With the Aussie Dollar currently trading at a 25-year high against the Pound Stirling, it’s the perfect time to grab a bargain. Here are a few places you’ll want to check out:
For seasoned Internet shoppers, the Book Depository would probably have been the first place that came to mind. Offering prices cheaper than almost anywhere else on- or off-line, and with free international shipping, it’s a popular destination for book lovers and students alike.
Everybody knows about its brother in the US, but Amazon also has a presence in other countries (including Japan and China). Not just for books, Amazon also sells a variety of homewares, clothes and electronics, but can be expensive to ship.
Music and movie lovers need go no further. Although you can shop at CD Wow using Australian Dollars, you may find that with the current exchange rate that it’s cheaper to pay in Pounds. CD Wow has an excellent range of CDs, DVDs and video games, and like Book Depository, includes free shipping.
Zavvi is similar to Amazon or CD Wow in that it sells entertainment products, however they have arguably the best bargains for video games, with frequent deep discounts on popular titles.
One last thing, a few words of advice: if you’re buying DVDs, make sure that your DVD player can play discs from other regions first – a lot of older machines are still locked to playing Region 4 discs only. Lastly, don’t forget that the bank will charge you a currency conversion fee when using your credit card to pay, so remember to factor that into the final price.
Are there any good UK sites that I haven’t mentioned here? Share them with everybody in the comments!