Member since 30 Dec 2016
Total posts 7
I go to the US 2-3 times per year and stock up on the following:
-Melatonin (highest strength from CVS)-Neosporin (sometimes this tends to last a while)-Gold bond powder (this also lasts a while)
I also intend to get some L-theanine as it's OTC there.
Anything else you guys buy there to bring home?
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 1,016
I'm a fan of Melatonin, I do the 10mg tabs but usually buy a few bottles of 2mg and 5mg for friends.
Good call, I'll be going to Pittsburgh so hopefully summer gear will be pretty cheap :)
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 11 Oct 2014
Total posts 411
I also do 3-4 US trips per year and the above list saves quite a bit on shipping.
Originally Posted by David :
This avoids expensive AU delivery charges, and if you order about a week in advance then delivery to the US destination is free and the gear will either be waiting for you on arrival at the hotel or will arrive during your stay.
Good point David,
Another point is that with the introduction of GST on internet purchases on Jan 1, it also avoids the issue of GST.
Being lucky enough to have relatives in the USA, I just have any internet purchases forwarded direct to them. Shopping .. done
Member since 14 Jun 2013
Total posts 109
Big fan of Melatonin here, if you buy from Walgreens they often have 2-for-1 deals or special pricing for Walgreens Club members but if you ask nicely at the checkout and point out you're from overseas and not a Walgreen Club member they will usually give you the special price anyway.
Air NZ Airpoints
Member since 12 Mar 2014
Total posts 12
Thanks for the replies guys, I'm mainly going for pharmacy stuff that doesn't take up much space in the bag. Good call on the eJuice my father in law uses one. Might get a pair of good work shoes and I've ordered some nikeid shoes to my hotel.
Member since 10 May 2012
Total posts 106
Member since 05 Apr 2015
Total posts 23
Clothes and shoes - lots of it! I only visit once a year over a 3-week period.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 03 Jan 2017
I'm off to the US again in a few weeks. This time I'm looking at stocking up on some things I can buy from Amazon and have it delivered to a Amazon Locker near where I'm staying.
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