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Going to America - What's cheap compared to UK?

Bane17 Avatar
9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
Hi all,

Topic pretty summarises it up really.

Just looking to get a good idea of what's cheap over there compared to the UK.

Thanks in advance!
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Everything!!!!

With the exchange at nearly $2 dollars to the £, it's a great time to shop in the U S of A.

Just remember though in shops, there will be at least tax to be added on to the price that is labelled up!

Stick to buying clothes, and possibly small electrical items.

Basically anything that you won't have to return!!!!
#2
Mainly american label clothes and electricals, things like CDs and DVDs really aren't that much different as you're comparing store prices in the US with internet prices over here.

Although obviously if you have the ability to order online from the US and pick up while over there then its a different story.
#3
My Dad lives there so I can get anything delivered to his house. Also, my sister is coming back two months after me so she can bring stuff back with her for me too.

So ordering online isn't a problem.
#4
Bane17
My Dad lives there so I can get anything delivered to his house. Also, my sister is coming back two months after me so she can bring stuff back with her for me too.

So ordering online isn't a problem.


I'd suggest taking advantage of it where possible !
#5
When we go over I stock up on cosmetics and perfume. Clinique is around 40% on average cheaper.

also drink in the duty free...£5 for a litre of mr smirff !
#6
Bane17
My Dad lives there so I can get anything delivered to his house. Also, my sister is coming back two months after me so she can bring stuff back with her for me too.

So ordering online isn't a problem.



The Pioneer surround sound system that looks like a Xbox 360, seen it for less than half the price, I am sure it was £83 and over here it is £199.

Would love 1 of them :friends: :whistling:
#7
I picked up a nice calvin Clein suit for about £90 back in August when I went to Vegas which was cheap compared to over here, I was going to get a Hugo Boss suit which worked out at around £400 but it needed to be tailored and macys had a backlog so could not be bothered bringing it home to be tailored.

I also picked up a pair of Oakley Juliet sunglasses which I have wanted for a few years but did not fancy paying in excess of £250 but picket them up for £170, I would not normally pay this much for a pair of sunglasses but when I worked out how much I was spending in the casinos I could afford to splash out on them.
#8
If you take orders and a small commission you could just about pay for your trip on the basis of it.
#9
Sales tax varies from State to State so if you're travelling around then it's worth checking out each States rates before making a large purchase. Some States are even nil!

See http://www.usa-sales-use-tax-e-commerce.com/table_sales_rates.asp
#10
Im also going to the states (NY) in 3 weeks. Ive heard from a friend that UGG boots are really cheap there, can anyone confirm? I was going to order some online as my last pair are officially dead but if i can get them cheap there i may as well do that.

Orders? Hmmm tempting to fill my suitcase with orders but knowing my luck id get busted for duty on my return.lol
#11
lisaloo
Im also going to the states (NY) in 3 weeks. Ive heard from a friend that UGG boots are really cheap there, can anyone confirm? I was going to order some online as my last pair are officially dead but if i can get them cheap there i may as well do that.

Orders? Hmmm tempting to fill my suitcase with orders but knowing my luck id get busted for duty on my return.lol


Just make sure you take off any labels and don't carry receipts back with you
#12
I usually post the receipts and tags etc to myself before I leave - sneaky huh! ;-)

PS - just ordered my sister some Ugg boots from here http://www.taylorshoes.com/ which is a US website - prices much cheaper than UK . . . so might be worth the wait for your new boots!
#13
I actually want them for the 7 days walking round New York i will be doing. Tempted to buy some chocolate ones now and then buy other colours when i get there. I just dont want to spend the first few days on a mad hunt for uggs!!! Im so looking forward to going, did not do any shopping last time so looking forward to claiming lots of xmas presents from my new husband to be.
Are they the geniune thing from that site?
#14
lisaloo
I actually want them for the 7 days walking round New York i will be doing. Tempted to buy some chocolate ones now and then buy other colours when i get there. I just dont want to spend the first few days on a mad hunt for uggs!!! Im so looking forward to going, did not do any shopping last time so looking forward to claiming lots of xmas presents from my new husband to be.
Are they the geniune thing from that site?


I have ordered Crocs before which are all genuine. The Uggs delivery is due tomorrow so will let you know. Think delivery is about £15 and takes about two weeks. Word of warning though - as always when you order from abroad you run the risk of your item being stopped in customs and duty being charged. I have ordered from Taylor shoes four times and this Ugg delivery is the first time my package has been stopped (maybe the box is bigger so more interesting to customs people?!) - I got charged £19 - still works out about £30 cheaper than UK prices even with the fine but delivery has now taken about two weeks (probably not helped by postal strikes either cause it usually takes about 10 days!).
banned#15
Levi's 501 Jeans....UK £45 ($90)....USA $35 (£18)
#16
Thanks all - think I'll def get some jeans out there :thumbsup:
#17
Watch your weight, can charge up to $10 a kilo at airport if you are over the limit and they do enforce this even check hand luggage.
#18
takes some courage and if you got the cash, I went with the first days clothing and then kitted out a whole new wardrobe. All new under wear / tshirts and jeans shirts socks the lot no excess baggage and all new clothes.

Felt like a million dollars for the next 6 months. all lush and new.
#19
Kimburlee
I have ordered Crocs before which are all genuine. The Uggs delivery is due tomorrow so will let you know. Think delivery is about £15 and takes about two weeks. Word of warning though - as always when you order from abroad you run the risk of your item being stopped in customs and duty being charged. I have ordered from Taylor shoes four times and this Ugg delivery is the first time my package has been stopped (maybe the box is bigger so more interesting to customs people?!) - I got charged £19 - still works out about £30 cheaper than UK prices even with the fine but delivery has now taken about two weeks (probably not helped by postal strikes either cause it usually takes about 10 days!).


Uggs arrived today with authentic guarantee/care info etc. Very nicely packaged and perfect condition.
#20
NFS
I picked up a nice calvin Clein suit for about £90 back in August when I went to Vegas which was cheap compared to over here, I was going to get a Hugo Boss suit which worked out at around £400 but it needed to be tailored and macys had a backlog so could not be bothered bringing it home to be tailored.

I also picked up a pair of Oakley Juliet sunglasses which I have wanted for a few years but did not fancy paying in excess of £250 but picket them up for £170, I would not normally pay this much for a pair of sunglasses but when I worked out how much I was spending in the casinos I could afford to splash out on them.

calvin Clein suit for about £90 - probably because it was fake (note 2 c's)
#21
Blanco
calvin Clein suit for about £90 - probably because it was fake (note 2 c's)


Should have seplt in right "calvin Klein" and not "calvin clein" but was in a rush writing the message

I also got a 15% off voucher by the salesman as apparantly it was mens day in the store and everything was discounted if you had a voucher

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