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    Default US based peeps: buying from artisans in the UK is super cheap!

    Probably holds for Euro people as well.

    Buying from people like Sultan Pasha right now is a steal. The British Pound is so low vs. the USD.

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    Default Re: US based peeps: buying from artisans in the UK is super cheap!

    Buying from any of the online retailers within the Euro zone is a steal now.
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    Default Re: US based peeps: buying from artisans in the UK is super cheap!

    Would shipping not kill any "discount"? Places that I've wanted to order UK only products want sometimes $30 for shipping.

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    Default Re: US based peeps: buying from artisans in the UK is super cheap!

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Buying from any of the online retailers within the Euro zone is a steal now.
    yes indeed. But the UK has the pound that is super cheap.

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    Default Re: US based peeps: buying from artisans in the UK is super cheap!

    By the power of (perpetually pending) Brexit Enjoy the opportunity, folks.

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    Default Re: US based peeps: buying from artisans in the UK is super cheap!

    Quote Originally Posted by CutSmut View Post
    Would shipping not kill any "discount"? Places that I've wanted to order UK only products want sometimes $30 for shipping.
    Definitely. But IMHO that’s a small price to pay for ‘love’.
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    Default Re: US based peeps: buying from artisans in the UK is super cheap!

    It sucks for people who live in EU, though. Euro and other local currencies are super weak now

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    Default Re: US based peeps: buying from artisans in the UK is super cheap!

    For many years now king dollar has been pushing me to purchase from the German and French houses as they seem to have great value especially when VAT is deducted. The question always arises how is the shipping is it dicey of prompt? After awhile and with help form this board keeping tabs on the Euro houses you feel very confident with a week turnaround time for good value. It seems I mostly find my fragrances are a better deal in Europe over the main US houses whom have a higher markup. My last purchase for a full bottle of Pegwell Bay was a great value with five days shipping. I now understand Harrods ship to the US and JovoyUK. So the UK is becoming a item again not like the old days when trying to purchase Murdock's Black Tea(love it) the shipping was more than the fragrance.
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    Default Re: US based peeps: buying from artisans in the UK is super cheap!

    Before this Brexit business kicked, the pound was trading at around $1.48 to the US dollar. Today it's around $1.23 and has gone as low as $1.19. There's only one other comparable recent example of a major industrialized country collectively shooting itself in the foot like this for no good reason. Just damned stupidity.

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    Default Re: US based peeps: buying from artisans in the UK is super cheap!

    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    Probably holds for Euro people as well.

    Buying from people like Sultan Pasha right now is a steal. The British Pound is so low vs. the USD.


    Thanks for the tip. I've actually been keeping an eye on some other, non-fragrance brands to buy from (Cutler and Gross, mostly.)

    I'll check out Sultan Pasha. Do you have any other places/people you like?

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    Default Re: US based peeps: buying from artisans in the UK is super cheap!

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarce View Post
    Before this Brexit business kicked, the pound was trading at around $1.48 to the US dollar. Today it's around $1.23 and has gone as low as $1.19.
    I've been telling myself that if it hits parity against the dollar I'm going to go nuts on a bunch of UK scents I've been coveting.

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    Enjoy it while stocks last.


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    Default Re: US based peeps: buying from artisans in the UK is super cheap!

    what UK stores are you guy buying from?
    I buy a lot from Selfridges but their prices are in $$ already

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    Default Re: US based peeps: buying from artisans in the UK is super cheap!

    What about the shipping restrictions? I'm drooling over some frags available there, but it seems like UK sellers wouldn't ship abroad due to the shipping restrictions. Has it changed recently?




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