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Complaining...

#1
So I'm in Edinburgh now. And I have 30GBP. I'm here until the 28th. Why don't I have any money? Because Bank of Ireland gave me a 'play-card'! It's not Switch, it's not Cirrus! It's nothing! It's only good for taking money out in the Republic of Ireland, nevermind that they have offices here! And I can't take any more money out of my Canadian account because it's all in a savings acc. and I don't know how many more withdrawls I have before they charge me some exorbitant amount! I do have more than enough euros (cash) to get me through, but I'll have to change it, and they'll charge for that!

Gah!:cry:

Sorry, that's probably more than a bit incoherent, but I had to get it off my chest!
 
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#3
Ah, thank you! I saw someone mentioned that the post office was good for exchanging currency, but couldn't find any information about that service on the website.
 
#5
Wait a minute... I thought Royal Mail did the post in Scotland? Is Royal Mail the ones who actually deliver the post, and Post Office is the liaison between customers and Royal Mail?
I shouldn't be this confused, should I?
 
#6
Wait a minute... I thought Royal Mail did the post in Scotland? Is Royal Mail the ones who actually deliver the post, and Post Office is the liaison between customers and Royal Mail?
I shouldn't be this confused, should I?
Hi hun,

Royal Mail/Post Office - all the same thing! Please don't be confused :confused:

Hope you get money situation sorted soon. I lived in Edinburgh for a longtime and I'm just watching the festival show on the TV. Missing it loads :(
 
#8
Sorted! Thanks very much, Starlight, now I can actually give someone a deposit on a room. (By the way, if anyone has a room that they're looking to rent out for a year...) I would have never thought of the post office for currency exchange!
 
#11
So I'm still in Edinburgh. I have an orientation meeting tomorrow (they tell the people who have working holiday visas where to look for jobs, housing, and how to deal with taxes and banks) and I leave on the 28th to go back to Dublin for a couple days (mostly to work and to grab the rest of my stuff.) Well I've been here since last Wednesday night, and I can't find a room in a flat. People have been making me wait for answers, and turning me down, and it's just been a really bad experience. And now I have to face going back to Dublin and telling everyone that I couldn't find a flat, and it just makes me feel like a failure. Needless to say, I've been hitting the scottish shortbread today (I did throw some in the bin though!) I just feel really bad, and I need some advice. I don't know anyone in Edinburgh, and the only people who'v actually had a conversation with me (apart from when I've been at a flat) have been the charity workers on Princes st. and some terribly random old man in the park (yeah, it was a bit wierd, that one...)

Does anyone have any advice at all for me? (apart from don't buy any more biscuits?)
 
#13
I've been to three or four flats every day since thursday (I just used sparerooms and gumtree though) but most of them are quite expensive, or water-damaged/no window/don't own a hoover...

I think I'm just getting too frustrated over this, and I shouldn't be.
 


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