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Old Jun 24th 2013, 4:57 pm
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Default Flying through Canada - Where to buy Duty Free?

I'm curious.

We're flying to London via Toronto (from Atlanta) in September, so I was wondering where to buy duty free stuff? Atlanta or Toronto going out? Heathrow or Toronto coming back?

Am I even able to buy duty free in Toronto?

Has anyone done this route and got any answers?
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You don't me to bring marmite in August then

Enjoy the time home
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You don't me to bring marmite in August then

Enjoy the time home
I'll ALWAYS take extra Marmite!

My case will be full of Branston for a quid a large jar at Asda!

Where in the Boonies? We're near Toccoa.
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We've had this discussion before, check your old PMs
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Default Re: Flying through Canada - Where to buy Duty Free?

Alcohol isn't much cheaper duty free so you must mean colognes and gifts? I don't recall much DF at Toronto Pearson so definitely buy at Heathrow on the way back, the selection is way better. I would think that Atlanta would probably be better too. You may have to repack it (liquids) in your suitcase when you change planes.
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We've had this discussion before, check your old PMs
Sorry, L. Old age, ya know!!!

Have you finally moved?

We need to get together if you have and chat over a coffee or something. PM me - and I'll try to remember next time!!!!
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Sorry, L. Old age, ya know!!!

Have you finally moved?

We need to get together if you have and chat over a coffee or something. PM me - and I'll try to remember next time!!!!


No problem - August 21st... soon! We shall get together once I've settled in
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Alcohol isn't much cheaper duty free so you must mean colognes and gifts? I don't recall much DF at Toronto Pearson so definitely buy at Heathrow on the way back, the selection is way better. I would think that Atlanta would probably be better too. You may have to repack it (liquids) in your suitcase when you change planes.
We're flying Air Canada, so the suitcases will (hopefully!) be transferred for us. Not planning on leaving the international terminal for transfers as we only have about 1 hour 45 going and under 3 coming back - not enough time to sightsee either way!
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Default Re: Flying through Canada - Where to buy Duty Free?

Why bother buying duty free in the first place?

The "duty free" prices are often more than you would normally pay including taxes in which case you would be better off just buying things in a normal store and taking them with you.
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Why bother buying duty free in the first place?

The "duty free" prices are often more than you would normally pay including taxes in which case you would be better off just buying things in a normal store and taking them with you.
That depends on where you are, but I agree that DF is not always the best deal. I am always reminding people that it is 'duty' free and not 'profit' free!

Pricing at airports is generally higher than on cruise ships - and they know how to make a profit! For example, my last trip to the UK (Christmas 2011), I was looking at about $50-60 for the Glenlivit 12YO and I bought a bottle last year in St Thomas for $39!

I'm looking to pick up a bottle of something as a gift for my BiL going out and something to add to my 'rare' collection coming back as well as cigs. If I don't save, I won't buy, it's a simple as that.
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