As sterling goes south, shoppers head North

Electronics, perfume, and alcohol are all cheaper in the North where shopkeepers are hoping for a bonanza

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
30th October, 2016
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The Buttercrane centre in Newry, Co Down is once again bringing bargain-hunters across the border from the Repubiic to take advantage of the low sterling-euro exchange rate

Shopping for Christmas? Perhaps your son or daughter is looking for an Xbox.

If you go to Argos in Dublin you’ll pay €342.40 for an Xbox with one terrabyte of memory.

But take a spin across the border to an Argos in Newry or Enniskillen – or even burn some diesel and head further north to Belfast – and that same Xbox costs £273.90.

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