Airport Duty Free Shops Pocketing Millions In Taxes

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    Duty free in general isn't exactly a deal, whether on a plane or at an airport. The reality is that airlines and airport retailers have a captive audience when on a plane/at an airport, and they're not afraid to take advantage of it. If you have nothing better to do than browse their selection, they'll do everything they can to convince you you're getting a deal on account of not paying taxes. And most people will gladly fall for it, since shopping passes time. In the US the process is still pretty simple. In duty free stores prices are shown to be tax free. If you're not traveling internationally, you can still purchase things from those stores, but they'll add on sales tax. As they should. But in the UK the system seem to be the opposite, and it's the retailers which have been profiting off of tax savings. The post Airport Duty Free Shops Pocketing Millions In Taxes appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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