher expense.
The reason? Not necessary. There are safes in our rooms that keep all our valuables (including cash) very safe.
But if you are using traveller's checks, you can cash them at the front desk of most hotels. And of course, as you already know, at the casinos. I've never cashed at a store, but I don't see why they wouldn't take them.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:09 pm 
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I was there in February with travelers' checks and no problem. I have been taking them to Aruba for many years. Divi Resorts will cash up to $100 per day in travelers checks if you are staying there. I cashed several at the casinos even though I did not gamble what I cashed, and Ling and Sons supermarket accepted them.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:59 am 
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do you still have a princess phone.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:38 pm 
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Princess phone??


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:05 pm 
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We always cash them at the casino. No limit.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:12 am 
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The combination of credit card acceptance and ATMs have made travelers checks a bit redundant.
On a less topical point(no Aruba link here) I personally owned a Princess phone back in the good ol days when if you had any issue at all with your phone mama AT&T would come by -FREE OF CHARGE!!!!!- and fix it. Or replace it. I was an expert at the speed dial on the rotary phone. Oh yeah....the phones were made of quality materials in the USA and I still have the push button replacement phone they gave me somewhere in the basement. Probably still works too.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:26 am 
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ISLANDERS wrote:
arubajoey

Princess phone??


That's the same time period that people stopped using travelers checks.

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