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Old 08-25-2008, 06:42 PM
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We will be taking a cruise this weekend (my first!) - our stops are Labadee, Haiti, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, George Town, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico. Can anyone advise where, if at all, can I get a good deal on say, Gucci or Fendi bags? Thank you very much
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I'm not into shopping but I'd warn you to be very careful about the knockoffs. There are some fairly sleazy merchants in the ports you're going to visit & they know you won't be back anytime soon.
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Old 08-26-2008, 05:46 AM
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Thank you RichC, you make a very good point - I guess they don't worry about repeat business.
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Old 08-26-2008, 05:48 AM
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Out of all the ports you mentioned Grand Cayman would have the best quality stores.
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Old 08-26-2008, 05:58 AM
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Hi Cruise Fanatic,

thank you. That's kind of what I suspected. It's also the one port where I have already been and didn't really get to do any shopping so that will work out just fine. "Been to Hell and Back!"
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I know there is a FENDI store in the main shopping area of Grand Cayman. It is really close to where you get off the tender. Their prices are no great bargain though. Just a very small savings over US prices. I checked on some FENDI frames for glasses while there and the price was only $20 cheaper than US ...
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:24 PM
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As with anything you might buy in the Caribbean; you should have an idea of what prices are back home to make a comparison. Also remember there is no tax.
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I'm not at all familiar with bags but anytime I've shopped for anything electronic the model I had priced at home is never what they have in their stock. Of course theirs is always better & more expensive & might not come with a warranty that would be honored in the US.
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:42 PM
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Thanks BJC123, Fendi was one of the bags I was interested in but that doesn't sound like much of a deal.
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:44 PM
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Also thanks to RichC and Cruise Fanatic again...I'm starting to think I'll put less emphasis on the purse shopping and more time enjoying the activities and sight seeing! If I happen across a good deal, then it was meant to be, but I won't waste too much time.

Thanks again everyone for all your input.
 
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