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Does US $ value mean there are bargains to be had?

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1d, 5d agoPosted 1 decade, 5 days ago
Hi everyone,

With the £ worth nearly $2, are there bargains to be had by ordering things from the US? Does the weak dollar make up for the cost of postage? Any ideas of what sort of thing would make the most savings?
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1d, 5d agoPosted 1 decade, 5 days ago
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#1
Don't forget Customs Duty could be payable on anything worth more than £18.00 coming from the States.
#2
Could arrange for it to be marked as a gift.......... But that'd be naughty... oooooooo!
#3
MattC
Could arrange for it to be marked as a gift.......... But that'd be naughty... oooooooo!

Still only up to £25 I think even marked as Gift.
#4
n9801904
Hi everyone,

With the £ worth nearly $2, are there bargains to be had by ordering things from the US? Does the weak dollar make up for the cost of postage? Any ideas of what sort of thing would make the most savings?

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Hiya! Why not take a wee holiday to NY and shop? I think - someone will no doubt correct me if i'm wrong - if you buy stuff there and it's for your own use and or used while on hols, you don't have to pay duty.

The exchange is brill for us - i'm getting some xmas stuff sent over. There's a fab discount site in us called overstock.com. BUT major snag: they - like other us websites - only take us creditcards! (i mean cards with issue address in us) i'm lucky enough to have family over there but we limit it to small stuff so they can affordably send it on to me.[/COLOR]
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#5
I thought there was no limit? Perhaps I'm wrong..
#6
you will be surprised to know its only about £129 of "gifts" you are allowed to bring back into the country from the states, Though obviously if you go out with an empty suitcase and get rid of all the labels before you pack (as i do everytime i go) you can bring as much as the suitcase (airline company will allow). You also need to loose the receipts.
#7
I'm making more money selling American imports than ever before. I know it's not what you meant but I'm happy about it so... ;)
#8
Is it hard to save in dollars? Ie deposit a couple of grand in an american dollar account and take it back out when it reverts back to around 1.5?
#9
[COLOR="Green"]Hiyas! Just found this article in the Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/12/02/nbuck02.xml[/COLOR]
#10
grdesign
Is it hard to save in dollars? Ie deposit a couple of grand in an american dollar account and take it back out when it reverts back to around 1.5?


Experts are saying there could be another 20% or so drop in the us dollar, so i wouldnt invest just yet.
#11
I'm so tempted to pick up my holiday money early so I get to take advantage of the great exchange rate at the minute but I think I might take the risk and wait .. it could go up further yet! :-D
#12
Hiyas. Forgive me repeating myself, but if anyone has connections, friends, rellies in USA, take a look at overstock.com - staggering savings.... many items at 80% below retail - AND THEN you can 1/2 that 'cos of weak dollar.

Also, I think if you sign up you can enter competition for to purchase a PS3 for $50 (ie £25), but have to be a person with legal residence in USA, so I'm emailing ma cousins.

https://www.overstock.com/

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