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    • notanewuser
    • By notanewuser 14th Jun 17, 6:55 PM
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    What to buy in the US
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    What to buy in the US 14th Jun 17 at 6:55 PM
    First trip to the US in 10 years this summer. Ignoring the poor state of the £ (it was $2 to the £1 then). Is there anything o should be looking to buy whilst there?
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    • notanewuser
    • By notanewuser 15th Jun 17, 10:03 AM
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    Remember that you are only allowed to bring back £390 worth of stuff from the USA. Anything over that will incur duty charges.


    Unless you are just planning on waltzing through "Nothing to Declare" and hoping not to get caught, that is
    Originally posted by *~Zephyr~*
    At present I'm not planning on bringing anything back.
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    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 15th Jun 17, 10:15 AM
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    When the exchange rate was better they worked out cheaper than Number 7. .
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    I actually saw No.7 in Target, it was sooo expensive!
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    • IAmWales
    • By IAmWales 15th Jun 17, 10:16 AM
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    Check Clinique prices before buying. It used to be much cheaper but I've just looked at DDM Gel and even without tax it is now more expensive
    • martindow
    • By martindow 15th Jun 17, 10:32 AM
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    Or you could just enjoy visiting the country and seeing new things. I go on holiday to avoid shopping as much as possible!
    • John259
    • By John259 15th Jun 17, 10:36 AM
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    Or you could just enjoy visiting the country and seeing new things. I go on holiday to avoid shopping as much as possible!
    Originally posted by martindow
    Agreed.

    So I'd recommend buying one of these!
    https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm
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    • notanewuser
    • By notanewuser 15th Jun 17, 11:15 AM
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    Or you could just enjoy visiting the country and seeing new things. I go on holiday to avoid shopping as much as possible!
    Originally posted by martindow
    I hate shopping. It was only if there was something particularly worth getting that I'd make the effort.
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    • meer53
    • By meer53 15th Jun 17, 3:01 PM
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    Naproxen painkillers!
    Originally posted by PeacefulWaters
    I love Naproxen but it doesn't love me It's the only thing that relieves my osteoarthritis but i can't take it anymore as it affects my blood pressure. Thats something to be aware of if you're taking it without prescription. I still have an emergency supply in my cupboard though ! Just in case

    I love Walgreens in the US, there's not much you can't get in there ! I don't really like the malls in the US, i never seem to find any bargains there ? Although Fossil and Kipling seemed cheaper last time we went. I love the Mall at Millennia in Orlando but just for window shopping and visiting the Cheesecake Factory for lunch !

    I've got a couple of one off Disney Pandora charms which i love, you can't get them here and my daughter has some lovely Minnie Mouse gold earrings which cost me an arm and a leg but which she will always treasure. I've also bought a diamond ring and earrings in the US which were a good price and have increased in value but that was in 2005.
    Last edited by meer53; 15-06-2017 at 3:09 PM.
    • dickydonkin
    • By dickydonkin 15th Jun 17, 7:42 PM
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    I hate shopping. It was only if there was something particularly worth getting that I'd make the effort.
    Originally posted by notanewuser
    I don't mind being dragged around the shops to be honest, and I have found that Nordstrom Rack is pretty good....even with a lousy exchange rate. I got a decent priced Tumi bag on my last visit, not an exceptional price, but a saving that was worth making a purchase for an item I was going to buy anyway.

    I tend to avoid 'Own Brand' outlets as a lot of the stuff is manufactured specifically for those stores and are of inferior quality compared to their main outlets....I learnt that lesson the hard way some years ago!
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