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Questions tagged [shopping]

Anything related to buying specific products (food, art) or in specific places.

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Why do some receipts in some shops in Thailand indicate “authorized tourist”?

Why do some receipts in some shops in Thailand indicate "authorized tourist"? Example from Tops supermarket in Bangkok:
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Where do you buy moleskin in Italy?

When we were in Italy, we started to get blisters on our feet. We asked several pharmacies for moleskin (fustagno according to the translator app) but they all shook their head. It's too late for us ...
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Where in Jordan can I find cheap second-hand book stores that sell dictionaries and other language materials?

My friend is going to Jordan on a trip and he'll visit several cities. As a favor he owed me he promised to get me some books that I crave. Can you guys tell me where are some places across the ...
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Can I eat only a crème brûlée in Paris?

I'd like to have a crème brûlée in Paris, but without having to eat a whole meal at a restaurant. However, this seems quite hard to get: Bakeries and patisseries do not sell crème brûlée (at least ...
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Local markets in Istanbul

We once happen to arrive at a Sunday market in allies while wandering around where locals sell their items from food to kitchenette and clothing. We loved the atmosphere and everything about that ...
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French bookshops in Paris

I'm going to be visiting Paris this September, and I'm looking for bookshops. Specifically, I'm interested in the French classics (Rostand, Hugo, Proust...), in nice hardback editions, and bookshops ...
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Shops selling wine/alcohol at Manila airport T1 and T4

Are there any wine shops at Manila airport T1 or T4? I'll be landing on Terminal 1 around 12h00 and departing from terminal 4 around 18h00 and I would love to buy some wine in between, preferably in ...
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Where can I buy Vincent van Gogh's painting replicas in London?

I'm here in London for a shorter visit. Is there any place that I can buy Vincent van Gogh's paintings copies in London? I wonder whether National Gallery in London would have any of those?
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How to return/exchange a purchase made in a Dubai airport terminal? [duplicate]

I had purchased a watch from SWATCH store in Dubai Terminal 2 a couple of weeks ago. I have a flight from Terminal 3 later this week. How can I get from Terminal 3 to Terminal 2 to return/exchange it ...
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Where do I buy ground coffee around Kata beach, Thailand?

Could you please tell me where can I purchase ground coffee around Kata beach, Thailand? I've tried various small shops like 7-Eleven and Tesco Express, but they only sell instant coffee.
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Why is the required amount for EU VAT refund so high and it must come from a single shop? [closed]

EU VAT is so expensive averaging about 20%. However, there is a huge barrier to refund the tax. Take Portugal as an example, the minimum amount required is EUR 61.35 (23% VAT) from a single store! ...
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What is usually open in Vienna during Christmas?

I'll be spending my a few days of my holidays in Vienna and I found the city quite dead today (24th). It was such a disaster to find a nice restaurant to have dinner and every single shop/restaurant ...
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Switching terminals at Charles de Gaulle to access duty free shopping?

I am traveling to Paris from the United States (I am an American with an American passport), landing at terminal 1 at Charles des Gaulle airport. After I land in Terminal 1, I want to head over to ...
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Are Parisian shops open on Sundays?

I will be in Paris for a few days, including on Sunday. What can I expect in terms of public transport, shops, restaurants, etc? Is anything open, or am I meant to spend the days at home?
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Where do the locals in Rhodes do their groceries?

August last year I had a holiday in Trianta, on the island named Rhodes. It wasn't a very touristic area, but close to most of the attractions and sights (with a taxi it took around 30 min to reach ...
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Where can I buy flowers at Paris (ORY/CDG) Airport?

I am landing at Paris ORY, and then going to CDG by bus to meet my wife in arrivals. And coming back to Paris city (Mid-November). Is there any flower shop at one of the airports to buy fresh flowers ...
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How can I find out all the stores in a particular street before going there?

If I am going to shopping destination, I would love to be able to browse through all the stores on the street before going there so I know what my options are. I am most interested in the fashionable ...
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Why is the price on the shelves for drinks often different from what I actually pay in supermarkets in Germany?

I have used supermarkets in Germany (REWE, etc). But I found that whenever I purchase a bottled drink the price described on the selves was different from what I actually paid. For example in one ...
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Why are two currency options available when paying via card at airports abroad?

Whenever I shop at airports abroad, I always get asked to choose between the currency options while paying via my credit card. One is the local currency and another one is the currency of the country ...
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How can I discern if a bottled drink is carbonated or not in Germany?

I have assumed that carbonated bottled drinks have the rugged base. But today I purchased a bottled drink in supermarket that doesn't have the rugged base, but it still was carbonated. So I can't ...
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London flea market

Some years ago, early 2000s, I shopped in a flea market in London that had Roman coins, spoons, and other old artifacts. It was in an unused tube station entrance. I'm headed to London and would love ...
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Where are the main clothes shopping areas in London? [closed]

My wife and I are visiting London soon and we would like to find the best clothing stores - we want to visit the popular big shops but we’d also like to visit some local independent shops. I would ...
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Where can I get personalised designs on Turkmen carpets in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan?

If possible, I'd like to get my own designs incorporated in to a Turkmen carpet while I am visiting Ashgabat this summer. I'm not sure if it is a service directly offered or not - and if not, if it ...
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Can I buy a plug adapter in Frankfurt airport?

I'm going to travel from EU to US in a week and I need a plug adapter to charge my phone. But I'm having trouble finding a store that sells US to EU adapters in the city where I live (Riga). I'm ...
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How is shopping in Hong Kong different from England, UK? [closed]

I am Indian origin but have been living in UK for years now. There is a massive difference between the way we shop in India and the way we shop in the UK. I need to help a friend buy a mobile phone ...
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Tax-free shopping in Faroe Islands

It says here that any non-Faroe-Islands residents can calim back VAT on purchases over 300DKK in the Faroe islands. Is this likely to apply to purchases of anything to which VAT is applied (e.g. ...
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Is it possible to buy medical marijuana in Canada as a tourist?

There is a lot of talk recently about marijuana legalization in Canada and some people have mentioned that it's already pretty much legal in many cities. E.g. the Vancouver Sun reports that: “...
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Which are the cheapest supermarket chains in Cambodia?

I have landed in Cambodia yesterday so far I managed to go to Lucky's and for some goods their prices seem to be pretty ok, but for some prices are exorbitant (half loaf of bread for 2.45$ and 3.10$) ...
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6h waiting time in Minneapolis airport, enough for a trip to Mall of America?

I'm European and on my flight back from Philadelphia to Europe I have almost 6h waiting time in Minneapolis airport (5h 50min). It is our return flight, so we have everything in order to travel inside ...
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Is there a website that lists the coupon websites for each country?

A good way of saving money while traveling is to use a 'coupon' website, where you can often get bargains on items such as hotel stays or restaurant meals. In Czech Republic the main website is called ...
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Is there a big bookstore (not WHSmith) near Heathrow airport?

I have to buy a couple of ESL books and a dictionary for my daughter and I don't think any of the WHSmiths around the airport sell school books. I have a long stopover (18 hours) and I can exit the ...
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Do Varadero or Havana airports have shops which sell cigars and alcohol?

What are restrictions for cigars and alcohol for departing tourists?
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Is there a store selling T-Mobile SIM cards in Houston's IAH International Airport?

If so, which terminal? (Hopefully Terminal D.) Specifically I'd like to buy a prepaid SIM card ideally without leaving IAH on a BYOD 'Simply Prepaid' T-Mobile plan for just one month while I am ...
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Is there a street or neighborhood in Puerto Plata, DR featuring a high concentration of shops & resturants?

I'm taking a trip to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic soon. I'm wondering if there's a "walkable" street or neighborhood that has a lot of small shops & restaurants. I'm hoping to find a ...
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Which are cheapest Thailand Supermarket Chains?

I have landed in Thailand yesterday all eager to try out legendary cheapness so I ran for closest 7-11 got some crisps and local beers some ice cream bug spray... and paid 880 baht, which would be ...
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When travelling to Europe from India where should I buy my winter gear?

I am travelling to Germany, Poland and Spain in February this year, from India. It's going to be pretty chilly there and obviously I want to stay warm. I'm not sure where to get my winter gear. I am ...
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Where to buy a judo uniform (judogi) in Tokyo

Kodokan sells a few judo uniforms, but does not have much choice nor stock, their job is not to sell judogi. Is there a sort of big specialist store where people usually go buy their judogi, with ...
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Why do some airport shops require your passport when you buy anything?

I've seen some, but not all, airport shops require my passport whenever I bought something, and others requiring my boarding pass. Why do they require the traveller's passport? The last instance of ...
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Package storage / pickup location near LAX?

I am going to fly home (=Vancouver,BC) on a Saturday via LAX. I'd like to purchase a few things online and send them to a location near / at LAX, pick it up and check them in. This would save on ...
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Things cheap in UK London comparing to India [closed]

What are the things that are cheap in UK-London when compared to India-Bangalore. I am currently in London for a couple of weeks stay. I have decided to purchase few things like Mobile phone, External ...
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Worldwide technology price comparison service? [closed]

As I find myself often in a different country (sorry, I like it and I seem unable to stop), and as I sometime happen to need some tech gadget I was starting to think to join both and somehow plan in ...
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Why is onboard/inflight shopping still a thing?

There's an inflight shopping magazine in the pocket of the seat in front of you - that no one reads. The crew come through with a trolley of merchandise - that nobody buys. There are special offers ...
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How to read female clothing labels in Poland? [closed]

I am in Poland and my girlfriend asked me to buy some tights for her. There is this very strange chart on the package I just don't understand. Y-axis has label height and x-axis has label weight. ...
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Can I buy “non-EU destination” priced duty-free when connecting through a second EU airport?

At many (most?) EU airports, some items in the duty free shop show different prices for people flying to EU vs non-EU destinations, and some items simply aren't for sale to people flying within the EU....
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Flower shop in O'Hare?

Is there a flower shop somewhere at O'Hare Airport? If so, where can I find it?
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Where can you buy a portable Distiller or a Reverse Osmosis water filter in London? [closed]

Can you do this in person in London? Are there department stores that may carry it? My grandparents prefer this so that they can try and see the filter before Afterword: Please see this post to ...
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Is it mandatory to show the boarding pass at a duty free shop in the UK?

Recently, I was buying a phone charger at a duty free shop in an UK airport. At the till, I was asked to show my boarding pass. A passenger who was waiting behind me started arguing that it was not ...
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Where can I get unscented deodorant spray in South Korea?

I found that my deodorant spray is close to empty so I decided to get it in South Korea before leaving my country. However, it seems that there are only deodorant spray available that smells in South ...
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Why am I not allowed to buy alcohol at the store after 11pm in Russia?

While in Moscow, I went to the store around 11:30pm to buy some beer, and the cashier checked her watch and said no. Why am I not allowed to buy alcohol at the store after 11pm in Russia?
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Fridge magnets in San Francisco!

From every destination, I buy a magnet (you know the ones we put in the fridge) that is strongly connected to that destination. Now for a guy that has been to several Greek Islands, (and not only), ...