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#253688 - 17 September 18 10:10 am - America/Chicago Re: Liquor, beer and wine prices ? [Re: armandgreg]
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Just a question: wouldn't buying at the "Duty Free" shops in the arrivals plaza of Philip Goldston be more about selection than price? Don't they carry imported brands that aren't normally available in local stores? Okay, so two questions.
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#253689 - 17 September 18 12:39 pm - America/Chicago Re: Liquor, beer and wine prices ? [Re: armandgreg]
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I can only speak about Placencia; but the selection in a couple of the Chinese grocery stores is extensive. They have rum from across the Caribbean (with prices the same as Boston area) and all sorts of high end Scotch and Gin. In particular, what I found most egregious was the price of Travellers Don Omario 15 Year Rum at "duty free" at the arrivals baggage claim was US$75 last March when it was US$50 in the local stores.

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#253690 - 18 September 18 9:56 am - America/Chicago Re: Liquor, beer and wine prices ? [Re: armandgreg]
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Interesting. It's been awhile, but as best I remember the Chinese stores in Corozal Town usually had a great assortment of local products but not much else. It may be the difference in demand between a very tourist-oriented area and one that isn't so much. And I definitely haven't checked out every Chinese grocery in Corozal, not by any means. There was quite a bit more Caribbean beer available on my last visit. Inflated prices at airport shops shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. It clearly comes with the turf. Just visit a food court in any US airport and order a hot dog............
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#253693 - 18 September 18 7:32 pm - America/Chicago Re: Liquor, beer and wine prices ? [Re: armandgreg]
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It is assumed that duty free means cheaper, but it is not Profit free. Particularly at incoming airport duty free shops as tourists do not know yet the local pricing. Not just Belize, We found similar disparities in Europe recently.
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#253720 - 12 October 18 12:24 pm - America/Chicago Re: Liquor, beer and wine prices ? [Re: armandgreg]
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Top shelf alcohol much cheaper in arrivals duty free. Local products cheaper in country and readily available.

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