Obtaining Small Amounts of Foreign Currency

I need to send about £30 to someone in France who seems reluctant to accept electronic payment but will take Euro or US dollar bills. Online searches seem to indicate that no one will sell me less than £200-worth, fees on money orders are high, and people selling "unused holiday money" on eBay likewise want well above the exchange rate.
I'll ask someone who's just been to the Continong when I see her next, but any other ideas?
Chris
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Try over the counter in Marks & Spencer, Post Office, Thomas Cook etc.?
Whatever you do, don't pay for currency with a bank debit card (or use a ?/$ cash machine), your bank will most likely charge you a couple of quid for the privilege - for changing small amounts, always get the cash from an ATM first!
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Maybe try the post office?
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Gunslinger
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Thanks. The Post Office worked. I had discounted them because their website misleadingly talks about £500 up, but that must apply to mail order only.
Chris
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I thought that suggestion might have been taken with a hint of sarcasm, but I know you can get small amounts at the post office. Seems obvious when someone else suggests it, but most good ideas do :-)
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Simon Finnigan

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