Questions tagged [shopping]

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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 going ...
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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), ...
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Australia: How to know price of goods in groceries

I am currently visiting Australia (Sydney to be more specific) and I can't figure what is the price of different goods in the grocery stores. It seems there are no prices next to the items and no ...
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Which gun show in the US would be best for a tourist to buy a gun?

I would like to purchase a gun when I next come to America- just for my travels around that state. I've not explored America properly so want to get the true experience! Which gun shows would you ...
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Where to find vintage electronics in Tokyo?

I'm really into vintage audio equipment. Where/if in Tokyo might one find second-hand, high-end, Sony, Denon, Technics, Pioneer, Nakamichi stereo components of 70s/80s/90s vintage in excellent ...
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Cheap second-hand bookstores/antiquaries in Belgrade

I am looking for places to buy cheap book (dictionaries) in Belgrad. And I am only going to be there very briefly (travelling through the city), so I would appreciate places you know and not far off ...
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Cheap second-hand bookstores/antiquaries in Budapest

I am looking for places to buy cheap book (dictionaries) in Budapest. Last time I was there none of the places I found through Google Maps was there (so I only visited Vonnegut Antikvárium), and I am ...
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Best traveling bags? [closed]

What are some good travel bags up to 23 kilos that can be found around Central Europe - Germany, Switzerland?
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Where to buy an effective decongestant for a headcold in Taiwan?

After surviving through the Sydney winter without catching a cold, I woke up on the morning of my flight to Taiwan with the beginnings of one. Now I find myself in 30+ temperatures with a blocked and ...
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Can I ask for cash back in a grocery store in Dubai as it's done in the US?

I try to be more precise in the question. Can I walk in a grocery store in Dubai and after buying some stuff ask for withdraw cash by paying with card as it's done in the US supermarkets?
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Are there large US-style supermarkets in France?

I'm in Paris, and I've stopped into a Monoprix and a Carrefour, and in both cases compared to what I'm used to in the US the selection was quite small. It was just a fraction of what American stores ...
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What are the restrictions regarding bringing back items into the United States, bought in India?

I am a US citizen planning to travel to India and I hear the shopping there is quite fair. In particular the electronics. I want to get a few items to bring back home with me. So are there any ...
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Cheap second-hand bookstores/antiquaries in Tallinn

I am looking for places to buy bilingual technical and specialist dictionaries of any sort while in Tallinn at a good price (preferably used ones). Also I have little idea of the linguistic situation ...
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Dry ice in various EU countries?

A friend of mine wants to travel by car about the EU later this summer. Due to dietary restrictions, she wants to bring her own food in an ice chest rather than relying on local stores for things she ...
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Is there a neighbourhood known for second-hand bookshops/antiquaries in Prague?

I'll be in Prague soon for a couple of days and I want to go dictionary-hunting. Is there a neighbourhood known for second-hand bookshops/antiquaries in Prague?
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Is there an area in Los Angeles that is known for selling used photography equipment?

Some big cities (Paris, Tokyo) have a street or neighborhood with a concentration of camera and photography equipment stores. Is there such an area in Los Angeles ? To be specific I'm not looking ...
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Where in Edinburgh can I shop for outdoor gear?

I'm going for a first time sailing trip next week on the Scottish West Coast and the Hebrides. I assumed nice weather this time of the year, but it turns out to be raining the entire time next week. ...
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Is it possible to enter the shopping area at terminal 2E at Charles de Gaulle, if I land at terminal 1, upon arrival?

I am traveling to Paris from Norway, landing at terminal 1 at Charles des Gaulle airport. I want to purchase a chanelbag during my trip, and there is a chanel boutique at terminal 2E, hall K. My ...
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Supermarket evaluation and rating in France

I am going to be spending a few weeks in France renting a house, so I was wondering if there are any online or other service that rate local supermarket chains or grocery stores in France. US has ...
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Can a shop in the Netherlands force you to buy clothes if you take a photo? [closed]

I've just been in a shop in Amsterdam which had a sign saying: No pictures allowed and specially not when wearing our garments!!! If we see you making pictures anyway, you will have to buy ...
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What is the biggest hard-shell hand luggage model (by usable volume) that fits Ryanair's official limits and is sold in Europe? [closed]

I often travel with Ryanair/Wizz Air and have a piece of luggage that fits their limits. However it's awkwardly constructed and a lot of the usable space is filled by the wheels and the handles. What ...
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Where can I buy double-edged razor blades, while traveling in China?

I use a razor that takes with a double-edge blade to shave, as I find cartridge razors to be expensive, irritating and easy to clog, and I am too lazy to take care of a straight razor properly! I ...