I'm heading to USA next week and was wondering what the masses think I could/should buy when there.
One thought is battery pack which compatible with rapid charge of samsung s9+. Memory cards ?
What do you think?
If it's a case of "I have lots of spare room in my suitcase(s)", rent out the capacity for others wanting to get stuff that won't ship to NZ :-).
Shadowfoot: Some brands make clothes specific for outlet malls, and will use a lighter weight fabric with the same pattern. It’s best to not consider them them same as what is sold in NZ. They can still be worth getting.
Sometimes I just sit and think. Other times I just sit.
neb: Taking a frequent discussion topic in the Home Workshop forum, you can get a much better selection of quality tools in the US than here, particularly with the few remaining made-in-USA heavy-duty tools where you'd normally get made-in-China stuff here. One example is Dubuque Clamp Works alu bar clamps, which are the only ones I've seen where you don't get the feeling you could snap/tear them with your bare hands.
Need to figure out if I can charter a Boeing or something on the return trip.
neb: Speaking of bringing stuff back... Trigger warning: Some people may find the following images upsetting.
Nope. It seems you have been in one of our standard hardware stores (according to the advertisements you found a German 'Baumarkt' from the 'bauhaus' chain).
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Reason for visiting was to get a large plank to replace a workmate's brand new still-in-its-shipping-carton curved monitor with, then re-seal the carton and hot-glue it up so it'll take him half an hour to realise the contents have been swapped out. Because that's what office mates are for :-).
neb: What was really depressing was that the sort of stuff that's usually custom-order from specialist places in NZ was just hanging on the walls there
Yup. Also applies to shoes; in the US, wide fittings seem to take up about 10-20% of wall space. Here, none at all.