What Not To Buy At The Airport

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    Fair pricing is a rare thing in airports. A captive audience of consumers coupled with high operating costs at stores' airport locations make for manifold markups, from expensive cuisine to pricey parking. To save money, do some research ahead of time and compare costs--especially when you're in the market for one of these nine items.

    Duty-Free Merchandise
    It may be possible to snag a duty-free deal once in a while, depending on your airport. But it's important to know that duty-free in no way ensures a good buy. "Duty-free is almost never a deal for the casual shopper out to get a bargain," said Jason Clampet in a report from USA Today. "You can save significant amounts if you're a smoker who lives in a state with high taxes, but you'll find that electronic goods, beauty products and luxury items such as designer purses usually cost less at home or online," advised Clampet.

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