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[*] posted on 5-23-2017 at 03:55 PM

Quote: Originally posted by bajaguy  
Stay away from BBVA Bancomer

Why do you say that? I was in BCS for 5 months this past winter and used a Bancomer ATM weekly, cards from two different US banks. Never had any problems.
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[*] posted on 5-23-2017 at 04:45 PM

Worst fees this side of extortion.

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[*] posted on 5-23-2017 at 04:56 PM

Last winter from Thanksgiving to just before Christmas, Bancomer ATMs in Mulege and Loreto were a crap shoot. Either they had a very low maximum withdrawal, or would not allow any at al!

They would also not accept US dollars for exchange, unless you had an account to deposit them in.

Is any of that still happening?

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[*] posted on 5-23-2017 at 04:58 PM

I did notice high fees with my B of A card. My other card is a Fidelity Investments card which reimburses the fee Bancomer charges.

But I didn't have any trouble using either card. At times I took out 6,000 pesos but usually less.

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[*] posted on 5-25-2017 at 03:03 PM

Quote: Originally posted by kevin_in_idaho  
Many camp grounds, etc. still give you a very good deal if you pay in pesos.

Hasn't been my experience. Camps are gringo-oriented ventures, prices are usually posted in USD.

Some small place, "kinda camp", like a rancho where they let you park for a night, can be in pesos. Sta Inez in Catavina comes to mind. But mostly, (and in tourist-y places), prices are in USD.

You need pesos for groceries though.
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