Buying Cartier in Dubai


Feb 9th, 2006, 12:49 AM
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Buying Cartier in Dubai

I want to buy a Cartier watch when I'm in Dubai. Do you know if it's cheaper to buy one in the Cartier store or wait and get it in Duty Free on the way home?
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Feb 9th, 2006, 05:00 AM
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I would suggest you price the Cartier watch, the particular model, at home. Then check the USGovt site re duty allowances. On items of certain value, you'll be liable for duty.

Then, if you find the same model when in Dubai, the price is markedly less, and already knowing what your duty liability will be when you arrive at home - decide. Sometimes it's just not worth it.

And I sure hope it's a "real Cartier" - purchased from their shop... not on a street corner! LOL!

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Feb 9th, 2006, 05:53 AM
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How many people pay duty on a watch they are wearing on their wrist as the enter the United States?
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Feb 9th, 2006, 06:00 AM
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Sure, you may get away with just wearing it, but if they catch you, isn't it a fine, the duty, and maybe you lose the thing?
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