Ok… Probably not the most representative first post out there 😛 But hey, people are going to smoke, no matter whether it’s good or bad. I have many friends and relatives that do and there’s no way that you’re going to convince them otherwise. So I thought I might as well tell them how to save their money if they’re still
We all know of duty free stores. Usually we stock up on bottles of assorted spirits & perfumes when we’re at the airport in a foreign country. The prices are tax free but there is a limit on how much we can buy. What if I told you that you can get an unlimited amount of these items, including cigarettes, without visiting any airport or going anywhere?
Enter online duty free shops. You can get your tobacco, alcohol and perfume needs here at significantly discounted prices. And when I say significantly discounted, I mean it. I’m not a smoker so I’m not really up-to-date with cigarette prices, but I’m pretty sure that paying $50 for a carton of Marlboro Red is a pretty nice bargain. And the prices go lower as you order more cigarettes. The best part? Worldwide free shipping. You may be in Oklahoma or you may be in Uganda, the price will stay the same.
If you buy cigarettes online you can get any cigarette brand you desire. You can get brands that aren’t even sold officially in the U.S. Have you ever heard of Sobranie? Gaulloises? Palace? These are premium cigarettes that are sold only in select places, and the prices are usually as high as their renown. But if you buy cigarettes online, you will get them at normal, regular prices. This is because you won’t have to pay any import fee or tobacco tax. Confused?
Duty free stores are allowed to sell items which are marked for consumption outside the countries where they are made. This means that if something that’s made in Switzerland has been labeled as a “for export” item, no tobacco or regulatory tax will be applied to it. This is why duty free stores in airports are able to sell these at such low prices. Due to recent advances in shipping and internet transactions, it has become possible to commercialize these kind of items online. If you have ever tried to order spirits or a pack of fine cigars from, say, Amazon, I’m sure that you found that it isn’t possible. Well, not anymore.
This website has a list of duty free stores that sell cigarettes, cigars, alcohol and even perfumes. A nice little resource that will help you save whenever you have the craving for a Cohiba or a pack of smokes. I’ve bought from these shops twice already and they have delivered the ordered items in about 4 days. I paid no tax and the shipping was, like I said, free. So, the next time you want to buy cigarettes online, a bottle of Jack Daniels, Malibu or whatever your favourite beverage is, think about this and weigh the pros and cons of retail versus online stores. I’m sure you will make the right decision. Here’s something that will cheer you up 😀