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$500 to spend in America

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9y, 11m agoPosted 9 years, 11 months ago
My Dad has $500 to spend in America, which item(s) will be best, considering:

Size (limited luggage space)
Difference in price (a better price than in the UK)
UK compatibility (not NTSC etc)
Price (not liable for import duties if examined by customs, not so important but worth considering)

Thanks for any ideas!
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9y, 11m agoPosted 9 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Not even one idea?
#2
millions of things. its hard to imagine anything that is NOT cheaper there than here :( the $500 is quite close to the import limit tho I believe??

Its really down to what kinda stuff he likes eh. Even NTSC isnt really a problem because most tv sets made in the last 10years will display ntsc.....

Take a lightly packed bag and get some clothes?? Music cds/dvds would be alot cheaper if he/you want that kinda thing. There would be many things available there tech wise that isnt out here yet, but beware 110v....

As you can see its quite hard to suggest stuff with such an open canvass and not much detail offered by you! is he doing this for profit or himself? what kinda things would he be interested in?
#3
robertvan1
My Dad has $500 to spend in America, which item(s) will be best, considering:

Size (limited luggage space)
Difference in price (a better price than in the UK)
UK compatibility (not NTSC etc)
Price (not liable for import duties if examined by customs, not so important but worth considering)

Thanks for any ideas!


Very vague request robertvan1 :roll:

Have you a specif category in mind?
#4
Hmmm! Quite a few suggestions possible, limitless even!

My recommendation? He should purchase 5 x $100 notes. They will fit in his pocket easily, won't have to worry about customs or tax, alas they are not UK compatible but are worth double the UK equivelant (£500). The best point is that he will be able to use them on his next visit to the States!!!!
#5
The duty free limit for anything imported from outside the E.U is £145 which is about $270 not $500 as kingkano thought.

I remember going to florida a few years ago and seeing boxes and boxes of livestrong wristbands for sale at nike outlets for $1 each and when I got back to the UK someone mentioned they were going for £10+ each so another missed opportunity.

All the best

The Bear
[admin]#6
Are you asking in regards to reselling here robertvan1? Or just what is the best value item to buy? If it's the latter it's really down to personal preference really!
#7
Maybe for reselling, he got given the money as an award from his job you see, and its on a debit card that will be expired by the end of the year. Thanks for the info on the import duty though phatbear :)
#8
If your Dad is going shopping in Macys if he calls at the cusotmer relations desk and shows either his passport or UK credit card, they will give him an 11% discount card for being an overseas visitor.
#9
Also, the UK is more advanced in technology now. We've caught up except PS3 of course
#10
when i went out i thought i would buy loads of trainers etc but i found what with the internet the savings were not that great .I found i spent more on toys that the kids couldn't get over here yet .I will probably buy more ds games this time .I think alot of it is about where you go so next time i intend to travel further as we only stayed around i-drive disney etc .
#11
best thing to do is check [url]www.walmart.com[/url] this is a huge shop tons in usa and most things like games for consoles are half price or less and sell good over here check the website before you go so you know what ya after when ya get there?
#12
Yorkshirelass
If your Dad is going shopping in Macys if he calls at the cusotmer relations desk and shows either his passport or UK credit card, they will give him an 11% discount card for being an overseas visitor.


And you generally get a free gift...I got a handbag...ummmm I mean the better half got a hand bag :oops:
#13
sonia.townown if you are talking about Orlando we always buy trainers from a really scruffy Nike shop on Hwy 192 in Kissimmee they are usually ones that are made in small qtys and so are often very cheap. You could also check local paper as many of the department stores have 'blue x' type days where you can save an absolute fortune. I once bought a Ralph Lauren jacket that should have been about £150 with all the reductions and the 11% off in Macys got it for £15. We also buy all our DS games from walmart as they are the same price in $$ as they are ££ over here.
#14
robertvan1
My Dad has $500 to spend in America, which item(s) will be best, considering:

Size (limited luggage space)
Difference in price (a better price than in the UK)
UK compatibility (not NTSC etc)
Price (not liable for import duties if examined by customs, not so important but worth considering)

Thanks for any ideas!



$500 of crack cocaine.

would probably be worth £1500.

wouldnt take up much luggage space

compatible with bag heads in the uk


or hunt down the worst, cheapest ps3 game in the usa, buy $500 worth and re sell on flea bay, people will pay silly money for anything new like console stuff.
#15
You can get Microsoft Zunes in the USA - they may go ok on fleabay?

(MP3 players - cant get them in UK)

You'll need to do a bit of research though!
#16
He's back now guys, and what did he get? A trombone for the same $ as £ (800) :)
#17
I always buy a new laptop when I go to the states, buying it in Costco over there you get a good deal and can use your UK membership card. You have to use cash and I think they still accept Amex.

Buying any item over 145 quid you have to be careful, if customs find it then they will charge you tax on the full amount. I usually throw away all the packaging on any item and put manuals etc in my case. If customs believe that you are bringing back goods to sell then they can seize the goods and you can face harsh penalties.

I'm always puzzled when I see adverts for xmas shopping trips to New York, the fact you can only bring back goods to the value of 145 quid surely isn't worth it?

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