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Here's how much shoppers could save by going to Northern Ireland
Handy information to have leading up to Christmas.

Shoppers in the Republic Of Ireland could make massive savings by doing their Christmas purchases north of the border.

As the strength of the Sterling continues to plummet due to Brexit, the potential for saving money on big purchases by those who travel North to buy their presents continues to grow.

Currency exchange services providers looked at some of the prices of some of the goods most likely to be bought in the lead-up to Christmas, and collated the differences in the prices for those who bought them in the high street stores in Dublin, and the same items in Newry.

It resulted in customers potentially saving anywhere between 5 and 43 per cent on their purchases.

Simon Phillips, the Retail Director for No1 Currency, said that "Going over the border to buy Christmas presents or do Christmas food shopping has become increasingly popular over the past number of years, and there are significant savings to be made for [Republic Of Ireland] consumers."

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"This Christmas, shoppers can take advantage of the steady weakness we have seen in sterling since the announcement of Brexit to make real savings at what can be a very expensive time of the year. Given that it is only an hour’s drive from Swords to Newry, a small investment of time can pay huge dividends to consumers.”

Here are the price differences they found on different products in different stores:

TESCO

Price in Republic of Ireland

Price in Northern Ireland

Saving in €

Percentage Saving

Case of 6 bottles of Blossom Hill White Wine

€62.70

€40.62

€22.08

35%

12 bottles of Corona

€19.99

€11.20

€8.79

43%

Cadburys Selection Box

€2.00

€1.12

€0.78

39%

CURRYS/PC WORLD

 

 

 

 

Apple MacBook Air Laptop 13.3

€1,379.00

€957.67

€421.33

30%

Apple iPhone 7 (32 GB)

€779.00

€608.15

€170.85

21%

Panasonic 32" Smart LED TV

€489.99

€427.61

€62.38

12%

Nespresso Machine

€259.99

€224.52

€35.47

13%

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

€399.99

€338.5

€61.49

15%

Apple iPad 9.7"

€419.00

€382.49

€36.51

8%

SMYTHS

 

 

 

 

13ft Trampoline and Enclosure

€229.99

€201.88

€27.12

11%

LEGO 75190 Star Wars First Order Star Destroyer

€134.99

€123.44

€11.55

8%

Luvabella Doll

€124.99

€112.86

€12.13

5%

BOOTS

 

 

 

 

Paco Rabanne 1 Million  (100ml)

€77.00

€72.77

€4.23

5%

Chanel Gabrielle (100ml)

€137.00

€126.37

€10.63

7%

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