Hi all. I was in Florida on vacation last november / december and ended up in Walmart and Lowes stores buying a suitcase full of lights to bring back to the UK with me. (They are so cheap compared to over here and you have so many more to choose from!) As I can easily get the voltage converters over here, does anyone know of a cheap way of importing lights so that I don't get hit with loads of import duty in the UK?
I'll give you an example of prices here - I paid £49 ($90) for a set of 120 diode lights and that was cheap for over here. In Lowes Store, Florida, I paid £3 ($5.50) for a set of 60 and they are great. The trouble is that to import them it would cost about £30 ($55) in import taxes at the airport! any ideas?
Next year I will be back in the States for Thanksgiving (Cyber monday is great - bargains galore!!) so it might just be a case of filling another suitcase although my wife may not be so keen on the idea! There were also a few 3d wireframes that I fancied, and the snowglobe inflatables, and the blowmoulds...........
All ideas or help greatly recieved. My past displays are all on the showing off section - let me know how I can improve!
All the best
Andy, Redruth, Cornwall, UK