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You'll find that the major restaurant chains (the ones found in Central Malls) accept Amex, as do many of the department stores and major brands. High end restaurants, bars and clubs, as well as 4*+ hotels are also no problem. Outside of the above then many restaurants accept only visa or master, and even then, they may badger you for cash or a surcharge. ...


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Swedish stores have no obligation to accept Euro or any other currency besides Swedish krona. The exchange rate at the stores/chains that accepts Euro is far from the best for you as a customer. Your probably best option is to withdraw local currency/pay directly with card (I see other answers already touched upon that). If you want to exchange some cash at ...


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Not sure about Gothenburg, but I've been in Sweden many many times, so I can comment on the general issue. The local exchange offices in Sweden (I used the ones in Stockholm and Malmö) charge you a huge amount of commission/service fee. That's far above the standards of any country I've ever been to outside Northern Europe. Considering this, I would really ...


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Although many businesses in Göteborg accept Euros in cash, the most convenient option is just to use your card for everything. Parts of the transport system don't accept cash anyway. It doesn't matter what currency your card holds; it will be converted to SEK when you make a transaction. Important to bear in mind: Although some businesses (mostly in ...


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You won't be able to withdraw Euros easily. There could be a limited number of special-purpose ATM in larger banks but I have personally never seen one in Sweden and/or Denmark (I have seen some in Switzerland). Regular ATM won't offer Euros. What you should be able to do is withdraw Swedish Krona with your Euro-denominated card (or perhaps even directly ...


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Actually using your card for a different person whose gonna checkin at the property is a bit risky. but you can actually do that just as long as you are going to get in touch with the property the soonest possible time to advise them that the person whose gonna checkin will use a different card instead to pay the reservation so they can change the credit ...


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I've never walked the WHW, but I have spent plenty of time in rural Scotland, Most stores in Scotland, even in villages, will take credit cards. However most is not all, and you will probably find some that won't. If you are paying for campsites rather than camping wild, or if you are planning on the odd night at a B&B, some will probably only take cash. ...


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Yes, it is necessary to have a chip and PIN bank card. No, an old fashioned magnetic stripe card won't suffice. No, a chip and signature card won't help. The card reader at the dock just allows the chip part of the card to be inserted from the bottom of the keypad. The card reader doesn't have a slot to swipe a magnetic bank card. The dock is ...


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When I was living in Sweden, I had two cards: Visa Electron, online chip and pin only Visa (regular), online or offline I could use my Visa Electron in most places, with some exceptions. Those exceptions are when there is no telephone connection, such as on buses and trains. I have never used my Visa Electron in a place where I had to sign; it was ...


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You are misunderstanding the system. You think that you give a card and a zip-code and the machine says the bank, "Is Jon Kline good for $13.50?" and the bank says back, "Yes, if he knows that his zip code is 12345." No, the way it works is the machine says to the bank, "Is Jon Kline who resides in the 12345 zip code good for $13.50?" and the bank says yes ...


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If the ticket has been paid for and issued, you should have no problems travelling after cancelling the card. However, if boarding priviliges and free checkin are a benefit of the card and not your status with the airline, then it is reasonable to expect that these benefits will be retracted after you cancel the card. That said, checkin staff are not the ...



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