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Conquer The Urge To Shop
Typical vacation shopping often results in the accumulation of stuff that looked like a good idea at the time but quickly winds up in the back of some closet or in the trash. For anything practical, the U.S. generally has lower prices than you will find anywhere else. Rigorously apply the "where will this be in six months" test to anything that tempts you. Note that many supposed "bargains" in fashion and tech goods turn out to be counterfeit. If you can't tell the difference between a genuine emerald and a piece of a broken Coke bottle, don't buy emeralds. You get the drift.
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