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Give-away shops ("weggeefwinkels") are quite different from what you're describing but they might suit your needs very well. Here is a list. This article has extensive information about sharing stuff in the Netherlands. It's in Dutch but translates well through Google Translate.


You can certainly buy a belt airside at ATL. Hartsfield-Jackson's website offers a directory of retail concessions, which includes pictures of most of the storefronts— you need not be familiar with the names; you can scroll through and find something that doesn't sound like a newsstand or electronics store and see from the picture or read from the blurb. ...


You can buy reindeer meat (poronliha) in any supermarket. The "Herkku" gourmet supermarket in the basement of the Stockmann department store (corner of Mannerheimintie and Aleksanterinkatu) is pretty epic and a good place to buy this or anything else Finnish; not the cheapest, mind you, but not hugely expensive either. The canonical way to prepare it is ...


Goods bought overseas and brought back home for personal use, usually attract some kind of import tax (the exact rules depend on your home country). For example, in New Zealand, Customs has a web page titled How to determine your fees which has this description: Working out your fees and charges can be complex. There are numerous factors that you will ...


I think it is simply becuase there have been instances of people who had their luggages broken in transit from home to airport or between transfers. Why else?


It's straightforward ... people have an old, rubbishy, carry-on or roll-on case... They stop at the samsonite shop, they buy a fancy new cabron-fiber one... they transfer their stuff to the new one and throw out the old one, or, just take both. If you watch the shops in question, you'll see this happening all the time. Also very commonly (I've done this, ...

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