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Where should we go for summer sales in London next week?

We live outside the UK. We're going to be in London from this Sunday to Wednesday. We want to take advantage of the sales without wasting time that could be better used sightseeing. Are the sales still on in the places we want to shop? Is Oxford Street as good as anywhere for our purposes? [more inside]
posted by Busy Old Fool on Jul 14, 2016 - 7 answers

What is a "MUST BUY" in London?

I am taking my family to London for two weeks this summer.....what is a MUST BUY? [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Apr 3, 2016 - 36 answers

March in NY (North Yorkshire)

I'm heading home for a week to visit my elderly but active parents in Knaresborough (between Harrogate and York). Looking for shopping and family outing ideas. [more inside]
posted by andrewcooke on Feb 23, 2016 - 6 answers

Buying UK Used Books Online That Ship to US

I have a lot of favorite British authors whose books I'd love to purchase used in the hardback, UK versions. I'd also like shipping costs to the US not to be too high. Do you have any suggestions of where to purchase used books in the UK online? I'd prefer to use an independent seller, if possible, and not Amazon. Thank you!
posted by lagreen on Jan 22, 2014 - 11 answers

I'd like to buy 6 months of unlimited Internet in England.

I'm moving house next weekend and new place does not have WiFi. It's a six month lease and I'll probably be moving out of the country after that. I use a lot of internet (streaming music, downloading podcasts, films, sending large files, using cloud services, etc.) and so I need something unlimited or pretty near it. Everything I'm seeing online so far is either too much £ for too little internet (£20 for 2GB per month, seriously??) or too much commitment (12-18 month contracts for phone, broadband and TV). I only need internet. What are my options, if any? Thanks!
posted by iamkimiam on Mar 9, 2013 - 11 answers

Buying men's clothes in London

Where should I shop for men's clothing in London for an office job? And what should I wear? [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Sep 29, 2011 - 11 answers

London loot that New York can't match?

Things that are actually cheaper in the UK (than the USA)? [more inside]
posted by artemisia on Sep 10, 2011 - 35 answers

How do I get British things sent to the US?

Does a service exist that will allow me to purchase things overseas that aren't available in the US and have them shipped to the US? Some kind of forwarding service? [more inside]
posted by tylerkaraszewski on Mar 11, 2011 - 5 answers

Looking for UK Online Laptop Vendors

I'm looking to buy a sub-£500 laptop in the UK online. I've checked out Amazon, Dixons and Currys. Dixons seems to have a good range of solid models & features vs. price point. Although, I can't get any manufacturer's guarantee (a.k.a. warranty) information from them. Can anyone recommend any other reputable vendors?
posted by RockCorpse on Jan 11, 2011 - 11 answers

How can I buy a pair of shoes only sold in the UK?

How can I buy a pair of shoes only sold in the UK? There is a pair of Clarks that I want but the model is only available in the UK. The website will only ship with in the UK and the US retail stores can't order them. I have an email into Clarks UK and I'm awaiting an answer. I don't know anyone in the UK so I cant ask them to buy them and ship them. Is there a way I can buy them and get them to New Jersey? Some sort of shipping relay?
posted by nivekraz on Sep 15, 2010 - 4 answers

Where can I buy a decent pair of shoes in the UK?

Where can I buy a really good pair of gent's shoes in the UK that will fit me perfectly and last me at least a decade? Budget is I guess up to £500 GBP. [more inside]
posted by chill on Sep 14, 2010 - 13 answers

Trews love in London

I'm throwing out all my trousers. Where in London should I get new ones? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Jan 27, 2010 - 6 answers

Buying a left-hand-drive car from the UK?

What is the best way to buy a left-hand-drive car given that I live in the UK? [more inside]
posted by rongorongo on Apr 30, 2009 - 6 answers

Any good (i.e. customer service wise/price wise) UK/Euro equivalents of sites like newegg for shopping for external hard drives?

Any good (i.e. customer service wise/price wise) UK/Euro equivalents of sites like newegg for shopping for external hard drives? [more inside]
posted by talljamal on Apr 28, 2009 - 10 answers

Where shall I get my manbag from?

Where shall I go to for buying reasonably-priced (i.e. under £100, if not lower) leather messenger bag (yes, all right, a manbag) in the UK? Anything web-based, or located in Oxford or London would be great. I don't really know where to begin looking. These guys (found via Google ads) seemed OK, but I could be wrong.
posted by chorltonmeateater on Nov 13, 2008 - 8 answers

Where's a good place to buy running shoes in London?

Where's a good place to buy running shoes in London? [more inside]
posted by ascullion on Dec 3, 2007 - 8 answers

Need a UK gadget fix..

Does anyone know a UK supplier for one of these little gadgets?
posted by ascullion on Mar 24, 2007 - 7 answers

Can I buy stuff in the UK in installments?

Is there such a thing as "lay-by" in the UK? [more inside]
posted by hot soup girl on Nov 4, 2006 - 15 answers

PHP shopping cart

I'm looking for a PHP based shopping cart system that is easy to install, easy to explain to the person adding items to the backend and works with UK-based CC handlers. Any recommendations?
posted by toby\flat2 on Apr 15, 2006 - 5 answers

Is there a shoptheuk.com?

There are some UK sites I'd like to purchase from but they don't ship here to the States. Anyone know of a workaround that doesn't involve personally knowing someone over there? Something like shopthestates.com, but for UK shopping...
posted by teddymac on Apr 9, 2006 - 4 answers

UK Notebooks

I'm currently looking at notebooks in the UK for the simple things in life - word processing, playing championship manager etc. Maybe the occasional DVD or C&C: Red Alert. Looking around, there seem to be a number of IBM ThinkPad T22's around at around £400 (PIII 900 Mhz, 256Mb, 20gb hd, 14.1 TFT) - does anyone know of any other good deals in the £400-£600 bracket?
posted by Mossy on Jul 10, 2004 - 1 answer

Do I have to pay UK duty on cigarettes and alcohol sent via post?

A question about UK/European tax/duty and shopping abroad... [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Feb 26, 2004 - 5 answers

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