Bargain Betty

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Online shopping

April27

Bargain Betty has been a bit slack at posting lately.  Sorry!

But I’ve been thinking about online shopping, since I was introduced to DealExtreme.com by my friends David and Simon.  I’ve just ordered a number of items including a new battery and charger for my Nikon Coolpix camera, and an ultrafire torch as the old technology one I have is hopeless when we’re camping.

Some of my favourite international retailers include Eddie Bauer and I love the La Redoute website for French fashion and for its remarkably reasonable shipping costs. The great thing about buying from northern hemisphere clothes retailers is that our seasons are different and we can take advantage of their end-of-season sales.

But it’s not just clothing you can buy. Virtually anything small and light could be shipped to New Zealand. For example Fusion Beads, an American bead shop, ships here — if you’re into that sort of thing. And just check out the range of doggie clothes at Little Pampered Pets. As well as individual retailers, it’s possible to buy all manner of stuff via eBay.

My latest

Here are some other shops that ship to New Zealand:

Shops that ship to New Zealand

The thing about blogs is that they should be interactive, so please post and list your own favourite overseas retailers who ship to New Zealand.

 

3 Comments to

“Online shopping”

  1. On April 29th, 2012 at 3:46 pm Cathy in NZ Says:

    Book Depository

    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/

    I have never used it but I’m subscribed…but apparently it is fast and I believe free shipping to NZ

    If you don’t like that idea…then probably fishpond (or whatever it called)

  2. On April 30th, 2012 at 4:20 pm Chris Says:

    Nice list. Regarding the Hong-Kong based “Strawberrynet”. My wife bought perfume from them last year and was very happy with the price and delivery.

    Last week she went to reorder with them again, but they now charge $11 shipping for perfume and we found that we could get the same item for the same price with free shipping from “www.fishpond.co.nz”.

    This is a dop-shipping company, which means they don’t stock the item here in NZ, but it is sent directly to you from overseas. It pays to check the shipping prices when ordering offshore.

  3. On May 1st, 2012 at 8:20 am Bargain Betty Says:

    Good point Chris. I have to say that the last time I looked at StrawberryNet the prices weren’t as cheap as they once were.
    I personally don’t believe in buying expensive toiletries anyway. It’s a bit of a con. The cheap stuff is usuallyjust as good.

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