Shopping at the Airport

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11. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

You asked a question, and I think people here have tried their best to answer it. What you choose to do with that information, and why, is entirely your own business.

12. Posted by Duty_Free (Budding Member 7 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Precisely. "What you choose to do with that information, and why, is entirely your own business."

Why should every answer be "it's illegal"? I didn't ask for legal advice. In fact, if they insist on the rules, when judges or lawyers are guilty of perjury they have to removed, don't they?

And when there are in some what looked like "human rights" countries have judges that interpret the rules and the facts any old how they like, eg. insulting someone from "origin S" as "origin C" then those judges have to be removed too. If it's illegal it's illegal, when it's a racial insult it's a racial insult.

13. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Duty_Free

If the conditions "at least 3 months" and "must have resided in a foreign country for not less than 6 months" are satisfied, why should it be illegal?

Precisely my point, but you're talking about just flying somewhere and then flying back (within 3 months I gathered?). In that case the items are still considered new. Like tway said, it's up to you to decide what you want to do with that but I'm just pointing out that it's not allowed to just take them into the country without declaring them ..... which is precisely what you were asking about :)

14. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Though my travel experiences are limited - I have yet to go anywhere that I didn't have to claim my purchases made during that trip with customs. I also have found that, no matter where I have traveled, any currency being carried on the plane (be it cash, bearer bonds, travellers cheques, gemstones, etc) over $10,000USD must be declared.

If you have a credit card with a $20,000 limit - lucky you!!! But, if you make $20,000 worth of purchases at one time, or over a very short period, you will be scrutinized by the credit companies and most likely by customs as well. Just by the way you are manipulating your own discussion already makes me suspicious of your primary intentions. If you are looking for a way around the system - it won't be found on this website.

To answer your original question - probably none. But whether you like the answers you have gotten here or not - someone will take notice of large purchases made in an airport duty-free shop. You have been given very good information so far. Do with it what you will, but don't complain if it doesn't fit your plan. You asked - and were answered.

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