June 30, 2009 7 Comments
The price differential between here and mainland Europe represents an opportunity.
3200 cigs will cost you around £928 in UK, whereas in Belgium, they’ll cost £605.
With the difference, I can get:
- Eurotunnel return.
- Breakdown cover.
- Travel insurance.
- Night in a luxury room in a 5* hotel, with breakfast & wifi.
- Petrol for the round trip.
At that point I’ve broken even and had a jolly lovely jaunt into the bargain.
If I bring back my allowance in baccy, I can save a further £400, in relative terms.
Once I’ve stopped off in France on the way back to pick up my allowances of wine & beer, I’m up about another £800-1000 depending on what I buy.