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I made it back again

Posted by weehaggis on Sunday, March 18, 2007

Well, I made it back from Chicago ok and without turning into a popsicle.

That was a few weeks ago, but once again haven’t posted for a while 🙂 Chicago is a pretty cool place, not as cool as New York or San Francisco, but pretty cool none the less. Got to the Field “Natural History” Museum and met Sue. She was a bit of a babe!!! Although, it turns out that nobody really knows if Sue is a she or not!! Anyway, meet Sue ….

It never ceases to amaze me how much cheaper it is to shop over the pond. A recent article in a Norwegian consumer magazine basically said – go to the US and shop, get your flight for free!! Although it’s in Norwegian, in a nutshell it says that buy a few small electrical goods and the savings will more than pay for your flight. The examples quoted include

  • IPod 40Gig – saving kr.1690
  • BOSE SoundDock – saving kr.1576
  • Tamron 19-35 lense – saving kr.1243

Total saving of kr.4509 and you’re still under the kr.6000 personal import allowance for the total purchase price. This will pay for an off-peak Oslo – NYC flight and (at a push) a few nights accomodation!!! To be fair, these savings would also apply to about any where else in Europe.

Another thing…Levi Jeans….Macy’s normal price $40, Macy’s sale price $27.99, UK normal price £44 (about US$ 85)….go figure!! I haven’t even bothered finding out what they cost here in Norway.

Anyways….I finally joined the IPod generation and got myself an IPod nano. Sort of an impulse buy and of course the saving off the price back here had nothing to do with it 🙂 Decided against the photo and video capable IPod as I already have my Archos Av500. This makes the IPod photo and video features look positively crappy!!

One other thing, watching Fox News is real scary!! Hannity’s America – that guy puts Goebbels to shame.


2 Responses to “I made it back again”

  1. Sue said

    oh my gosh! what a difference in price… I guess living in Canada has its benefits… 🙂 Welcome to the iPod generation – got my iPod at Christmas I’m loving it – go download the Grey’s Anatomy podcast (if you’re a fan..)… LOVE LOVE LOVE the writers…

  2. weehaggis said

    Can’t get any of the TV or Movie downloads for iTunes here in Norway…bummer. Only appear to be available from US/Canadian store….and you need to have a credit card registered in those countries to buy.

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