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    Things to bring down

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    Hi guys,

    I was just wondering if it was worth to bring down a toaster oven to Grenada (which would mean that I would probably have to pay duty on it too)...or are they available for a reasonable price there?
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated

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    Hey there. I didn't think of that. Well, i know in the dorms we will have a microwave and some electric stoves. I was thinking we could get creative with those instead of bringing a toaster oven down. but, as for prices I have no idea...i guess it would be easier to buy one there..i don't know if it would be cheaper.

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    Toaster Oven

    Guys unless you are extremely picky with food, everything you need is here. You can even order Chinese Food, its not the best but I havent gotten food poisoning once

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    Remember, its alot easier to use 220V appliances here than 110V, since 110V will require a transformer, and transformers for appliances are big, heavy, and expensive. And when you leave you can just sell it and make up alot of what you paid for it. I'm still looking for a 220V waffle iron. The superdorms are the only dorms that have 110V, and chances are you won't be there for your entire time in Grenada. I'll try to run by Court's and Hubbard's before i leave and post a price list.
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    Lobster

    Is sea food cheap? Any lobster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by archon218
    Is sea food cheap? Any lobster?
    Apparently there are some lobster farmers who sell the crustaceans down by the shore between the airport and the school, but they sell out within an hour. Sorry i don't have any more info on that. I bought some tuna (although they told me it was salmon) down at the fish market in St. George. I got maybe 5-7lbs. for 35EC (13$).
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    Hi Dr.Nick,

    Thanks for the advice. Yea, that was my concern, the fact that the toaster oven would need to be 220V. I am going to check out the prices when I visit Grenada June 6-July 1. If you do get a chance to check the prices at "Courts and Hubbards", I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

    -Kanchi

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    buy it here

    Quote Originally Posted by drnick07
    Remember, its alot easier to use 220V appliances here than 110V, since 110V will require a transformer, and transformers for appliances are big, heavy, and expensive. And when you leave you can just sell it and make up alot of what you paid for it. I'm still looking for a 220V waffle iron. The superdorms are the only dorms that have 110V, and chances are you won't be there for your entire time in Grenada. I'll try to run by Court's and Hubbard's before i leave and post a price list.
    Hi Dr. Nick,

    I heard that the 220 V Toastmaster Toaster Oven can be purchased for around $200 EC from Spiceland Mall. Is this true?

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Coco

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    How I Handled the Appliance Situation

    I'm off the islands now and can offer suggestions on what worked for me. I tried all different combinations of 110V appliances + transformers, 220V appliances purchased in the states, 220V appliances purchased in Grenada. Here's what I did:

    Check the rating of your appliance. My PDA, laptop, and digital camera were all dual power so all I needed was the three prong plug converter.

    I purchased a 220V microwave, coffee maker, and toaster in the states, packed them up, and took them with me. Import stores in most big cities have these appliances, or you can buy them on the internet. It was impossible to avoid customs in Grenada on the microwave as it was obvious going through the line, and I had to pay another $80 US on top of the $160 I already paid.

    So my advice is:
    If the appliance is 100V or less, like a cordless phone or a radio, bring them from the states and use a small wattage transformer. The smaller transformers don't cost too much even if you buy them new in Grenada and the appliances don't seem to suffer from the power conversion. Don't bother taking any of this home, just sell them at the end of 4th or 6th term or give them away to friends.

    For larger wattage/voltage items, like all the ones that heat (microwave, hair dryer, toaster oven, sandwich maker, etc.) buy them in Grenada. That way you will get 220V and a high wattage transformer will not be needed. In the long run you will save and have a properly rated appliance to enjoy. If the plug style is not correct on the appliance you buy, the bigger stores will cut the plug off and install a three pronged one (Hubbard's and Southern Electric). This way you get an appliance that is properly rated, don't have to carry the heavy stuff, avoid customs, and most of all don't have to buy one of those big scary 2000W transformers. Yes you will pay more for appliances there but in my opinion it is worth it for all the reasons I just stated.

    Don't use an electric clock of any power rating. They lose time. A nice little battery powered one is a must.

    That being said, I had no problem selling all those appliances I bought in the states. I actually took my smaller 22OV steam iron and hair dryer that I purchased down there back to the states with me rather than sell them. I just like the European design and thought I would hang onto them for my next international adventure.

    P.S. Southern Electric on the Dusty Highway, the Hubbards just past the Lance aux Epines road, and Links in Excel are good places to look for toaster ovens and waffle irons. Good luck!

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    Lobster

    Quote Originally Posted by archon218
    Is sea food cheap? Any lobster?
    the lobster is great and while cheaper than the us, not as inexpensve as its abundance probably should make it. but actually having said that for a while there were no sales to let the seas replenish. go to coconut beach. yum!
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