Thursday, July 28th, 2011 - Your Money Magazine
The continuing strength of the Australian dollar means overseas travel and online shopping are more affordable than ever. And with the dollar again nearing its record high, this could be the ideal opportunity to splurge on that big-ticket item on your wish list for an attractive price.

To find out just how much you could save at the big end of town, Your Money Magazine calculated the costs of importing luxury items including boats, classic cars and RVs from the US.

Managing editor Jackie Pearson said the results were staggering. “We found consumers could save up to 50 per cent on some items by buying in the US and shipping them to Australia,” said Pearson. “This is great news for many people who can now afford those sought-after items that once appeared out of reach.”

The savings also extend to the retail sector, where many items can now be bought online for a lower US price and shipped directly to your door.

However, Pearson warns that there can be hidden charges and other traps that can cost the unwary consumer.

“Before getting carried away on a spending spree it’s important to do your research and make sure you know what the final costs of your import will be,” said Pearson. “The current issue of Your Money Magazine shows you how to shop smart for these luxury items.”

For the full guide on how to import luxuries and other smart spending and investing tips, see the latest issue of Your Money Magazine. Available at local newsagents and online at

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