I'm going to Spain and I plan to get a new board. Should I buy it here or in Spain. I realize that I will be charged a ridiculous amount to fly it over there, but I don't know the price difference between here and Spain. What would be the best option?
when looking online don't forget the excange rate on the EURO... right now it is not as bad as it was a little while back ($100 = 69 Euro) but probbaly worth keeping an eye on and try to buy when the rate is right
Also, ESM has a nice article in this month about some of the spots in Spain - France - Portugal
The Euro is still kickin' the dollar's feathers. So, you lose on the exchange from dollars-to-Euros. If the board here in the States costs $ 500.00, in Spain the same board will run you approx $ 675 - 700 usd, after you convert your greenbacks to Euros.
On the other hand, the Satanic fee from the airline could be the deciding factor: if you bring a $ 500.00 board from the States, the airline will clip you for 125 usd each way / each board.