Cool stuff to buy in Europe

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  1. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    My parents are off to Europe for 3 weeks. What cool stuff can I ask them to bring back for me?

    They are going to London, Prague, Budapest and Berlin.
     
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  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Absinthe? Cuban cigars? Overpriced goods with VAT slapped on?
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Cuban cigars??
    In Europe? Now if they'd been going to Cuba


    I vote Knut too!!
     
  5. CrEsTo macrumors 6502

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    That really depends... how old are you and what do you like?
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Eh? There's no embargo on Cuba in Europe.
     
  7. bartelby macrumors Core

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    What I mean is, Cuban cigars are not really European.
     
  8. Jasonbot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm 17 and polar bear dolls dont appeal to me :(

    absinthe would be cool though, dont know how much tax they slap on that?

    I was thinking more along the lines of awesome technology or what not.
     
  9. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    He never asked to buy European stuff.. Just for stuff to buy in Europe. And since the US has an embargo on Cuba and cuban cigars r gud... ;) But I forgot that he's not in the US, so nevermind cigars.

    Err.. don't they have the same tech in SA?
     
  10. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    They are not European. Really does not enter into it.
     
  11. bartelby macrumors Core

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    You know what I meant:rolleyes: ;)
     
  12. Jasonbot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It's overpriced...

    I want some kwl stuff, maybe something else? I don't know what resides in Europe. I'm open to suggestions just not polar bear stuffed animals- thats not my thing.
     
  13. CrEsTo macrumors 6502

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    What's your budget?

    Maybe a new mobile phone, Nokia N95 is amazing! :)

    You are not old enough for alcohol, right?
     
  14. Jasonbot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm 17, one year from legal age but that doesn't really turn me on, if you know what i mean?

    When I asked my mom for an old £300 laptop she jumped on me so the budget is probably about £100.

    EDIT: cellphones are kinda boring :( I prefer having an iPod, cellphone and PDA on me at all times seperately. The PDA died but I didn't use it much anyways
     
  15. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Skip the Absinthe if getting high doesn't turn you on. ;)
     
  16. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    If you think stuff is overpriced in SA, wait till you get to London. A pint of lager can cost nearly £3 (about $6).
     
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  18. richkent72 macrumors regular

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    I don't know about the rest of Europe, but the UK is very overpriced for most things, including tech - Exchange rate is £1 = US$2 but apparently no one has told Apple, Microsoft or any other US company:(
     
  19. Jasonbot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I have 5 iPods :( I'm looking at a second hand clamshell G3, seems good. and I have parts to upgrade it with (HD+RAM) ANyone have a cheapo clamshell to sell them?
     

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