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Why isnít there an OPTION to pay duty at DUTY free?

Why isnít there an OPTION to pay duty at DUTY free?

Old Mar 3, 23, 8:42 am
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Why isnít there an OPTION to pay duty at DUTY free?

Seen a liquor that has only been available at duty free but as I was on a domestic flight. I couldnít buy it. From what I understand, itís only available at duty free

Iíd have gladly paid MORE than the duty free price but itís not allowed. Strikes me as completely stupid. Itís a loss of sales and business.

Why canít it be an option to just pay the tax and make the sale?
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Old Mar 3, 23, 10:18 am
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I’ll assume licensing rules! :-)
surprising that you can’t find that liquor at another shop. Which was it?
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Old Mar 5, 23, 6:06 am
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Johnnie Walker island green
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Old Mar 5, 23, 4:34 pm
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Originally Posted by the phoenix View Post
Strikes me as completely stupid. Itís a loss of sales and business.
The cost of dealing with import regulations, licensing laws, tax laws and the paperwork to report to various authorities involved with all of the above far exceed the profit on a non-duty-free random sale.
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Old Mar 6, 23, 11:29 am
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The cost of dealing with import regulations, licensing laws, tax laws and the paperwork to report to various authorities involved with all of the above far exceed the profit on a non-duty-free random sale.
And if I recall correctly in the case of some of the Johnnie Walker's, they have exclusives with duty free's for specific blends.
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Old Mar 6, 23, 11:34 am
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Originally Posted by james318 View Post
And if I recall correctly in the case of some of the Johnnie Walker's, they have exclusives with duty free's for specific blends.
Many distillers have expressions with no age statement which are produced in 1l bottles instead of 70cl specifically for the duty-free market, so as to try to create new demand / avoid cannibalising existing markets.
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Old Mar 6, 23, 3:13 pm
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Originally Posted by james318 View Post
And if I recall correctly in the case of some of the Johnnie Walker's, they have exclusives with duty free's for specific blends.
I did wonder if there could be clauses in contracts prohibiting retail sales outside of certain premises/vendors.
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Old Mar 9, 23, 7:54 am
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I've also stumbled across the odd duty free that has this restriction on alcohol but is happy to sell the other products (e.g., mainly beauty products) to domestic travelers. I think this is the case at smaller airports in particular like my home airport, RDU, which makes sense given there are only 2 daily international flights (with some additional seasonal international flights sprinkled in to KEF, CUN, and NAS) so they aren't seeing significant volume on a daily basis
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Old Mar 9, 23, 11:05 am
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I've also stumbled across the odd duty free that has this restriction on alcohol but is happy to sell the other products (e.g., mainly beauty products) to domestic travelers. I think this is the case at smaller airports in particular like my home airport, RDU, which makes sense given there are only 2 daily international flights (with some additional seasonal international flights sprinkled in to KEF, CUN, and NAS) so they aren't seeing significant volume on a daily basis
Keep in mind there are far fewer regulations on beauty products than alcohol, and a different tax/tariff structure.
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Old Mar 10, 23, 9:42 am
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Originally Posted by Scots_Al View Post
Many distillers have expressions with no age statement which are produced in 1l bottles instead of 70cl specifically for the duty-free market, so as to try to create new demand / avoid cannibalising existing markets.
The cynical part of me suspects that the "exclusive to Duty-Free" offerings prevent you form checking High Street prices on your phone to see if it's a good deal.
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Old Mar 10, 23, 12:50 pm
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The cynical part of me suspects that the "exclusive to Duty-Free" offerings prevent you form checking High Street prices on your phone to see if it's a good deal.
I don't think there's anything cynical about that!
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Old Mar 13, 23, 7:32 pm
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So at the end of the day, I procured what I wanted.

Cost me $5 more per bottle with shipping. From Germany to NY in 6 days.

The tariff, duties, import, all the nonsense. Nonsensical.
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Old Mar 18, 23, 7:28 pm
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Tax is paid based on what is sold. Duty in based on what is ordered. If you ordered for duty free and charge duty, that's stealing the duty.
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