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Old Mar 23rd 2007, 4:20 pm
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Hi chaps,

I do an awful lot of my shopping UK-Side online. However, one thing which has suddenly occurred to me is that when we are in the states, I won't be able to use my fave ones, can anyone give me equivilents:

I use...

play.com (cheap cds dvds, books - free delivery)
Argos.co.uk (furniture/household etc..)
Multimap.co.uk (for directions, local/area maps)
B&Q - diy.co.uk (DIY stuff)
Boots.com (smellies/shampooo etc..)
seetickets.co.uk (concert tickets/news)
BBC.co.uk (news)

I also need a good one for pet products (food etc..)

Obviously ebay and amazon, I'll just use the US versions.

Can anyone help with their faves?

Ta
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play.com (cheap cds dvds, books - free delivery) - Amazon maybe.
Argos.co.uk (furniture/household etc..) - Dunno
Multimap.co.uk (for directions, local/area maps) - Google maps
B&Q - diy.co.uk (DIY stuff) - Either Lowes or Home Depot
Boots.com (smellies/shampooo etc..) - Dunno
seetickets.co.uk (concert tickets/news) - Ticketmaster.com
BBC.co.uk (news) - Stick with BBC.co.uk if you want to know what is happening in the outside world
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mapquest.com for maps
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amazon.com/co for almost everything
petco.com
kayak for travel
pricewatch.com for electronics
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http://britishexpats.com/forum/
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Is Amazon fairly well priced then? Over here its not one of the cheapest - good selection, but they sting you big time on postage - others do cheap prices and free delivery. Generally Supermarkets are better for best seller books here, they are around half the RRP.
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Is Amazon fairly well priced then? Over here its not one of the cheapest - good selection, but they sting you big time on postage - others do cheap prices and free delivery. Generally Supermarkets are better for best seller books here, they are around half the RRP.
that's because of the VAT....you don't pay VAT on UK stuff shipped to the US...and in the US, it ain't to bad, cheapest place to get PG Tips...and spend over $25 and it's free shipping.

For books, amazon ain't bad, nor that ebay halfway something or other...
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That site is definitely worth a visit.
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That site is definitely worth a visit.
Nah, too many trolls and loons and sex crazed knitting circle types
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mapquest.com for maps
Brit, mapquest couldn't find their arse with both hands mate
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Brit, mapquest couldn't find their arse with both hands mate
msn maps is pretty good, well it gives route numbers, not just the road name, which is bloody useless up in maine
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I use www.bbc.co.uk,www.guardian.co.uk and www.independent.co.uk

formost ofmy news,I listen to Radio4 most of the day at work and then pick up
the US centric news on Boston's NPR affiliate on wbur.

If you want UK "products" there is a LUSH and a BodyShop in Harvard Square.
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There's no British sites that I shop online at these days but here's websites I've shopped at numerous times:

www.petco.com for ratty stuff, esp. litter.
www.overstock.com Good for gifts and surprisingly, cheaper for books than Amazon
www.artbeads.com self explanatory
http://www.kimsarkrescue.org/ Ratty vitamins supplements and banana Nylabones
http://www.sunnylandfarms.com/ the best for nuts, yet morenuts and dried fruit


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Brit, mapquest couldn't find their arse with both hands mate
I still use paper mapbooks. Map websites are only any good for short journeys really. I have tried planning long trips using the internet and they send you hundreds of miles wrong sometimes.
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Originally Posted by nun View Post
I use www.bbc.co.uk,www.guardian.co.uk and www.independent.co.uk

formost ofmy news,I listen to Radio4 most of the day at work and then pick up
the US centric news on Boston's NPR affiliate on wbur.

If you want UK "products" there is a LUSH and a BodyShop in Harvard Square.
You might want to shop for a new keyboard, I think your spacebar is knackered.
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