Duty Free Goods, Gibraltar

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    Small Local Supermarket: ~Chocolate and Baileys~

    by freya_heaven Updated Mar 2, 2004

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    What to buy: I could not believe how cheap Balieys was here, so we stocked up! It was about £6.00 for a bottle which here in mainland UK costs about £14-£15.00, Billy Bargin!

    Just Dont get me started on how cheap Cadburys Chocolate was in Gibraltar.......................Probably just as well its not that cheap here (~_~)

    Lots of bargins to be had here if your so inclined

    What to pay: A lot less than at home!

    ~Chocolate & Bailey!!s~

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    All kinds of VAT free goodies!!!!: The Shopping Experience!

    by sugarpuff Updated Dec 29, 2003

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    What to buy: For shopping purposes, the recently pedestrianised and beautiful Main Street is the place to visit.There you will find a variety of shops sellings all sorts of goods, VAT free!!!! You will find electrical/audio-visual equipment, tobacco products, wines and spirits, jewellery, watches , perfumes, porcelain figures , sunglasses, books ,confectioneries, souvenirs, clothes, all at very competitive prices.

    What to pay: For a well-known brand of Vodka for example, you need only pay around four pounds.

    For a packet of 200 cigarettes, be prepared to pay around eight pounds.

    Perfume prices start at around eight pounds and rise from there.

    Audio-visual equipment is well priced, but the shops are owned by two families so you wont be able to bargain a great deal from shop to shop as the prices are all generally the same. But you do get discount for paying with cash.

    'A pleasant way to shop'
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    Duty Free Goods: Know your limits !

    by sourbugger Updated Jul 14, 2003

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    Gibraltar is in a rather peculiar posistion in that it is a member of the EU (as it is part of the UK), but is not a member of the customs union.

    Thus the duty-free allowances apply which are listed below :

    • 200 Cigarettes or 100 Cigarillos, or 50 Cigars, or 250gm Tobacco
    • 2 litres Still Table Wine and 1 litre Spirits, strong liqueurs over 22% vol. or 2 litres Fortified or sparkling wine, other liqueurs.
    • 60cc/ml 250cc/ml Perfume Eau de Toilette.
    • £145 Gifts souvenirs and all other goods inc beer.

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    Various: Tax free goods.

    by Beach_dog Updated Jun 19, 2003

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    As you walk into Gibraltar's main street you will immediately notice the numerous shops selling tax free goods, it seems that Gibraltar town center just thrives on its retail outlets. Its not surprising when you see the prices, and with so many daytrippers coming across the border its tax free status is well used by the visitors.
    Just be careful what you buy, as searches are not infrequent at the Spanish border, exceeding your allowances can result in having to pay tax or confiscation of the goods.

    What to buy: Tabacco, Alcohol, Photo Equipment and Cameras, Jewelry.

    Gibraltar High Street - Shoppers Paradise
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  • Duty Free Goods: cheap as chips!

    by julzzzz Written May 22, 2003

    Tax free what more do i need to say,bargains galore!
    Great guys shop called Marble Arc at the end of Main St.

    What to buy: Booze,fags,smellies!

    What to pay: £4.50 for a litre of vodka!£7 for 200 b&h.Heaven...or not if you over indulge in either of these i suppose...lol.

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    Mainstreet Delights

    by gezza Updated Apr 28, 2003

    General tip here, the streets of Gibraltar have fine shops and interesting ones to boot. Enjoy! One warning for backpackers, especially of non-British nationality - the place runs off British pounds, so it is not really cheap at the Gib.

    Main Street Gib!
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    ALLvendors of spirits: Tax free haven

    by rob-craig Written Oct 14, 2002

    Gib is a tax free duty free shoppers paradise (but remember you are only allowed to bring a maximum of E170 through Spain) I wont tell them if you dont!

    What to buy: Cigaretts £6.00 for 200 top brand
    Whiskey £5.50 for a litre bottle top brands
    leather,electrical items but remember your limits.

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    Duty Free Goods: british goods ,liquor ,cigarets perfume

    by MURRA Written Nov 30, 2005

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    there are hundreds of stores ,electronic jewelry and chocolateer

    What to pay: all are in british pounds (times 2 for dollar value)

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