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#1 Nov 23rd, 2004, 21:31
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Has anyone any experience of buying a digital camera from duty free shops? I'm flying from Gatwick to India this Saturday and would like advise on wether I could get a cheaper price from Dixons at the airport.
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Originally Posted by Pookstar Hi
Has anyone any experience of buying a digital camera from duty free shops? I'm flying from Gatwick to India this Saturday and would like advise on wether I could get a cheaper price from Dixons at the airport.
I think Dixons on the High Street will be just about as competitive, If you know what you're after see what they're offering.Don't forget to get a larger storage card or 2 or 3 than the basic small one which will come with your camera. Also It's wise to have a spare battery then you've always got a spare one fully charged.
Here's a thread from the other day,,,,,,
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Thanks seventies'hippy - but your link doesn't seem to work.......
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Originally Posted by Pookstar Thanks seventies'hippy - but your link doesn't seem to work.......
Try this one,,,,,,,,,
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Thanks - ok this time.

I'm after a Kodak (3-4m pixels, 3-4 optical zoom) and Dixons currently have an offer of such a camera and printer dock for 199. Being a bargain queen I wondered if the same deal would be at the duty free shop - only with the duty free reduction too!
Maybe this is too much to ask for and they do not have deals like this at airports. Does anyone know?
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Internet prices will almost certainly beat High Street prices... buy on line!

The 'duty free' shops should be at least 17.5% cheaper than HighStreet, due to lack of VAT, but by the time one gets there it's too late to buy anywhere else

I've never done any proper price comparison: I just have this nagging feeling that they prey on victims of airport boredom rather than true bargain seekers.

...Unless you're flying via somewhere like Dubai
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Must admit I am worried about it being a last stop shop and being forced into making a purchase.

Thanks for the advice.
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Originally Posted by Pookstar Must admit I am worried about it being a last stop shop and being forced into making a purchase.

Thanks for the advice.
Use an online price comparison web site like dealtime or kelkoo. Find the cheapest price for the camera you want. Print it off and head off to Jessops and they will usually price match internet prices.

You will end up with Internet prices from a real store where you can easily return an item for repairs etc. Also get decent media (memory) high capacity NiMH rechargable batteries (unless of casue the camera has a LION type battery or other such rechargable abttery with it).
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I'm with Nick-H. I always find the Internet cheaper. Bought my last two cameras on ebay. If you know the model you want, you can also use Froogle to see who is offering the best price. Don't forget to factor in shipping charges when making your decision.

http://froogle.google.com/
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One of the best internet sites has a retail shop near me: best of both worlds, internet prices, no shipping cost and somewhere to go back to if things go wrong. You have to take along their own internet price to get them to 'match' it in the shop, though!
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Smile Hi

I m going to mumbai to bangalore from mumbai airport t2 terminal
.can i buy liquor from duty free shops?
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Originally Posted by padmaja1984 View Post I m going to mumbai to bangalore from mumbai airport t2 terminal
.can i buy liquor from duty free shops?
You cannot buy duty free unless you are coming from outside the country or going outside the country.
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but i have my passport
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They will want to see boarding pass.

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