Rip-offs & Bargaining, Honolulu

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  • Stay at a reputable hotel

    by millermax10 Updated Sep 17, 2010

    It's always tempting to try to travel the cheap way and stay at a hostel or some scummy motel. But in Honolulu it's always better to go with a dependable brand name that you know you can trust. Then you can spend the rest of your worrying deciding whether to go to the beach or snorkeling.

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    Men with parrots

    by chicagoaloha Written Apr 17, 2007

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    Be aware of the many people, mostly men who are walking around Waikiki/Honolulu streets with parrots on their shoulders. These people will insist on getting your picture taken with you holding their parrots and then ask for a "donation", usually at least $5 and will be upset if you give less. They may also use their scheme as a distraction to pick your pocket.

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  • There are several scams...

    by superjonty Written Sep 2, 2002

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    There are several scams running whereby you purchase a boat ticket to an offshore island, thinking you have a return ticket. But instead, you are forced to pay up large once you are there, in order to get back!

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