The DUTY-FREE SHOP.
- When an item is duty free it means that no state, local or provincial taxes, federal import duties, or any other type of taxation has been added to the cost of the item that you are buying, this tends to make it a lot cheaper.
- Duty Free can be a great way to get some good deals; one thing for sure is that in Canada when crossing, it is well worth the purchase of duty free alcohol which can be significantly cheaper that interior province prices.
- Check the prices at duty-free shops against prices in local stores. Airport and dockside shops can occasionally charge higher, rather than prevailing, prices for their products. In addition, top-of-the-line products are commonly sold, meaning that the prices are high to begin with.
- Attempt to buy only heavily taxed items in duty free stores. Liquor, cigarettes, perfume, and some wines may still be bargains and usually are if you know regular market prices.