Any Yanks care to help out some Brits looking to take advantage of the weak $?

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    As I'm sure you know, ~50p is worth $1 these days, and a growing number of people are wanting to take advantage of that ;)

    Trouble is, finding US outlets that will ship internationally for a half decent price. If you as an American know of any place that you shop at that will ship to the EU, then please, post a link for us. Also if you as a Brit have found anywhere good in the US please link us up too!

    Thank you!
     
  2. emw macrumors G4

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    Reading the thread title, I thought maybe your uncle had left you 1,000,000 GBP and you were looking for someone to provide a friendly US Bank account into which you could deposit it, for a small fee, of course! :D
     
  3. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    If I had £1m I'd be over there myself like a shot!
     
  4. brap macrumors 68000

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    Of course, then the thread would have been started by PRINCE UMBALUGU ADEBAYO (DEPOSED) ;)

    http://www.macsales.com/ seems to have pretty reasonable shipping and prices, credit to oingoboingo on the other thread. I'll prolly be going there, unless someone can offer a better suggestion.
     
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    Sure, but in return I need help importing a grey market BMW into the states. This rapacious exchange rate will soon make it cheaper to buy on the continent and ship across the pond. :(

    What did you have in mind?
     
  7. OasisNYK macrumors 6502

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    What do you need from the States? I work for a company that can ship things overseas pretty cheap.
     
  8. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I'm really not talking about me specifically, but there are more people getting interested about importing from the US, so I thought I'd be good if there was a place (this thread) where our buddies across the pond could help us out :)
     
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    Now you have me interested and I live North of the States. ;) :)

    And there is nothing that I really want, however if the exchange is as it is heading I might be getting a new iBook and AE with max ram. :D


    Anyone knows any good shipping company's name who ships cheap really cheap. :)
     
  11. StarbucksSam macrumors 65816

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    You do realize that you're actually helping our economy and our dollar rebound by buying here, thereby weakening your dollar and rebalancing the equation? LOL. I support you.
     
  12. maya macrumors 68040

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    Not really in most part it has to do with the National Debt. And consuming Has a small part if that were so then wouldn't Asia have a higher currency value since most of the electronics are manufactured there, and textiles, etc..
     
  13. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I think it'll take a little bit more than a few of us buying some cheap comps from the US to sort out the current state of the $ :p

    ...anyway, let's not get in to all that here, that's not what this thread is about, the political forums can talk about all that kinda stuff :)
     

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