Er, you've already asked this question and I think the replies are clear enough.
How would getting money in US dollars work? I'm wanting to use my German account for this as that is where most of my funds are. Will it be possible to use an EC card at cash points in America and if not how do I deal with getting money in the U.S (I do have a UK Visa Electron debit card which could be used). I could carry cash across but I'm not keen of carrying a mass of cash around with me and could still need to get some out from a bank.
If you have a Deutsche Bank account then you could use your EC card to take cash from any of Bank of America ATMs without any bank charges. Bank of America and Deutsche bank work together. BOA is all over so you shouldn't have any problem finding ATM location. No, EC cards are not accepted at cash points in the US. Yes, you could use your UK Visa debit card at cash points as long as it says Visa on the card and you have money in your account.
By "cash point" I thought she meant check out point/cash counter in stores. US stores don't accept EC cards. If by "cash point" she means cash machines then like I said, she could use her Deutsche Bank EC/maestro card at Bank of America ATMs without any bank charges.
Yep. I got my DB account for that reason only. I was going to live in the States for a year, and I never paid a cent in charges at BoA ATMs.
For paying in stores I used either the debit/credit card of my American bank account, or my German credit card (or cash).
I used my "normal" German Sparkassen card (its got MAESTRO printed on it) to obtain dollar notes
at a ATM in the foyer of a store here in San Diego this morning. Curiously it didnt
work yesterday evening at a Citibank ATM... At least I dont have to starve this week now...