Grab a Christmas bargain in the US
Boston bargains beat those of the Big Apple for Britons doing their Christmas shopping in America.
Prices in the Massachusetts city are 4%-6% cheaper than in New York or Chicago, according to a festive shopping guide from Post Office Travel Money.
Overall, prices of designer items are around a third less expensive in the three US cities surveyed than in London, with the biggest savings being on jeans.
Some clothes are 61% cheaper in the US than in London, while savings of around a third are commonplace across a range of other possible gift items such as toys, electrical goods, fashion accessories and footwear.
Bargain-hunting Britons can also save by travelling stateside for such items as Kindles and iPads, while skincare and make-up products are around 22% cheaper in the US than in London, the survey showed.
Travel company Hayes & Jarvis also reported that Christmas shopping holiday packages were lower in Boston, with a four-night trip to Massachusetts costing less than £600, while a three-night visit to New York would set tourists back around £750.
Post Office Travel Money head Andrew Brown said: “There are huge savings to be made by heading to US cities to buy presents.
“Of almost 200 items price-checked, the majority are much cheaper than in London.”
Would you consider heading to the US for a bit of Christmas shopping?
Latest posts by Silversurfers Editor (see all)
- Luxury Retirement Options - March 28, 2017
- Do you like the new £1 coin? - March 28, 2017
- Renting Property In Spain - March 27, 2017
- Buying Property In Spain - March 27, 2017
- Win 2 nights on board the Luxury Sunborn Superyacht in Gibraltar! - March 21, 2017
Leave a Comment!
Community Terms & Conditions
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Nurturing a safe environment
Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.
We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!