Tuesday 24 April 2018

'There are savings to be made online, but you have to research'

TCD student Aisling Crabbe (22) says she was online the morning of the Brexit vote. "The ASOS fashion website crashed so I think a few people had the same idea. I was tracking the pound but still couldn't justify spending. However, when Boris Johnson resigned, the exchange rate went into freefall and I figured it would never get lower than it was then... I was wrong!

"But I saved €23 on a pair of boots. I've only bought clothes and accessories as they're quite light to ship. A lot of my friends have been doing the same.

"However, you have to do your research as some websites don't charge the live exchange rate. I was also recently in the UK and paying via my Irish debit card.

"A lot of the bigger shops gave me the option to pay either in pounds or euro, like Topshop which has a huge mark-up on their clothes in Ireland, so they would have already been cheaper on top of the low exchange rate."

Irish Independent

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