Thursday, October 9, 2008

Duty free: Scheme or scam?

Off we went to the duty free shop yesterday. People are milling about at the lobby waiting for the release of their shopping card.

Like many others in the crowd, only one among a dozen of us has the shopping card coz we are no balikbayans but were there anyway to buy imported goods. Promos abound and the sucker that we are, we would line up to avail of it only to find out upon exiting what a scam it was.

Anyway, we gulp more than a couple of wines that offered a free taste, even when we dont have intention of buying any.

I just noticed that fewer items are being sold there, it is even fun shopping at 168 in Divisoria whose variety of items are a feast to the eye!

1 comment:

Boysie Gonzaga said...

The last time I went duty free shopping in Manila was two years ago when I bought a Lladro porcelain figurine. Indeed they got lots of gimmicks for balikbayans and foreign contract workers. The warm welcome and the smile of the staffs make our duty free really unique! It makes you buy more an more! The "karinyo ng Pinoy" is infectious!


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