Your vacation to Singapore is just about to end. You are the airport for your return flight. And…. you suddenly remember that Burberry perfume your sister had asked you to get. You are already at Changi airport and now it suddenly dawns upon you that you have to buy the perfume she asked and maybe chocolates as well! But hey, you are at an international airport, you think and coolly walk into the duty free store and get the perfume. You would even congratulate yourself for getting it ‘duty free’. Now well, most of us assume that Duty Free Shopping means you get lower prices for the brands you buy as compared to them being bought elsewhere. But what most people do not know is, there is always a difference in prices at various airports for the same products!
In this case even Singapore and Kolkata Duty Free prices will differ. What if I told you that you could have got the same perfume at a cheaper price back in Kolkata. Yes, and you just need to spend 5 minutes on something I am about to share with you, about Duty Free Shopping.
Do Note: The trick I am about to share applies to all Airport Duty Free stores and not just Kolkata or Singapore.
Kolkata Vs Singapore – Where and How to find Duty Free Products at a Cheaper Rate?
While it is true that Duty Free shopping at Airports is preferred by many, it can be done like a pro, where you get the products you desire at a cheaper price – I mean cheaper even among the Duty Free Prices.
It is not just about Kolkata or Singapore, but this neat little trick I am about to share is applicable to Duty Free Shopping at most of the International Airports.
Firstly, let me tell you that you can actually compare prices online for various Duty Free stores, right from your laptop or even mobile phone.
Finding the Lowest Prices before Duty Free Shopping:
Well, this is a simple 5 minute process which will help you know the lowest duty free price and thus the airport in your route, you should be shopping from, namely Arrival, Departure and Stopover, if any.
- Go to DutyFree.buzz to compare the prices of all duty free items that you wish to buy.
- Select the Departure and Arrival Airports from the options and click Show Products.
- Now let’s say you want to buy a Burberry perfume, say ‘Burberry Body’. So first select Perfumes or Fragrances from the categories and the specific brand in the filter option.
- Once you choose your product, the prices of the product at the airports will be shown.
- For this Burberry perfume itself, you will see that the price is USD 72.20 in Kolkata while it is USD 76.74 at Changi.
- You now know that you will, save about 6.29% altogether if you buy it from Kolkata international airport.
This neat little Duty Free Shopping tip can be applied on a lot of products!
You can check prices for a lot other products like chocolates, for instance. An all time favourite like a Lindt Assorted Naps Box 250 gm pack is 31.32% cheaper at Kolkata as compared to Changi – Singapore!
Do Note: In some cases, certain products are available at only one of the two/three airports. In such a case, price of that product will be shown only for that one airport where it is available.
This Airport duty free shopping hack of comparing the prices before you buy the products, helps you save money. It is a simple thing actually where you “Know More. Pay less”. Happy Duty Free shopping to you!