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Old 26th August 2017, 13:33   #11 (permalink)
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You a quite correct Martin - supermarkets are usually much cheaper than Duty Free (so called) especially when they have offers on, which is very regular. Also, I find it hard to believe that restrictions apply to sales in the Turkish Duty Free outlets. The staff there encourage you to buy over the limit, just to boost their sales. That's been our experience, especially when we were smokers and buying cigarettes. We were told "take as may as you like, there are not limits" ! (they were not bothered about you being caught at the end of your journey lol )
Well at Bodrum DF no matter how much I smiled And asked they would only let me have A Ltr of Vodka The Raki and Bacardi were NOT allowed.
I refuse to pay the asking price in Carrefore as I consider it a stupid price.
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Well, I'm really surprised O.F. ! You must have been served by a jobsworth. In the past, the staff couldn't wait to sell you as much as poss'. You are quite right about the Turkish supermarkets though - far too expensive. Bill hates running out of whisky but still buys a bottle to see him through the hol's.
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You drink perfume ?
Well, you know what they say. . . if you can't get it down you rub it allover yourself.

Maybe the 'rationing' is to avoid running out of limited stock? All this stuff has to be bought with hard currency other than homegrown raki.
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Yes as you say 'it could have been a jobs-worth employee. But will try again next month, well lets face it, it doesn't go off although not sure about the evaporation as it seems to go down fairly quickly when friends and neighbours come around
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Re: New limits on Duty Free shopping in Turkey

We travelled back yesterday via Istanbul Ataturk, and bought 4 litres, but were told we were allowed to buy 3 litres per person. So I bought three litres, (2 x Asbach, and 1 x Southern Comfort), my wife bought 1 x Smirnoff.
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We travelled back yesterday via Istanbul Ataturk, and bought 4 litres, but were told we were allowed to buy 3 litres per person. So I bought three litres, (2 x Asbach, and 1 x Southern Comfort), my wife bought 1 x Smirnoff.
What sort of prices were they charging ?

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We travelled back yesterday via Istanbul Ataturk, and bought 4 litres, but were told we were allowed to buy 3 litres per person. So I bought three litres, (2 x Asbach, and 1 x Southern Comfort), my wife bought 1 x Smirnoff.
What they are selling 'Allowed or not ' has nothing to do with the UK allowance.
And don't get me wrong but I will also be taking my chances and push/try my luck and hope that on entry to either Turkey or the UK hope I don't get pulled over. But one thing I 'hope ' is always in my favour is that I always carry a duty free bag to show that I have made a purchase but no more than 2 bottles or it looks a bit heavy etc.
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Good luck O.F. My husband always buys extra booze and puts a couple in our hold luggage and the ligit in the duty free bag. So far, so good !!
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Re: New limits on Duty Free shopping in Turkey

Im always very careful through the duty free exit bit silly getting a criminal record for a couple of bottles of wine.

Some years ago I bought a camera in Singapore for a friend in UK and he was most upset that I declared it to Customs.
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Re: New limits on Duty Free shopping in Turkey

Reading through there seems to be a mix of comments about allowances into UK and into TC. These posts may help.

When entering the UK from a non-EU country, you must make a declaration to customs if: You exceed your allowances, which includes up to 1 litre of spirits, 200 cigarettes and a maximum of 390 worth of perfume and souvenirs. The goods are for commercial use. You have 10,000 euros or more (or equivalent) in cash.
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For entry into Turkey

Duty Free Allowance for Items purchased Abroad

Turkey operates the dual channel Red (effects to declare) and Green (nothing to declare) system which apply to arriving travellers, tourists and Turkish nationals.

Personal belongings including medicines for your own personal use are exempt from duty.

Duty Free Exemptions apply for the following items purchased before your arrival in Turkey, and unless stated, you must be over 18 years of age.

200 cigarettes plus 10 cigars plus 200 gms of tobacco to include cigarette papers. OR
200 grammes of pipe tobacco or 50 gms of snuff or 200 grammes of chewing tobacco.
1 x 1 litre bottle of wines or spirits.
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2 x 70 cl bottle of wines or spirits.
5 bottles of perfume not exceeding 120 ml each.
Personal gifts to the maximum value of €300 and €145 for those under 15.
Other beverages: Coffee beans (1kg), Instant Coffee (1kg), Tea (500g), Chocolate (1kg).

You may also purchase additional items: 400 cigarettes, 100 cigars and 500g of pipe tobacco at the duty free arrivals store.

Remember duty free allowances change, so please check before you travel.

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But not additional alcohol from the Turkish duty free shops.We have used the Turkish DF shops on arrival at Dalaman, but not for alcohol. You are very visible to the exit staff and it's not worth the risk.
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